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  • Summary: Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, AdolYs returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana!

    FEATURES:

    An Epic Tale - Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
    Party On! - Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lighting-fast combat.

    Another Side - Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections.

    It Takes a Village! - Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 20, 2018
    91
    It’s a satisfying RPG with a steady pace and great gameplay. There are also plenty of sidequests if you want to pursue them, but it’s optional. One thing I really like are the raids which will happen on your little castaway village. These happen throughout the game and you can choose to participate in defending everyone from a monster raid. They’re also good for friendly competition with Dogi, and if there’s one thing I think Ys VIII does really well it’s things like this that keep things from ever getting too serious.
  2. 70
    Ys VIII is a fantastic action RPG with interesting characters and an intriguing story, which provides countless hours of exploration and banter.
  3. May 2, 2018
    65
    The Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana port is a complete mess. Full of problems and technical flaws, this is the worst version to play the best chapter of the series.
  4. May 14, 2018
    59
    Seriously? We had to wait for the PC port this long? With bugs and technical problems the once very good action roleplaying game is reduced to a meager shell.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Sep 5, 2018
    9
    I have played a couple of Ys games before and this is simply the best title in series and may be the best RPG of 2017. Pleasant graphics,I have played a couple of Ys games before and this is simply the best title in series and may be the best RPG of 2017. Pleasant graphics, nice music, enjoyable story and game play, overall good quality. It seems that patches have done their work, not a single crash during my game. Expand
  2. Jul 17, 2018
    8
    I'm just going to ignore the extreme failure of this NISA port and just pray they never get their filthy hands on another Ys title. AfterI'm just going to ignore the extreme failure of this NISA port and just pray they never get their filthy hands on another Ys title. After being extremely let down, hoping to play this over Christmas break 2017, we finally managed to receive the port, and about 3 months after release it became playable for me. Despite that, it's clearly the best title in the series and does so much right, it's not fair to the game to let the darkness of NISA cloud it any longer.

    Story: It's interesting but may appear to be very generic if you haven't played earlier Ys games, there's a host of nods and winks that it's hard to appreciate without knowing some of the lore, but for the most part it's very subtle. If you're in it for the story, there's enough bing bing wahoo! to keep you hooked, just enough mystery to push you forward, in fact the pacing is excellent, particularly for people who like to take it slow and conquer all of the side quests and exploration aspects.

    Gameplay: Combat is kind of like Tales of meets Dragon Quest Heroes, but enough uniqueness that keeps it fresh just long enough to not get too bored with it. Boss battles are epic but unfortunately felt dumbed down from previous titles. Baddies aren't scaled, they're confined to regions, which has its pro's and con's. It's thankfully fast paced but loot feels a little underwhelming.

    Music: One of the better aspects of the game, it really works with the fast pace of the action and the flow of the story.

    At the end of the day, there is just so much more that could have been done with it. I like Ys as a series very much, but this is undoubtedly a transition title. It felt like they wanted to keep the original feel and yet experiment with a bit more openness, a world that felt a little more lived in (despite the obvious setting of the island), a more robust experience. I can't really say if it exceeded fully, but it did succeed in making me very excited for the next Ys title.
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  3. May 12, 2018
    6
    This a review based on the PC released version, with patch 501 after 35 hours of play (finished). The game is a console port that was poorlyThis a review based on the PC released version, with patch 501 after 35 hours of play (finished). The game is a console port that was poorly done. Problems with controller, crashing issues. They fix the controller now. Most of the crashing can be stopped by disabling Map Shadow and Anti-aliasing options. Which speaks loudly about the quality of the PC port... Graphically Ys 8 is at the level of a PS3 game. The anime movies and illustrations are a nice touch. I wish they were more... The textures are fine in general, but the polygons are somewhat low on the levels. The vegetation is rather decent. The story starts very slowly but gets more interesting with time. A bit too complex for a younger audience, it's more for 14-15+ years old. You have concept of death, reality of existence and time travel. The ending was kind of sad but pretty good in it's own way. Combat is simple and revolve on mashing and special attacks. Minor strategy could be involved at times, but nothing fancy. A proper way to defend your character is missing. The voice over are very well done and the textual translation spot on. Now some peoples might be offended by the fact the Dana has nipples when all the other women don't. It is obvious it was to please the crowd of young gaming men. You be your own judge about that, the game doesn't focus on that aspect but it can be distracting at times. The game still crash from time to time. I hardly understand why they have release it like this, and at a 66$ value, when clearly they are gonna refund a lot of peoples. The game is really good and should be a 75%. I give it a 60%. Wait until they fix their bugs if you think of buying it. Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2018
    3
    Pros: Best of the Y's series so far in story, length, game mechanics and English voice acting, if you can keep it running long enough toPros: Best of the Y's series so far in story, length, game mechanics and English voice acting, if you can keep it running long enough to actually play it.
    Cons: Constant crashing, horrible optimization, previous gen console quality graphics.

    I cannot even begin to describe how bad this port is. It crashes so often that it takes an ungodly amount of patience to actually play enough to write a review. I've tried on multiple computers with varying AMD and Intel setups and the results are generally the same. Crashes, crashes and more crashes. The best luck I had was on an old AMD FX system paired a GTX 1050 TI. With that setup I've managed to play about 42 hours in the game so far. (Still crashing but far less frequently, about an hour or three between crashes).

    All in all play it on the PS4 but STAY AWAY from the PC port until they get all the issues patched out. Give them year or so.
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  5. Apr 23, 2018
    0
    The game has nothing good on PC.
    - KB & Mouse don't work probably.
    - Game crash every 10 minutes. - Poor audio's quality. - Bad game's
    The game has nothing good on PC.
    - KB & Mouse don't work probably.
    - Game crash every 10 minutes.
    - Poor audio's quality.
    - Bad game's support team for fixing problem.
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  6. Apr 30, 2018
    0
    A resounding massive failure of quality control, the game suffers from severe optimization issues which the game seems to get confused, I'veA resounding massive failure of quality control, the game suffers from severe optimization issues which the game seems to get confused, I've had the controls buttons change from regular xbox icons to PSN icons for no reason which makes no sense, but considering the game crashes so frequently the game is pretty much unplayable.

    Wouldn't be a bad game if it was actually tested properly before launch.
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