Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Scores Big Numbers


The review numbers say it all: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is a huge hit! No less than our own Robin Baird scored the game with a whopping 9/10.  And Bill Murphy scored the Switch version with a stunning 8.5/10.

Here’s a bit of each one’s review:

From Robin about the PC version:

Overall Ys VIII is a compelling and entertaining JRPG. I often found myself torn between pushing the main story forward and doing all the side activities, but the real tell was I just really enjoyed spending time in the game no matter what I was doing. The graphics, music, and game mechanics all work well together to provide many hours of delightful and fun entertainment.

And from Bill:

If there’s anything really “meh” about Ys VIII it’s that the story takes a good long while to get going. It crawls along with dream sequences that don’t really generate interest, and the first hour or more is just you running around the soon-to-crash ship talking to people. But once you’re adventuring on the island, fishing, crafting, learning new skills, finding new secrets, and meeting new survivors, Ys VIII becomes a very memorable experience. It makes me hope we don’t wait so long for a Ys IX, and that it’s given the care and attention it deserves.

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