My hunt for a JRPG that does not bore me into uninstalling it inside two hours continues. This time, I am casting my eyes throughout Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, an action-RPG wherein you discover a jail metropolis and hack up monsters with a sword. One thing tells me that it will not be the JRPG to hook me, however I will give it a strive when it releases on PC on July sixth.
Whereas Ys eight jumped the sequence into a completely explorable 3D world, Ys 9’s main addition are new motion talents that make exploring the 3D world extra attention-grabbing. Sequence protagonist Adol Chrstin, a red-haired sword-swinging adventurer, is arrested by the Romun Empire (not a typo) after which was a Monstrum. You management any of six Monstrum characters throughout the course of the sport, every with a novel capability that lets them, amongst different issues, teleport between surfaces, sprout wings with which to glide, or run straight up vertical surfaces.
Ys 9 got here out on PlayStation four earlier this yr and people appeared to love it simply nice, praising its story, the Monstrum talents, and its speedy tempo. The running-up-walls factor is the massive enchantment to me. I like that the big metropolis you are locked inside appears so open and vertical.
Nonetheless, I additionally watch the trailer above and assume it seems fairly browny-grey. The Tales Of and Atelier sequence, equally long-running JRPGs, have each welcomed numerous new gamers lately by being prettier and extra accessible than earlier video games. Ys looks as if a reasonably accessible sequence to start with, however it would not appear like it is getting any prettier.
These are my impressions primarily based on a trailer and a few studying, although. Possibly you have performed it and need to advocate for that gray world, or the nuances of its fight system. I might genuinely be curious to listen to it.
You possibly can wishlist Ys 9: Monstrum Nox on Steam now.