Ys V: Kefin, The Lost City of Sand ( イースV 失われた砂の都ケフィン Īsu V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin ) is the fifth game of the series. It was released for SNES in 1995, followed by an updated version called Ys V Expert. A remake was released for PS2 in 2006.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The RPG-style statistical elements and the overhead view of most of the previous games are retained in Ys V. As in Ys III, there is no auto-attack; the player must press a button to swing Adol's sword. Adol is also given the ability to jump and defend with his shield.
A new magic system is introduced in Ys V as well, which requires the player to charge up spells by holding a button before they can be cast.
Expert Differences[edit | edit source]
This is a list of known differences between the original Ys V and the Expert mode remake of Ys V:
- Overall more difficult
- Time Attack Mode
- There is an extra dungeon behind the stairs of Dorman's Mansion
- It has twenty floors with each giving a prize
- Skeleton enemies with shields block periodically
- Stronger variants of normal enemies throughout the game
- New second area where Master Rod is injured in Northwood
- In the third area (originally the second) of Northwood there's a new tree enemy
- In the East Wing of Kefin City the falling rock puzzle has been revamped and now includes obstacles and switches
English translation[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- It is currently one of the three games that have not received a remake in the world setting of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim
- It is currently the only main game that have not received an official English localization.
- It is currently the only main game that cannot be played in any of the current generation console or PC platform like PS4 or Steam.
- It is briefly mentioned by Chatelard when he is revealing the truth of Monstrums to Adol and his partners.