Ys (Series)

One of Nihon Falcom’s flagship series, the Ys games are some of the very best action RPGs around, and the franchise has grown, evolved and changed with the times. And best of all, protagonist Adol still has many adventures ahead of him yet!

Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: Various
Available on: Various

Cover Game Articles

Ys: Introduction and History - Ys is one of the longest running series in gaming, yet it remains relatively niche-interest compared to the Marios and Zeldas of the world. Let's look back over the series to date.
Ys: Evolution of an Action RPG - The Ys series, like Zelda, was always intended to be an accessible, approachable take on the action RPG. But exactly what that means has changed quite a bit over the years.
Ys: Building a World, One Game at a Time - Ys developer Falcom is great at crafting worlds -- particularly over the course of multiple games. And, as it happens, the Ys series itself is the perfect example of this.
Ys: Memories of Celceta Ys: Sights and Sounds - The overall aesthetic of the Ys series has changed quite a bit over time... but in its most modern incarnations it provides some of the best examples of Falcom's sound team doing what they do!

Other Articles about Ys

The MoeGamer 2019 Awards: Ten Years, Ten Games - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of “alternative” awards I’ve devised in collaboration with the community to celebrate the sorts of things that never get celebrated in end-of-year roundups! Find out more here — and feel free to leave a suggestion on that post if you have any good ideas! – It is, as we’ve already said, … Continue reading The MoeGamer 2019 Awards: Ten Years, Ten Games
Special Announcement: The MoeGamer Compendium, Volume 1 - Good morning, everyone! Today I wanted to share a very special announcement with you. I made a book! Yes, for those who would like to remove the “always-online” DRM requirement from MoeGamer’s Cover Game features, I now present to you the ideal solution for all your reading needs: The MoeGamer Compendium, Volume 1, collecting together … Continue reading Special Announcement: The MoeGamer Compendium, Volume 1
The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 16 – Welcome to 2019! - Pete and Chris see in 2019 in style with a discussion of their most anticipated games of the coming year. Plus the usual news and "what we've been playing" discussion.
The One-Liner Challenge - Time for a Community tag post! This one looked like a particularly fun one, and after the lovely Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime specifically requested me to do one about games, who was I to refuse? The original tag came from The Awkward Book Blogger and was based around, as you might expect, … Continue reading The One-Liner Challenge
The MoeGamer GameCast: Episode 3 - In this episode, Midori, Yumi, Penelope and I talk about why so many modern JRPGs are flat-out ignored, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and more. Midori also has a quiz for you if you want to try and prove you know more than your average Western games journalist about the JRPG genre in general. The original music, … Continue reading The MoeGamer GameCast: Episode 3


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