Summary: is a title with an interesting history. Developed by Falcom, is a remake of the fourth game. This has previously had one other remake and was originally two different, yet similar games released on two platforms.
Summary: Fun, accessible and engaging, the return of Adol Christin is a successful one, all told. It isn’t hugely original and certainly doesn’t push the envelope in terms of aesthetics or gameplay, but somehow all the small elements come together and simply click.
Excerpt: Ys (pronounced eece as in fleece) is one of those RPG franchises that hasn’t really gotten the fair shake as far as being known about here in the States. Whether it’s the commercial success of other franchises hogging all the limelight or the limited releases that hit these shores, Ys has found a...
Conclusion: Ys: Memories of Celceta is one of the best games available for the Vita and a fine action RPG in its own right. Past some dated visuals and a sparse story are enticing battles and exciting exploration that can suck you in with a ruthless efficiency.
Summary: I've got a terrible confession to make. This is the first time I've totally finished an Ys game. It's not because there is anything wrong with the series, I've just always been the type of person to move on to the latest and greatest game that comes around shortly after an Ys title.
was a great finish to 2013 for the Vita. The gameplay is solid and offers plenty to do. In addition, the story, while slow at the start, is definitely worth experiencing in the end. Hopefully, XSEED keeps localizing these titles, as they’ve done another solid job here.
Excerpt: A while back, I reviewed Legacy of Ys: Books I & II for the DS, which was a port of an older RPG to the DS system but was ported beautifully. Now there is a new one called Ys: Memories of Celceta . If you’re wondering where it fits in the series canon, it falls after Book II and before Book III .