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14th Sep '17 1:35:15 PM advent_child
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** Building on the game-play from ''Ys SEVEN'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' features the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Due to story-events, the game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will build and upgrade a settlement with added TowerDefense elements. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release was set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017, [[MilestoneCelebration coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary]]. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] took over publishing duties for this release.

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** Building on the game-play from ''Ys SEVEN'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' features the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Due to story-events, the game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will build and upgrade a settlement with added TowerDefense elements. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release was set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, 4 and Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017, 2017[[note]]The PC version, unfortunately, has been delayed indefinitely[[/note]], [[MilestoneCelebration coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary]]. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] took over publishing duties for this release.



* AnachronicOrder: The order in which the games came out is not the order in which they occurred. The chronological order of the games released up to 2017 is ''Origin'', ''I'', ''II'', ''Memories of Celceta'', ''The Oath in Felghana'', ''V'', ''VIII'', ''VI'' and ''SEVEN''.

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* AnachronicOrder: The order in which the games came out were released is not the order in which they occurred. The chronological order of occurred - chronologically, events in the games released franchise (released up to 2017 is 2017) begin with ''Origin'', ''I'', ''II'', ''Memories of Celceta'', ''The Oath in Felghana'', ''V'', ''VIII'', ''VI'' and ends with ''SEVEN''.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The franchise takes place in a semi-medieval fantasy counterpart world. Most of the games take place in locations based on the continent of Eresia (Europe) and Afroca (Africa), while the Atlas Ocean (Atlantic Ocean) seperates Eresia from the continent of Atlas ({{Atlantis}}). Meanwhile, the "Vortex of Canaan" in ''Ys VI'' is a reference to TheBermudaTriangle, while the "Romun Empire" is an obvious stand-in for UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire. Specific locations are estimated as the following.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The franchise takes place in a semi-medieval fantasy counterpart world. Most of the games take place in locations based on the continent of Eresia (Europe) and Afroca (Africa), while the Atlas Ocean (Atlantic Ocean) seperates Eresia from the continent of Atlas ({{Atlantis}}). Presumably, the equivalent of Asia exists to the east of Eresia, but has yet to be explored. Meanwhile, the "Vortex of Canaan" in ''Ys VI'' is a reference to TheBermudaTriangle, while the "Romun Empire" is an obvious stand-in for UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire. Furthermore, regions such as Garman, Greek and Creet are based on similar, geographical areas of Germany, Greece and Crete. Specific locations locales, however, are estimated as the following.



* MultipleEndings: ''VIII'' stands out as the very first entry in the series where Adol's choices directly influence and change both the plot and the ending.

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* MultipleEndings: ''VIII'' stands out as is the very first entry in the series franchise where Adol's choices directly influence and change both the plot and the ending.



* TookALevelInBadass: Chester takes a massive one in the transition from ''III'' to ''Oath'', going from a story-only antagonist to ThatOneBoss. Also, ''Elena'', at least in secondary materials. She appears in promotional materials and in ''Alternative Saga'' with the Brave Sword and a knight's outfit not unlike her brother's. This leave a lot of people ''pining'' for WhatCouldHaveBeen (and begging Falcom to explore the idea further in ''Ys VIII'' or something).

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* TookALevelInBadass: Chester takes a massive one in the transition from ''III'' to ''Oath'', going from a story-only antagonist to ThatOneBoss. Also, ''Elena'', at least in secondary materials. She appears in promotional materials and in ''Alternative Saga'' with the Brave Sword and a knight's outfit not unlike her brother's. This leave a lot of people ''pining'' for WhatCouldHaveBeen (and begging Falcom to explore the idea further in ''Ys VIII'' or something).
13th Sep '17 11:47:00 PM advent_child
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** Deciding to find more adventure, Adol and Dogi head to the capital city Altago six months after the events of ''Ys VI''. Despite being thrown into jail for stopping the army from harassing citizens, the duo's reputation from the previous games leads the king of Altago into requesting their help with regards to strange earthquakes that have been occurring with much frequency.

