Ys VIII : Lacrimosa of DANA (by Nihon Falcom / NIS America)

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  1. nyanpass

    nyanpass Well-Known Member

    #1 nyanpass, Nov 27, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
    Ys VIII : Lacrimosa of DANA (by Nihon Falcom / NIS America)

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    "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."

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    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 lightning-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 (by Nihon Falcom / NIS America)
    https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ys-viii-lacrimosa-of-dana-switch
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  2. nyanpass

    nyanpass Well-Known Member

    #2 nyanpass, Dec 3, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
    [Review] Ys VIII : Lacrimosa of DANA (by YouNa)
    https://nyancospace.blogspot.com/2018/12/review-ys-viii-lacrimosa-of-dana-by.html

    "Everyone breaks up someday. But the important thing is that we do our best in the present so that we can say goodbye with smile to each other when that day came. - In Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA"

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    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. This game is the 8th official project of the Ys series, which started in 1987. It is an action JRPG game centered around the adventures of the hero Adol and his colleagues. Specifically, this series features "High Speed Action" along with the game system that allows players to freely change their characters during battle. Thanks to these features, users can play fast-paced combat and dungeon exploration. Moreover, the touching story of Ys VIII is the best of Falcom's Ys series. Ys VIII finally became available on Nintendo Switch, Playstation4, PS VITA , and Steam thanks to NIS America & Nihon Falcom. In this review, I would like to introduce why 'Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA' has become the best JRPG of this year for me. In order to make it easier to understand, I would like to take a closer look at this game in terms of gameplay, graphics, and sound.

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    1. GamePlay
    Ys VIII is a modern succession of classical JRPG. One of the JRPG's main features is that small events are elaborately organized to lead its story. These events are connected naturally and the hero grows through these experiences. The characters are saving the world or moving towards a new world. Ys VIII follows this formula faithfully. The story begins as Adol's party is attacked by a mysterious creature in the sea and have drifted to an island. The stage of Ys VIII is a large island with no interaction with the outside world. They save other survivors on this island and help each other. As they work together to find out what they can do to survive, their members become more family-like. In this process, the player will encounter another heroine, DANA. And in order to escape from this island, they will discover secrets in their adventure together. There are a few grinding elements that are common in JRPGs and the adventure of this game is full of interesting things.

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    2. Graphics
    The graphics can be a bit old-fashioned compared to current AAA games, but that's not a problem at all. The graphics are surprisingly delicate and natural. Furthermore, 60 FPS is used without any problems. And even though the 3D character modeling is somewhat simple, the 2D animation is excellent. Players will feel more comfortable and familiar with them as they control their own characters. Thanks to the high-speed action, the battle motions of characters are great. So unlike at first glance, I think that the more you play this game the more you will be satisfied with the graphics of this game.

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    3. Sounds
    As you may have heard, Falcom is famous for bringing out great music. This is the same for this Ys VIII. In particular, the attractive BGM and the voice acting of each character play a good role. OSTs that fit well in each situation give a good impression to the game. It is not full voice supported, but in the main events the voices of the characters are vividly expressed. Furthermore, the sound effects used in combat make the game even more exciting. These wonderful melodies have remained in the hearts of players for a very long time.

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    To summarize, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is different from AAA games these days. It does not rely on huge scale designs or numerous characters from the start. In Ys VIII, the small but charming characters gather together to move toward a single great goal. The key to good RPG games is interesting stories and attractive characters, and Ys VIII is faithful to these basic things. If you have nostalgia for a well-made JRPG or are looking for one, Ys VIII will be the best gift for you. Highly Recommended!

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