Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (2003)

3.72 from 18 votes
Starring the red-headed protagonist Adol Christin, Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is the sixth game in the long-running action RPG series.
First released
Sep 27, 2003
Aliases
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim
Franchises
Ys
Developed by
Nihon Falcom Corp., Konami Software Shanghai, Inc.
Published by
Konami, Nihon Falcom Corp.
Platforms
PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PC
Genres
Action, Role-Playing
Themes
Fantasy, Anime
Rating
ESRB: T, ESRB: E10+
Releases
  • PC - Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim Japan
  • PC - Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (Vista Version) Japan
  • PC - Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim United States
  • PS2 - Ys: The Ark of Napishtim United States
  • PS2 - Ys: The Ark of Napishtim United Kingdom
  • PS2 - Ys: Napishtim no Hako (Konami the Best) Japan
  • PS2 - Ys: Napishtim no Hako (Limited Edition) Japan
  • PS2 - Ys: Napishtim no Hako Japan
  • PSP - Ys: The Ark of Napishtim United States
  • PSP - Ys: Napishtim no Hako Japan
  • PSP - Ys: Napishtim no Hako (Special Edition) Japan
  • PSP - Ys: Napishtim no Hako (Konami the Best) Japan
  • PSP - Ys: The Ark of Napishtim United Kingdom
  • PSP - Ys: The Ark of Napishtim Australia

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Ys The Ark of Napishtim is good but not as great as Oath in Felghana
Game: Ys: Ark of Napishtim
Genre: Action RPG
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: XSeeD/Marvelous USA
System: Steam (PC)
Year of Release: 2015
Length of Playthrough: 13 Hours

Total Score: 85/100
Value Score: 8.5/10

• Story: 9/10
• Characters: 9/10
• GamePlay: 9/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 8/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 5/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 9/10

Pros
+Great story and cast of characters
+Amazing OST
+Achievements
+Time challenge Boss event mode
+Ability to play Easy, Normal, Hard, Nightmare modes
+Exclusive to Steam and GOG version is Catastrophe mode which makes the game play more like Ys Origin and Oath

Cons
-Lacks the platforming aspects of Oath in Felghana
-Customization is weak compared to other Ys games on PC
-Very easy compared to the other games in the series
-Shortest modern Ys game
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