Although some of the gaming community consider the abundance of remakes and remasters of previously released games to be a waste of time, there are many good reasons for a game to be revisited, as seen by the enhanced editions of Wii U games which have seen new life on the Nintendo Switch. This remastered version of Ys Memories of Celceta, which was originally released in 2014 for the PlayStation Vita and 2018 for PC via Steam, brings this top down JRPG to the PS4 with several enhancements.
The game begins with the series primary protagonist, Adol Christin, wandering into a city named Casnan with absolutely no memories. After he reunites with a muscular individual named Duren, the two men go on a journey to rebuild Adol’s memories, as well as chart the depths of the mysterious forests of Celceta for the area’s government officials. The amnesia trope is played to its full extent during the story, used for both comedic and traumatic purposes throughout. Along the way, Adol is joined by various guest characters such as a young village chief named Ozma and a disciple named Calilica, who convince Adol to help them with their town’s problems, as Adol appears to have met them before the onset of his amnesia.