Let's face it, the Xbox is not a haven for JRPG purists. Fans of the genre are practically starving if they only own this console and it's been a while since a series other than Final Fantasy really took a chance on the big X. On the flip side, the Ys
series has been long-running but relatively niche on its own platforms, developing little more than a cult following here in the West. That made it doubly surprising when Ys Origin
was announced for Xbox One, but oh was it a delight.
If you're curious about the series, you'll be happy to hear Ys Origin
marks the start, but there's far more too it than that. The series has been running for ages at this point and if you just browse a Wiki article on the subject it can seem a bit daunting to jump in. But fear not, that's why Dean
is here as a dedicated fan to give us the rundown on the series as a whole and why this newest release should get JRPG fans excited.
is available now for Xbox One. With any luck, we'll see more of the titles soon.Check out our Best Xbox RPGs Available in 2017 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.