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Topic: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

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Ralizah

This game is ridiculously fun. I absolutely love how the entire game is these people building a functioning society and trying to survive on a deserted island. The conversations between characters are fun. There's so little tedium when it comes to finding new places to use your adventure gear thanks to the great in-game map. Battles are lightning fast and thrilling.

38 hours in or so, and I'm somewhere in the middle of the fifth chapter.

@GameOtaku Weird. I'm pretty much flying through the level at this point, and I've S-ranked all of the raids so far: even the most recent one where I was a tiny bit underleveled.

@Quarth I remapped my attack button to Y at the very start of the game and forgot it had ever been any different.

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Agriculture

I really enjoy this game, but the visual artifacts are really bad. Unless you're standing still and wait for 5 seconds, the whole screen is grainy. I heard this was due to poor porting so I hope they patch it soon.

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Agriculture

Does anyone know how to actually use skills? I can activate EXTRA Skill but not regular skills. I have bound L to skill and R to EXTRA Skill. It's no problem doing an extra skill by pressing L+R, but pressing only L does nothing.

Agriculture

RR529

@Agriculture, you have to hit the corresponding face button while holding L to use a skill (the one on top is X, etc.).

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Agriculture

RR529 wrote:

@Agriculture, you have to hit the corresponding face button while holding L to use a skill (the one on top is X, etc.).

Thanks

Agriculture

LzWinky

You can also map the controls as you want.

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DonkeyDiddyKong

Finished it clocking in just overt 50 hours. I enjoyed it a lot but really drags towards the end. I was PISSED at the stupid ending but didn't realise til later that it's because I got the bad ending. I thought you only had to get all castaways. I only missed about 4 quests and don't even know what my reputation level was on completion.

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RR529

@DonkeyDiddyKong, if you check the Help tab in the Journal, that's where your current reputation is listed.

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Magician

Just starting playing over the weekend. About half a dozen hours in now. After having played Memories of Celceta a few years ago, I feel right at home here in Lacrimosa of Dana. Smooth combat, nice voice acting in cutscenes, good progression systems, etc. Nothing but fun so far.

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Agriculture

This game is amazing. I've played it quite a while now and it's easily one of the best Switch games out now. It's the polar opposite of Xenoblades, which I didn't like at all.

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Joekun

At about 25 hours in I switched to easy mode. I was just getting tired of battling beasts and then having to sit around to regain my health. I don’t feel like they’ve struck the right balance with the computer controlled characters AI overall. I’d much rather just play as Adol like in previous games, but I’m enjoying it a bit more now.

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subpopz

I just recently finished this. I had a lot of fun with it (about 65 hours, I believe). I enjoyed the gameplay, the combat, the castaways (and having to find them). I liked the story and the mystery of the island (though some of the ending was weird). Playing in two different eras was a really neat idea and worked well here.
This game is a top-notch RPG for Switch and I hope more of the Ys games make it to Switch as well (I've not played any of the others).

Joekun wrote:

At about 25 hours in I switched to easy mode. I was just getting tired of battling beasts and then having to sit around to regain my health. I don’t feel like they’ve struck the right balance with the computer controlled characters AI overall.

I can't say I ever experienced this or sat around to gain health. Are you cooking food and making medicines? Upgrading gear?

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Ralizah

Just finished this, and will post my impressions in the "beaten games" thread. What a great experience! I love how both of the JRPGs I've played so far on the Switch (Ys VIII and XC2) have been pretty amazing games. Not counting Valkyria Chronicles 4, I think my next JRPG for the system will be Tales of Vesperia. I've heard really good things about that.

Ralizah

Vinny

How is it in comparison to Ys: Memories of Celceta?
Played a few hours of that game, and even though I enjoyed Seven (which is similar in terms of gameplay), I wasn't feeling it. Thinking about skipping to VIII.

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Snaplocket

@Vinny I never played Memories since my PC can't run it properly but according to reviews VIII is a big improvement in almost every area. It takes the party system and improves to near perfection and has a surprisingly good story and cast of characters to boot.

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Ralizah

@Vinny Unsure, as Ys VIII is my first Ys game. I was thinking about transitioning to Memories of Celceta the next time I play one of these games, though. What didn't you like about it?

I'll probably make the Ys series one of my yearly playthroughs.

Ralizah

Vinny

@Ralizah Hard to explain but overall I found it kinda bland.
The Vita version also runs under a weird, excessive bloom filter, and framerate is not so great.

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Joekun

subpopz wrote:

I can't say I ever experienced this or sat around to gain health. Are you cooking food and making medicines? Upgrading gear?

I upgrade my gear/armor. Don’t have too many recipes, but I do have about 5 bottles for medicines. I’m not a big fan of switching to different characters all the time though, so that may have an effect on my life gauge. I’d rather just play as one character and find the switching annoying.

Joekun

Magician

Fifteen hours in, just started chapter three.

Loving it, easily a top-three arpg for the Switch I've played thus far.

It makes me want to fired up the PSP and download Oath of Felghana, Seven, and Chronicles I & II.

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Ralizah

@Magician I played for a little over 60 hours, and it was a blast the entire way through. Really great introduction to the series. I'll definitely be checking out other Ys games over time.

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