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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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Score distribution:
  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: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Mar 7, 2019
    10
    Ys VIII is a marvelous game that will make you want to explore and discover all of the island mysteries over the course of the main game. TheYs VIII is a marvelous game that will make you want to explore and discover all of the island mysteries over the course of the main game. The gameplay is fluid and fast paced as expected of an Ys game. The soundtrack is amazing as always thanks to Falcom Sound Team jdk. Don't be fooled by the other reviews, the PC port is excellent and I never crashed once during the entire playthrough. Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2019
    10
    Mi opinión es acerca del juego en general, no del port a PC (que podía estar más currado). Nihon Falcom es de las pocas compañías en laMi opinión es acerca del juego en general, no del port a PC (que podía estar más currado). Nihon Falcom es de las pocas compañías en la actualidad que es fiel a sus principios. Ys es sinónimo de jugabilidad perfecta y de magistral Banda Sonora. Ys VIII es el poryecto más ambicioso de esta compañía hasta la fecha y es sin ninguna duda una Obra Maestra Moderna, que mantiene la nostalgia de lo Retro. Su historia es exelente, tiene grandes personges, horas de exploración, recoleción de objetos, muchas misiones secundarias, su OST, como hable antes es sublime. Si no han jugado a esta maravilla, ya están perdiendo el tiempo, recomiendo la versión de PS4 pero cualquiera es disfrutable. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2018
    9
    Port Analysis: Played the PC version. After 40+ hours for my initial playthrough, game only crashed once, had a couple of typos, and majorPort Analysis: Played the PC version. After 40+ hours for my initial playthrough, game only crashed once, had a couple of typos, and major slowdown in only one *optional* segment, so my experience overall was pretty good.

    Game itself, this was an unexpected gem. Didn't know what I was getting myself into (especially with this being my first Ys game), but I stayed, and absolutely enjoyed the whole ride. Good story, great cast, and excellent gameplay. Got the true ending in one go, and while it wasn't hard by any means, is definitely the ending the shoot for. Looking forward to the next one. Just please make the ports of future games better next time. I can see where the complaints are coming from. I also hope newer titles go for a more improved artsyle, or showcase better graphics overall. The opportunity is there. They should take it.
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  4. May 28, 2019
    8
    剧情是本作的最大亮点,在系列传统内容的基础上,展现了前所未有的博大而完整的叙事。游戏各系统相比于树海有了全方位的改进,摒弃了那些画蛇添足的设计,加入了更多的支线和模块,让游戏体验更加畅快而充满趣味。另一方面,自VII进入3D时代以来,系列的Boss战就不再像以往那样激动人心,随着Br剧情是本作的最大亮点,在系列传统内容的基础上,展现了前所未有的博大而完整的叙事。游戏各系统相比于树海有了全方位的改进,摒弃了那些画蛇添足的设计,加入了更多的支线和模块,让游戏体验更加畅快而充满趣味。另一方面,自VII进入3D时代以来,系列的Boss战就不再像以往那样激动人心,随着Break体系的确立与完善,boss战纯粹变成了与bk槽的赛跑,本作中这一点尤为明显,这导致很多Boss弱不禁风,击败他们毫无乐趣可言。本作细节方面的缺陷则有:地形设计粗糙,有些地方出人意料的是万丈深渊,而有些高台却毫无道理的将玩家死死卡住;怪物AI落后,只知道直线奔向玩家的怪物很容易被地形所困,这一点在怪物众多的压制战中格外突出。总体来说,作为首部将游戏时间大幅延长的系列作,本作的表现差强人意,对于新老玩家都是值得体验的,同时也让我对续作有了更多的期待。 Expand
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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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