Post by Red Hairdo on Apr 16, 2008 16:08:41 GMT -5
Well, we all know there used to be only 2 versions of Ys IV, but only one of them was considered to be the official. PCE's Ys IV The Dawn of Ys, although more popular, was considered uncanon by Falcom and that SNES' Ys IV Mask of the Sun holds the "correct" plot.
But about a decade later, Taito had released for PS2 another version called Ys IV Mask of the Sun - a new theory -.
This game is considered to be one of the worst Ys games of all time. As stated by most: boring gameplay, low-budget game, bad graphics, etc.
But even though this game is called "Mask of the Sun", the story and the events are different not only from The Dawn of Ys, but also from the original Mask of the Sun game.
Therefore, the question arises: Is PS2's Ys IV canon, and did SNES' Ys IV become uncanon?
Of course not. Ys IV Mask of the Sun is and has always been the original, canon Ys IV. Taito came up with whatever in their own Ys IV, and that's just their crap. The scenario in Ys IV Mask of the Sun SFC were made by Falcom themselves.
The scenario in Ys IV Mask of the Sun SFC were made by Falcom themselves.
Hm, I didn't know that one.
From what I had once understood, Falcom made the script, story, characters, etc.. and gave all that information to Hudson and Tonkinhouse for them to make Ys IV. And that Tonkinhouse followed everything faithfully, while Hudson made a lot of changes Falcom didn't intend to.
Oh well, I was just curious.
Also since we are talking about all that canonical thingy... After Ys ETERNAL and Ys II ETERNAL / Ys I.II COMPLETE came, did the original Ys I and Ys II games become uncanon or something?
Post by Red Hairdo on Apr 28, 2009 12:53:07 GMT -5
Hey, since I'm revisiting this topic after so long, perhaps it'd be good to mention some sources state Ys IV The Dawn of Ys was once the canonical version and so it remained as for years.
Anyway, indeed, you don't revisit Esteria and much more. The game and (what I could somewhat understand from) the plot has been severely shortened and cliche'd. I mean, the lack of Lilia alone suffices to show that regard. She was among the most important key characters in both previous Ys IVs.
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Post by Red Hairdo on Apr 29, 2009 11:26:55 GMT -5
Then what about in Mask of the Sun? xD Her role was VERY important there! (Though I'm not saying she was something like... "The Key to Save the World" or anything of that magnitude.)
By the way, since I'm here again, perhaps I should say that even though the game isn't what one would expect from the series, it can be enjoyed quite well. It gets better later, when you keep acquiring more magical swords and their magics, and other things. At least it's different. Because, for example, I'm DAMN tired of seeing Ys I & II ports and remakes. xDDD I'd rather play an Ys-IV-PS2-like game instead of another Ys I/II.
Now, Ys V PS2 is REALLY difficult to be truly enjoyed, even by me. xD But even it CAN be enjoyed, if you give it a real BIG, generous chance. xDD
What I played of it was terrible, granted... but I'm not so sure the lack of Lilia is really all THAT bad. To be honest, when I played Dawn of Ys, I thought the whole return to Esteria was the weakest part of the game. It felt tacked-on and unnecessary. . .
Come on though, you have to admit, avoiding spoilers, she does make for an interesting battering ram
I was thinking after the events of Ys II when they decide they'd rather hang out with the pearl than with Adol, the alternative is just too creepy to contemplate and now that you're made me do it I need brain bleach!
*Imagines a field of flowers*
No, not good enough.
*Imagines a warm sunny beach with the waves lapping gently against the shore*
Still not enough.
*Imagines a warm sunny beach with Olha and Terra skinny-dipping in a crystal clear ocean*