I know the board is dead but one of the guys I watch on youtube recently put out a video on the series. He uses linux so it looks like these games are working pretty good in linux these days. I remember there were a couple of people running these games in wine back in the day.
He kind of talks about ordering and what not. It seems he recommends playing one of the newest games first then if you like it go back and play older stuff.
I'm not so sure. For a newcomer to Ys I would probably recommend playing the pc versions in the following order. Ys I and II Felghana Napishtim Origin Seven Celceta Lacrimosa
Then if you really wanted to the old console versions.
Last Edit: Jan 6, 2021 13:05:31 GMT -5 by Xalphenos
Post by ShadowFlameWolf on Feb 23, 2021 18:28:34 GMT -5
The play order doesn't really matter much aside from I & II (which are essentially two parts of one game), as all the other games after them have their own standalone stories, but the release order would be the best one indeed, which goes by:
- Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished - Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter - Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim - Ys: The Oath in Felghana - Ys Origin - Ys SEVEN - Ys: Memories of Celceta - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
The reasons why people generally recommend that order are to see how the games evolved over time and because VI introduced a proper lore into the series, which later games would reference in one way or another. About the other, non canon games like Ys III: Wanderers from Ys, the other Ys IV games (replaced by Oath and Celceta in the timeline respectively) and Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand (has yet to be remade and is invalidated by VIII and IX), they're pretty much optional and you can play them whenever you want. That's all I have to say on this matter.