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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is now available for Windows on GOG.com and Steam, offering PC gamers the chance to experience the latest installment in the adventure series. Those interested in this might want to check out the reviews, as this is coming under widespread fire for being a bad port. And for her part, Sigourney Weaver says There Is No DANA, Only ZUUL. Here's the description of the game:

Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! 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!

Key Features:

  • An Epic Tale - Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
  • Party On! Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.
  • Another Side Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections.
  • It Takes a Village! Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.

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23. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 23:49 eRe4s3r
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 15:31:
Tolkien should have named his book "The Midget" instead of "The Hobbit".. clearly would have been less confusing to readers who don't want to see the English language so abused.

But they would have burned Tolkien alive if he had called it "Lacrimose of Hobbit"
 
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22. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 15:31 Mordecai Walfish
 
Tolkien should have named his book "The Midget" instead of "The Hobbit".. clearly would have been less confusing to readers who don't want to see the English language so abused.
 
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21. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 14:37 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 14:24:
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 14:18:
Ok, put another way if I have to go looking to understand what the fuck the title even means I'll pass. Rule #1 in marketing - make your product's name easy to pronounce and remember.


It's definitely memorable. Perhaps dumb, but memorable.
Makes me think of all the incredible Castlevania GBA games. Aria of Sorrow, Lament of Innocence, mostly.

Makes ME think of this
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BlindIdiotTranslation

Don't click it unless you have time ;p
 
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20. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 14:24 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 14:18:
Ok, put another way if I have to go looking to understand what the fuck the title even means I'll pass. Rule #1 in marketing - make your product's name easy to pronounce and remember.


It's definitely memorable. Perhaps dumb, but memorable.
Makes me think of all the incredible Castlevania GBA games. Aria of Sorrow, Lament of Innocence, mostly.
 
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19. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 14:18 Cutter
 
Ok, put another way if I have to go looking to understand what the fuck the title even means I'll pass. Rule #1 in marketing - make your product's name easy to pronounce and remember.

 
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18. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 14:06 KS
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 23:33:
Cutter wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 23:21:
I never bother with games if I can't even understand what the hell the title is supposed to mean. What the fuck does that title mean? Is it even English?

Lacrimosa is neither english nor a word, apparently. The title makes zero sense, Lacrimosa doesn't mean anything.

It's probably a play on lachrymose, given to sadness or tear-inducing. So Dana is having a rough time in this game.
 
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17. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 12:21 Verno
 
Task wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 10:24:
I'm waiting for the Switch version anyways. I don't understand why ports for jRPGs are bungled so much. This surprises me too, since playing the older Ys games from Nihom, the ports have been decent.

The PC gaming market in Japan is almost non-existent. Porting to the platform for them is pretty much new learning territory. Sometimes they contract porting houses in the west to do it but often they don't because business relationships in Japan take a long time to form and Japanese upper business culture is still pretty xenophobic.

A lot of their revenue is now being derived from the west though so you can see this stuff changing over time.
 
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16. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 10:24 Task
 
I'm waiting for the Switch version anyways. I don't understand why ports for jRPGs are bungled so much. This surprises me too, since playing the older Ys games from Nihom, the ports have been decent.  
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15. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 09:58 Ozmodan
 
Funny how people get worked up over names. In this case the main point should be it is flat out a very bad port and should be avoided. No sense giving the developers an idea that crappy ports are profitable.  
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14. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 09:22 Beamer
 
Tearful of DANA also doesn't work.
And I agree, while Wild Hunt is a commonish European folklore concept, it's about tier 2 or tier 3 at best, and not called Wild Hunt in many (if not most) English texts. So it instead sounds like two words that don't go together well and makes the game sound like it's about a bunch of bros smashing beer cans against their forehead as they sit in a deer blind.

Game names are often dumb. One of my favorite games is FTL: Faster Than Light. That's more redundant than using your PIN number for your ATM machine.
 
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13. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 09:17 Task
 
El Pit wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 03:56:

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No need to be smart ass El Pit, but that is your schtick. My point still stands. It's not hard to figure out what the game name means. Main Title Name - Number in Series: Subtitle Likely Plot of Game. And no Wild Hunt is not apples/oranges, before I read the witcher or played the games I had no idea it had anything to do with real folklore. Same concept. Complaining about the title of a game is ridiculous.
 
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12. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 09:14 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 09:01:
The who of what now??

