The Google Play Store took a liking to Japanese role playing games, and the latest launch of Ys Chronicles II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter proves it.
Developer DotEmu brings Ys Chronicles II only a year after the first game in the series rolled out. The first installment in the series was dubbed Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished - Omen. The story of the game goes even further in time, back to 1987. Although the gaming company wanted to release the two games as a single title back then, it decided to build two separate products instead.
The story of the protagonist continues where the old narrative left off, but with revamped 2D graphics and sounds fit for a latest game. What remained untouched, however, is the combat system from the original title. It is still quick-paced and also challenges you to be quick on your feet, as battles happen in real-time.
You control Adol, the hero, in a top-down interface that is a staple of JRPGs. The battle system also asks more than the standard, turn-based RPGs that we might be used to.
This means that Ys Chronicles II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter makes use of the "BUMP" system seen in the previous installment, which requires players to attack foes by pouncing on them. The intuitive, dynamic touch gameplay, meanwhile, can be a source of deep satisfaction (or frustration) for touchscreen users who want to advance the story forward.
What is more, the developers promise that the full content will be available sans interruptions.
"No ads, no in-app purchase, no hidden costs! Enjoy the full content!" reads the game description.
DotEmu makes a hard to refuse offer with the Ys Chronicles series. The Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter comes at a competitive price of $5, while the original title was discounted to have a cost of only $3. This means that you can purchase both Android mobile games for less than the price of Final Fantasy IX.
The long expected Final Fantasy IX reached iOS and Android lately and packs new gameplay features dedicated to mobile users. The hype around the mobile version of the game was understandable, as fans claim that the original FFIX PlayStation variant is the best game in the series. Will Chronicles II be able to compete?