Objectively speaking, DoYs is the best 'old-school' Ys game. It took aspects from both Ys 1 & 2 and put it into one game. Magic plays a role in the gameplay, but unlike Ys 2, it isn't heavliy relied upon to defeat the various enemies and bosses throughout the game - it strikes a good balance between utilizing magic and the standard 'running into enemies' gameplay aspect. I found the anime art style to be impressive as well.
IMO, the music wasn't up to par with Ys 1&2 TCD, but it's still good nonetheless. Overall, a masterpiece that I recommend to any Ys fan or even RPG fans in general.
Mask of the Sun was a great Ys game, but just wasn't as good as it's TCD counterpart. Although I did like it's faster paced gameplay.
In the scope of the universe, a life is nothing but the tiniest glimmer of light, a split second. But within us lies the anger, the despair, that can set the entire universe ablaze....
Post by Legerdemain on Oct 25, 2005 5:22:54 GMT -5
I did not use a walkthrough for YsIV: The dawn of Ys. I am so used to playing japanese RPGS so the text isn't really a problem for me, it's quite nice to be able to only enjoy the action and ignore what they are saying.
That is one of the really big differences between the two versions of Ys IV. The SNES one can't be played without a walkthrough unless one has the patience of a saint or now japanese rather well (how to know when or why to teleport back to one of the cities talking to some old man in a house above the city, for example... how long did I not just wander about wondering what to do). Besides, the SNES version feel rather scattered, story- and environmentwise. It doesn't seem to be as thought through as the PC-Engine counterpart.
Post by gamesbloke on Dec 29, 2009 21:11:39 GMT -5
Hudson IV is all about story arcs and so far has been a rollercoaster in every sense of the word (Immensely fun but essentially on rails, lol).
Tonkin IV is more for SNES Action RPG fan... You know the Zelda/Mana/FF types...
I've played Tonkin IV about 15% and Hudson IV about 25% so maybe I ain't the ultimate authority but having started my Ys journey on the PCE-CD and having a massive affinity to the hardware and to Hudson (16 SHOT POW etc... lol......) I just feel that Hudson's offerings are pretty sweet regardless.
Hudson's stuff is always pretty polished and I've found IV to be most intriguing so far!!!