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11. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 09:03 El Pit
 
Pigeon wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 08:36:
Am I the only one whose google works? It's Latin for tearful. Come on guys, surely you can find some better nits to pick than that?

No, it isn't. Maybe your Google is broken? It is BASED on latin, but is not latin. (It is just the name of a band and the name of one single part of a certain requiem).

Ah, whatever. This is not dies irae. School's out (thank you, Alice!).
 
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10. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 09:01 Creston
 
The who of what now??
 
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9. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 08:36 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 04:07:
El Pit wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 03:56:
Task wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 23:38:
"Ys" is the land or continent in these games that the people inhabit. The subtitles of these games usually has to do with some event within the game. "Lacrimosa" is a process defined in that game that trigger something about an extinction event, in other words you would have to play the game to find out what it means.

Kind of like "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" for someone who has not played a Witcher game or is unfamiliar with European folklore would no idea what "Wild Hunt" means until they played it.

It's a jRPG Cutter, just look it up - the internet is at your finger tips.

The "Wild Hunt" is known beyond the Witcher games since the middle ages. Just look it up - the internet is at your finger tips. Are "Lacrimosa" and "Ys", too? Apples and oranges.

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yeah, the wild hunt is going so far back you'd have to become a druidic pagan before 0BC to really get to where it started. Lacrimosa is just flat out wrong language. If they meant Lacrimoso (Italian) then they would have accidentally hit a far better title though ;p

Also why do japanese game titles always shout...

Am I the only one whose google works? It's Latin for tearful. Come on guys, surely you can find some better nits to pick than that?

I've played the first two games in the series they were enjoyable. Pretty old school mechanics though; basically you bump into things with the pointy end of your sword to kill them. This however, as someone guessed, is apparently a rather broken port.
 
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8. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Apr 17, 2018, 07:40 eRe4s3r
 
Kajetan wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 06:58:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 04:07:
Lacrimosa is just flat out wrong language.
Your avatar name isnt a shining example of English either ...

Well, I am clearly pagan and proud of it ;p
 
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7. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Apr 17, 2018, 06:58 Kajetan
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 04:07:
Lacrimosa is just flat out wrong language.
Your avatar name isnt a shining example of English either ...
 
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6. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 04:07 eRe4s3r
 
El Pit wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 03:56:
Task wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 23:38:
"Ys" is the land or continent in these games that the people inhabit. The subtitles of these games usually has to do with some event within the game. "Lacrimosa" is a process defined in that game that trigger something about an extinction event, in other words you would have to play the game to find out what it means.

Kind of like "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" for someone who has not played a Witcher game or is unfamiliar with European folklore would no idea what "Wild Hunt" means until they played it.

It's a jRPG Cutter, just look it up - the internet is at your finger tips.

The "Wild Hunt" is known beyond the Witcher games since the middle ages. Just look it up - the internet is at your finger tips. Are "Lacrimosa" and "Ys", too? Apples and oranges.

Next: Xs: Nimbletonisation of Prwzlykk

yeah, the wild hunt is going so far back you'd have to become a druidic pagan before 0BC to really get to where it started. Lacrimosa is just flat out wrong language. If they meant Lacrimoso (Italian) then they would have accidentally hit a far better title though ;p

Also why do japanese game titles always shout...
 
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5. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 03:56 El Pit
 
Task wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 23:38:
"Ys" is the land or continent in these games that the people inhabit. The subtitles of these games usually has to do with some event within the game. "Lacrimosa" is a process defined in that game that trigger something about an extinction event, in other words you would have to play the game to find out what it means.

Kind of like "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" for someone who has not played a Witcher game or is unfamiliar with European folklore would no idea what "Wild Hunt" means until they played it.

It's a jRPG Cutter, just look it up - the internet is at your finger tips.

The "Wild Hunt" is known beyond the Witcher games since the middle ages. Just look it up - the internet is at your finger tips. Are "Lacrimosa" and "Ys", too? Apples and oranges.

Next: Xs: Nimbletonisation of Prwzlykk
 
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4. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 16, 2018, 23:38 Task
 
"Ys" is the land or continent in these games that the people inhabit. The subtitles of these games usually has to do with some event within the game. "Lacrimosa" is a process defined in that game that trigger something about an extinction event, in other words you would have to play the game to find out what it means.

Kind of like "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" for someone who has not played a Witcher game or is unfamiliar with European folklore would no idea what "Wild Hunt" means until they played it.

It's a jRPG Cutter, just look it up - the internet is at your finger tips.
 
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