Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PS4 – Escape is everything!
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
PlayStation®4 Ι Genre: JRPG
What makes a being a monster? According to the dictionary; this word denotes “one who deviates from normal or acceptable behavior or character” both negatively and positively. Originated by the Latin word monstrum who means something which threatens the natural order of things; we can find it in Latin literature. For example, the poet Horace described Cleopatra as a “fatale monstrum” (someone beyond humanity); while for Seneca this term means “a visual and horrific revelation of the truth”.
Whatever its origin is; through the millennia humankind met a very large number of monsters. Starting from ancient cyclops, gorgons, and hydra to contemporary Pokémon, they are a part of our everyday life. Vampires, zombies, boogeymen, and many other creatures are truly pop-icons and we can see them in thousands of books, comics, movies, tv-series & video games.
What is a monster?
But that’s not all, because a lot of people has been fascinated by the bizarre since the dawn of times, the richest personalities of middle-ages created for their pleasure the Wunderkammer (or Cabinets of Curiosities); in there a lot of rare – sometimes fake – objects and creatures were collected to bring even more prestige to its owner, this was one of the best ways to improve the status of a family. For example, mythical creatures were commissioned to skilled craftsmen to show the rarest relics in the world; between them, it’s compulsory to mention mermaids, unicorn horns, feathers of a phoenix’s tails, and other wonders who were presented to foreign diplomats or noblemen to demonstrate the magnificence and power of a certain dynasty…in a few words, it was pure and simple means of propaganda.
Playing with games, you’ve surely met hundreds of thousands of monsters; some of them tried to stop while some others gave you a big help in your quest, but in any of these titles the original monstrum beings were present. Luckily Nihon Falcom filled this void with the new chapter of the Ys series…the much-awaited Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PlayStation 4!
In the small island of Esteria, there’s a city called Balduq; known also as the Prison City due to its peculiar architecture which is more similar to a fortress than a normal city; its thick walls protect the entire community, and not just the castle dwellers, making it one of the safest places in all Gllia Region. Unfortunately, recently fearful rumors have started to circulate among the inhabitants; they talk about Monstrums. Beings with supernatural powers who move freely around the city. Some of them help the people while others only aim to harm them, and this creates confusion between the citizens.
In Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PS4, you’re Adol Christin; an adventurer who has been wrongly accused of the disappearance of a Romun military fleet. Helped by a mysterious cloaked girl he eventually escaped from the jail, to start a brand new quest to prove his innocence and unveil the most hidden secrets about the Monstrum’s presence. With its perfect mix of action, exploration, and puzzles; the new episode of this legendary series features a lot of innovative gameplay elements that will leave you breathless, and that will let you surely hoping for more!
Action & Fantasy meet again in Ys!
Including all that a great JRPG should have: epic story, endearing characters, fabulous gameplay, and a beautiful soundtrack; this is an actual wonderful masterpiece in gaming history. Diplomacy, intrigue, exciting battles against huge bosses and a multitude of choices will push your abilities to the limit; the ninth chapter of Ys has all of this, and much more. Do yourself a favor and play it to experience a story full of twists where nothing is at it seems…
Enter into a world full of magic digitally or physically; with Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PlayStation 4 will let you discover the unspoken as only a true hero can. Old fans and new players will be happy to play this wonderful 40+ hours’ quest set in the rich vibrant world of Ys!
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