I picked it up today. Asked the guy if they had Ys and he looked at me weird until I spelled it for him. Then he pronounced it "Yis".
I probably should have preordered, when I went to get it they only had one copy of each version.... I snagged the LE of course. They hadn't even taken it out of the shipment package and I was buying it.
Well, took longer than I expected to start playing (started looking at the goodies that came with the LE and whatnot), but I finally started! Just whooped Dularn's butt at the quarry, and I can already see what people mean when they say it the bosses require patience to figure out their attack patterns.
Yeah, I know, just saying, I probably should've looked for them before I reached near the end of the game. I got them just now, though, so everything's fine.
Also, I've been trying to figure out which I like more: Seven or Oath. Eventually realized... I can't really choose. Seven has the amazing bosses and boss themes, while Oath has the amazing dungeons and dungeon themes. D:
P.S.: Valestein Castle was one of the best dungeons ever. Ever.
P.S.S.: 8-Direction Only mode is for pansies who should gtfo my platformers.
Seems like everybody but me does. The Elderm Mountains were what really convinced me that Felghana is one of the greatest games of all time, though, as it was a real struggle to survive in there... and then when I did, it was IMMENSELY satisfying!
Unless my memory is fuzzy from several years ago, I recall loving the Elderm mountains, though, since I'll be replaying them soon enough, I'll know for sure soon!
I seem to like the SNES version of the song by leaps and bounds. As for the level, Elderm is definitely one of my favorites, if not my FAVORITE! The Clock Tower is also one of my favorites. I consider the rest of the levels to be more... hmmm... hard to decide upon. My least favorite is the final dungeon, yet even that had its good qualities!