Ok /v/ just purchased pic related, I have $5 left in my steam wallet which Ys game should I buy and which games should I pirate?
Chronicles+ on PC, you can get it on steam or GoG.
This is the latest version and you can switch in between each BGM type or artstyles, I have a preference for eternal.
Keep in mind that I say they are the best, but that's probably because I'm an oldfag, watch them on youtube first see if it suits your taste.
Oath in Felghana has the closest to a traditional action rpg structure and I think it'd be the easiest to get into. Origin is essentially one big dungeon crawl and Napishtim is noticeably weaker than Origin and Felghana. 1&2 are great, I love em, but they're not for everyone, Origins and Felghana are more broadly appealing.
Feena and Reala are really bad at their jobs
>Better than the actual goddess
Origins is good but its a big dungeon crawl, keep that in mind. There are no NPCs to interact with and there is no overworld, just one big tower to climb. Thats why Felghana is often recommended as the first one to try.
>There are no NPCs to interact with
but there are several
1, 2 and origins are connected. All the rest are pretty much standalone with a few loose links between games. References to past adventures will be made and characters will show up again but its nothing too important.
You can't really go wrong with Ys. I just think Felghana is easier to get into.
They show up in the lobby and repeat one line until you advance the plot and then it changes who's in the lobby (often ending up with no one down there) and what line they say. It's got nothing on the full towns in Napishtim and Felghana where every NPC's lines are updated after every minor bit of story progression, Trails style.
That shitty boss made me drop Origin two years ago.
There's barely any NPC interaction because for most of the game the lobby is empty. Origins has a pretty good story, I quite like it, its just an atypical ARPG and an atypical Ys game so its not one I ever recommend people start with.
It's pretty standard for an Ys game. Go forward till a dead end or boss, get some story. Repeat. Actually compared to the early games it's pretty damn chatty.
Hugo is a shit head.
I can't get used to the damn bump combat system in Ys I + II, it's crazy.
What the fuck do I do against the blue guy with the sword that blocks my side attacks. I can't attack from behind since he turns around faster than I can move around him