NerdBite: Ys VIII's action elements and sense of adventure are its strong points. It has a great soundtrack to boot. While the visuals are a little bit past its time, and the combat is fairly simplistic, it paces itself quite well. Ys VIII is the perfect starting point for new fans to the series and fans of RPGs.
A look at Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Deluxe Edition for PlayStation 5, made by Falcom and released by NIS Europe in 2022.
Jason Hidalgo: "Nearly seven years after first releasing on Vita, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana holds up incredibly well even today. Despite its old-school aesthetics, the game looks nice and runs especially well on the PS5, thanks to its high and consistent frame rate. Granted, the old-school gameplay might not float the boat of folks who want something more modern. For fans of classic JRPGs, however, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana’s interesting characters combined with its fun action combat and base-building and crafting mechanics make it one of the best games I’ve ever played in the genre."