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  • Summary: 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Sep 26, 2017
    95
    Developer Nihon Falcom has always been talented, but this project represents a new high for the studio, a game where each piece comes together and interlocks in a way that feels damn near perfect. Don’t let the obscure name fool you; forgettable story aside, this is one of the best action-RPGs of this generation.
  2. Sep 5, 2017
    90
    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is easily the most ambitious entry in series to date, with an expansive world map and a greater emphasis on storytelling. It carries the proud tradition of a skillfully satisfying and lightning fast combat engine, paired with a soundtrack that could only have been composed by the legends at Team JDK. It makes a strong case, not only as one of the best Ys games ever made, but also as a contender for game of the year.
  3. Oct 9, 2017
    90
    Aside from the one or two issues it has Ys VIII is a magnificent game, it's fun to play, with mechanics that suit both casual players while giving more hardcore gamers a challenge. The plot is compelling and the characters memorable, while the music is not only enjoyable but also instills a sense of adventure and nostalgia that serves to endear the whole experience to the player. It’s the perfect starting point for new players while remaining true to the saga’s long legacy.
  4. Aug 30, 2017
    85
    Ys VIII abandons the sprawling, dramatic settings of other JRPGs for a restrained world and cast, then gives us every reason to fall in love with both. From combat to story to exploration to sound, Ys VIII offers subtle, but refreshing distinctions from the usual genre fare.
  5. Oct 12, 2017
    82
    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is a heartwarming and interesting journey with fantastic characters and a balanced combat system.
  6. Sep 14, 2017
    80
    But even when it falters, it’s hard to hate Ys VIII for long. The feel of fighting your way through a big, beautiful island of untamed wilderness to save a group of people brought together by circumstance while uncovering an ancient mystery is an absolute delight, and will compel you to keep exploring for hours on end. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to the exploits of Adol Christin, you’ll find a lot to enjoy in the exotic world of Ys VIII.
  7. Aug 30, 2017
    70
    Fun and entertaining for those who love the series. Ys haters won't find something to change their mind.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 54
  2. Negative: 1 out of 54
  1. Sep 18, 2017
    10
    Amazing RPG! iF youre a fan of the ys saga then this is a must! Endless vistas of beauty and an amazing storyline that keeps you hooked at allAmazing RPG! iF youre a fan of the ys saga then this is a must! Endless vistas of beauty and an amazing storyline that keeps you hooked at all times!!! Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2020
    10
    Потрясающее приключение на острове. Отличная механика боя( у игр этой серии боевка это главное). Интересная механика своей деревни, котораяПотрясающее приключение на острове. Отличная механика боя( у игр этой серии боевка это главное). Интересная механика своей деревни, которая постепенно развивается. Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2020
    10
    Masterpiece of JRPG. Perfect story and the character design is really enjoyable. Exploration and investigation in the island is alsoMasterpiece of JRPG. Perfect story and the character design is really enjoyable. Exploration and investigation in the island is also interesting. I think this game is the one of the most well-made games for FALCOM and JPRG history. Expand
  4. Jan 14, 2020
    10
    The game is perfect. The art style is lively and beautiful, every character well developed and designed. The gameplay is an absolute blastThe game is perfect. The art style is lively and beautiful, every character well developed and designed. The gameplay is an absolute blast that no other action RPG comes even close to. Every Ys game has a soundtrack that reflects the greatest in the entire video game industry has to offer. And of course, the main grade in any RPG is the story, and this one is utterly unique and well realized. Everybody needs to play this, as the YS series is a complete bastion of greatness that should have the recognition is so well deserves. Expand
  5. Feb 26, 2018
    9
    Simply amazing.
    Not a single minute in this 45+ hours story will bore you.
    Entertaining combat, the thrill of exploration, amazing visuals,
    Simply amazing.
    Not a single minute in this 45+ hours story will bore you.
    Entertaining combat, the thrill of exploration, amazing visuals, a good story and nice characters create one of the best and most fun jrpg of this gen.

    Absolutely recommended
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  6. Apr 23, 2018
    9
    The model of YS SEVEN becomes perfect with more playable content in YS VIII,. YS VIII is a great game for me.
    It also has a lot of
    The model of YS SEVEN becomes perfect with more playable content in YS VIII,. YS VIII is a great game for me.
    It also has a lot of shortcoming. The weak graphics, unnatural body movements and so on. But all of these, you will be amazed by the greatness of the game at first. Then you wil think —— Why it can not be better?
    So Sony, please acquire Falcom immediately.
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  7. Nov 17, 2017
    1
    Yaaawwwnnn just another JRPG. Lazy design, lazy sound, lazy story. Writing I feel is something we've read a thousand times already. Just pass,Yaaawwwnnn just another JRPG. Lazy design, lazy sound, lazy story. Writing I feel is something we've read a thousand times already. Just pass, save your money. No worth your time. Expand

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