Ys Celceta Log #1

Like my other gaming logs, I’ll keep adding to this until 12 AM EDT (North America).

  • The “Treasure Get!” thing on the right is for the monthly draw for Falcom goodies, not in-game stuff. To enter the draw, you fill out a survey regarding the purchase of this game and provide them with your e-mail address.

Edit #1:

  • FINALLY started the game! 😄 Guh, Adol is just … gliding around Casnan like he’s walking on ice. ^^ Poor guy. He has amnesia. 😦
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  • Is it just me or did Falcom avoid the letter K like a plague? Every ka, kya, ki, etc. word starts with a C or something. Guess they wanted to be stylish (although I could swear someone explained or reasoned why. Just can’t remember who that someone was or where that information is. ^^)
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  • Graphics look gorgeous and the animated intro is amazing on this (i.e. the Vita). *______*
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  • Anyway, at the bar right now with Peach asking Adol to check out something? Got 2 choices. I think I’ll take the first one with the “help” character. (Didn’t really pay attention to what she was talking about. It’s great to play games in a language you’re illiterate to.)
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  • Ahaha. Dulen just wanders up to Adol and starts talking to him but the choices you get in response is “Who’s Adol?” or “Who are you?”. Chose the top one “Who’s Adol?” 😄
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  • Dur. Just more or less blindly selecting dialogue choices. Too lazy to look up kanji.
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  • Like the remix of the Promarock or whatever tune from Ys IV: Mask of the Sun. Can’t remember if Dawn of Ys had it too or not.
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  • Yay. A mine with monsters. This is pretty much a staple in Ys games now.
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  • Whoo. Finally have control of Adol and dashing around! Got a trophy too (probably for sitting through the entire intro sequence like a “Starting your adventure”-type trophy). ^^ How strange. You can enter into the menu with the Vita’s gamepad buttons but in order to actually select a save file, you have to touch the screen. 9___9 But man, the Camp Menu’s pretty nice looking! Look! (I think I’m going to stop like every few minutes to post a screenshot or something. XD) ………. I forgot I could take screencaps directly with the Vita but then, it’s more convenient to just take photos since I’d have to keep closing the game to transfer images. >_____>

    Ys Celceta - Camp Menu
    Camp Menu~
  • Other screencaps: https://koukoupuffs.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/yscelceta_titlemenu.jpg and https://koukoupuffs.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/yscelceta_afterloadingup.jpg The latter is a photo since the Vita screencap function can’t get it. 😡
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  • Adol sure likes writing ellipses. Sigh.
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  • Cool. You can uncover the map. I think there’s a trophy for fully uncovering every inch of Celceta or something too. In the screencap here, you can see some fog of war-like thing is going on where places you’ve been to are shrouded.  However, anywhere you haven’t gone near has opaque parts to it.
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  • Oh geez. It’s the magical arm injury. (A miner just came out of the mine holding onto his right shoulder.) Yeah, I know it’s just a way to show that someone is injured. 😛
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  • Funky staticky screen! Ah, it’s for the “Personal Actions”. Seems like whenever you see a white target circle around an object, a certain character has to go up to it to trigger something? Adol seems to have his own Personal Action thing going where you can collect his memories by interacting with white orbs.
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  • Wandering into the mine without a weapon. LALALA~
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  • !! First battle coming up! Adol goes at it alone (with the short sword he got from Dulen. :P)! Tutorial on getting skills, skill points, setting/mapping skills and stuff.
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  • Material gathering from Ys SEVEN is back. D: So is the attack type affinity. Yay~ Touch enemy with touchscreen to see information and what its weakness is!
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  • Ahaha. I forgot you can keep attacking an enemy carcass to get materials. ^^ Yeah, Ys SEVEN fans should feel at home with this game.
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  • Mwahaha. I tried to walk away. 😄 (The bottom option is like pretending not to see what was transpiring.)

    Ys Celceta - Not a boss battle
    You can choose to help or just be an ass and ignore people in need! Dulen kind of dislikes the second choice though. 😄
  • Oh wow! You can do dash attacks in water while swimming! Oh, uh, yeah! You can swim and also make the characters get a bit of a boost in speed/dash with the X button. ^^ Oooh. Neato change in perspective!
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  • Ha. Dulen’s Personal Action is Lockpicking. The first time you use it is on a chest. It looks like he fiddles with the lock and then ends up simply kicking the thing. ^^
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  • Boss fight!!! Got a screenshot with its mouth wide open. Ha! Wow. That was pathetic. 😄 I keep accidentally switching characters instead of dodging. ^^; Cost both Adol and Dulen some health points. I ended up just spamming the guard button in the end.
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  • Headache time for Adol! Got a silver feather post-headache. Silver Feather ends up allowing the party to warp between waystones! Aww. The warp map is cute! Giant SD Adol head. 😄 You can also zoom in and out. …. And the game forces you to warp. >_> Where did those 2 soldiers go? o_O;;
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  • Yay. Got the map to Celceta’s sea o’ trees. And … joy, sidequests.
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  • Oh lord. The bartender. 😄 He’s just standing there and randomly flexes his arm now and then. Whew. Searching out quest givers should be easier this time around since there’s a little speech balloon above a person’s head (which only appears after checking the quest board). Oh, and on the area map, they’re marked with little red flags.
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  • Wow.  Looks like there’s a lot of attributes you can add/modify on equipment and weapons with the Reinforce option. ………. Man, looks like I gotta do some grinding for materials. Right now, it’s like a 3 step process to get the bars of ore or whatever to reinforce stuff. 1) Get the raw materials (the rocks) then 2) exchange them into some sort of iron ore then 3) change the iron ore into the bar. X__x Actually, I think the mine can get you both types.  I suppose I’ll make another trip to check.
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  • Expensive accessories. X___x
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  • Wish Adol would shut up when I leave him idle on the screen.
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  • Found a pikkard! ^o^~ Buh. Looks like you can give food to animals? Also, interacting with pikkard.
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  • Kekekeke. Beast’s Party Plain? 😄 Welp, no need to check out the mine cuz there’s a lot of material that can be gathered from the harvesting points and enemies in the plains!
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  • UGH! Giant boar thing! This is what the bartender was asking Adol and Dulen to go after, I think. Or not. Forgot it’s marked on the map (and it’s not a hunt quest or anything either). 😄 Man … wish I could Flash Guard and Flash Move easily. 😦 Horrible timing and reflexes == only able to do them as flukes. Edit: BTW, I believe Flash Move is dodging right when the enemy’s about to attack. It’s kind of neat in that the enemy slows down briefly when you successfully pull it off. Not sure if your hits are critical attacks during the enemy-slow-mo bit.
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  • D’ah. Took me forever to get the milk from the quest monster. ^^ Didn’t clue in I was supposed to walk slowly or at least approach it from behind. Once I did that but accidentally hit the X button instead of O once the exclamation mark came up for both Adol and the monster. >_>
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