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Ys: Origin

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Voilà un jeu qui devrait partager les joueurs, si tant est qu'il y en a, Falcom n'étant malheureusement pas assez reconnu au-delà de l'archipel nippon. Le pari du développeur reste en tout cas osé. Le concept à demi-avoué du donjon unique chez les premiers Ys est ici pleinement assumé. Ys Origin ressemble d'avantage à un Beat'em All qu'à un A-RPG mais a su canaliser, perfectionner et diversifier le gameplay à la fois simple et sans faille des derniers opus PC. C'est un véritable plaisir de monter la grosse vingtaine d'étages de la tour de Darm comme un boulet de canon. Ys Origin est donc un jeu à part, mais terriblement bon qui ne peut que plaire aux fans de la série tant ce qui a fait sa renommée est ici sublimé.

Jun 3rd, 2011 · Windows · read review

RPG Site (9 out of 10)

Considering the story is meant to set in motion the historic events of the Ys universe, it is easy to recommend this game to both newcomers and diehard fans alike. With three character stories, five different difficulty levels, a boss rush mode and an Arena mode, there is near-limitless amounts of content to be had here. With its well-paced and incredible plot, fun combat, great music, interesting characters, solid translation, Steam achievements, and especially its low entry price, Ys Origin holds a lot of value and should be an easy purchase for any RPG fan. Now let's hope XSEED does to Ys I & II what it did to this game.

Jul 23rd, 2012 · Windows · read review

Destructoid (8.5 out of 10)

Ys Origin is a nice bit of game for the price. $20 gets you a thoroughly enjoyable PC RPG that both looks and sounds great, despite its age. You'll get about 10 hours of entertaining gameplay, really strong narrative (for a Ys game), and a great localization to go with it. Beyond all of this, you'll also get an unlockable third character and new Steam achievements. Outside of hating action RPGs or not having $20, I can't think of another reason to pass on this game.

Jun 18th, 2012 · Windows · read review

Game Vortex (82 out of 100)

If you long for the nostalgic feel of the SNES RPG days, or like fast-paced dungeon-blasting with an anime story, give Ys Origin a try. Just be ready for the other old-school JRPG qualities: the occasional grind to keep up with the power curve, heavy-handed angsty dialogue from wide-eyed heroes, and some devilishly-demanding boss fights.

Jun 15th, 2012 · Windows · read review

RPGamer (4 out of 5)

Ys Origin is a very tightly crafted experience. Considering that a single playthrough with one character will only take about six to seven hours, it's amazing how much story is packed into that amount of time. Playing through as a different character won't necessarily change things too drastically, but it does a good job of providing a different enough perspective to make it worthwhile, especially considering how quickly it can be done. The game's great pacing makes it an easy game to replay, as there is very little padding here. This along with the responsive gameplay, well-trimmed story, and outstanding soundtrack make it easily one of the highest-quality Ys games around as well as an outstanding action RPG in general.

Jun 11th, 2012 · Windows · read review

GamingUnion.net (8 out of 10)

The game does come in at a $20 Steam price point, normally a bit steep for those who play more indie-based titles, but with 10 hours of gameplay with the two default characters alongside a third unlockable character, a boss rush mode and a plethora of Steam achievements the price isn't as much of an issue as you'd initially expect. If you are a Ys fanatic you've already had this on pre-order, but for those who are on the fence but love action RPGs this is a solid recommendation.

Jul 22nd, 2012 · Windows · read review

DarkZero (8 out of 10)

Between the two Ys games released on Steam this year, I feel that Ys Origin is just that bit better than Ys: The Oath in Felghana. Both are great titles, but Origin builds on the formula with a solid, constructed experience from start to finish that never gets stale, great pacing, multiple and distinctive characters and a fast, in your face combat system. For £12.99 on Steam, you seriously cannot go wrong with checking out this top action RPG.

Jul 10th, 2012 · Windows · read review

RPGFan (80 out of 100)

It's not terribly pretty and the plot isn't going to stick with you for long, but these are minor quibbles. The combination of lightning-fast gameplay, constant forward momentum, and totally jamming music come together quite nicely for Ys Origin. It's not perfect and certainly has its share of hiccups, but if you go in expecting to tear up some mean guys and rock out to some great music, you'll definitely be happy. And with a $20 price tag, you really can't go wrong.

Jul 8th, 2012 · Windows · read review

Level (8 out of 10)

Un action pur care vńÉ va oferi cel pu»õin 20 de ore de luptńÉ cr√ĘncenńÉ dacńÉ alege»õi "hard" la √ģnceputul jocului. Bonus: c√Ęteva elemente RPG, dar »ôi obiecte, »ôi poveste interesante »ôi ciudate.

Aug 21st, 2012 · Windows

Sci-Fi Online (8 out of 10)

Although the quality of the graphics is high and the gameplay fast, surprisingly the RPG will run perfectly well on a moderately powered laptop. Although the game is now six years old, it still remains a highly enjoyable experience.

2012 · Windows · read review

Random Access (8 out of 10)

Ys Origin is great for those who want to know more about the lore of the series (and so many parts tie in with past ‚ÄĒ but set in the future ‚ÄĒ installments), as well as those who love a good slasher. It controls rather well, and the game's presentation is often charming. For those who have never played a game from this series before, this one is a great way to YS your way into it. Ah ha ha! Ho ho ha! Funny.

Nov 15th, 2014 · Windows · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (16 out of 20)

Entendons-nous bien, Ys Origin est un bon jeu à tous les niveaux. On peut toutefois regretter un manque de possibilités dans l'évolution du gameplay au cours du jeu, et surtout la lassitude qui peut gagner le joueur dans les parties additionnelles. Il faut en fait prendre le jeu pour ce qu'il est, à savoir un action-RPG old-school dans sa construction, avec ce que cela comporte de bonnes et de moins bonnes choses. Si vous n'êtes pas un familier de la série, voilà l'occasion rêvée de vous y mettre.

Mar 1st, 2013 · Windows · read review

Eurogamer.de (7 out of 10)

Y¬īs Origin ist ein sechs Jahre altes PC-Japan-Prequel zu einer Serie, die hier nie wirklich zu viel Ruhm kam. Wir sind ganz tief in Fan-Service-Territorium. Ich werde mich h√ľten, es generell jedem als gro√üartiges Action-RPG verkaufen zu wollen. Die Technik ist veraltet, der Stil setzt eine starke Affinit√§t zu Y¬īs oder mindestens Kopff√ľ√ülern voraus. Was jedoch universellen Appeal mitbringt, ist das schnelle, eing√§ngige, fast schon arcadige Kampfsystem und insbesondere die Bossk√§mpfe. Letztlich ist K√§mpfen, das, was ihr zu 90 Prozent der Zeit tun werdet. Auch ist es selten, dass wir einen kleinen Einblick in die japanische PC-Welt bekommen. Y¬īs Origin, ein nerdiges, kleines Vergn√ľgen f√ľr alle, die manchmal ein klein wenig die 16/32-Bit-√Ąra vermissen, aber nicht gleich auf komplettes Retro zur√ľckgreifen zu wollen.

Jun 14th, 2012 · Windows · read review

Gameplay (Benelux) N/A

Het heeft even geduurd maar de JRPG YS: Origin (2006) is dan uiteindelijk toch in het Engels versche- nen. Klassieke ingredi√ęnten zoals een grote wereld om te verkennen, dappere krijgers met joekels van zwaarden, vurige demonen en kleurrijke effecten maken deze game nog steeds de moeite waard.

Jun 22nd, 2012 · Windows

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