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Title: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 03:21:47 PM
RPGFan story here. (http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2012/1245.html)
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ashton on March 13, 2012, 03:26:32 PM
Falcom games + Steam sales =

(http://picalt.com/p2/gn6f8n9u.jpg)
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: GrimReality on March 13, 2012, 03:27:25 PM
I'm definitely interested in Ys Origin. Anyone out there play it before? Thoughts?
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Parn on March 13, 2012, 03:38:06 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Meicyn/takemymoney.png)

Ys: OiF was the last review I ever wrote for RPGFan.  Funny how it about half a decade for the PC version to finally arrive.  Better late than never!
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 03:38:59 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk207/Meicyn/takemymoney.png)

Ys: OiF was the last review I ever wrote for RPGFan.  Funny how it about half a decade for the PC version to finally arrive.  Better late than never!

And you also get the... well, not SEQUEL, but next game using that gameplay!

Now they just need to get Trails in the Sky on. If all of those can do well then I can take comfort in that the Second Chapter can actually get here in some form.

EDIT: Come to think of it, Ys Origin bodes well for non-PSP games. Maybe we'll be seeing Xanadu Next and Dinosaur Resurrrection too, it'd be great if this actually opened the flood gates for Falcom PC titles, or at least those that have a fan translation to buy/license.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Matrix on March 13, 2012, 03:43:22 PM
if anythign SC would be physical. I do frequent the xseed forums alot and tom is really pushing for a physical psp release
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 03:45:19 PM
if anythign SC would be physical. I do frequent the xseed forums alot and tom is really pushing for a physical psp release

I could see a PSP/PC simultaneous release. Though I guess if they went PC for that it'd have to be sold through online channels anyway, though it would be awesome if they could get a limited, classic PC-style release for it.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: cj_iwakura on March 13, 2012, 03:55:21 PM
Shame they weren't able to release Origin on... Origin.
[dead air]


I have Felghana PSP, but I'll definitely get Origin. Glad I didn't get the fan translated version(at least I think it had one?).
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Lard on March 13, 2012, 03:56:33 PM
This seems like a really strange match.

From what I can gather, most Steam users don't give a crap about JRPGs, and probably have never heard of this.

It just seems like a pointless market to break into.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Cyril on March 13, 2012, 03:57:10 PM
I could see a PSP/PC simultaneous release. Though I guess if they went PC for that it'd have to be sold through online channels anyway, though it would be awesome if they could get a limited, classic PC-style release for it.

I think that depends on Falcom more than XSEED.  If you'll remember, XSEED has no programmers, they simply send the text to the programmers at Falcom.

Either way, this is excellent news.  The more people who can play these titles the better.  I hear the PC versions are the best, as well.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: John on March 13, 2012, 03:58:43 PM
This seems like a really strange match.

From what I can gather, most Steam users don't give a crap about JRPGs, and probably have never heard of this.

It just seems like a pointless market to break into.

Cthulhu Saves the World, Fortune Summoners, Recettear, etc. have done very well on Steam.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 04:01:23 PM
This seems like a really strange match.

From what I can gather, most Steam users don't give a crap about JRPGs, and probably have never heard of this.

It just seems like a pointless market to break into.

Cthulhu Saves the World, Fortune Summoners, Recettear, etc. have done very well on Steam.

If I had the gif of Adam Jensen punching the break dancer this would've been a great time to post it. Seriously, with how well those did and how many have wanted Falcom games on Steam (and have been pointing out it's the safest way to get all of Trails in the Sky) it's ignorant to say something like that, especially in the thread highlighting people give a shit.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Lard on March 13, 2012, 04:03:24 PM
I wasn't speaking about this thread specifically, obviously the forum users here are different.

I mean do Half Life and Team Fortress users really care about JRPGs?
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: cj_iwakura on March 13, 2012, 04:04:18 PM
There is definitely a market for Japanese/doujin games on Steam, as evidenced by Recettear's success and such.

As I understand it, Valve are the biggest obstacle. They don't think there's a market.

We need to prove them wrong.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: John on March 13, 2012, 04:08:43 PM
I mean do Half Life and Team Fortress users really care about JRPGs?

I wasn't aware that all steam users were simply shooter fans.  Considering it is, by far, the most popular distribution service for PC games (arguably more than brick and mortar stores at this point), it's kind of silly to try and pidgeonhole its users, especially when there are examples of very popular Japanese (or Japanese-styled) games on the service.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Aeolus on March 13, 2012, 04:09:31 PM
Goddammit! Beaten like a housewife by 3 seconds.

