Ys VIII details prologue, Adol Christin
posted on 01.28.16 at 01:45 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Adol washes ashore a cursed island.

Falcom has released new Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana information and screenshots, detailing the action RPG’s prologue and main character Adol Christin.

Get the information below.

Prologue

Do you know of the adventurer Adol Christin?

The extraordinary adventurer Adol Christin has challenged many adventures in his lifetime, and left behind over a hundred of volumes of “Adventure Journals” detailing his adventures.

This story is one volume of his “Adventure Diary.” Written in the “Goethe Sea Guidance Chronicle,” this is one of Adol’s adventures—.

“Siren Island.”

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

In an archipelago of South Greek, in the waters of the Goethe Sea, rumor has it that a mysterious ship was sunk.

Adol is aboard a passenger ship called “The Lombardy” heading from Xandria towards the continent of Eresia, when the ship is suddenly attacked by a huge oceanic creature, and together with its passengers, sunk.

When he wakes up, he is on a glittering white sandy beach. Adol notices the open see offshore.

This is “Siren Island,” known otherwise as the “forever cursed island.”

The island is of primitive nature untouched by man. It has strange creatures that evolved differently from those of the outside world. The island is dotted with mysterious ruins of ancient civilizations, as well.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

In order to rescue the passengers drifting ashore and defend themselves from the “Ancients” that attack humans, Adol builds a “Drifting Village” as a base.

Before long, Adol has a strange “dream” on this island. There is a mysterious girl with blue hair, and she lives in an unknown world.

Why is this island known as the “forever cursed island”? What is the hidden mystery of this island? And who is the girl who appeared in Adol’s dream?

Buried in the waves of legend on a solitary island in the distant sea, Adol’s new adventure begins.

Adol Christin

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

21 years old. A young man with fiery read hair and black eyes clear as a boy’s.

At age 16, he left his nameless mountain village in the Europe Region, and went on a number of adventures, including to the the ancient kingdom of Ys and the Celceta Sea. He’s young, but his name is well known as an adventurer.

He was aboard The Lombardy on the Goethe Sea when it was attacked by a mysterious giant oceanic creature, and goes missing along with its passengers.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this summer in Japan.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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  • JonathanisPrimus

    Falcom would probably be better off releasing screenshots of the Vita version, because this is not a looker on PS4. All of the environments are really low poly and most of the textures look low res.

    • quodvadis

      While I’d love it if it looks better, majority of Ys fans probably don’t care with that. I actually don’t mind either, gameplay is what matters in a Ys game.

      • commodorewheeler

        Yeah I agree. Plus, as long as each release looks better than the last, which this one does, that’s good enough for me visually.

    • vishmarx

      those dont look like ps4 shots to me either

      • quodvadis

        It probably is considering the resolution.

        • vishmarx

          720p confirms ps4?
          they could just be promo shots you know

        • Vashe

          It’s not 1080P, last time I checked almost every game was 1080p on ps4.

          • quodvadis

            This is Falcom.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        They are. The image quality is beyond what Falcom’s capabilities on Vita.

    • Tetsu

      Still waaaaay better than it’s first bloom effect reveal. Like calm the fuck down with the bloom.

  • Traingham

    My anticipation for this is extremely high!

  • DesmaX

    ” It has strange creatures that evolved different from those of the outside world. ”

    Yet another island where enemies can only be damaged with a specific weapon

  • XiaomuArisu

    Stop using ships Adol!

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      The shipwrecks are a symbol for love life.

      • Zuhri69

        Fuck….

  • Hiruman

    Lol. Another ship accident

  • Linkmstr

    Poor ship. It was unlucky having to carry Adol on board.

  • Unretributed

    Can’t wait.

  • Zuhri69

    Damn it Adol, next time, SWIM!

  • Learii

    does YS main char always have red hair?

    • Infasis

      Did you want Adol to dye his hair or something?

      • Learii

        i just wondering because star ocean main char always have blue or yellow hair and in breath of fire Ryu always have blue hair

        • Infasis

          I was just messing around. they always use the same character, so he always has that color hair.

