Jax There are some specific things in VIII I think they could have cut back on but yeah you’re right, it feels super breezy in comparison to most other games. I’m still trying to come up with the words I’d use to try to sell these games but it’s sorta just you get one in your hands and feel it and it clicks.
I’m undecided on whether to play VI before IX or not. It seems like an important one for the entire series. Toshihiro Kondo has said it was the first one to start this kind of modern Ys mythology. But I’ve heard that it’s just kinda rough.
setc The border is definitely dope, it makes the game feel like a piece of artwork lol.
After that rat, another and another. Yeah I’m skipping around just to make sure I don’t get too tired of one style of gameplay. So I’m trying to split it up by not playing the same style of game twice in a row. VIII is party style from Seven so I want to try a VI style one next and so on. It also depends on where good versions exist too! Thankfully I can play pretty much everything on either the Vita or Switch. I’m definitely open to going back to some of the older ones too, especially IV since Celceta didn’t do a ton for me.
Question for y’all: did anyone play Tokyo Xanadu? It’s Falcom’s more directly inspired Persona style game. I never got that far into it but it was pretty cool. The dungeons in it are Ys-ish ARPG affairs but they’re score based sorta like a Bayonetta or other character action thing. It’s a cool twist. Just not super aesthetically interesting as an entire package since it’s another modern Tokyo school JRPG.