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** Deciding to find more adventure, Adol and Dogi head to the capital city in the Kingdom of Altago six months after the events of ''Ys VI''. Despite being thrown into jail for stopping the army from harassing citizens, the duo's reputation from the previous games leads the king of Altago into requesting their help with regards to strange earthquakes that have been occurring with much frequency.



** Building on the game-play from ''Ys SEVEN'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' will feature the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Due to story-events, the game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will build and upgrade a settlement. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release is set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017, [[MilestoneCelebration coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary]]. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] will take over publishing duties for this release.
** When Adol is shipwrecked traveling from Xandria back to the Eresia mainland by a giant sea creature immediately after ''Ys V'', he wakes up on an unfamiliar island in the Goethe Sea, alongside other passengers from their ship "The Lombardia". Trapped on this uncharted, uninhabited place, Adol must work with his newfound companions to survive and find a way off the island; meanwhile, he begins having dreams about a blue-haired woman called Dana, who has a connection to this place called Seiren Island, and the horrible curse behind it. While Adol is the primary protagonist of the game, the story will occasionally switch perspectives to Dana, who serves as the {{Deuteragonist}}.

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** Building on the game-play from ''Ys SEVEN'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' will feature features the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Due to story-events, the game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will build and upgrade a settlement. settlement with added TowerDefense elements. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release is was set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017, [[MilestoneCelebration coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary]]. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] will take took over publishing duties for this release.
** When Adol is shipwrecked traveling from Xandria back to the Eresia mainland by a giant sea creature immediately after ''Ys V'', he wakes up on an the unfamiliar island Isle of Seiren in the Goethe Gaete Sea, alongside other passengers from their ship "The Lombardia". "Lombardia". Trapped on this uncharted, uninhabited place, Adol must work with his newfound companions to survive and find a way off the island; meanwhile, he begins having dreams about a blue-haired woman called Dana, who has a connection to this place called Seiren Island, place, and the horrible curse behind it. While Adol is the primary protagonist of the game, the story will occasionally switch switches perspectives to Dana, who serves as the {{Deuteragonist}}.



* AnachronicOrder: The order in which the games came out is not the order in which they occurred. The chronological order of the games released up to 2017 is Origin, I, II, IV, III, V, VIII, VI, VII.

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* AnachronicOrder: The order in which the games came out is not the order in which they occurred. The chronological order of the games released up to 2017 is Origin, I, II, IV, III, V, VIII, VI, VII.''Origin'', ''I'', ''II'', ''Memories of Celceta'', ''The Oath in Felghana'', ''V'', ''VIII'', ''VI'' and ''SEVEN''.



** ''Ys Seven'' - Altago (Ancient Carthage in Northeastern Tunisia)
** ''Ys VIII'' - Seiren Islands of the Goethe Sea (Saronic Islands in the Aegian Sea of Greece)

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** ''Ys Seven'' - Kingdom of Altago (Ancient Carthage in Northeastern Tunisia)
** ''Ys VIII'' - Isle of Seiren Islands of in the Goethe Gaete Sea (Saronic Islands in the Aegian Sea of Greece)
12th Sep '17 3:41:56 PM SomeNewGuy
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* EarnYourBadEnding: '''VIII's''' Bad Ending can only be feasibly attained if you ''actively'' go out of you way to be a dick to everyone by treating them poorly, refusing their side quests, refusing to defend the village during monster attacks etc, and given how the rewards for doing all of this range from handy to downright crucial, its almost impossible to get the Bad Ending unless you're actively hunting for it.
12th Sep '17 3:27:28 PM SomeNewGuy
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* MultipleEndings: ''VIII'' stands out as the very first entry in the series where Adol's choices directly influence and change both the plot and the ending.
9th Sep '17 7:04:14 PM Bissek
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-->'''Dark Fact''': I know you are searching for the secrets contained within the Books. You have done well so far, I am impressed by your daring ambition. Of course, you are still defenseless against my superior powers. The name Dark Fact will be the skurge of all men to come! Oh you are brave, but you are also a fool! You have no chance without the protection of the silver equipment. Nave! PREPARE TO DIE!'''

