Ys: Memories of Celceta
A Sense of Déjà vu
The Ys series has been around for a rather long time, but not many have heard of this franchise, thanks to prominent RPG brand names like Final Fantasy and the many games under the Tales series. In the Ys series, Adol Christin takes center stage in most of the installments, embarking on a new adventure in every game.
The timeline during which Memories of Celceta takes place in remains unclear, but that’s of little concern as a large number of Ys games are unrelated, save for the recurring protagonist and a number of his loyal friends. In Memories of Celceta, Adol experiences amnesia and has to regain his memories by venturing into the forests of Celceta, a dense forest that has never been explored because of the many dangers it holds.
A Ys Worth Getting
To regain his memories, Adol ventures into the forest, with a friend named Durel in tow. Together, this duo fights herds of monsters that range from poison-spitting plants to a giant fish! Combat in Memories of Celceta is fun, as its fast paced and in real-time. As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock special skills that allow you to string deadly combos to deal with any type of foes. Of course, Adol and the rest of the cast can be leveled up, so there’s some grinding involved.
In terms of graphics, Memories of Celceta looks somewhat dated, like something that you’d see on the PS2.
The overall animation also looked slightly choppy, but we’re fine with that. Its solid gameplay and great storyline make up for that. Overall, Ys: Memories of Celceta is one of the better games we’ve played on the PS Vita. It’s reminiscent of Ragnarok Odyssey ACE, though it’s by far a better game.
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