When Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim was released in the West in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, it was the first game we had seen from the series in nearly 14 years. The last one was Ys III: The Wanderers from Ys for the Super Nintendo that arrived back in 1991. That isn't to say that this particular series had budged much. The last Ys title had been out only eight years prior. Developer Nihon Falcom had spent most of that time focusing on remakes and remasters of the Ys catalog.
While the original PC release of Napishtim had been brought to Japan nearly a decade ago, fans in the West had to deal with either the PlayStation 2 or PSP versions of the game. Thanks to XSEED's efforts in flushing out their Steam library, a much wider audience of gamers are now able to try out the sixth entry into the series for themselves.
In his latest video review, Darren MacPhail takes a look at Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim. How do things hold up in the transition to the PC in the modern era? Check out the video above to find out for yourself.
Versions tested: PC
Disclaimer: A copy of this game was provided to RPG Site by the publisher.