YS the Ark of the Napishtim (on PS2 but with MSX roots...)

Door BraK

Expert (99)

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05-10-2005, 00:55


I've bought this game this week and let me say you that if you're a Falcom's fan this game is made for you.
Of course it's not the best RPG made for the PS2 system but it's really a nice game to play.
It's short & easy but I like it very much. Nice design, monsters & story but the musics could be better.

And it's cheap ! (new, 29 euros in France). Don't miss it !

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Van Whizzy

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05-10-2005, 09:23

Is it the PAL version ?

Van BraK

Expert (99)

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05-10-2005, 10:43


Playable in 60hz, in English but with subtitles in 6 languages.
I must write that the French translantion is 99,9% perfect. I notice only one orthograph fault.
It's a detail but I hate wrong translation (in the Final Fantasy for ex.)Wink

Don't buy Burnout revenge (the 3rd is the best) but YS 6 !!!

If I find one in second hand, I will put a post here.

Van Patsie

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05-10-2005, 10:51

For the dutchies amongst us, it can be bought at Nedgame for E.29,99

Van MrRudi

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05-10-2005, 11:58

Yeah I already have it...it's a decent Ys, but not the best. It lacks the atmosphere of 1 & 2, but the graphical design is really nice. And I was pretty impressed that everyone - even the most insignificant NPC - has voice acting. The music is not JDK's best, but not bad. All in all, The Oath in Felghana (the Ys3 remake) is a lot more to my liking.

Van BraK

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05-10-2005, 12:21

I went from the Falcom's site.


You're right MrRudi, it seems to be really better. I've downloaded the songs. Really better than the Ys6 ones. But it's on PC. Too bad...

Van MrRudi

Hero (525)

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05-10-2005, 12:39

I wouldn't be surprised if Konami makes a PS2/PSP version of that one though Smile

Van ro

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05-10-2005, 17:34

I've played the PC version a while agon (the ARK that is) and I liked it very much. But indeed lacks the atmosphere YS on MSX had (or ALL MSX games for that matter!) it's a good game tho, not that hard to beat

Van Seldane

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31-10-2005, 14:44

The PS2 version of YsVI is a lot better than the PC version in my opinion. I'm a little unsure about which game is the better one - YsVI or Ysf....

Van Latok

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21-09-2009, 21:56

Sorry to bring this topic up, but tonight I tried entering the Cheat mode in the PS2 version.

As you might know, the cheat mode is being mentioned in the manual, it's an option in the main menu.

You have to hit the crystals in a specific order (Red, Blue, Yellow, Red, Blue, Yellow) and then hit the centre pedestal with a Down Thrust. This should enter the cheat mode....

I have not found any problems with entering this mode on the internet, I have seen several movies on Youtube entering the cheatmode, but...................with a lot of frustration I have to say............IT DOESN'T WORK FOR ME!!!

Only thing I can think of now is that you have to complete the game first before the cheat mode becomes available? This is mentioned nowhere, though.....

Please, help me......Smile