> The first book to the renowned series of Y's. You are a wanderer
who arrives to a land in turmoil. The nearby mine is now plagued by monsters
and a mysterious sorcerer, Dark Dekt, is setting into motion an unknown,
but undoubtedly nefarious plan. The town seer is desperately looking for
a swordsman to help her prevent the disaster she foresees. And the means
to bring peace back requires the strength of a hero to find the 6 legendary
books of the Goddesses of Y's.
> For 8 bit very good. Everything is well detailed for a game of
this time using this technology. The background terrain at times are just
huge swaths of pigment with added texture, but at other moments the details
are fantastic for this generation of games. One must see the shots for
characters met in homes, they add realism and atmosphere to this old game.
The monsters are well designed at the later levels and the graphics only
get better the further you go. Excellent.
> It is daunting at first to come to terms with the fighting system.
You have to touch your enemy without just colliding into them, and yes
it is possible to just touch them with the sword and back away, it just
takes time to master. Otherwise the equipping/item use system along with
field map control are excellent. Their simplicity allows quick changes
for a switch of tactic in the middle of combat, thus it is not only accessible
but versatile as well.
> Remarkable at certain points, particularly boss scenes. Overall
not as catchy as Zelda (but what is?), yet excellent none the less. The
sound effects are subdued for slashing, yet sound like a buzzer when your
hit. Not as good as the music, and getting hit makes me flinch from that
> Yes. But this game is hard, you must be ready for that. Also keep
multiple saves for your single game. You are allowed to mess up to the
point of irrecoverable, and starting all over is really no fun. This game
is the serious version of action RPGs, more adult oriented is a better
way to describe it. This is no walk in the park, but it is the challenge
and story that brings you back.