And on the sides, it seems "yseiro" is written. But the "i" and "r" seem to be closer than normal for some reason.
Above and below there are two sentences. The first sentence from both above and below are the same. The second sentence is different: one says "iii" and the other "trirmangtr". There are three "i"s, and in the other sentence has "tri" written in the beginning. "Tri" in many latin-originated languages somewhat refers to the number three. (I. e. in portuguese, "3D" is read as "tri-dimensional".)
Like I said, it's a mistery. I wonder if one could arrange the letters from the sentences to form something logical in some language...
Gah.. couldn't help myself. ^^ Emulated Falcom Classics and tried a bit of Ys I. I've played as far as the beginning of the mines in Saturn Mode. This is a version I'll have to pick up.
Really pretty character art and detailed sprites, I especially love how Adol's sprite changes as you get new equipment. But the most interesting part so far is Sara's fate. Did she survive in this one too? Now I don't really understand much of the Japanese text but judging from the character art it seemed to me that the person you got the second book from was actually Sara in disguise. Can anyone enlighten me?
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Hmmm, well, I also noticed that the person there was some caped woman instead of some random old man, but I really don't think she was Sara. I think she was murdered there too, unfortunatelly.
And adoru, what do these two Ys games share so much in common with the Eternal releases? The very only thing that they especially shared in common that I realized was that Adol can both walk or run (and move diagonally). Only that. The rest was pretty much alike most Ys I/II versions. ... I also don't think they were test runs for the Eternals, because if they were, then why didn't they make Adol change his look accordingly to what he's equipped with in them, like PS2's Ys VI and the Saturn versions?
Though that reminded me they borrowed an idea from Ys I for X68000, which was returning Reah's Harmonica up there in the city walls.
Anyhow, the ultimate conclusion: FC & FC2 = rulesance That can't be said enough... by me.
I'm rather fond of Complete's re imagining of the field and short escort sequences. It's probably because it's the first version of Ys I I played but I sort of miss it in the older ones I've tried. Still, this is one version I'll definitely check out in the future.
I've been wanting to play these for awhile now. I just picked both FC I & II up on eBay for around $15 a piece, which doesn't seem like too bad of a price for such a high quality version of Ys I & II. I'm also interested in some of the other Falcom games on the sets as well, so seemed like a right nice purchase. I used to own a Japanese Saturn, but now I just have an American Saturn with a Pro-Action Replay Cart. I'm hoping that will be enough to play the games and still be able to create a save slot. I remember having some problems in the past with the cart erasing my Genso Suikoden SS version save games... Kinda makes it hard to see the extra content they threw in there.
Hum, I see. I still have to give Ys ETERNAL a try... I only played Ys I-II COMPLETE.
What I really miss from these FC games are the artwork. Of every Ys game, I think the FCs have my favorite artwork, overall, for the characters. They absolutelly amazed me. ... Especially Lilia, really, I can't believe my eyes. xD Also Dalles looks like a sucked-up mummy.
Post by Red Hairdo on Feb 10, 2009 15:04:25 GMT -5
My first and only contact with Xanadu was through Falcom Classics. xD Kickass game.
And yeah, I've heard quite a lot about the small changes between COMPLETE and the ETERNALs. Even though I didn't play Ys ETERNAL yet, I know it has a loading screen of sorts telling a bit about Adol, like where he adventured to and the like. Also there was some sort of special secret in Ys ETERNAL.... you could go to some ultra-secret place by typing "Ys" on the keyboard or something.
Also I'm an Ys perfectionist. I intend to play every title and version ever released, including when they are nearly equal, like COMPLETE/ETERNALs, Ys I MS-DOS/Ys I AppleIIGS, PC-8801/PC9801, etc.. I'm tEh kRazy.
Now I'm FC hungry. Need to satisfy it. *readies Sega Saturn*
Post by Red Hairdo on Feb 12, 2009 16:54:04 GMT -5
In "Original Mode" in Ys I (FC) you can buy equipment you already have and loose money. xD Really old versions were like that too. In "Saturn Mode" you can't rebuy them. xD Like TCD's (I think). Really interesting to know they went through the trouble to do something like that. xD
Also, when you wear the Evil Ring without the Blue Necklace in: "Original Mode" = you instantly die "Saturn Mode" = HP is fastly, but not instantly depleted.
Also Wyrdwad would love this version. xD You won't see an Adol any faster anywhere. When he runs he's faster than any other Adol in any Ys game, including these Ys III versions with the so-called "lightning speed". xD Just don't forget you can't run in boss battles (because it would have been ridiculous... Though you can in Falcom Classics II, but the bosses there were somewhat adjusted for that). although his walking speed is somewhat his running speed in COMPLETE/ ETERNALs. xD
Just beated Ys I (FC) yesterday in "Saturn Mode". Previously I only had played entirely through "Original Mode" only.
Just so you know, Red Hairdo speaks truth. FC I & II arrived yesterday and they are a absolute blast to play. I'm starting with Ys I now to see the differences, but one thing I really enjoy is the running aspect. Maybe some other versions also have a run feature, but I don't know, it just seems to be a lot faster in this version. It feels like you can just tear through the overworld map in just a matter of seconds, bounce off of enemies like an Ys Pinball game (Doesn't that exist actually?) and ambush enemies by charging them. It just feels a lot more fun to have that extra run button in there. Graphics and music are also top-notch.
Gotta find time to play Xanadu and Dragon Slayer sometime too. I've never played them before and these versions look just as good as any, unless there happens to be a translated version of them somewhere. Then I'd probably play those first to get a better grasp on what all the items do.