Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana official artwork showing the two characters

[Update #2]: Ys IX: Monstrum Nox has now landed onto PC and Switch, and I'm happy to say it has done so without any major technical issues!

[Update]: Years after launch, an update has now corrected the gamebreaking crashes that have constantly plagued Ys VIII!

After being delayed time and time again, the PC version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has now finally arrived. Unfortunately, it would appear that the troubled development process has taken its toll on the port's quality as the current version has a rather depressing 27% community approval rating on Steam.

I haven't yet played it myself, so take the following with a few grains of salt, but there appear to be numerous issues with the mouse & keyboard controls and the visuals. There is also a surprisingly large amount of people complaining about constant crashes and similar problems, so even if you're a big fan of the Ys series I would highly recommend you hold off from purchasing Ys VIII just yet.

On the positive side, the actual gameplay in Ys VIII is supposedly highly enjoyable, so there is a good chance NIS America will be able to turn this boat around and make the PC version worthy of the Ys name. This will most likely take quite a few updates and tweaks, so buckle down as this is going to be one long and straining ride.

Once more information comes in I'll make sure to update you, but until then you can learn more about Ys VIII, as well as follow any further developments, by heading over to either Steam or the official website. And just for good measure, here's the PS4 launch trailer. Enjoy!