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Which version of Ys IV is your favorite?

Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (Super Famicom)
8 (9.9%)
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (PC Engine Super CD-ROM²)
43 (53.1%)
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - A New Theory (PS2)
3 (3.7%)
I love 'em all / Can't decide
27 (33.3%)

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Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« on: Jan. 23, 2006, 02:10:48 PM »
Thought I'd try to get some discussion going here. So, let us discuss which version of Ys IV that is the best one. Come on now. :rolleyes:

Edit: Since it was possible to vote again now, I have reset the poll. So vote again folks!  ;)
« Last Edit: Feb. 18, 2006, 07:17:51 PM by Seldane »

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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #1 on: Jan. 23, 2006, 02:39:48 PM »
This is a joke topic, isn't it, Seldane?:P

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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #2 on: Jan. 23, 2006, 09:07:21 PM »
I don't think this is a joke, I loved the TG16 version. But what the hell?!!! I didn't even know there is a PS2 version!!!!!! (been outta date for awhile)..

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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #3 on: Jan. 23, 2006, 11:22:35 PM »
"Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys" hands down. I once tried playing the crappy patch Shimarisu did for the SNES version and it is just simply terrible. TERRIBLE!!!! Maybe it is a decent game, but you certainly won't be able to tell until that translation patch is entirely revamped, which incidentally, I hear Ghideon Zhi does plan on doing some time in the future.

I never finished the game I started btw; I couldn't manage to force myself to finish it off. I tried again a while back, but it had been so long that I put off continuing, I got stuck and didn't know what to do next. Course, I didn't feel like starting over, so that was that...


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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #4 on: Jan. 24, 2006, 07:52:43 AM »
Personally, I'm a little unsure about this.

When I played Ys IV years ago, I loved it. Loved it. I played through it almost instantly.

When I first played Ys IV The Dawn of Ys, I did like it a little, but got sick of it pretty fast. I stopped playing it entirely when I got stuck at one point. I tried to pick it up a couple of times but never really got into it since I didn't remember what had happened in the game (just like your Mask of the Sun story).

When your English patch came out, I started playing the game more seriously. This time I really enjoyed the game, but when I had finished about 2/3 of the game, Magic Engine decided to corrupt my whole SRAM data. I didn't feel like starting over so soon, so I dropped it.

After maybe six months, I started over again. This time I really enjoyed the game, and I got past the point where my previous save file got corrupted. I got to the very end of the game and got stuck there, and dropped it.

Then I got a PC Engine DUO-R and the first thing I did was to start Ys IV. I played it quite a lot, but then decided to RGB mod it. About halfway through the mod I realized that I didn't have enough information about how to actually get the signal to my TV, so I dropped it. I fired up my Duo and accidentally got into the save menu and even more accidentally managed to format the SRAM. The menus are in Japanese, that's why.

That didn't discourage me that much, and after some SCART research, I performed the RGB mod beautifully. With RGB signal everything looks so good, so I'm playing The Dawn of Ys again. I love the game.

But I borrowed my friend's SNES a couple of days ago. I put in my Ys IV cartridge and played that. Such a great game! I'm very puzzled. Which one's the best? I really can't tell. Both of them are fantastic.

Oh, right -- the PS2 version. Well, I bought that one as soon as it was released, and to be honest -- I actually enjoyed it quite a lot. In the beginning. Then I got to the ice dungeon and that just made me sick. The game's awful! But I still like it .... for some strange reason.

Boy, this turned out to be a rather lengthy post. Mostly blabbering too. Hehe.

Anyway - my point is: I can't decide which one that's the best. I love 'em all and I always will.

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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #5 on: Jan. 27, 2006, 06:16:49 PM »
The PCE version is obviously the best, but my favorite version is the SNES one.
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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #6 on: Jan. 28, 2006, 04:24:16 AM »
I second Gillians comment. Technically Dawn of Ys is a bit better, but I still voted for Mask of the Sun because of the story and gameplay.

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RE:  Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #7 on: Jan. 30, 2006, 10:18:30 AM »
Quote from: NightWolve

"Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys" hands down. I once tried playing the crappy patch Shimarisu did for the SNES version and it is just simply terrible. TERRIBLE!!!! Maybe it is a decent game, but you certainly won't be able to tell until that translation patch is entirely revamped, which incidentally, I hear Ghideon Zhi does plan on doing some time in the future.

