Nightmare Yunica > 0 items Ys 8 inferno > Nightmare/Inferno Oath = 0 items Nightmare Japanese pc release Ys 6 (due to bad hitboxes) > Ys Seven Nightmare
Interesting, I would have guessed like inferno oath. Though I have only played origin and oath on normal.Nightmare Yunica > 0 items Ys 8 inferno > Nightmare/Inferno Oath = 0 items Nightmare Japanese pc release Ys 6 (due to bad hitboxes) > Ys Seven Nightmare
0 items Ys 8 Inferno > Ys 2 Nightmare > Toal Nightmare > Ys Seven Nightmare > Nightmare/Inferno Oath
Oath's difficulty is overblown in truth it has like 4 hard fights and the rest are fairly average. Elemental robot/ Dog / Chester 2 / last boss
8 inferno was already hard enough using items, though I didn't use any potions. But yeah doing that without any items at all would be quite tough.Oath's difficulty is overblown in truth it has like 4 hard fights and the rest are fairly average. Elemental robot/ Dog / Chester 2 / last boss
The easiest in the series is Nightmare Hugo he's absolutely broken.
Nightmare yunica is the hardest just due to her moveset being ... bad. Ys 8 Inferno no items is second hardest just because the speed of the game, the severity of status effects and general damage as well as distance between break points.
I've been using Google Lens too, but mostly for item descriptions to make sure I read those right. For spoken dialog, I can follow well enough. And well I don't care to slowly read the non-voiced content. I'll just keep that for when it's localized.I picked up the Digital version of YsIX at the weekend and I've put a little time in and I'm definitely enjoying the city exploring gameplay. Also super cool that most of dialogue subs are small and in the bottom middle of the screen. This allows me to put my phone on a tripod in front of the tv and Google translate live.
Gotta say that performance has been disappointing. I'm on a Pro and whilst I'm no DF it looks like it has a super variable framerate like between 20 and 60 which shifts constantly. Whilst simultaneously having bad frame pacing and a total lack of AA. Ys VIII was much much smoother all the time and looked beautifully sharp. What gives here? I have version 1.04 like Kyolux but it doesn't feel good at all. Was it worse before? I can nearly always overlook performance issues and I am here because the game is worth it, but damn if it doesn't really dig at me in this game.
No doubt the PC version should be up to snuff this time, Nisa can't bodge the release this time surely. Though it's quite possible that the PS4 version will be much improved too by the time it heads west.
Picked up my third power tonight and finished the related dungeon. Those dungeons designs are really cool. Making full use of the skillset.Have been putting in a bit more time, and YS IX is really starting to impress. Since I've picked up the Red Kings power, the normal city traversal has become almost Assassins Creedish with its sudden shift to running across rooftops. Along with a healthy side dish of Skyrimming it up the sides of buildings with fascinating results. Brilliant fun.
Does it have inferno as an option as well like 8?Received the game on Tuesday. Been playing on Nightmare. (First time I start at that difficulty for a Ys game)
It's been fun and fights are very stressful when you can die just because you weren't paying attention 1 second. I kind of find that annoying for the random encounters in town when they put you against a ton of small enemies or for the tower defense minigame though.
Beat the chapter 2 dungeon last night. It was a really cool fight and survived by a hair. (Didn't help I wasn't paying attention and sold all my healing items when I was thinking I was buying some, when I knew that was the sell window lol.
No major hiccups on performance on PS4 pro with the 1.04 patch. Seems like they fixed the major issue with it.
It does. Inferno difficulty has been a staple for a while now I think? Not interested in that mode though. First time starting with Nightmare even. Played 8 on Hard, but then I also played through most of 8 on codeine and don't think I could have handled anything more.
I don't know if you got your answer, but I think I understand how NOX works.
Yeah, finally noticed this last night about being able to unlock more areas once you reach 100. I didn't know the green lamp currency was related to Nox though. Thanks for the heads-up.I don't know if you got your answer, but I think I understand how NOX works.
So you get it for completing side quests and fighting the Larva glowing columns about the city. You use it to unlock visits to the 'Grimwald Night' which unlocks new areas in the city. Everytime you earn 100 NOX you get another red notch next to the number. Which I think indicates how many area unlocks you've earned. Any spare NOX can be used to get useful upgrade items from the green lamp which is in the basement of Dandelion Inn. Also you could keep saving it toward the trophy you get awarded for banking 2000 NOX. There's probably more, I'm still on Chapter 3. I hope that helps.
Definitely loving this game, even the performance problems which only occur in the city aren't bothering me anymore.
This. Yunica's kind of the naïve newcomer so lots of stuff gets explained to her and the story's fairly basic. Hugo knows a lot more than he lets on so the plot is more focussed on his personal demons with the player kind of already expected to know a couple of things.
Finished the game on Nightmare back on Sunday after a few distractions slowed me down.
Looking at your played list. Yeah you got the lesser games left unfortunately. Been 6 years since Celceta came out on Vita but I remember it taking a bit more time picking up. VII has some good things too, but they're definitely not at the same tier as 8 or the other type of Ys games.
It's gotten a bit better but it's still painfully mediocre honestly. I'm about 9h into the game right now. Ys Origin was so good in comparison.Looking at your played list. Yeah you got the lesser games left unfortunately. Been 6 years since Celceta came out on Vita but I remember it taking a bit more time picking up. VII has some good things too, but they're definitely not at the same tier as 8 or the other type of Ys games.
Yeah. I would love a new Ys game in that engine. I should try and do another Origins run sometime. Maybe with Adol.
Agreed.The PS4 is the best version as a few people still have the odd issue with the PC version apparently. These versions also run at 60 fps.
The Switch version is fine by all accounts, but does only run at 30 fps. It does get a lot of extra fluff cosmetic items that were only available by pre-ordering or buying separate DLC on PS4/PC though.
As for a decent starting point - yes it is. No prior knowledge is required, but there might be a mention or two of Adol's past and a character from an old game does briefly turn up near the end, but you aren't going to miss anything important.
Ys VIII has been the most enjoyable JRPG of this gen for me and if you like it half as much as I did - then you are guaranteed a great time.
Yeah, if you can get it on PS4, get it there.
I think they added a new harder difficulty level and some hooks for incoming DLC. I'm not a home so can't check the PS4 at the moment.
Do you have a Japanese PSN account? That's how. Assuming you are playing the Japanese version. I had a few yen over after getting it on my JP account - so I tested the water and bought one of the cheap item add on micro-transactions. Thankfully like most games I was able to play the game on my UK account with the JP DLC. You need the JP account on your machine activated as its primary machine of course.
I have one I can't seem to reset the pw for. I don't have any yen on it though. I imported a physical copy of Ys IX a few days after launch. The whole getting yen on an account sounded like a lot more painful than just importing to me lol.Do you have a Japanese PSN account? That's how. Assuming you are playing the Japanese version. I had a few yen over after getting it on my JP account - so I tested the water and bought one of the cheap item add on micro-transactions. Thankfully like most games I was able to play the game on my UK account with the JP DLC. You need the JP account on your machine activated as its primary machine of course.
Looking forward though to replay it with more attention to accessories options. It was a pain figuring out what every one of them did. So I mostly kept to what seemed good on quick glances.
I want to tell you, it gets good after ______ but I just don't recall much outside of a few pieces of the story. There is some good in there. But yeah, it really took 8 to get the formula from 7/Celceta to work right.