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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Nihon Falcom, NIS America
Sep 12, 2017 - PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Easy Allies
4 / 5
Game Informer
8.3 / 10
Polygon
9.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Destructoid
9 / 10
Hobby Consolas
84 / 100
Areajugones
8.5 / 10

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Review Summary

MightyCritic Consensus

Well-Refined Combat

Engaging Story

Supreme Boss Battles

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.


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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Trailers

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - The Explorers of Seiren (PS4, PS Vita, Steam) thumbnail

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - The Explorers of Seiren (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)

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

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


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Critic Reviews for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Metro GameCentral

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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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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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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The latest entry in the Ys series delivers a fast-paced and very satisfying action-RPG experience.

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA has its share of flaws but its very satisfying combat more than makes up for it while the fun exploration and good story kept me going through all of it. Ys fans will love this one, and those new to the series are sure to get some enjoyment with the solid fast paced action that might turn them into fans as well. This is definitely a game I would like to have with me to play if I ever get shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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There is no doubt that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is one of the best deliveries of the saga. Despite its small flaws and shortcomings as not being translated into Spanish, it's an ARPG with a scent of Kingdom Hearts and one of the best games of the genre to date.

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A must-buy game for the JRPG genre fans that only needs improvements in its story to be almost perfect. The best gameplay mechanics of this saga and one of the big japanese titles of 2017.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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