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Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:50 pm

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Summer 2016 in Japan. North American localization is inevitable.

On glorious Vita and some other system called "PS4."

I'm cautiously optimistic. I enjoyed Seven and Celceta quite a bit, though they still couldn't hold a candle to I & II or Dawn of Ys. Curious to see if Falcom goes back to their action-RPG roots or drifts closer to finally making a "AAA" type Ys game.

Bring the hype.
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Re: Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by Exhuminator Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:01 pm

It's by Falcom so you know it's good!

Could be my Vita's sweet swan song and I'm okay with that.
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Re: Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by Exhuminator Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:13 pm

I'll add some screenshots so you soulless bastards fence sitters might actually care:

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Re: Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:46 pm

It looks solid. I dig the character designs.
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Re: Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:54 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:
I'm cautiously optimistic. I enjoyed Seven and Celceta quite a bit, though they still couldn't hold a candle to I & II or Dawn of Ys. Curious to see if Falcom goes back to their action-RPG roots or drifts closer to finally making a "AAA" type Ys game.

Bring the hype.


FYI...Hardcore Gaming 101 released a book listing, in the site's opinion, the 200 greatest games. An Ys game made the list..but it's Oath in Felghana...
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by Xeogred Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:56 pm

Looks amazing. I'm happy that JRPG's seem to be making their way back to consoles.
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Re: Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by Exhuminator Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:53 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:FYI...Hardcore Gaming 101 released a book listing, in the site's opinion, the 200 greatest games. An Ys game made the list..but it's Oath in Felghana...

Yeah, I looked at that list a while back. It's not something I'd call... definitive. But we all have our own opinions and whatever.

For those who want to see it:
Joust
Mappy
Bubble Bobble
Geometry Wars 3
Pac Man Champion Edition DX
TxK
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Donkey Kong Country Returns Tropical Freeze
Sonic CD
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
Super Meat Boy
Shinobi (ARC)
Strider (ARC)
Ninja Gaiden (NES)
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Gimmick!
Castlevania Dracula X (PCE)
Demon's Crest
Mega Man X
Volgarr the Viking
Shovel Knight
Prince of Persia
Another World
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap
Super Metroid
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Cave Story
Rogue Legacy
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Legacy of the Wizard
The Guardian Legend
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Terranigma
Seiken Densetsu 3
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Mega Man Legends
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Okami
Shadow of the Collosus
Nier
Bloodborne
Shenmue II
Yakuza 4
Red Dead Redemption
Contra: Shattered Soldier
Turrican II
Gunstar Heroes
Shock Troopers
Metal Slug 3
Hotline Miami
Fantasy Zone IIDX
Gradius Gaiden
Sexy Parodius
MUSHA
R-Type Delta
Batsugun
Battle Garegga
Ikaruga
Mushihime-sama Futari
Space Harrier
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Vampire Savior
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
The Last Blade II
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
The King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
Super Smash Bros. Melee
SoulCalibur II
Virtua Fighter 5
Streets of Rage 2
Violent Storm
Alien vs. Predator (ARC)
Double Dragon Advance
Guardian Heroes
Nights...into Dreams
Crash Bandicoot 3
Psychonauts
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Ninja Gaiden Black
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
God Hand
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Bayonetta 2
A Mind Forever Voyaging
Monkey Island II: LeChuck's Revenge
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle
Grim Fandango
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
Quest for Glory IV
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
The Last Express
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Cosmology of Kyoto
Snatcher
Ghost Trick
Steins;Gate
Nine Persons Nine Hours Nine Doors
Danganronpa 2
Silent Hill
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Ultima VII: The Black Gate
Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
Realms of Arkania 2: Star Trail
Diablo II
Fallout 2
Planescape Torment
Arcanum
Baldur's Gate II
Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic 2
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Legend of Grimrock II
Star Control 2
X-COM: UFO Defense
Jagged Alliance 2
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VI
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Chrono Trigger
Earthbound
Suikoden II
Phantasy Star IV: End of the Millenium
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne
Persona 4 Golden
Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter
The World Ends With You
Xenoblade Chronicles
Etrian Odyssey III
Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden
Final Fantasy Tactics
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Front Mission 5
Valkyria Chronicles
Dragon Force
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
Starcraft
Total Annihilation
Homeworld
Company of Heroes
Age of Empires II
Total War: Rome
Heroes of Might & Magic III
Crusader Kings 2
Civilization IV
Alpha Centauri
Pirates!
SimCity 4
Doom
Blood
Star Wars Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight
No One Lives Forever
Perfect Dark
Half-Life 2
FEAR
SWAT 4
Crysis
Bulletstorm
System Shock 2
Deus Ex
Thief 2
Metroid Prime
The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
Max Payne 2
Resident Evil 4
Killer7
Freedom Fighters
The Last of Us
Mirror's Edge
Portal 2
TIE Fighter
Descent: Freespace 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Hitman: Blood Money
Burnout 3: Takedown
OutRun 2006
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
F-Zero X
Punch-Out!!
SSX3
Jet Set Radio
Saturn Bomberman
Worms Armageddon
Puyo Puyo 2
Twinkle Star Sprites
Windjammers
Lemmings
Elite Beat Agents
Space Channel 5 Part 2
Devil's Crush
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Re: Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:13 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:
I'm cautiously optimistic. I enjoyed Seven and Celceta quite a bit, though they still couldn't hold a candle to I & II or Dawn of Ys. Curious to see if Falcom goes back to their action-RPG roots or drifts closer to finally making a "AAA" type Ys game.

Bring the hype.


FYI...Hardcore Gaming 101 released a book listing, in the site's opinion, the 200 greatest games. An Ys game made the list..but it's Oath in Felghana...


I love Oath in Felghana, but that's a rather bizarre pick.

For starters (and I bet Exhuminator will attest to this as well), Ys Origin uses the same engine and is superior in every possible way.

Additionally, Ys Book I & II and Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys are also better games (in my opinion) - not to mention the fact that Ys Book & II is probably the most "defining" game of the series.

Felghana is probably like the 4th or 5th best Ys game, I'll concede that much. :lol:

Overall, that top 200 list is....... interesting. It seems oddly lacking in second gen games, as there are several HG101 writers who really seem to prefer that era.

I think I should write a book about my top 200 games - everything would be ancient and 75% RPGs!
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Re: Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by Exhuminator Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:34 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:For starters (and I bet Exhuminator will attest to this as well), Ys Origin uses the same engine and is superior in every possible way.

Reasons to not play Ys Origin:

You hate yourself.
You hate awesome games.
You think "Ys" is pronounced "whyz".


If none of those reasons fit you, then you have no excuse not to play the best post 16-bit era action-RPG ever made.

Ys Origin shits all over Felghana, go home HG101 you're drunk.
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Re: Take a break from The 7th Saga - Ys VIII is coming

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:11 am

I don't want to derail the thread, but it really is an interesting list. The game selection criteria is really strange, and it is worth reading. (Basically, games from the same series are generally rolled into one entry (i.e., a Super Mario Bros. 3 stands in for all 2D Mario Bros. games).). It also includes some odd choices, and put some games on the map for me. (Steins; Gate? Huh?)
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