Ys: The Oath in Felghana
|Ys: The Oath in Felghana|
North American PSP cover art
|Developer(s)||Nihon Falcom Corporation|
|Composer(s)||Falcom Sound Team jdk
Mieko Ishikawa (original)
Masaaki Kawai (X68000 tracks)
Yukihiro Jindo (arranger)
|Genre(s)||Action role-playing game|
Ys: The Oath in Felghana (イース -フェルガナの誓い- Īsu -Ferugana no Chikai-?) is a Japanese Action RPG video game released in 2005 for Microsoft Windows by Nihon Falcom. It is a remake of the third game in the Ys series, Ys III: Wanderers from Ys. A PSP version was released on April 22, 2010 in Japan. XSEED Games released the PSP version in English in North America on November 2, 2010, and in Europe (only on PlayStation Network) on January 27, 2011. XSEED also released the Windows version in English worldwide through Steam on March 19, 2012 later bringing it to other PC download stores.
As in Ys III, Adol Christin and his friend Dogi are traveling to Dogi's hometown of Redmont three years after the events of the first two games. Upon arriving, they discover that evil happenings are threatening the townspeople, and it is up to Adol to put a stop to it.
The basic plot has been slightly modified from the original, and expanded through the use of additional scenes.
The game-play follows the new model from the previous game, The Ark of Napishtim, with several improvements. Many things from the previous game were streamlined to keep the focus on the action as opposed to equipment and item management. For example, healing item and stat bonuses are no longer carried as items or accessories; instead, these bonuses are dropped from defeated enemies and are used upon pickup along with an experience bonus for attack combos. These bonuses are maintained through constant combat.
- PC Limited Edition
- This was the initial release of the game.
- PC Standard Edition
- This was the same as the Limited Edition, but without Ys Premium Music CD Box in Felghana; an 8-CD box set with almost all the Ys III music produced.
- PC Vista version
- This was the same as Limited and Standard Editions with support for Windows Vista.
- PSP version
- A port to Sony's PlayStation Portable system. Xseed Games localized this edition of the game. In order to offset the localization costs of such a "niche" game, XSEED licensed and paid for the use of a fan translation that had been produced for the PC version.
- PC International Version
- This version is the same as the PC version with the translation included, except it is available fully localized without the need of a translation patch, as well as including achievements, leaderboards, and cloud support for saves in the Steam version of the release. However, some of the features from the PSP version are missing in this version, including voice acting and further New Game+ options.
The soundtrack from Ys III: Wanderers from Ys was re-arranged for this game by Yukihiro Jindo.
The full 2-CD soundtrack, Ys -The Oath in Felghana- Original Sound Track, was released in 2005. Released at the same time was Ys -The Oath in Felghana- Super Arrange Version, a disc with 10 additional Oath in Felghana arrangements.
The Original Sound Track and Super Arrange Version were also released together in a package known as the Ys -The Oath in Felghana- Perfect Collection.
Ys: The Oath in Felghana Musical Selections is a collection of 23 songs from the game that XSEED Games released with the Premium Edition of the North American release of the PSP port of the game.
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