An Action RPG driven by fast-paced combat and paired with an intricate puzzle-filled world
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (560 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

    • 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
    • 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
7 of 7 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.

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

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.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Another challenging and great Ys game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Pretty damn fun game.
The grinding you need to do to progress makes it artificially longer than it actually is, but if you can deal with that, it's worth a buy.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Another great entry for the Ys franchise! They changed the bump system to a more familiar hack n' slash but still retains all the difficulty that the previous games offered. This is a no brainer for die hard fans and newcomers alike.

*Despite having only played 5 hours on Steam, I've actually played this game several times on a DRM-free version I bought some years ago.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
TL;DR: I wish there was a middle rating for recommendation because I don't think the game is bad enough to be a Thumbs Down but not good enough for a Thumbs Up either. I would recommend this to any Ys fans but personally I was kind of underwhelmed. I'm not even sure what it was that underwhelmed me but I liked Ys Origins a lot more. Maybe it's because it feels like you only need to beat it once and then move on to another game. Save the other Ys games for after you've beaten this one for a more rewarding experience.

[Difficulty - good]: As with the other Ys games, you have difficulties for everyone to be able to enjoy the game although there are at least 2 bosses that are annoying no matter what you choose.

[Story - average]: Pretty standard stuff but I liked the little touches here and there to make the story more than just a standard issue "Evil being awakens and you happen to be nearby to slay/seal it for the villagers" story. I don't know if Ys Ark of Nepishtim would explain why Adol and Dogi are traveling together but not being able to own and play it may explain why I feel so disconnected from Felghana.

[Characters - good]: As with all the other Falcom games Steam has, the attention to details about every character's personality and lives is always a pleasure to read about. The merchant trying to get fame and fortune, the hardworking townspeople and a surprisingly kind countess are just a few to name in adding layers to the otherwise cookie-cutter plot.

[Graphics - average]: It's a matter of personal tastes on this one. The characters look great to me since I prefer the 2D anime style over full 3D characters. The cinematics are as lovely as I've come to expect from any Falcom game as well.

[Music - excellent]: One thing this game has no problems with is the music, my favorites would definitely be the world map and clock tower music. Not to say the rest wasn't memorable though.

[Combat - good]: It uses the same combat and magic system as Origins which makes playing one then the other very easy to transition into.

[Length - average]: It may be a good length for people who prefer short games but as for someone with tons of spare time and expectations of RPGs to have decent length and content in was disappointing how quickly I chewed through it. That disappointment also leads to my rating for...

[Replayability - bad]: Unfortunately there is almost no reason to replay this game except to get Steam achievements. The version we Steam players got is lacking all the extras the PSP version players get for beating the game and time attack mode.
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