Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
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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.
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: NIS America
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.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Opening Movie (PS4, PS Vita, Steam)
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)
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.