Oh well, either way this is great news due to the fact that if XSeeD can get Falcom's approval they can just simply release the PC versions of older games and not their terrible ports (I'm looking at you Gagharv Trilogy).

Also: Ys Origins. Fuck Yeah!!!
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 04:12:51 PM
I mean do Half Life and Team Fortress users really care about JRPGs?

I wasn't aware that all steam users were simply shooter fans.  Considering it is, by far, the most popular distribution service for PC games (arguably more than brick and mortar stores at this point), it's kind of silly to try and pidgeonhole its users, especially when there are examples of very popular Japanese (or Japanese-styled) games on the service.

Plus you just pointed out those kinds of games did well. I said ignorant instead of dumb because he genuinely could've just not known, but having several successful ones pointed out and responding with TF2 and Half Life really IS dumb of him.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Lard on March 13, 2012, 04:14:53 PM
All I mean is that Steam seems like a more Western game oriented market. From what I've seen there isn't much interest in JRPGs.

That's all. I'm not trying to make a big deal of it.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Parn on March 13, 2012, 04:17:09 PM
Well, as digital distribution gains more steam (HAHA ITS A PUN GET IT), and as consoles become more like PCs, expect to see more JRPGs show up.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ashton on March 13, 2012, 04:17:32 PM
All I mean is that Steam seems like a more Western game oriented market. From what I've seen there isn't much interest in JRPGs.

That's all. I'm not trying to make a big deal of it.
Steam caters to more than just shooter/western game fans though, assuming Steam users are all TF2 players is about as accurate as assuming all Xbox owners are Halo fanboys.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 04:18:44 PM
All I mean is that Steam seems like a more Western game oriented market. From what I've seen there isn't much interest in JRPGs.

That's all. I'm not trying to make a big deal of it.

What you should have seen is right there in John's post. Though to go further: Recettear sold great in a $5 5 game bundle, effectively going for $1... and it's still reliably one of the top sellers when it pops up for $5. That, and Fortune Summoners at least shot to the top place at least for a day when it popped up on Steam with sales that amazed CarpeFulgar. When they actually pop up they usually DO do well if there's at least some buzz leading up to release, and likely Ys will have similar great sales.

That, and if some forum posts are anything to go by people willing to get Japanese games on PC dwarf those willing to get games on PSP at all.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Parn on March 13, 2012, 04:22:04 PM
If anything, it'll be interesting to see how well the game sells on Steam.  I'm hoping it sells extremely well.  Hell, it'd be hot if they got ported to PSN/XBLA.  I'd buy yet again.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Dice on March 13, 2012, 04:23:39 PM
AAAAAAUUUWWWGGGHHHHHH!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥!
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 13, 2012, 04:27:24 PM
I'm definitely interested in Ys Origin. Anyone out there play it before? Thoughts?

See for yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPzy0-jMv2g)

Hell, it'd be hot if they got ported to PSN/XBLA.

Don't make me want things that I know I can't get.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Matrix on March 13, 2012, 04:31:25 PM
althought I am suprised to see such a strong anit steam feeling right now on here
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Parn on March 13, 2012, 04:34:00 PM
althought I am suprised to see such a strong anit steam feeling right now on here

It's like you're in another dimension, trying to participate in a discussion happening in our dimension, and all we're getting are half-sentences.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 04:34:45 PM
althought I am suprised to see such a strong anit steam feeling right now on here

It's like you're in another dimension, trying to participate in a discussion happening in our dimension, and all we're getting are half-sentences.

I was going to reply to him but there's no reason to now.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: cj_iwakura on March 13, 2012, 05:02:22 PM
I'm thinking(hoping) English is not his first language.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: GrimReality on March 13, 2012, 05:07:02 PM
I'm definitely interested in Ys Origin. Anyone out there play it before? Thoughts?

See for yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPzy0-jMv2g)

Hell, it'd be hot if they got ported to PSN/XBLA.

Don't make me want things that I know I can't get.
I was looking for an Rpgfanners opinion, not a video that barely shows much of the game itself. Nice cinemas are a given with Ys games.

I've never bought anything off of Steam. I suppose I'll have to sign up. Is it free or is there a charge?
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 05:08:48 PM
Free, it wouldn't have caught on like it did otherwise.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: cj_iwakura on March 13, 2012, 05:09:18 PM
I'm definitely interested in Ys Origin. Anyone out there play it before? Thoughts?

