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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. Oct 16, 2017
    100
    It’s another stellar entry in a franchise that’s full of them, and if you’re after an RPG that pushes the Vita to its limits (without ever breaking them), it’s a definite must-play.
  2. Sep 13, 2017
    80
    I've got some hang-ups with Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, but ultimately it's a beautiful and exhilarating little game that's worth your time. Falcom has managed to craft a lovely series out of excellent combat, endearing characters, and snippets of story; that formula has worked well in the past, but some of the risks haven't paid off in this entry. The Vita version is sadly missing all of the PS4 and PC additions, such as the extra forms for Dana, but what you do get is a beautiful adventure in the palm of your hands. Everyone should try at least one Ys game, and this is yet another entry in the series I recommend — just expect something a bit different this time.
  3. Nov 27, 2017
    80
    Ys VIII proves once again that 2016 is the year of J-RPG. Not only does it offer solid RPG elements and dynamic combat sessions, it also does a very good job at making us discover the Siren Island and care for our heroes. And with its excellent graphics (especially for the Vita version) and this very good soundtrack, all that makes it one of the best game of this summer 2016. A great J-RPG to play on the go.
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  1. Jan 4, 2018
    10
    This is a gem of a Vita game that, while drawing heavily on well-known story and game-play elements, delivers some great and fresh takes onThis is a gem of a Vita game that, while drawing heavily on well-known story and game-play elements, delivers some great and fresh takes on them. I particularly liked the atmosphere and the narrative (which arguably takes its time to get going, but makes up for it with some very nicely implemented narrative techniques that organically complement the overall story).

    Highly recommended for anyone who likes (Japanese) Action RPGs.

    It's not perfect and probably a 8.5/10 game on the PS4, but given just how well it fits the Vita from a gameplay perspective as well as with regard to presentation and controls, it's a 10/10 Vita game for me.
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  2. Nov 29, 2017
    10
    Wow, yes it's just a masterpiece for Ps VITA, graphics and gameplay are made simply at the highest level. Incredibly RPG, I recommend to allWow, yes it's just a masterpiece for Ps VITA, graphics and gameplay are made simply at the highest level. Incredibly RPG, I recommend to all owners of the remarkable console PS VITA this miracle Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2017
    9
    El juego es brutal de bueno. No solo por el aspecto visual. El juego es muy activo y frenético sin que te sientes perdido. El juego da buenEl juego es brutal de bueno. No solo por el aspecto visual. El juego es muy activo y frenético sin que te sientes perdido. El juego da buen toque de RPG en tiempo real a gran velocidad y con un sistema muy divertido de jugarse.Ademas que explota Brillantemente el potencial de la VITA. Eso si... hay iconos demasiado cerca de los extremos de la pantalla y alguna vez los tocas sin querer.
    Estoy super enganchado a el juego y recomiendo su adquisición sin duda alguna.
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  4. Oct 3, 2017
    9
    Por todo lo alto. Nueva aventura del tipo action RPG para Adol, esta vez náufrago en una isla maldita llena de peligros y misterios. HaPor todo lo alto. Nueva aventura del tipo action RPG para Adol, esta vez náufrago en una isla maldita llena de peligros y misterios. Ha pasado mucho tiempo para que la portátil de Sony sea llevada otra vez al límite en cuanto a balancear graficos y jugabilidad, con un sistema de combate muy divertido y variado. Cada personaje tiene un tipo de daño y estilo diferenciado, como ya nos tiene acostumbrado la saga. A medida que avancemos en nuestra aventura la diversidad de escenarios y monstruos nos incentivará a recorrer más del mapa. Hay mucho para hacer en la isla: obtener mas materiales para mejorar nuestras armas y armaduras, pescar nuevas especies en los numerosos rios o playas y lo más importante encontrar mas náufragos para que con su ayuda podamos acceder a más zonas de la isla y asi la historia progrese. Si bien los escenarios son a simple vista extensos, están divididos en áreas mas pequeñas con tiempos de carga entre ellas relativamente cortas. La banda sonora tiene temas acordes a la zona geográfica y llegan al clímax durante las batallas contra los jefes de cada area. Los personajes están dentro dentro de los estereotipos de todo juego de aventuras (el héroe callado, el fortachón, la tsundere, etc). Los controles del juegos me tomaron algo de tiempo para acostumbrarme a ellos si bien los puedes editar en la pantalla de ajustes. En conclusión Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana es una gran aventura que tiene el plus de poder llevarse a todos lados y posiblemente el juego del año para Playstation Vita. Expand