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-->'''Dark Fact''': I know you are searching for the secrets contained within the Books. You have done well so far, I am impressed by your daring ambition. Of course, you are still defenseless against my superior powers. The name Dark Fact will be the skurge scourge of all men to come! Oh you are brave, but you are also a fool! You have no chance without the protection of the silver equipment. Nave! Knave! PREPARE TO DIE!'''
9th Sep '17 7:00:56 PM Bissek
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* AnachronicOrder: The order in which the games came out is not the order in which they occurred. The chronological order of the games released up to 2017 is Origin, I, II, IV, III, V, VIII, VI, VII.
5th Sep '17 11:06:58 AM advent_child
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** Both games were compiled and developed directly by Falcom as VideoGameRemake '''VideoGame/YsMemoriesOfCelceta''', released for the [=PlayStation=] Vita in 2012, displacing ''Mask of the Sun'' and ''The Dawn of Ys'' in the series' {{Continuity}}. Furthermore, ''Memories of Celceta'' borrows from the combat utilized in ''Ys Seven'', while refining its three-character party system, alongside new mechanic "Flash Move", where dodging an enemy attack right before it hits temporarily slows all enemy movement down (akin to "Witch Time" in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'').

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** Both games were compiled and developed directly by Falcom as VideoGameRemake '''VideoGame/YsMemoriesOfCelceta''', released for the [=PlayStation=] Vita in 2012, displacing ''Mask of the Sun'' and ''The Dawn of Ys'' in the series' {{Continuity}}. Furthermore, ''Memories of Celceta'' borrows from the combat utilized in ''Ys Seven'', SEVEN'', while refining its three-character party system, alongside new mechanic "Flash Move", where dodging an enemy attack right before it hits temporarily slows all enemy movement down (akin to "Witch Time" in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'').



* '''VideoGame/YsSeven''' (2009)

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* '''VideoGame/YsSeven''' '''VideoGame/YsSEVEN''' (2009)



** ''Ys Seven'' is the first game to introduce multiple playable characters who can form a party of upwards to three - players control the leading member, while the AI controls the other two. Rather than elemental weapons used in order to determine damage dealt, ''Seven'' switches to the type of weapon wielded via "slashing", "striking" and "piercing" attributes. Furthermore, each character has his or her different assortment of attack skills that can only be used if a skill meter is filled by attacking enemies. Finally, blocking enemy attacks at the right moment called "Flash Guard" nullifies damage taken, but also guarantees a CriticalHit for the next attack. Oddly, ''Ys Seven'' had an earlier PC release in 2012, but was only available in China; its Steam release is set for the end of August 2017.

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** ''Ys Seven'' SEVEN'' is the first game to introduce multiple playable characters who can form a party of upwards to three - players control the leading member, while the AI controls the other two. Rather than elemental weapons used in order to determine damage dealt, ''Seven'' ''SEVEN'' switches to the type of weapon wielded via "slashing", "striking" and "piercing" attributes. Furthermore, each character has his or her different assortment of attack skills that can only be used if a skill meter is filled by attacking enemies. Finally, blocking enemy attacks at the right moment called "Flash Guard" nullifies damage taken, but also guarantees a CriticalHit for the next attack. Oddly, ''Ys Seven'' SEVEN'' had an earlier PC release in 2012, but was only available in China; its Steam release is set for was released at the end of August 2017.



** Building on the game-play from ''Ys Seven'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' will feature the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Due to story-events, the game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will build and upgrade a settlement. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release is set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017, [[MilestoneCelebration coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary]]. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] will take over publishing duties for this release.

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** Building on the game-play from ''Ys Seven'' SEVEN'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' will feature the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Due to story-events, the game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will build and upgrade a settlement. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release is set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017, [[MilestoneCelebration coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary]]. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] will take over publishing duties for this release.



