Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Nihon Falcom, NIS America

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OpenCritic Rating
84
Top Critic Average
92%
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Based on 88 critic reviews
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

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Based on 88 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 88 critic reviews
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Reviews Summary

Well-Refined Combat
Engaging Story
Supreme Boss Battles

Summary: Ys VIII isn't perfect, but it delivers a genuinely fun action RPG experience. You know what you're getting with a Ys story, but this entry in the franchise might just be the most refined.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 12, 2017
PCApr 16, 2018
PlayStation VitaSep 12, 2017
Nintendo SwitchJun 26, 2018

Developer: Nihon Falcom

Publisher: NIS America

Genre: RPG

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, 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!

Key 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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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - E3 Trailer (PS4, PS Vita, Steam)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - "Mysteries of the Isle" Trailer (PS4, PS Vita, Steam) thumbnail

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - "Mysteries of the Isle" Trailer (PS4, PS Vita, Steam)

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GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The storytelling is lacking but otherwise this is one of the most interesting Japanese role-players of recent years, and one that isn't afraid to take inspiration from other genres.

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Game Informer

8.3 / 10.0
Game Informer

Between building up your base, making new discoveries, and fighting intense boss battles, Ys VIII is a hard adventure to put down

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Polygon

9.5 / 10.0
Polygon

Story has never been the pull of the Ys franchise for me, though, and if you're not yet familiar with the series, it's not why you should give this game a chance. And make no mistake: You should give Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana a chance. 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.

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