Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire Allows Players to Skip Semi-Final Dungeon on Very Easy Difficulty

With the Nihon Falcom-developed action JRPG Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire launching for Nintendo Switch in Japan later this month, Japanese outlets have begun posting their reviews.

One of these outlets, Gamer, has revealed that if one plays this version of the title on the Very Easy difficulty mode, it is possible to skip the semi-final dungeon, the Clock Tower.

Our team’s Ryuji translated the following passage:

In this Switch release of Felghana, a number of accessibility features can be enabled for beginners.

The first is the No Fall option, which will stop Adol from falling and thus taking damage. No Fall can be enabled by pressing the Minus button. However, there are some locations that can only be accessed by falling, so it is not always a good idea to turn it on. Depending on your game progress at the time, it may be a good idea to switch the setting ON and OFF rather than just leaving it ON at all times.

Furthermore, it is now possible to skip the Clock Tower, a map with particularly difficult action segments, but only when the difficulty is set to Very Easy. This can be done by pressing ZL. Since the Clock Tower is late-game, this is intended for those who want to just get to that part of the story. You can re-challenge it at any time, however.

No Fall was an option in previous versions of the game and was ideal for those who disliked the platforming segments, but the option to straight-up skip the Clock Tower is, at least from what I’ve remembered and looked up, entirely new.

I’m not sure how I feel about this, honestly. While this skip is only possible on Very Easy, it does feel overly kind, especially in a title as short as Felghana. Regardless, I suppose it can be seen as a neat feature for accessibility.

A screenshot demonstrating the tutorial to skip the Clock Tower is viewable below:


Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire will boast selectable character portraits from the original Felghana and newly drawn ones, a Turbo Mode, full voice acting and narration, and the choice between three variations of the soundtrack. Throughout this chronicle of Adol Christin’s adventures, he explores the home region of his travel companion, Dogi.

The central city, Redmont, is suffering from financial straits under its ruler, and Chester, the brother of Dogi’s childhood friend, Elena, has seemingly gone rogue to support this treacherous monarch. The game is the second to utilize the Napishtim engine, comprising challenging boss battles and transparent skill progression depicted via magic and experience levels.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire will launch for Nintendo Switch on April 27, 2023, in Japan.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire will launch on Nintendo Switch in Asia with Traditional Chinese and Korean language support on May 25, 2023.

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