Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
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This game is not a chore to play. It’s quick to pick up and hack and slash fun. You run around slashing or shooting at monsters while exciting metal music plays in the background with pretty visuals all around. You can also theoretically beat the game without ever taking damage! That’s pretty impressive and I appreciate a game that can pull a combat system like that off well. Countering and dodging grants you bonuses and it’s very satisfying to pull them off. You also have Dana who gives you a different style of play with some puzzles and some slower paced gameplay, which is welcome. The only thing that brings this game down a bit is that it can get repetitive. There’s only one thing to do and it’s hack and slash with just a teeny bit of exploration and some Zelda like item collecting. Very very good game. I’m a big fan.
Second Ys game for me, the first was ys vii on my psp where it let me loves this series.
YS is a game where you the main character and your true bro that always follow you when going out to adventure end up meeting something bazaar. As story progress more and more character will join in to your adventure harem/group
story wise In Ys VIII you will end up in an island where you need to survive in order to receive help. Compare to previous series, YS VIII now focus on 3rd person view with 180 x-degree camera to turn compare to map scrolling.
Battle mechanism is like any hack n slash game. The twist is that each monster has their own weakness, so to hunt efficiently you would need the character with corresponding trait to deal more damage. Same as previous Ys games, you will be in a team of 3 where you switch in between character, BUT sharing the same mana pool to cast skill.
It is a nice game to pick up if you are interested in the series.
Side note: Ys IX has released but only in ps4 at the moment and no English version. Still waiting for English version