Welcome, one and all, to our first JRPG Club entry of 2020, Ys Origin - coming to you a few days early in case you're already itching to start! Here's what howlongtobeat.com has to say about our latest pick:
But I'm not totally sure how to interpret those numbers. Per our conversation in the main thread, any member of the club has finished the game -- and is eligible to level up! -- after completing all three characters' routes. That's probably longer than the "Main Story" figure, which clocks in at 11.5 hours. The "Completionist" number is 36.5 hours, but I usually understand that category as "how long it takes to do everything [or get all trophies]." And there's a lot of extra, unnecessary stuff required to get all trophies, like multiple playthroughs with each character and finishing the boss rush mode on Nightmare difficulty. I'd be shocked if all that could be finished in 36.5 hours, unless the player already knew what he or she was doing.
In brief: expect between 20-30 hours for this game. That's still substantially less time than manyof the games we've chosen, before!
Ys Origin is an action RPG that I expect to be very approachable, and should start 2020 off right for JRPG Club veterans and new players alike. So, who's in?