If you have previously played the original, there are little changes here to warrant returning to Lordran (unless you want to of course). However, the core of the game is still one of the most intriguing, challenging, and beautifully created gaming experiences currently available; so, I wholeheartedly recommend picking it up despite its flaws
Thank you to PQube for kindly supplying the review code for this title. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is out in Europe on June 22nd. Also, we have the exclusive European collector's edition which you can purchase right here on PS4, and here on Switch.
So, should you buy Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana? Absolutely and unequivocally yes. With a reduction on the fluff, an easy-to-learn combat system and a plot that (unlike many JRPGs) doesn't border on the incomprehensible, Ys VIII stands as a fantastic example as to how these games should be made and one I'll now hold as a benchmark to mark any future JRPGs against. An essential Switch purchase.
If you have children, or if you are a huge child at heart yourself, I couldn't recommend this more. It's unashamed fun, and completely worth the price just in terms of the sheer amount of time you can get out of it if you do everything it has to offer.
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