Ys Japanese Survey Reveals Favorite Games

Japanese outlet Dengeki recently published the results of various polls they held regarding the Ys series to celebrate the franchise’s 36th anniversary. These results were accumulated at some time last year from an unspecified number of participants.

The first question asked which game is one’s favorite.

The question and results are quoted below:

Question 1: What’s your favorite Ys game?

1st place: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
2nd place: Ys I & II Chronicles
3rd place: Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
4th place: Ys: The Oath of Felghana
5th place: Ys SEVEN
6th place: Ys Origin
7th place: Ys III: Wanderers from Ys
8th place: Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim
9th place: Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand
9th place: Ys: Memories of Celceta

Note that Celceta and Ys V are tied for ninth.

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Ys X Nordics will occur between Ys II and Memories of Celceta, making it the new third canonical entry in Adol Christin’s adventure logs. The gameplay has undergone a significant shakeup, with there only being two playable characters this time around.

Special maneuvers can be unlocked via story scenes and exploration, allowing for environmental interaction. Further, in solo mode, the character you’re not controlling performs actions judged by their own discretion. Adol will be controlling a ship for combat and island hopping, too.

Unused Ys Seven concepts are being utilized in this outing, too. Ys X Nordics will allow players considerable explorative freedom, enabling naval travel with a recruitable crew and ship combat.

Ys X Nordics will launch in Japan for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on September 28, 2023.

Ys X Nordics will launch in Traditional Chinese and Korean for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on September 28, 2023.

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