Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA reviews

Yet another below average stereotyped JRPG full of cliches and sprinkled with cheap teen half-nudity, courtesy of a nation who still has no clue what basic sexual education is.

Dialogues for elementary school children and a story that takes too many hours to even start, let alone be remotely interesting.

Visuals of a PS2 era style, half assed upscaled for PC. Horrid map design and the map itself is near useless.

Openworld only in name, the player is forced in a linear path, blocked by the classic natural obstacles of skill based options that will unlock later, giving a reason to revisit zones, often for new characters to recruit and open more zones in a boring grind-loop. Typical "kill 10 rats" fetch quests. Another concept the japanese have no clue how to evolve beyond a boring and tedious task.

Cheap flashback storytelling with single monochromatic sketches.

The good parts are the combat and the skill evolution, the base expanions and raids. Some decent music tracks. Nothing more.

Too long, grindy and offering absolutely nothing new to the genre.
«Waste of time»
«Boooring»
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
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