I never finished the game I started btw; I couldn't manage to force myself to finish it off. I tried again a while back, but it had been so long that I put off continuing, I got stuck and didn't know what to do next. Course, I didn't feel like starting over, so that was that...


Not quite sure if it was the translation or just the fact that mask of the sun sucked in comparison to dawn of ys. I made it half way through mask of the sun and quit also.
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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #8 on: Feb. 02, 2006, 03:53:32 AM »
Soon everyone can pick a new version of Mask of the Sun - A New Theory for your phone...

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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #9 on: Feb. 03, 2006, 10:13:57 PM »
I'd have to say Dawn of Ys, myself. I had been wanting to play it ever since it's release, but never bothered because I know all of two words in Japanese. When Nightwolve's translation came out, I flew right through it. I then applied the patch to the SNES rom of Mask of the Sun, thinking I'd fly through that one too, but I lost interest in it pretty quickly. Not sure why, though. I've even started playing it since then and still lost interest after a while. So for this reason I say Dawn of Ys is better.
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« Reply #10 on: Feb. 12, 2006, 03:38:37 PM »
I just finished Mask of the Sun a few days ago.  I've fiddled with The Dawn of Ys previously, but I didn't start playing through it since it wasn't 100% in English at the time.

I'm inclined to say that Dawn is better, but I can't give a fair comparison until I play through the game.  The translation of Mask was so-so, but the insertion job was absolutely horrible.  I've done better insertion jobs than that.  Well, if a revised version of the patch is coming out, great, but I don't see any reason to snatch it up the moment it comes out...

On that note, does anyone know how Justus' dub patch for Dawn is working out?  That's the only thing that is preventing me from playing through Dawn.  If I remember correctly, he said that he would be doing a group dub session over the holidays, but I haven't heard anything about it since...

While I tend to prefer Japanese voice acting to dubs, I'm not hardcore enough to pause a game every few minutes to look at a translated script.  However, I'll make a point of playing through the entire game once the dub is ready, regardless of how professional or campy it may be.
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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #11 on: Feb. 12, 2006, 04:35:38 PM »
Really, I wouldn't wait for the dubs. I have no idea what Justus is doing now. He was around not too recently and showed us his dubbing work for Radiant Silvergun, but now I dunno.

You're missing out on a fine game for something that may never happen. I'd go ahead and play it. In fact, I'm gonna release a patch update for the script that I was holding off on cause I wanted to wait till the dubs came along. I've decided not to hold off any longer. Expect version .96 very soon, which will change spellings such as "Romn" back to "Romun." It's just spelling corrections and I'll probably redesign the ReadMe. Would be fun to maybe make a new patcher, but I doubt I'll fit that in this time.


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RE: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #12 on: Feb. 13, 2006, 06:22:32 AM »
I agree with NightWolve. Waiting for the dub seems futile. The game doesn't contain that much spoken dialogue and reading the script when the speech is over isn't a problem (but beware -- I accidentally read one more sentence at one point and that spoiled a major part of the game for me!).

The Dawn of Ys is awesome. But I don't feel like playing through it because my SRAM got reset again :P (I was fiddling inside the console and I guess there was some power left in it so it probably got shorted).

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« Reply #13 on: Feb. 18, 2006, 07:19:48 PM »
Please cast your vote once more. I have reset the poll because it was possible to vote again now that the board software has been changed. It would be wrong to vote twice.  ;)

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Re: Vote for your favorite version of Ys IV!
« Reply #14 on: Feb. 18, 2006, 07:28:11 PM »
Oy vey... You didn't have to do that... It wasn't that important to clear out the data. I just didn't bother to figure out how to import the markers that store who voted exactly for what cause, yeah, it wasn't gonna be an issue, really, and it was just one poll... Heh. Geez, dude, you pest.

EDIT: Alright, I fixed it. Happy? Good. Every member ID that already voted was marked and I restored the counted values... "Save the poll! Must save the poll! Alright alright!"


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