De perfecte mix van actie, verkenning en verhaal, met schermvullende bazen, unieke platformelementen en innovatieve puzzels.
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Releasedatum: 31 mei 2012

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"Awesome short-form JRPG. Definitely belongs on this list because holy moly the dialogue is so anime. A+ replayability. Give it a shot :D"

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700 jaar voor de gebeurtenissen van Ys I & II stond het land van Ys op de rand van de ondergang. Demonen kwamen in hordes en dreven de Godinnentweeling die over het land heersten er toe hun onderdanen van het oppervlak weg te halen, en in de veiligheid van de wolken te plaatsen. Maar de demonen waren erg hardnekkig, en bouwden in hun achtervolging een gigantische toren. Het gevecht dat op de grond had voortgeraasd was begonnen omhoog te klimmen, voor een tweede ronde daarboven.

Op een dag, temidden van al deze opwekking, vertrokken de Godinnen de nacht in en verdwenen ze compleet uit Ys. En er is maar één plek waar ze kunnen zijn heengegaan: de Devil's Tower.

Een zoekpartij van ridders en tovenaars werd snel gevormd en naar het oppervlak gestuurd in de hoop deze weggerende godinnen terug te krijgen. Onder de leden bevonden zich de leerlingridder Yunica Tovah en verontruste tovenaar Hugo Fact.

Dit is hun verhaal. Of tenminste, het is hoe elk van hun het zich herinnert.

Ys Origin breidt de gameplay-elementen van Ys: The Ark of Napishtim die verder ontwikkeld werden in Ys: The Oath in Felghana uit, en brengt de formule tot perfectie door verschillende speelstijlen en nieuwe onderdelen toe te voegen die nooit eerder in het Ys-universum gezien zijn. Best beschreven als arcade-achtige platformer RPG met Metroidvania-elementen en een complex verhaal met meerdere kanten, is Ys Origin de perfecte mix van actie, verkenning en verhaal. Schermvullende bazen met ingewikkelde AI, unieke platformelementen, innovatieve puzzels en een meeslepend mysterie wachten binnen de wild gevarieerde muren van deze klassieke Ys-kerker.

Kom kijken hoe lang je kunt overleven in de Devil's Tower...

Belangrijkste onderdelen:

  • Officieel beschikbaar in het Engels voor de allereerste keer.
  • Drie unieke speelbare karakters in story mode, met additionele variaties (en karakters?) te ontgrendelen via andere standen.
  • Vijf moeilijkheidsniveaus van "Very Easy" voor casual spelers tot "Nightmare" voor echte Ys-meesters.
  • Ontgrendelbare "Time Attack" en "Boss Rush"-standen voor iedereen die zijn of haar bazentemmende vaardigheden wil tonen.
  • Ontgrendelbare Arena Mode laat spelers het opnemen tegen gigantische hordes vijanden voor unieke gameplaybeloningen.
  • Meer dan 40 unieke Steam-prestaties, Steam Cloud-ondersteuning en honderden erg competitieve klassementen.
  • Tot in de kleinste details in te stellen hoge resolutie-graphics met true widescreen-ondersteuning.
  • Volledig aan te passen besturingen die vrijwel elke USB-gamepad ondersteunen, zowel als een standaard toetsenbord en muis-setup.

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS:XP
    • Processor:Pentium III / 1 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    Recommended:
    • OS:XP, Vista, 7, 64-bit compatible
    • Processor:Pentium4 / 1.3 GHz or higher
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
Nuttige klantrecensies
12 van de 12 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
34.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 maart
Ok, to put in perspective how good this game is, I was recommended this game by a friend and within the weekend I ended up beating it with all three characters. Within a month I had played every Ys game on Steam. After a while I ended up playing every localized Ys game and eventually I even played the fan translated Ys V. This series is that good. This game is like a gateway drug, only instead of being a gateway drug to something worse, it's like upgrading from sex to wild orgies with beautiful women.

This game controls like a dream, looks gorgeous on high settings, and is just challenging enough to feel like a real accomplishment when you progress. If you love action RPGs, you owe it to yourself to play it. Just remember, you're getting yourself into a beautiful addiction that you won't be able to stop.
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5 van de 5 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
59.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 februari
Ys Origin is an isometric rpg game that plays like a game you would see in the arcades very action oriented and fluid. in Ys you play as one of three selectable characters and go through their journey in order to help the goddesses fight off evil that dwells within the tower. Each character has their own dialogue and conflicts most notably the secret third character has a lot more bosses than the other two.