See for yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPzy0-jMv2g)

Hell, it'd be hot if they got ported to PSN/XBLA.

Don't make me want things that I know I can't get.
I was looking for an Rpgfanners opinion, not a video that barely shows much of the game itself. Nice cinemas are a given with Ys games.

I've never bought anything off of Steam. I suppose I'll have to sign up. Is it free or is there a charge?


Steam's free, but your backlog will hate you. You can rack up a metric ton of awesome PC games on the cheap real fast.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Matrix on March 13, 2012, 05:51:12 PM
althought I am suprised to see such a strong anit steam feeling right now on here

It's like you're in another dimension, trying to participate in a discussion happening in our dimension, and all we're getting are half-sentences.

Meaning alot of responses I am reading seem anti steam for some reason
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Aeolus on March 13, 2012, 07:21:43 PM
althought I am suprised to see such a strong anit steam feeling right now on here

It's like you're in another dimension, trying to participate in a discussion happening in our dimension, and all we're getting are half-sentences.

Meaning alot of responses I am reading seem anti steam for some reason

At least you spelled anti correctly this time....
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Kevadu on March 13, 2012, 07:23:37 PM
althought I am suprised to see such a strong anit steam feeling right now on here

It's like you're in another dimension, trying to participate in a discussion happening in our dimension, and all we're getting are half-sentences.

Meaning alot of responses I am reading seem anti steam for some reason

You do realize that all of those responses were by the same user, right...
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Matrix on March 13, 2012, 07:31:43 PM
Ive counted more than 1. I wouldnt of brought it up otherwise
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Kevadu on March 13, 2012, 07:39:09 PM
Ive counted more than 1. I wouldnt of brought it up otherwise

Either you're not very good at counting to 1 or you have a completely different definition of "anti-Steam" than I do...
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Matrix on March 13, 2012, 07:40:39 PM
lol maybe, anyway, back to the topic at hand i do how xseed makes some easy money to localize other games
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ashton on March 13, 2012, 07:45:49 PM
lol maybe, anyway, back to the topic at hand i do how xseed makes some easy money to localize other games
What the fuck? You're not even typing in coherent sentences now. Jesus Christ.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Matrix on March 13, 2012, 08:38:17 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/03/13/xseed-brings-ys-the-oath-in-felghana-and-ys-origin-to-steam/
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: John on March 13, 2012, 09:12:09 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/03/13/xseed-brings-ys-the-oath-in-felghana-and-ys-origin-to-steam/

I'm confused as to why you linked this.  What new data does this bring about?
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Matrix on March 13, 2012, 09:19:28 PM
just showing that its pretty big news.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Lucca on March 13, 2012, 10:36:46 PM
Aww, you banned the guy? He was weirdly endearing in a what the fuck kind of way.

Anyway, Ys Origins! I've been wanting to play that for a while, and this news makes my day!
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Kevadu on March 13, 2012, 10:48:01 PM
Heh, well I'm not really complaining but did he really do anything banworthy?  Unless just being annoying is banworthy...
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Akanbe- on March 13, 2012, 10:49:30 PM
He was already banned before under a different name (VampiricDragon).
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 13, 2012, 10:52:13 PM
He was already banned before under a different name (VampiricDragon).
This is half of it, yes. He WAS really annoying and stretching my patience, but the high probablity of being someone we already banned (similar IP, same style posting, registered half an hour after VD was banned) pushed it over.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Parn on March 13, 2012, 11:05:49 PM
Heh, well I'm not really complaining but did he really do anything banworthy?  Unless just being annoying is banworthy...

It certainly was back in my day.  I rather enjoyed my time as head admin.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Mym on March 14, 2012, 04:16:25 AM
I'm definitely interested in Ys Origin. Anyone out there play it before? Thoughts?

It's loads of fun! It's a dungeon crawl, which is a bit of a contrast to Seven / Felghana / Napishtim, but they pretty much throw logic to the wind and have all sorts of different locales (desert, underwater etc...) crammed into the same big tower, so it never really feels like just one dungeon. The music is as fabulous as ever, if maybe not quite JDK's strongest work. And the boss fights are very likely the best in the series, and have the same brutal but never unfair difficulty level as the other recent Ys games. Absolutely worth a go, as far as I'm concerned.

