Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Nihon Falcom, Nihon Falcom, NIS America, Inc.

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82
Top Critic Average
88%
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Based on 59 critic reviews
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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

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Based on 59 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

88%

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Based on 59 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 1, 2021
PCJan 1, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJan 1, 2021
PlayStation 5Jan 1, 2021

Developer: Nihon Falcom

Publishers: Nihon Falcom, NIS America, Inc.

Genres: Action, RPG

Feared Protectors: Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures. The World Within the Walls: Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq. Strength of the Night: Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes, while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight. STORY "What is real is defined by what is not. Who one is defined by who one isn't." To move forward, one must accept these truths. "Yes, in this prison—this cradle— my dreams and reality became one." Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrum to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.

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Adol Christin shows us a good time as he grapples, glides, and wall-runs while mowing down innumerable monsters in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox-all while wearing some damn fine threads.

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7 / 10
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Another fun, fast-paced action role-player from the makers of Trails Of Cold Steel but it's not quite the revelation its predecessor was, despite superior storytelling.

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Ys IX is a classic action RPG, with great exploration mechanics, an accesible combat system and a beautiful soundtrack. We love the story and new characters, but Nihon Falcom game also shows outdated graphics and some repetitive missions.

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