Progression

+Statues offer instant traveling back and forth
+Enemies are highlighted red to progress
+Grinding is minimum (10-15 minutes if you're underleveled)

Traveling from floor to floor can take some time, luckily you have goddess statues that teleport you instantly to other statues you have unlocked along your travels in the giant tower. This allows the player to be able to teleport to any floor he thinks requires more exploring weather its to grab a item he missed or simply to teleport back to floor 1 for upgrades. Not only that but you are fully healed when in range of the goddess statue, you can also save.

There is practically no grinding in this game if you do not skip mobs, even if you were somehow still underleveled its relatively quick to level to the proper tier for the boss. Grinding is not required in order to defeat bosses, it can be beneficial in order to survive more hits but dealing more damage only works on anything under the highest difficulty. Being on nightmare there is set amount of damage you are going to be able to do against any bosses. This is to keep the game challenging for the purpose of the difficulty mode so that players won’t find a easy way to accomplish the feat.

Red highlighted enemies are triggers to progress through the levels. For example killing a red highlighted knight can trigger a jumping platform so you can reach a certain area otherwise unavailable.

Level Design

+Nice variety of environments

Despite the entire game taking place in a giant tower there is a surprising variety of environments and design with their own elements that seperate how you proceed through them.

There is platforming but it never really gets too complicated to the point where you're constantly backtracking because you cannot perform the required jumps, its especially gets easier once you get helpful power ups like double jump.

Mechanics

+Multiple obstacles throughout the game solved with unique items
-Cinematics can interrupt your movement (Very Rare)

Going through the game you will find yourself often unable to past an obstacle that requires you to have a special item in order to proceed to the next floor. For example the item that helps with magic resistance will be useful for resisting the pull of statues trying to drag you down into a trap that sets you back to another floor and further away from your goal.

Cinematics interrupt your movement if you happen to be above a trap for example in water when you trigger a cinematic you will fall into the spike trap and take damage when you're able to move again

Game Modes

+Nice leaderboards (keeps track of alot of variables/characters)

Upon beating the game you will unlock more content for example the first time I beat it with Mittens, I unlocked time attack which features a circuit of going through all the bosses you fought throughout the game with set equipment and having to race the leaderboards in order to pass your friends.

Conclusion

YS origin feels like one of those old very challenging arcade games with rpg elements and some platforming. The features a nice variety of boss types, even more bosses can be discovered by playing the other characters which gives the game more replayability. The game lasts around 12 hours per playthrough and with 3 characters thats a good chunk of time not to mention you have extras to go through.
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
13.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 juli
This is certainly an interesting game, it starts a little slow and just throws you in but thats pretty standard for a JRPG or a Hack n slash game.

Now the combat has three styles depending on the charecter that you are using, the first uses an axe and physical skills, three skills and each of those skills have charge ups depending on how much power you which to throw at the bad guys. The second charecter is a little slower but they can use magic, its pretty much the same but different ranges/speed/damage etc. The third charecter is a secret you will have to find that yourself because its a spoiler if I tell you. Expect the gameplay to be vastly different for each of these charecters, you can also get various varients of the charecters which changes the way it all plays out.

The artstyle is pretty old fashioned, its immersive though so it doesnt really matter. In the various dungeons that you are in you will find various artstyles depending on what theme that area is going for. Its pretty cool and the soundtrack that goes with it helps a lot.

Onto music which we touched on before, at the start you would think that its a little cookie cutter but after a while you understand that the music goes with the various themes and the emotions of the game. For this reason they seem to compliment eachother very well and it sort of amplifies the emotions that you feel throughout the game.

Storyline of this game isnt the most complex one ever id say, that being said ive only done a singe playthrough and its designed for you to play the three charecters because they each have different viewpoints in the story, they each lead to the same point but you will have to face various challenges to get to your end goal. At some points you will question what your protagonist is thinking or what their motivations are. Its well thoughtout id say but the introduction into the game was a little poor. As i understand this is the first in the series so i imagine it is meant to lay down a good foundation to the rest of the series so think of it as a prologue, a very long prologue. Its about 10-12 hours to finish the story for a single person, i imagine its the same or faster with the others.