Anyway, this is just fantastic news! I've already played most of Falcom's PC games, but I'm really happy to see them reaching a wider audience. A thought, though: since there's a very competent English translation for Origin already out there by Deuce, the same guy who handled Felghana and Ys Eternal, I wonder if XSEED will license his work again? I must say I kind of like that idea. XSEED get a great translation at a smaller cost and in less time than they would otherwise, and a dedicated fan gets rewarded for his hard work. :)
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Annubis on March 14, 2012, 07:25:36 AM
A thought, though: since there's a very competent English translation for Origin already out there by Deuce, the same guy who handled Felghana and Ys Eternal, I wonder if XSEED will license his work again? I must say I kind of like that idea. XSEED get a great translation at a smaller cost and in less time than they would otherwise, and a dedicated fan gets rewarded for his hard work. :)

Yeah, I had the same thought.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: cj_iwakura on March 14, 2012, 09:23:50 AM
Well that explains some things.

That's a relief it was an alt. I was starting to think this place was some kind of idiot magnet.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Aeolus on March 14, 2012, 11:12:25 AM
Unfortunately, it also means that he'll probably be back to seek attention in the near future.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Parn on March 14, 2012, 12:52:50 PM
I'm always up for more lulz.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Agent D. on March 14, 2012, 06:13:19 PM
I'm always up for more lulz.
God how do you NOT get banned dude? I love your shenanigans, but you are the world's best troll.

Though I also admit, I would have missed out on my previous Ys experience had it not been for your input, so guys don't ban parn please.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Akanbe- on March 14, 2012, 06:13:52 PM
Unfortunately, it also means that he'll probably be back to seek attention in the near future.

It's nice to know that if I ever get banned, I can just create another account under a different email address and everything will be fine.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Agent D. on March 14, 2012, 06:26:41 PM
Unfortunately, it also means that he'll probably be back to seek attention in the near future.

It's nice to know that if I ever get banned, I can just create another account under a different email address and everything will be fine.
Not exactly, your ip is still gonna be the same. If the admins are doing their job, they ouvhta notice it quick and slam the hammer of ban once more.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Annubis on March 14, 2012, 08:03:15 PM
Unfortunately, it also means that he'll probably be back to seek attention in the near future.

It's nice to know that if I ever get banned, I can just create another account under a different email address and everything will be fine.
Not exactly, your ip is still gonna be the same. If the admins are doing their job, they ouvhta notice it quick and slam the hammer of ban once more.

You could just... you know... restart your router to get a new IP =/
Oh snap, the secret's out!
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Kevadu on March 14, 2012, 08:21:37 PM
You could just... you know... restart your router to get a new IP =/
Oh snap, the secret's out!

And let my IRC sessions time out?!  The horror!
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 14, 2012, 09:14:41 PM
You could just... you know... restart your router to get a new IP =/
Oh snap, the secret's out!

Bans don't have to be limited to a specific number.

... We should go back to Ys. So I hear proper widescreen support (HUD stuff aside) will be implanted in the Steam version. Before selecting a widescreen resolution would just stretch the image, so this is excellent news.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: John on March 14, 2012, 09:21:05 PM
Unfortunately, it also means that he'll probably be back to seek attention in the near future.

It's nice to know that if I ever get banned, I can just create another account under a different email address and everything will be fine.
Not exactly, your ip is still gonna be the same. If the admins are doing their job, they ouvhta notice it quick and slam the hammer of ban once more.

You could just... you know... restart your router to get a new IP =/
Oh snap, the secret's out!

That's what wildcards are for.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 14, 2012, 10:51:08 PM
"Ys: The Oath in Felghana will be released on 3/19 for $14.99 on Steam. Ys Origin will be following after, though there isn’t a price or release date set for it yet. Ys Origin’s script will also be based off of the work from Deuce -a favorite of fans when it comes to the translation patches- whose script was also used as a base for Chronicles and Oath in Felghana."

source (http://www.esterior.net/2012/03/ys-oath-in-felghana-and-ys-origin-to-be-released-on-steam-by-xseed-games/)
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Parn on March 14, 2012, 11:26:25 PM
"Ys: The Oath in Felghana will be released on 3/19 for $14.99 on Steam. Ys Origin will be following after, though there isn’t a price or release date set for it yet. Ys Origin’s script will also be based off of the work from Deuce -a favorite of fans when it comes to the translation patches- whose script was also used as a base for Chronicles and Oath in Felghana."

source (http://www.esterior.net/2012/03/ys-oath-in-felghana-and-ys-origin-to-be-released-on-steam-by-xseed-games/)

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Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: cj_iwakura on March 15, 2012, 09:40:10 AM
Kind of expected it, that explains the swift localization. Great news.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: jello44 on March 15, 2012, 05:27:36 PM
I already have OiF on my PSP, I enjoyed it but really see no reason to buy it again.

