Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana Review

Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana Review

I’d by no means really heard of the Ys sequence earlier than enjoying this Game, and to seek out out it lately had its 30th anniversary shocked me. I LOVE these varieties of , so how within the heck have I by no means heard of this earlier than? Well, I’m right here now with my Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana review and it actually did give me loads to get pleasure from.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is an motion function enjoying Game developed by Nihon Falcom for the PS4, PS Vita and Windows, and printed by Nihon Falcom and Nippon Ichi Software.

As somebody who’s simply come into the sequence I take a look at the Game in my review beneath so come and see if this one is for you.

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How does it play?

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Ys VIII just about performs such as you’d count on an motion roleplaying Game to play. You can discover, gather objects and , with 3 energetic members of your get together. Fighting is completed on the planet nevertheless, and also you don’t transition into an area when initiated. This makes exploring and clearing out areas really feel clean.

The Game has you controlling twin protagonists, recurring protagonist Adol Christin, and new character Dana Icarusia. With Adol, you’ll be able to change your subject character nevertheless if you wish to run round as another person. The Game principally consists of you going from space to space combating monsters in your manner, and fortunately the combating itself feels fluid and responsive.

Mashing the X button permits you to use combos and assault an enemy, holding R1 and urgent one of the face buttons permits you to carry out a stronger transfer that you’ve got slotted for that button, and as soon as your ‘extra gauge’ is full, you’ll be able to carry out an ‘Extra Skill’ which is a extremely highly effective assault that offers heaps of harm!

As Dana, you don’t have 3 get together members. Instead you’ll be able to ‘style change’ to 3 totally different ‘styles’, which mainly means you’ll be able to swap between assault types which have totally different results, like dealing extra harm, performing quick strikes, and so on. You get these skills as you progress via Dana’s story.

Presentation and Graphics

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Ys VIII’s artwork model is vibrant and vibrant and the environments are pleasing to take a look at, just like just like the Tales sequence. It’s not essentially the most demanding of , however I used to be happy to not undergo from any framerate drops all through my time enjoying.

The music is memorable, and fairly rattling superior! Each space has its personal little ‘theme’ as such to replicate the character of the place you might be. It’s not intrusive that it’s annoying you whereas enjoying, nevertheless it does handle to worm its manner into your head. I’d discover myself buzzing alongside with out even realizing it!

The music that performs if you’re on a ‘Night Patrol’ is actually cool. More than as soon as I’d simply cease shifting and combating to have a hear wherever I used to be.

Bad appearing

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The voice appearing nevertheless… is form of dangerous. It’s that stereotypical excessive form of voice appearing. Especially the youngsters. Dear voice actors: Voicing youngsters does NOT equal yelling into your microphone, thanks.

Like me, you may end up rolling your eyes at some of the traces. Things which have already been answered are was questions once more! For instance,

Person 1: “This is the thing.”

Person 2: “Ah, so this is the thing?”

I do know it’s a typical factor in JRPG’s, nevertheless it occurred SO OFTEN on this Game I used to be actually shouting at my TV, “YES, SAHAD, THEY HAVE ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGED THIS.” It drove me a bit loopy. Sometimes issues that had been answered some time in the past are talked about once more as questions as in the event that they by no means acknowledged it within the first place!

Main Features

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The Game begins with you working as additional assist along with your pal Dogi on a ship known as the Lombardia. You get attacked by a bunch of evil sea tentacles and wind up shipwrecked on the ‘Isle of Seiren’ which is supposedly cursed.

At first, the Game revolves round you mapping out the island and looking for different survivors to make your escape, however you begin having unusual desires a few blue-haired woman, and thus, a brand new thriller ensues.

For me, the Game solely began getting actually fascinating round chapter 3. I discovered Dana’s story to be extra fascinating than Adols ‘find the next survivor’ errands. The Game solely obtained increasingly charming as I progressed, nevertheless, and ended up turning into a really memorable expertise.

You have a bit of residence space within the Game affectionately named ‘Castaway Village’, which is the place the survivors that you simply discover go to dwell, and the place you’ll be able to go to buy and improve your weapons.

Every at times whilst you’re out and about, you’ll obtain a warning that it’s beneath siege from close by monsters, and you might be anticipated to assist. They are optionally available, however they don’t really feel optionally available. Which is a bit annoying if you’re exploring deep into the island after which it’s important to return to guard everybody.

Should I play this?

It has a sluggish begin, however should you keep it up, it actually pays off as soon as the story will get going. The Isle of Seiren is definitely fairly massive and there are tons of totally different areas to go to and farm assets to get stronger.

Gamers who ought to…

Anyone who likes Final Fantasy, the Tales Series, or simply J/RPG lovers on the whole, give this Game a go, even should you’ve by no means heard of it till lately like me. It’s completely value your time.

Gamers who in all probability shouldn’t…

Anyone who’s the exact opposite. This is a really story pushed Game that requires you to not flip off your mind whereas enjoying.


It’s similar to like Final Fantasy and the Tales Of sequence. If you want them, you’ll like this!

The GoodThe BadThe Bugs
The StoryVoice ActingNone in the course of the review
The WorldSlow begin
The soundtrack

About This Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana Review

Game Reviewed: Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana, digital version supplied by writer
Review Format: PS4
PEGI Rating: 12

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