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  • Summary: In the latest game in the series that originated in 1987, players assume the role of Adol Christian and embark on a rich adventure set on a deserted island.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 8, 2015
    86
    You could do better within the Ys series, but it's still near the top of the pack as far as retro-styled action RPGs go.
  2. Jun 12, 2015
    85
    If you played this back in the PS2 days, know that it is worth picking up again thanks to all the changes XSeed and Nihon Falcom have given this update. If you're fresh on the Ys series, then give this one a go, you won't be disappointed.
  3. May 1, 2015
    82
    Ys VI still has its original charm and classic elements to make it a timeless game. It’s a simple and not overly complicated action RPG which makes it an easy game to experience and love.
  4. 80
    Some gameplay elements haven’t aged well, but others demonstrate that you shouldn’t fix what isn’t broken. A must for Ys devotees and JRPG fans.
  5. CD-Action
    Jul 4, 2015
    70
    Even despite its flaws (substandard bosses, grind, backtracking) it’s still Ys – the top shelf of action RPG’s. [07/2015, p.74]
  6. May 10, 2015
    70
    Among contemporary Ys releases and remakes—Seven, The Oath in Felghana, and Memories of Celceta—The Ark of Napishtim is more reliant on support provided by its adopted hardware. Unfortunately its tangled journey to the personal computer cost as many features as it gained, leaving The Ark of Napishtim as little more than a curious architect of the Ys games that followed.
  7. Jun 1, 2015
    65
    Ys VI: Ark of Napisthim was a great game, in 2003 when it released in japan. Now, especially since Origin and Oath in Felghana, it feels limited and obsolete. Adol has had so many better adventures in a later stage.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 24, 2019
    8
    Game: Ys: Ark of Napishtim
    Genre: Action RPG
    Developer: Nihon Falcom Publisher: XSeeD/Marvelous USA System: Steam (PC) Year of Release:
    Game: Ys: Ark of Napishtim
    Genre: Action RPG
    Developer: Nihon Falcom
    Publisher: XSeeD/Marvelous USA
    System: Steam (PC)
    Year of Release: 2015
    Length of Playthrough: 13 Hours

    Total Score: 85/100
    Value Score: 8.5/10

    • Story: 9/10
    • Characters: 9/10
    • GamePlay: 9/10
    • Graphics: 9/10
    • Sound: 8/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 5/10
    • Replay Value: 7/10
    • Player Value: 9/10

    Pros
    +Great story and cast of characters
    +Amazing OST
    +Achievements
    +Time challenge Boss event mode
    +Ability to play Easy, Normal, Hard, Nightmare modes
    +Exclusive to Steam and GOG version is Catastrophe mode which makes the game play more like Ys Origin and Oath

    Cons
    -Lacks the platforming aspects of Oath in Felghana
    -Customization is weak compared to other Ys games on PC
    -Very easy compared to the other games in the series
    -Shortest modern Ys game
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  2. May 5, 2019
    8
    作为第一款接触的Ys系列游戏,VI出色的打击感和配乐带给了我畅快的古典RPG体验,但是它的客观缺陷也是难以忽视的:游戏流程过短,人设单薄,过于干脆的结局也让人无力吐槽。不过对于尚未接触Ys系列的玩家还是值得一试的。作为第一款接触的Ys系列游戏,VI出色的打击感和配乐带给了我畅快的古典RPG体验,但是它的客观缺陷也是难以忽视的:游戏流程过短,人设单薄,过于干脆的结局也让人无力吐槽。不过对于尚未接触Ys系列的玩家还是值得一试的。
  3. Sep 13, 2015
    8
    A typical YS game. Pretty simplistic in some terms, but with good fun dynamic gameplay. Pretty graphics and traditionally great soundtrack. IfA typical YS game. Pretty simplistic in some terms, but with good fun dynamic gameplay. Pretty graphics and traditionally great soundtrack. If you like the series - go pick it up! Expand
  4. May 3, 2015
    7
    hmm not bad for nostalgic gamers for once i actually saw updated graphics in hd and good atmosphere sounds good combat it can be tedious athmm not bad for nostalgic gamers for once i actually saw updated graphics in hd and good atmosphere sounds good combat it can be tedious at times and tiring now the menu could be improved a sence of direction would be usefull to a journal or something overall ok not great but ok Expand