Origin looks cool, so long as I can use a controller.

Yes, a controller on a PC game, I don't like the control schemes on PC, wanna fight about it? :S
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Agent D. on March 15, 2012, 05:35:50 PM
I already have OiF on my PSP, I enjoyed it but really see no reason to buy it again.

Origin looks cool, so long as I can use a controller.

Yes, a controller on a PC game, I don't like the control schemes on PC, wanna fight about it? :S
Forever my reason for great dislike of pc gaming. Gimme my controller or gtfo.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: DPB on March 15, 2012, 06:13:34 PM
Many PC games have had native Xbox 360 controller support for some years now, aside from obvious exceptions like RTS's and graphic adventures, and a few developers who stubbornly refuse to add it (Bioware!).

And yes, both Ys games have controller support, as do most of Falcom's games apparently.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 15, 2012, 08:22:13 PM
Yes, a controller on a PC game, I don't like the control schemes on PC, wanna fight about it? :S

Only idiots would get indignant when it's a game clearly designed with controller use in mind, as the case is with many Falcom games.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Mym on March 15, 2012, 09:48:05 PM
I'm plenty keen on PC games, but the thought of trying to play an Ys game with the keyboard sends a shiver down my spine. Especially some of the tougher boss fights on the higher difficulty settings.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on March 19, 2012, 02:26:03 PM
It's up. (http://store.steampowered.com/app/207320/)
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 19, 2012, 04:38:31 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/stats/207320/achievements?l=english

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Escorted Elena to safety on every difficulty level."


What.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Annubis on March 19, 2012, 06:51:58 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/stats/207320/achievements?l=english

"Forever Alone

Escorted Elena to safety on every difficulty level."


What.

They all want Adol's sexy body, but he always leaves the girls forever alone.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Dice on March 19, 2012, 06:58:59 PM
Those achievement pictures are the absolute best.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Aeolus on March 19, 2012, 07:00:16 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/stats/207320/achievements?l=english

"Forever Alone

Escorted Elena to safety on every difficulty level."


What.

They all want Adol's sexy body, but he always leaves the girls forever alone.

^This. Basically Adol is to hearts as Dogi is to walls.

Additionally, that's the one you need clarification on? Not 'Legacy Pervert' or 'Tastes Like Chicken'?
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 19, 2012, 07:04:09 PM
That one seemed a bit random for the use of the meme. But it does make sense, is even kinda clever.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: MeshGearFox on March 20, 2012, 10:55:03 PM
I'm plenty keen on PC games, but the thought of trying to play an Ys game with the keyboard sends a shiver down my spine. Especially some of the tougher boss fights on the higher difficulty settings.

It's probably not that hard. Ys games aren't known for having complicated control schemes.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Mym on March 21, 2012, 05:29:19 AM
I'm plenty keen on PC games, but the thought of trying to play an Ys game with the keyboard sends a shiver down my spine. Especially some of the tougher boss fights on the higher difficulty settings.

It's probably not that hard. Ys games aren't known for having complicated control schemes.

They aren't, but they are known for having rather hectic, fast-paced boss fights that require some very precise inputs. Maybe it's just me sucking at action games, but I certainly wouldn't like to try that stupid tennis match of doom with the last boss of Felghana on a keyboard. :'D
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Aeolus on May 04, 2012, 05:41:43 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/04/ys-origin-comes-to-steam-with-english-text-in-may/

Less than a month to go folks.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: DPB on May 31, 2012, 02:06:44 PM
It's out now (http://store.steampowered.com/app/207350/). I'm not planning on a playing it just yet (it hasn't been very long since I finished Oath), but I'm buying it anyway in the hope that more Xseed/Falcom stuff gets released on PC.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Aeolus on May 31, 2012, 06:45:03 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/stats/207350/achievements

Totally Fact Up

As Hugo, obtain ultimate power... then let it go to waste completely."


Lol.

Also I love the No Stone Left Unturned 'chieve image.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Lard on May 31, 2012, 07:57:02 PM
I was thinking Origin was just a re-release of Ys 1 & 2 again.

