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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2010, 04:36:12 PM »

Is the "normal" difficulty setting as easy as Ys 7?

No, just check the reviews such as Damian's about that.

Speaking of which: Jeremy Parish's review is up now, and he lavishes more praise on it than he did Ys Seven.
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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2010, 01:32:20 AM »

Picked it up earlier, started playing on hard because I'm a cocky SOB....

First major boss wiped the floor with my ass 30 times. I had 90ish hp and each hit inflicted 26 damage, except for the hard hits which did 38. after destorying my hand adjusting buttons to find a good way to charge magic attacks, jump, and move all at the same time, I finally landed on triangle=magic, circle=jump, and X=attack. I gotta say, this was stupidly hard for the first major boss. Maybe I should have taken the games advice and lowered the difficulty. It's especially disheartening after playing Lufia on my ds for the last 3 weeks and slaughtering all who oppose me in the same style of play. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to ice my hand....
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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2010, 01:34:27 AM »

I know you're playing on hard... but wow, that kind of makes my post half pointless. Getting trashed like that in a single difficulty bump would imply you'd still die a fuckton on lower difficulties.
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2010, 01:40:34 AM »

Is the "normal" difficulty setting as easy as Ys 7?

No, just check the reviews such as Damian's about that.

Speaking of which: Jeremy Parish's review is up now, and he lavishes more praise on it than he did Ys Seven.

Thanks. I did a quick breeze through the review last time and missed it
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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2010, 02:06:05 AM »

I know you're playing on hard... but wow, that kind of makes my post half pointless. Getting trashed like that in a single difficulty bump would imply you'd still die a fuckton on lower difficulties.
If it makes you feel any better, I can play most megaman X titles without changing the dash button and still breeze through fights with just the x buster...and that doesn't even phase my hand. This game requires following one of my most hated methods of battle, poke and run. You spend 90% of a fight waiting to tag your opponent like 2-3 times, then back to jumping around like a maniac waiting for your next shot. I think on the easier or even normal settings, you'll at least get better defense, better hp, or maybe easier exp accrual for leveling. I could also be spoiled from easier games and just not used to something demanding of my skill.

Oh, and another thing, Parn got to enjoy my raging as the boss in question (Ellefalle I think, if you were wondering) whipped my ass for 15 minutes. He seemed rather pleased.
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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010, 05:20:07 AM »

I've never played a Ys game, but I'm deciding whether to get this one or Seven. What would you guys suggest for a newbie?
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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2010, 06:45:46 AM »

Personally I would recommend Oath in Felghana before Ys Seven. I haven't finished Ys Seven yet, but so far I think Felghana is better and more memorable.
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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2010, 10:12:48 AM »

Oath is generally regarded as better, but Seven might be a bit more approachable. Don't sweat it too much.
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« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2010, 01:03:01 PM »

How do you pronounce the name of this series anyway? Never played any of them, but I'm getting curious
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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2010, 01:08:25 PM »

^ Like "geese" but without the "g."
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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2010, 03:30:17 PM »

Thanks.

Apparently pronouncing it like 'wise' will get me punched in the face by a young girl with a crystal ball, so I just wanted to be safe.
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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2010, 03:49:58 PM »

Pearl is one dangerous girl...best to be careful :-P
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2010, 07:11:00 PM »

Finally got it, put about an hour and a half in I think, and now I think I can comment on the controls. The 2000 D-Pad is pretty nice with it, and my fingers are slightly sore so I can't really comment on the analog nub, but I've been fine with it for Ys Seven so I don't think I'd have too much of a problem. And, uhh, about the controls: I didn't think I'd say this, but I think the Japanese configuration really may be ideal. It used O for attacking and X for jumping, which seemed pretty backwards given that O's in the same position as A and X for B, but by putting jump at the bottom I can easily press either Attack or Magic from there, and since Magic has that slight delay that can be mitigated by holding it in and releasing when convenient it's not much good to put the instantaneous melee attack on that button. So give that a try; I really wish SCEA/SCEE had stopped this asinine inconsistency between regions 15 years back when they easily could've squashed it.

Anyways, I'm liking it a lot more than Ys Seven! I wasn't sure how I'd feel now, but Ys Seven feels too... bloated, I guess. Too many redundant skills, large areas to go over, while Oath is more straight to the point, kinda like what was said in the interview.

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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2010, 07:20:53 PM »

I'll agree there. I still think Ys Seven is a great game, and a fun experience, but can't deny some parts feel dragged, and it was mostly the later half that I got that heavily into it.
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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2010, 03:40:03 AM »

Completed the game in 12 hours, here's my review: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=24237716&postcount=261
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