Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim

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Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is a direct sequel to Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin, the fifth installment of the Japanese action RPG series. Once again, the player controls the main character of the series, the adventurer Adol Christin, on a new journey. Adol's ship has been attacked, and he loses his consciousness. After a while, he wakes up on a sea shore, rescued by the Rehda, elf-like people who live in a small village. Soon he becomes involved in a quest for mysterious treasure hidden somewhere on nearby islands, and has to face an ambitious empire officer who will not tolerate any rivals on his hunt.

The Ark of Napishtim is an action role-playing game set (for the first time in the series) in a fully 3D environment. The game world is seamless, with transitional overworld areas connecting dungeons and settlements. Much of the game takes place in hostile areas, where the protagonist engages in fast-paced action combat against regular enemies and bosses. Like its immediate predecessor, the game abandons the "bumping" combat style of the earlier installments, opting instead for the more common active combat. Adol can execute regular attacks and jump, as well as combine those for upward and downward slashes, dash attacks, and longer jumps. Experience points and money are awarded for defeating enemies, and leveling up is fully automatized. Armor and accessories can be found in treasure chests or purchased.

There are only three swords during the game, each corresponding to a particular element. Each sword comes with its own unique magic spell. These swords can be leveled up in a specific workshop by spending blue crystals known as "emel", which are dropped by enemies. As the swords level up their attack power increases, and their respective magic spells gain levels and become more damaging as well.


Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim PlayStation 2 Something tells me I'm not exactly welcome here.
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Windows A dead end
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim PSP World map
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Windows Fighting Geis in the Mythos path.

Alternate Titles

  • "伊苏VI:纳比斯汀的方舟" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ys VI: Napishtim no Hako" -- Japanese title
  • "Ys VI: Nabisiting de Fangzhou" -- Chinese title
  • "Ys: The Ark of Napishtim" -- PSP title
  • "Ys: Napishtim no Hako" -- Japanese console title
  • "イースVI 〜ナピシュテムの匣〜" -- Japanese spelling

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Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Jan 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Legendra Windows Jul 15, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 08, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 22, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Sep 30, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Mar, 2005 7.25 out of 10 72
Legendra PSP Jul 15, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Game Vortex PSP Mar 21, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Just RPG PSP Mar 31, 2006 69 out of 100 69
G4 TV: X-Play PSP May 01, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Stupid Jumping Section!!!! @#$% 1 mobiusclimber (221)
Apr 12, 2008


PS2 version differences

In the PS2 version Konami removed the anime FMVs and added 3D CGI FMVs instead.

Konami also changed the player figure from sprite-based 2D to a 3D model to better fit western flavors.

Also the Alma's Trials in the game (bonus levels, which you can pass to get emel [needed to upgrade your emel swords], gold or experience) were added by Konami and not available in the original game.
Contributed to by Kabushi (144005) and Cor 13 (174226)