** Building on similar MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover {{Fighting Game}}s like ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyDissidia'', ''Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki'' allows players to choose a character to participate in two-to-four players battles against other characters through {{Competitive|Multiplayer}} or CoOpMultiplayer. Characters available in the crossver include:

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** Building on similar MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover {{Fighting Game}}s like ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyDissidia'', ''Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki'' allows players to choose a character to participate in two-to-four players player battles against other characters through {{Competitive|Multiplayer}} or CoOpMultiplayer. Characters available in the crossver include:
31st Aug '17 9:42:42 AM advent_child
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** Building on the game-play from ''Ys Seven'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' will feature the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Due to story-events, the game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will build and upgrade a settlement. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release is set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] will take over publishing duties for this release.

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** Building on the game-play from ''Ys Seven'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' will feature the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Due to story-events, the game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will build and upgrade a settlement. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release is set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017.2017, [[MilestoneCelebration coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary]]. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] will take over publishing duties for this release.
30th Aug '17 8:20:32 AM advent_child
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** Building on the game-play from ''Ys Seven'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' will feature the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Futhermore, while Adol is the primary protagonist of the game, the story will occasionally switch perspectives to the titular Dana, who serves as the {{Deuteragonist}}. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release is set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] will take over publishing duties for this release.
** When Adol is shipwrecked traveling from Xandria back to the Eresia mainland by a giant sea creature immediately after ''Ys V'', he wakes up on an unfamiliar island in the Goethe Sea, alongside other passengers from their ship "The Lombardia". Trapped on this uncharted, uninhabited place, Adol must work with his newfound companions to survive and find a way off the island; meanwhile, he begins having dreams about a blue-haired woman called Dana, who has a connection to this place called Seiren Island, and the horrible curse behind it.

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** Building on the game-play from ''Ys Seven'' and refined by ''Ys: Memories of Celceta'', ''Ys VIII'' will feature the same combat and party mechanics, but with a new "Break" status, where enemies hit with an attack which they are weak to causes them to become weak to all attributes. Futhermore, while Adol is Due to story-events, the primary protagonist of the game, the story game includes a {{simulation|game}}-based aspect, where players will occasionally switch perspectives to the titular Dana, who serves as the {{Deuteragonist}}.build and upgrade a settlement. Although the [=PlayStation=] Vita version was released first in Japan during 2016, a worldwide release is set for the [=PlayStation=] 4, Vita and Windows platforms in September 2017. Finally, rather than long-time partner XSEED Games, [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] will take over publishing duties for this release.
** When Adol is shipwrecked traveling from Xandria back to the Eresia mainland by a giant sea creature immediately after ''Ys V'', he wakes up on an unfamiliar island in the Goethe Sea, alongside other passengers from their ship "The Lombardia". Trapped on this uncharted, uninhabited place, Adol must work with his newfound companions to survive and find a way off the island; meanwhile, he begins having dreams about a blue-haired woman called Dana, who has a connection to this place called Seiren Island, and the horrible curse behind it.
it. While Adol is the primary protagonist of the game, the story will occasionally switch perspectives to Dana, who serves as the {{Deuteragonist}}.
29th Aug '17 6:31:49 PM GrammarNavi
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* {{Feelies}}: Atlus released a soundtrack CD with the DS compilation of the first two games and XSEEDGames released soundtrack [=CDs=] and various other items (such as a cloth map of part of the series's world) with the premium editions of ''SEVEN'' and ''The Oath in Felghana'' and the initial release of ''I & II Chronicles''.

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* {{Feelies}}: Atlus released a soundtrack CD with the DS compilation of the first two games and XSEEDGames Creator/XSEEDGames released soundtrack [=CDs=] and various other items (such as a cloth map of part of the series's world) with the premium editions of ''SEVEN'' and ''The Oath in Felghana'' and the initial release of ''I & II Chronicles''.
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