Where Ys VIII took the series so close to becoming something that I could love, Ys IX gets it there. It tells a strong story with vibrant characters, has a great setting, gorgeous aesthetics, and slick combat, and most importantly, it balances all of that out in a way that is nuanced and engaging. I have reviewed three top-flight JRPGs in just the last week alone, and with a pile more to come in the coming weeks, 2021 is off to an incredible start for the best genre of them all.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is, let's just come out and say it, pretty weird. But the most important question to me, however, is whether it's any fun or not. And, despite all of the changes, I think that it is. Would I want this to be the formula for every Ys game from here on out? Heck no. But a literal antithesis to Ys VIII's Seiren Island—which is absolutely what this game is—is really charming in its own way, and the fact that Falcom was able to add so many novel features while still keeping this game Ys-like at its heart is genuinely impressive. You'd think that basically being able to do whatever you want in this game would make it ridiculously easy, but I can promise you that it's not. It's hard, it's charming, it's enjoyable, and, despite Adol looking like a vampire lord, it's absolutely a Ys game to its very core.
Just got to the end. How on earth is this game not rated higher than Ys VIII? Falcom improved in this entry in nearly every way imaginable. Amazing story with an excellent cast, so many twists and surprises in the story and secrets in gameplay. Improved visuals and mechanics. This is a top tier RPG. While Ys VIII is great in its own right, it suffers from some pacing issues and some other aspects. Anyone who has yet to play this, you owe it to yourself to do so.
Despite some pacing issues and repetitive level design, Ys IX: MonstrumNox is a worthwhile journey for Adol that pushes the series forward in the right direction by introducing a plethora of new gameplay elements that I hope to see expanded even further in the next adventure.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is a continuation of what fans have come to expect from the series and the Monstrum gifts add a new and fun gameplay mechanic. In some ways the Monstrum gifts make this the most fun Ys game to play even though there are other arguments against it being the best one.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox offers an engaging story, smooth controls and challenging combat. Unfortunately, the game also suffers from dated graphics. It is a shame that it took two years to be released in our country, as this makes it difficult for the game to compete with more recent games that can draw on the graphical computing power of 2021.
It is a ton of fun. Satisfying combat, believable characters you grow to love, solid story, wonderful music, and a fun world to explore with new mobility skills. It isn’t as good of a story or setting as Ys VIII, but still an incredible game.
I wanted to like this one more, as it looked great, but the overall setting and story were a bit hit or miss for me. Most of the time it was hitting, but it was gentle taps instead of impactful strikes. I liked the changing abilities, combat was great (maybe a notch above Ys 8), but for some reason the exploration wasn't quite as good for me. Still, if you like the series, as I do, it's worth a playthru.
To much dialogue and reading, ended up giving up on the story and just enjoyed the stock Ys combat. Ys games have always had great stories told in a way that dosent detract from the gameplay. Ys 9 fails in this completely, there hours of mind numbing dialogue mixed with Dull quests that simply have you running from one npc and back again..Easily the weakest Ys game I've ever played. How did they go from a Masterpiece like Ys 8 to this????.Even though the combat is still good it's not as good as Ys 8 either.. Please get a smarter writer for the next game.
Artık grafik motorlarını güncellemeleri gerek, bildiğiniz ps3 oyunu gibi duruyor. Yine de şans vermeye çalıştım ama oyunu şehrin içine tıkmışlar, gri ve beton görmekten fenalık geldi o kadar sıkıldım ki dayanamayıp bıraktım.
Bu arada lütfen kimse AA oyun bu demesin, fiyatını AAA olarak setlemeyecekler o zaman.
SummaryRenowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. No...