The seventh game in Ys franchise.Adol's journeys take him to the land of Altago, and he finds himself caught in a significant role in the land's upcoming destiny.
This game has the examples of:
Aerith and Bob: Used for two siblings Mustafa and Cruxie. Mustafa is a real Arabic name, so it is fitting for someone from a location based on part of North Africa. His younger sister, Cruxie, however, has a name that doesn't sound like something someone from North Africa would have.
All in a Row: All current party members are displayed as the player moves about.
Becoming the Mask: Subverted with Scias and Tia, They only acted kind and helpful as part of their disguise, while not to avert suspicion it was to ensure no one saw the warning signs of the Winds Of Destruction outside of the Slowly growing Titanos attacks. When Alicia tries to imply this she gets coldly laughed at for thinking so.
Double Subverted when Scias admits to respecting the king and when Tia reveals that Maya's illness is part of her motivation to cleanse Altago.
BFS: Couple of Adol's Strike-type weaponry fit the bill.
Big Bad: Tialuna, the Maiden of Demise, with Rul-Ende, The Root of All Existence as the Bigger Bad.
Cavalry Betrayal: After getting the last crest from the Sea Dragon on Ruin Island you go back to your ship only to be attacked by a giant Titano, Just in the nick of time the Dragon Knights show up and Save you. That is only half true however, They are actually here to rescue Aisha and Arrest you for "kidnapping" her and assassinating the King who was murdered mere moments after Adol leaved said King's bedroom.
Character Development: Raud starts off as a Jerkass who uses his status to cause trouble about the Altago City, but after the death of his father, he starts cleaning up his act and by the end of the game even becomes Maya's official guardian.
Continuity Nod: The adventures in The Ark of Napishtim are mentioned when the party meets with Geis.
Cute Mute: Maya, who hasn't spoken since the death of her parents though she's still capable of uttering sounds. She communicates through gestures and facial expressions.
Disappears into Light: After the Root of All Existence is defeated, the Dragons and Tia disappear into the light afterwards.
Disney Death: Cruxie dies from Iskan Fever after the party meets with Angue-Barl, but is soon resurrected with the Flame Dragon Stone and joins the quest in behalf of her brother.
The Dragon: The Knight of Despair Scias for Tialuna.
Dude, Where's My Respect?: lampshaded when a man asks you to go find some earrings for him after the village elder already told him (and everyone else in the village) about you and how important you are: "Strange men with weapons are the best at finding lost earrings, right?"
Duel Boss: Adol is challenged to a duel by Geis, as he wants to test his strength.
Good Shepherd: Dr. Daleyon more or less fits this description. He is a kind man who genuinely cares for other people.
Guest Star Party Member: Sigroon replaces Aisha for some time in the latter's absence and fights the same way, and the same thing, down to weapon usage, happens with Mustafa letting Cruxie fight alongside Adol as he stays behind to keep watch over his village.
Harder Than Hard: The Nightmare difficulty significantly boosts bosses' health and strength.
Heroic Mime: Aside from battles, Adol has no written dialogue, but his interactions are relayed to the player ("Adol explained X" and so on).
Hopeless Boss Fight: The first fight with Scias. You can knock down his health a little bit, but once you reach a certain point all your attacks stop doing damage and you just have to let him kill you. Hope you didn't waste your healing items.
Item Crafting: You can create certain equipment and items by gathering the right synthesis materials.
It's Pronounced Tro-PAY : Cruxie's name is pronounced "croo-she-ah" but spoken quickly, per the instruction manual (and Cruxie herself when you first meet her). Not "crucks-ee".
Sand Worm: One of the optional bosses is a sandworm named Soldi Orm in Segram.
Screw Destiny: The latter half of the game uses this as characters' motivation after they learn the truth about Adol's real role as the Dragon Warrior.
Sequential Boss: The final battle naturally. It consists of fighting the Big Bad with your current party. Your entire party then takes on the Bigger Bad with three characters taking on the first stage which Turns Red, a different three characters taking on the second stage which also Turns Red and Adol soloing the last stage which consists of two parts. Better hope your healing items last you.
After Adol defeats the titano during the execution ceremony after being framed for murdering Altago's king, Dogi and Geis break through a door and the latter says, "Say hello to my little friend!" Funnily enough, Geis's face is scarred.
Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Tia has many of these elements. Until she decides to sit in judgment over all Altago, anyway.
Squishy Wizard: Mishera can deal good damage but cannot take much punishment, especially in higher difficulties.
Twenty Bear Asses: Nearly all of the optional quests require you to fetch a certain number of a particular type of item. Somewhat justified in that you're being asked to fetch things for researchers and merchants who want to study Altago or have goods representing each region or tribe.