Post by ParanoiaDragon on Nov 28, 2013 4:37:04 GMT -5
I ended up ordering a Vita. Got it from Best Buy for $170 with an 8GB card & free shipping. While the screen on the new model is supposed to still be great, I hear the OLED screen on the original is much better & a really good reason to get the original Vita, so...I caved. Now I get to play Ys....once everything arrives in the mail that is!
I seriously feel current Falcom employees are biased against Lilia. How could and how dare they?! I wonder if it's that Elena fanboy from Ys ETERNAL's secret dev room, although I forgot his name. xD
And, definitely going to get this very soon. I already have a Vita under my possession which my elder brother donated to me since he never really played his. So now all that is left is the game itself. I have asked around at stores in these parts, and it seems they will arrive at them all this upcoming week.
I really, really am looking forward to this, ready to dig it up right after I'm done with Toal on Ys Origin, Ys V and other Yses stuffs. Although I still wish Falcom had tried to do an actual "Falcom original Ys IV version", as well. This is basically a reimagination of all released versions full of tweaks to characters and plot from what I know... and that's me saying it without having played it, so I'm sure the changes go beyond what I know. xD I'll know better once I play it.
It kinda annoys me Falcom states "this is NOT Ys IV", yet they call it their "own version of Ys IV people have always pointed out we never made and asked us to, until now", while what it actually is is a remake of the game people have always wanted to see, but never did, and YsC is definitely not it, either.
So while I'm sure I'll LOVE this, I would love even more an "Ys IV Eternal"! Or even a more retro-looking, actual "Ys IV" from them. That'd be awesome, but also probably too much of a hassle for Falcom, and thus unrealistic. =|
This is what Ys Celceta is to me. A Tribute,A Sequel and Ys IV all wrapped in one. I say that because. The tribute comes in all the previous games references. Ys IV because technically Adol has been down this route before where he lost his memories. Him losing his memories in my eyes but does not have to be confirmed is Falcom saying while Adol has traveled this route before it was almost lost as previous Ys IV was not cannon or confused which happened which in the timeline. The sequel comes in where Adol and now joined with new friends travels this road again but this time finish the job.
It replaces Ys IV in the canon, and AFAIK still takes place between II and III
That's my take on it as well. One of the characters you encounter even mentions the stormwall around Esteria recently coming down, which to me means this takes place shortly after Ys II, prior to Adol reuniting with Dogi and heading to Felghana.
So, DoY still has the best soundtrack of the "Ys IV's". It's a little disapointing, though. I'm sure this must be a great game, but it also seems like such a missed opportunity. I wonder why Falcom decided to do this instead of going the OiF way.
I try and avoid listening to game soundtracks before I've played the game, so I haven't head the music for most of the Kiseki games. But after clicking on the links Wyrd posted I have to agree, the music in Nayuta was clearly a cut above what was released in Ys FOiC. This game's music isn't bad by any means, but it's a definite step down from Ys 7.
Last Edit: Dec 9, 2013 13:14:39 GMT -5 by Alyindar
In my opinion, Celceta's soundtrack is overall good but there are a lot of hit and miss songs. It's very disappointing if you were expecting anything in the quality of Dawn of Ys though.
Burning Sword is a great overworld arrange and so far my favorite version of it. Harlequin's Temptation is another one of my favorites, it may be missing the choirs but that slap bass and glorious melody still hit it. In the Fires of Ignition is freaking amazing in Celceta, the most upbeat and metal version of all.
From the new songs, Wyrd mentioned almost all of the best ones except that I don't like Ancient Land that much (too techno for my tastes) and I would place Underground Ruins in the ranking instead.
My biggest issue with the soundtrack though is that the quality of arranges is pretty varying. We have cheap synths, other songs have acoustic instruments and it's all an inconsistent mess. Ys Seven may not come close to Felghana thanks to the cheap synths but at least all of the soundtrack sounded similar in style.