Different game, Steam only? Lame.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ramza on May 31, 2012, 08:45:53 PM
I was thinking Origin was just a re-release of Ys 1 & 2 again.

Different game, Steam only? Lame.

Get a comp that can handle it and get on it. Unique prequel w/ Felghana engine GO!
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: DPB on May 31, 2012, 08:57:14 PM
Get a comp that can handle it and get on it.

Which includes just about anything, the requirements are extremely low even for when it was first released in Japan in 2006.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Lard on May 31, 2012, 09:07:57 PM
Get a comp that can handle it and get on it. Unique prequel w/ Felghana engine GO!

I don't use Steam and don't game on my PC.
:/
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ashton on May 31, 2012, 09:20:04 PM
I doubt Ys: Origin would have been anything but a disaster in retail. Steam was the best choice they could've made.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ramza on May 31, 2012, 10:10:38 PM
I doubt Ys: Origin would have been anything but a disaster in retail. Steam was the best choice they could've made.

Ya at this point I'd say so. Not to mention the fact that XSEED can only work with what's out there, and Falcom never ported this to any consoles or handhelds in Japan. $20 on Steam is great, and frankly Lard, I think you should create a Steam account for this game if you're a fan of the series. If you hate using keyboard, just plug in a PS3 or 360 control via USB and config the buttons.

See your PMs.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ashton on May 31, 2012, 10:16:22 PM
I agree. Lard, I know you hate DD, but Steam is honestly pretty great, and I don't think you'd go wrong with it.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: MeshGearFox on June 01, 2012, 12:27:19 AM
Get a comp that can handle it and get on it.

From steam:

Processor:Pentium III / 1 GHz
Memory:1 GB RAM
Graphics:64 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c

This is basically anything made in the last decade.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Lard on June 01, 2012, 12:40:00 AM
I agree. Lard, I know you hate DD, but Steam is honestly pretty great, and I don't think you'd go wrong with it.

Part of the problem is that I'm going overseas to teach English later this year, and Steam is region locked to NA. It's pointless for me to use it.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Zendervai on June 01, 2012, 12:56:26 AM
I used Steam a ton when I was living in Switzerland. It locks where you can open an account, not where it can be accessed.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Lard on June 01, 2012, 01:46:46 AM
I wasn't trying to start a debate, sorry.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on June 01, 2012, 08:05:05 AM
For what it's worth I imagine a PS Vita/3DS port of Ys Origin would do pretty well here at least, but it'd probably still bomb in Japan. I don't think a retail US release for PC was possible or likely to be successful though, we're not even getting fucking Dark Souls at retail, and that's coming to Europe and Japan!
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: DPB on June 01, 2012, 08:25:20 AM
I don't think a retail US release for PC was possible or likely to be successful though, were' not even getting fucking Dark Souls at retail, and that's coming to Europe and Japan!

You probably won't be missing anything with Dark Souls retail other than the convenience of installing from a disc. The vast majority of PC releases in Europe are just a box, a DVD and a piece of paper with a product key on it.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on June 01, 2012, 08:44:54 AM
You probably won't be missing anything with Dark Souls retail other than the convenience of installing from a disc. The vast majority of PC releases in Europe are just a box, a DVD and a piece of paper with a product key on it.

Given Bandai's treatment of Dark Souls for consoles, no, we're likely not missing anything and I'd prefer to have it on Steam anyway if I couldn't activate the game on it (likely not), but it's a strong example of how dire retail releases are for PC games here.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Andrew on June 01, 2012, 09:35:26 AM
I've always found that weird. I guess you guys over in NA must be a better market for download games. In Europe and here in Australia, pretty much every PC game gets a retail release. Heck, we've even had some recently for some indie stuff like Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Super Meat Boy, Gemini Rue etc. All pretty cheap and come with posters, soundtracks, art and such. Mostly thanks to distributor Lace Mamba.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on June 01, 2012, 12:14:34 PM
I've always found that weird. I guess you guys over in NA must be a better market for download games. In Europe and here in Australia, pretty much every PC game gets a retail release. Heck, we've even had some recently for some indie stuff like Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Super Meat Boy, Gemini Rue etc. All pretty cheap and come with posters, soundtracks, art and such. Mostly thanks to distributor Lace Mamba.

