Analog Addiction writes: "Amnesia has been a standard method for story telling for decades. It allows the player to experience new pieces of information alongside our protagonist forming a stronger bond, and leaving a sense of mystery and intrigue.
Ys: Memories of Celceta is one of the latest titles to use this aspect, which is one of the central motifs throughout the 20+ hour experience. Players take control of adventurer, Adol Christian, who has mysteriously lost his recent memory, leaving him with many questions. After a small introduction, Adol is tasked with exploring the Great Forest, a section of land that has seen many adventurers never return. Due to this fact, the forest has never been mapped out and this becomes the main task for Adol. As he explores the vastness of the Great Forest, it becomes clear that there is a grand scheme in the works and Adol is the only one able to stop it."