Difficulty, this is the meat of the game because holy hell is it hard. Just go into the discussions and you will witness the poor souls that have come close to throwing all sorts of hardware out the window, at the wall or at a sibling due to how hard this can get especially the bosses. The normal difficulty of this game is hard, the easy difficulty of this game is challenging, hell even in very easy you will struggle at times. Its not for the faint of heart but that is a good thing because its pretty rare to get a fleshed out game with those sorts of scenarios anymore. It also leads to the 400+ types of monsters that you will occur, some are strong, some are weak, some resist fire, some arent. You will encounter all sorts of rabble but they all want to kill you.

In the end this is a game that i can recommend to anyone, if you dont want to break anything then play on very easy and then work your way up, it certainly is addictive and you get one hell of a euphoria after you beat what seemed like an unbeatable boss at first(looking at you mantid)
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
116.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 maart
Ys is a great series in general and you won't be disappointed with this game. It's the 9th game from the series. (It happen after Ys : The Oath in Felghana)

So first of all, I just want to add that I have around 120 hours on this game and I didn't finish entirely. (I'm finishing the third character at Nightmare Mode and I'm focusing to get every achievements.)

Pros:
-The story is great. (You will get the point of view on each character.)
-4 difficulties (Easy, Normal, Hard and Nightmare)
-Music is great.
-Fast paced game.
-Button mashing game.
-Anime game
-Time attack/Survival mode

Cons:
-Nightmare mode can be a pain in the ♥♥♥. You really need to focus on farming a lot of level and to know every pattern of each bosses. You will restart a lot of them and yes, you will want to throw you controller at your screen a lot of times.
-Only two characters (a third one can be unlocked. But if you only play only one time with Yunica or Hugo, you won't be able to unlocked it.)
-The "real" story is with the third character. So people who don't love to play the same game over and over won't be able to taste it. (You need to complete the game with Yunica and Hugo, that's it.)
-Maybe overpriced if you only play one time and at easy mode. (Approximately 4-5 hours if you know what to do.)

Note 9/10 because this game has made me a fan of Ys.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
65.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 februari
Well, this be my first review... Dunno how to format it but i'll try my best

Story: The game has 2 normal endings but 1 true ending, giving 3 in total. While they of course vary, there are many things which stay the same in the story such as how each character progresses. At points this makes you believe you already know all the story and what's going on after one play through, but later on the story can completely take a twist for each character. Each story does start off pretty slow, especially if you go in without any prior knowledge to the Ys series, but once the plot thickens, it thickens good. It is pretty engaging and most the characters are quite understandable and likeable.

Gameplay: I suggest you play the demo itself. On higher difficulties it can be fast paced, manic, epic and overall very enjoyable. There are a few moments in the game mind you where it can be frustrating trying to defeat a boss or enemy, because some of them are just soo cruel on the insane difficulty!.. Each character have 3 abilites they unlock through the game, each of them have their special uses for puzzle solving but also for combat, the main problem I find is that you unlock these all of these three abilites around half way, leaving not much else to unlock except for one super move or a sort per character (Which is awesome but missable) and passive abilities.

One thing which did annoy me a lot though is how vague the game could be with it's in-game instructions. For example - if you play as Yunica the game will tell you about how you can use a descending jump attack, what it DOESN'T tell you until later, after soo many chances where it could have been useful, is that the attack is capable of stunning enemies, but since the attack does little damage alone you will probably spend a lot of time playing the game without knowing this gameplay element. Neither does the game explain thrusting or how the boost meter charges quicker when you have less health (Which is really essential to know for a certain task otherwise you could be waiting about for a good 30 minutes). Now, honest maybe it did explain some of these things in the game, but if it did, it obviously didn't make it's point since i'd completed the game twice without knowing some features...

Visuals and Audio: Uh... Well this is a sorta old-ish game now, so the visuals aren't all that great for the 3D? models. Weirdly though I find the special effect in game to still look top notch, flashy and cool. The audio is fine really, I haven't much comments on it except that the OST is pretty epic and great, especially nearer to the end of the game.

Overall: Since you can, I suggest you just play the demo first, it's a great game in pretty much everyway, there are a few moments which will make you pull out your hair but otherwise the experience as a whole is brilliant for the price.
8/10
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