I think it's more that retail for PC games was chocking and dying until Valve stepped in with Steam. Consoles were traditionally bigger here, though I guess that became more extreme over the last decade.

And now I see Dark Souls PC actually gets a really nice European LE-thing afterall! Figures I'd find this out right after the post about how it'd probably be completely phoned in.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ramza on July 14, 2012, 11:33:55 AM
*bump*

it's 60% off right now in a "flash sale" -- for the next 5 hours, only $8 instead of $20. Get on it.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: GrimReality on July 14, 2012, 01:30:15 PM
I've never bought a game on Steam before. Is it worth signing up for this? Is the game any good? Does it play like other Ys games? I suppose I could just go check the review.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on July 14, 2012, 01:49:11 PM
I've never bought a game on Steam before. Is it worth signing up for this? Is the game any good? Does it play like other Ys games? I suppose I could just go check the review.


It plays like Ys VI and Oath in Felghana, and yeah it's pretty great. Though I still need to get around to beating it, but I think it's something like 6 hours per character anyway.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Solstafir on July 14, 2012, 02:46:43 PM
*bump*

it's 60% off right now in a "flash sale" -- for the next 5 hours, only $8 instead of $20. Get on it.
Just bought it!

Oath is only $5.09, so I might end up getting that too before this whole sale ends... (edit: just went ahead and bought it because it's all of five bucks)

Is there any reason at all to play one before the other? Due to gameplay mechanics improving or something, perhaps?
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Ramza on July 14, 2012, 03:07:59 PM
*bump*

it's 60% off right now in a "flash sale" -- for the next 5 hours, only $8 instead of $20. Get on it.
Just bought it!

Oath is only $5.09, so I might end up getting that too before this whole sale ends... (edit: just went ahead and bought it because it's all of five bucks)

Is there any reason at all to play one before the other? Due to gameplay mechanics improving or something, perhaps?

Nothing before Felghana. You'd get more out of Origin by playing SOME version of Ys I and II first (preferably Chronicles on PSP). But Origin and Felghana don't influence one another. Personally I'd play Felghana first. It's shorter (esp since it's only one character).
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Akanbe- on July 14, 2012, 04:49:30 PM
I've never bought a game on Steam before. Is it worth signing up for this? Is the game any good? Does it play like other Ys games? I suppose I could just go check the review.


It's good.  Plays similar to Felghana. Yes, its worth signing up for.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: GrimReality on July 14, 2012, 09:36:42 PM
So I signed up with Steam and bought Origin. I'm not sure when I'll get around to playing it, but I just couldn't pass it up. I love Ys games.
Am I able to use a 360 or PS3 controller tp play this on my PC? I thought I heard someone say that was possible. No way am I playing it with the keyboard and mouse. Ugh.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: TurnBasedDude on July 14, 2012, 09:43:37 PM
Yup, gamepads work on the game. Just plug it in and you're good to go. At least, that's how mine is.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 14, 2012, 09:47:16 PM
Yup, gamepads work on the game. Just plug it in and you're good to go. At least, that's how mine is.

Just as a reminder, if you're using a 360 controller, make sure you're using a wired one. I just got Ys Origin, and I'll personally be using my PS3 controller, which I'm pretty sure is just plug in and play.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Eusis on July 15, 2012, 12:06:22 AM
There's some tweaking that's necessary as otherwise stuff like the Menu button will be weird, but yeah. MotionInJoy will cover PS3, and wired for 360 or the receiver if you have it, though for PC gaming/backup it's good to have a wired one anyway, some games have issues with wireless they don't with wired.
Title: Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam
Post by: Solstafir on July 15, 2012, 12:21:16 AM
*bump*

it's 60% off right now in a "flash sale" -- for the next 5 hours, only $8 instead of $20. Get on it.
Just bought it!

Oath is only $5.09, so I might end up getting that too before this whole sale ends... (edit: just went ahead and bought it because it's all of five bucks)

Is there any reason at all to play one before the other? Due to gameplay mechanics improving or something, perhaps?

Nothing before Felghana. You'd get more out of Origin by playing SOME version of Ys I and II first (preferably Chronicles on PSP). But Origin and Felghana don't influence one another. Personally I'd play Felghana first. It's shorter (esp since it's only one character).
The advice and info is appreciated. I went with Felghana before I read this post. Glad that I ended up making the right choice, haha. Enjoying myself so far playing on normal. Bosses sure do have a learning curve to them, which I am liking. Only at the final boss of the first dungeon, though.