An Action RPG driven by fast-paced combat and paired with an intricate puzzle-filled world
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (551 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 19, 2012

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"A fun hack and slash with rpg elements...The combat is tight and the controls are great, progression is at a good pace aswell."

About This Game

When redheaded thrill-seeker Adol Christin and his eternal blue-haired companion Dogi make an unannounced visit to Dogi's homeland of Felghana after an eight-year absence, it quickly becomes apparent that things have changed dramatically. Hordes of violent monsters roam the outskirts of town, a long-dormant volcano has suddenly sprung back to life and the new lord of the land has begun mercilessly and inexplicably extorting money from its long-suffering citizens. While Dogi seeks out his former combat master for answers, Adol tends to the townsfolk -- and finds himself embroiled in a world of political conspiracies, ancient legacies and unthinkable taboos.

A complete 3D reimagining of the 16-bit console classic "Ys III: Wanderers From Ys," Ys: The Oath in Felghana is a fast-paced action role-playing game with tight controls, Metroidvania-style exploration elements, intense combat with epic screen-filling boss battles, and a thrashing, percussive arranged soundtrack that's been heralded by many as one of the best of all time. Based on the original 2005 PC release, this classic is finally officially available in English with added Steamworks features such as achievements and cloud saving.

Come see why Falcom fans the world over regard this game as "Ys, Perfected"!

Key Features:

  • Six difficulty levels ranging from "Very Easy" for casual players to "Inferno" for true old-school gaming masters.
  • Unlockable "Time Attack" and "Boss Rush" modes for anyone looking to show off his/her boss-taming abilities.
  • Over 30 unique Steam Achievements as well as Steam Cloud support.
  • Adjustable high-resolution PC graphics with original blood effects intact.
  • Gamepad support in addition to standard keyboard and mouse controls.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium III 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®: 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    • Sound: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Sound: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
When games are good, but fall short in very obvious ways, it's always a little disappointing. The game is fun! But it takes too long to get started. There's somewhere around 10-15 minutes from pressing New Game to being let out into the world. Around 4-6 hours into the game, you can get an item that lets you regenerate health if you stand still. This is a needed mechanic, since you're going to have to beat up on a lot of enemies to level up for the boss fights, but standing still is not fun. The game has a 'Boost mode', in which you deal extra damage and take less damage for a limited time, after you fill up a gauge that fills up as you take and deal damage. Why not tie the regenerating health to damage done in boost mode? That would set up a dillema for the player: Do I keep fighting since boost mode is almost full, or do I not take the risk and teleport back to town to heal? Instead, if I find myself in danger after clearing a room, I just stand still for 30 seconds. Somewhere in Falcom, a ball lays on the ground, dropped.

JRPGs get a lot of flack for grinding, and there'll be plenty in this game, but it's really not that bad, since only monsters that pose a threat give good experience and gold. I died several times while grinding, since I thought I could go just a little more before having to heal. It's a lot more tense and exciting than beating up Rattata outside Pewter City's gym. The story is cliched and filled to the brim with classic JRPG tropes, which I can sort of forgive for a game released in 2005, but I wouldn't hate the Ys series if it took a less serious tone in it's story department, maybe something like Half Minute Hero.

Four out of five Lennys
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Ys: The Oath in Felghana or also know as a reimagining of Ys III.

Players take on the role of Adol Christin as his adventure takes him to the region of Felghana, as he arrives, it gets infested with monsters and its up to him to save the day.

The "bump" system of the previous 2 games has been replaced with a more hack and slash style of play but it still tough as nails, more so in boss fights. A +1 of stats can make all the difference.

Pros
Good combat system
Tought as nail boss fights (more so at higher difficulty levels)
Great soundtrack
Great PSP port

Cons
Does not include English or Japanese VO in the download (but can be easily found in the forums)
Cutscene Dialogs can't be skipped (not that long but still)

Highly recommended to play this game with a controler.

8.9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Another challenging and great Ys game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Great action rpg game! True remake from YS 3 on SNES. The soundtrack is amazing !
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Amazing soundtrack and gameplay, always play on Nightmare for the best first playthrough.
9.9/10
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