Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for Nintendo Switch

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Jun 26, 2018
209th of 8585

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About this game

Developer: Nihon Falcom Corporation
Content Rating: Teen


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.

Gamer Reviews

217 Reviews
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May 23, 2022

Good and fun game where exploration is rewarding and does not feel like a chore. Story is alright. It feels like a JRPG mix of King Kong and Lost.

Jan 2, 2022

Immersive open world action RPG where you and survivors are stranded on a deserted island. Should take 40 hours to finish. Underlying systems and mechanics are deep. Combat feels satisfying. Soundtrack is memorable. Highly recommended.

Sep 19, 2021

This is my first time playing YS, and OMG. It was so fun.

The story is about another adventure of Adol who in this time, he got stuck in Siren's Island. The island is known of been a cursed one, during your adventures you are discovering mysteries.

The game:

  • Hackslash action RPG
  • The battles are pretty fast to finish if you exploit the weakness of the enemy.
  • The music is great, it changes depending in which part of the island you are.
  • The story is interesting with some plot twist.
  • When the monster are too far, you will notice a little lag. But it isn't too bad

I think this is one of the best game you can start with the franchise. The number of the game is not the exact chronology order of the game. If you want to play it in order, search in google.

Critic Reviews

14 Reviews
Ken McKownJun 28, 2018
Ys VIII is a marvelous game that truly deserves more attention. With my limited exposure to the series I am impressed each time I dive in. Those looking for a classic JRPG that hits all the right notes, you will be hard-pressed to find a better experience, especially on the Switch. I am glad this series is getting more exposure, and would love to see it eventually make its way onto every platform. Don’t be afraid of the number, this is a great game to dive head first into.
Heath Shusterman-ZimmermanJun 19, 2018
YS VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was certainly a great playing experience. There is a lot to explore and many characters to get to know. It certainly stands out from the ever-growing crowd of RPGs on the Switch. Those looking for a long but delightful RPG experience should definitely give YS VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana a try; it won’t leave you disappointed.
James GalizioJun 23, 2018
Ys VIII on Switch is a polarizing experience. It does some things so well, such as offering the full breadth of PS4 content on the go and a mostly solid framerate - but resolution woes, a translation that still leaves a lot to be desired despite seeing an overhaul, and more makes it somewhat hard to recommend this version of the game if you have access to a PS4.

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