Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Nintendo Switch
- Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to unlock the mysteries of the cursed island
- Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own, unique gameplay segments
- Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services
- Enjoy original Japanese and new English voices plus English and French text
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Nintendo Switch
Adol, Dogi, and the rest of the gang are back in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - for Nintendo Switch!
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!
- Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
- Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lighting-fast combat.
- Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections.
- Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
"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 a unknown world.
Previously released downloadable content for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be included in the Switch version as bonus content with no download or purchase necessary. Items for all characters include Deserted Pirate Costume, Hug Hug Pals: Feena, Lilia, and Dark, Stylish Glasses (x6), and Ancient Masks (x6). Tropic Swimwear is an Item for Adol, Laxia, Ricotta, and Dana. Eternian Scholar Costume is an item for Laxia.
Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to unlock the mysteries of the cursed island. Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own, unique gameplay segments. Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
Enjoy original Japanese and new English voices plus English and French text."
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mind, and I'm glad I did.
The story. It's engaging. There are twists
and turns. There are characters that I fell in love
with and ones that I hated.
The music. Awesome! It's not hard to find a
favorite track. Mine is Sunshine Coastline.
The art is stunning. I loved the colors and
The game play. If you like Legend of Zelda then try
Ys. The combat is in real-time. There are quests,
crafting, treasure hunting with a dash of village
The voice acting. There is Japanese and English
voice overs. Surpringly aven the main hero Adol
is voiced. FYI his English voice actor is Bryce Peppenbrook.
The same actor who does Meliodas from Seven Deadly
Sins and Cat Noir/Adrian Agrest from Miraculous Ladybug.
The graphics are OK in the Switch version.
I noticed some frame rate issues with large
enemy monsters in the background. Not game breaking.
During cut scenes shadows looked pixelated in TV and handheld mode.
The Cons. DO NOT download any DLC before you install the updates!
When I first got the game I got some of the free DLC before I got the updates.
That caused the game to crash. I had to uninstall everything then reinstall the updates.
I wasn't the only one either.
The game's areas are quite pleasing, although the graphics aren't anything special. Just remember this was originally a Vita game that was ported to PS4. Still, this game gives off a "Phantasy Star Online Episodes I & II" or "Dark cloud 2" era RPG vibe by design, which I absolutely love. I'd consider Dreamcast/PS1-2/GameCube the golden age of 3d JRPGs. Enemies are similarly of this design, with giant crabs and goofy dinosaurs in abundance.
Fair warning, many cutscenes don't hold my attention like in other games of this sort, but you have a detailed journal in game, so if you won't miss anything by skipping them. Besides, you can rewatch cutscenes in the main menu if you are so inclined.
Bottom line, if you miss the good old days or abundant action jrps you'll have fun with this game.
By Josh on February 2, 2019
still waiting on an excellent rpg for the Switch.
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El arte es muy bonito y en acción también lo es, a pesar de que su apartado gráfico está algo caducado. No obstante, presenta problemas en su resolución, el frame rate es algo inestable en ocasiones y la calidad de las sombras es muy pobre, pero el juego es lo suficientemente bueno para dejar pasar estos detalles.
- Wonderfully fluid combat (Action based)
- Fast paced and skill based combat
- Awesome animations that make you feel engaged and powerful
- Good soundtrack: Music that makes action sequences feel cinematic and has a nostalgic feeling of older JRPGs
- Good character designs/models
- Good character development
- Interesting overall story
- Only runs at 720p and often downscales to lower resolutions
- Graphically unimpressive (Low resolution + things look jagged)
- FPS drops occasionally
- Suffers from slow pacing (20hrs + before story gets good and interesting)
Overall, YS 8 is a solid game and with one of the best combat systems in any JRPG today. I think it's the best JRPG available on the Switch platform right after Octopath Traveler. Most of my complaints have to do with the graphics and I will say that if you play in handheld mode, most of my issues are drastically mitigated. But if you decide to play on a bigger screen (especially a TV) then the graphical problems are exaggerated and you'll definitely notice them. Musically, the game sounds awesome. If retro RPG music is something that interest you, the soundtrack in this game gives off that feeling. When I'm running through the map fighting through mobs of monsters, the epic music makes it feel like a scripted cinematic sequence which is awesome. I would definitely recommend this to any JRPG fan.
Update: After finishing the game and tying up some unfinished quests my play time has totaled 95 hours. Early on I thought it was like Zelda without puzzles, in some later dungeons there were some minor puzzling elements but after 50 hours the game started to dragging for me. I have to admit that I knocked the difficulty down from Hard to Normal just so the game would move a bit faster. The lack of puzzles really killed it for me, the core elements are exploring and battle with a good story. Later on the more interesting dungeons drop resolution frequently but thankfully game play remains smooth. It's a good game, worth a play but I'm also glad I bought it physical so I could sell it when done.
Reviewed in Mexico on November 14, 2018