          • Learii

            oh always the same main char huh like kingdom hearts and MGS then?

    • quodvadis

      Maybe not when he becomes an old man.

    • vishmarx

      because he’s always the same guy and doesnt live tokyo?

      • Learii

        you mean the char or the artist?

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      He doesn’t carry the name red haired swordsman for nothing…

      • Learii

        lol is that really what they called him that name in the game?

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Legends refer to him as that on Ys, yes.

          • Learii

            lol ok

  • articuzwolf

    Well that looks rough…

  • SMTGamer

    He needs to stop riding on those cheapass ships from IKEA.

    • Franggio Hogland

      I always assumed he was a drunk sailing.

  • quodvadis

    Will he ride a mech in this game? Get him a mech please Falcom.

    • Se7enSword

      He could destroy mechs in his sleep, I don’t see why he would need one!

      • quodvadis

        But he has to get with the times!

        • Se7enSword

          I’m not sure what these “times” are. If it happens naturally and stuff, fine. You’re forcing your interests though.

          I like mechs, but that’s not what Ys is about.

          • quodvadis

            You’re missing the reference. There’s no way I can disclose it without spoiling it for people who haven’t played the game so I’ll leave it at that.

            I am very well aware of what Ys ‘is all about’.

      • Burning Gravity

        With you there, throwing in mechs for the sake of throwing in mechs sounds especially dumb. Just gonna let Falcom do what they want myself, not a fan of trying to throw out ideas or complain about my personal preferences lol

        • quodvadis

          “Guys, stop saying things I don’t agree in a public forum, even in jest!”

          You must be fun in a party lol.

    • Ksatmata

      he might ride a dragon

  • Ksatmata

    her cloth seems different

    • Raiyu

      Oh so she uses a rapier.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        That’s gotten to be the most over-used sword for women in games. SMH I hope she’s at least acrobatic.

        • MetalRizeAwesomeOnmipenismon

          Well…it’s better than a katana

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Why?

            • MetalRizeAwesomeOnmipenismon

              Chilllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!

        • Chris Cruz

          Thank goodness for Laura in Trails of Cold Steel, eh?

          • LunarHaven

            Yeah she’s a breath of fresh air that woman. Digging her moves and her super is awesome!

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Yes! Exactly

  • Rain

    Is this still an open world game? I believe that’s what Famico said when they first announced this game?

  • quodvadis

    Surprised his name still isn’t blacklisted by every sea travel company in existence by now.

    • Chie Is Life

      i hope he rides an airship in Ys9 because the sea hates that guy lmao

  • Traingham

    Could you imagine if all of the women Adol met on his adventures got boats? He would be the face that launched a thousand ships!

    School days style.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Most of the women he meets seem to like him but not all love him. I think only about 3 loved him. I don’t remember any of them being like that in 7 or Felghana or Celceta.

      • Traingham

        Indeed.

  • The_Kingdom51

    As much as love Ys I hate it how it’s another island.
    Still hyped for this tho.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    I hope they continue what they’ve started to do in 7 and Celceta and let more of his personality show and maybe even talk. When a story is great I want to hear what the lead thinks of events. Not for them to sit around in silence.

    • Zuhri69

      They have funny Adol now. Funny Adol for the win.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        funny how? in which game?
        In Celceta, they showed him as an curious kid bonding with his parents in flashbacks.

        • Zuhri69

          Most of his response in celceta had the chance to be funny. Or was it just me?

          • Clousephinat

            Yep, like almost dying because of an useless blacksmith and just saying “it was hot stuff” lol.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            i think when you pick his responses he should voice your choice.

            • Zuhri69

              Agree – Yes, we should beat the big bad.

              Disagree – No, the big bad is important to this island and killing it will sink the continent.

              Honest – Shit, you guys! Either you want me to kill him or not, decide it soon. Shit’s not gonna settle itself!

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                LOL if they did it like that, all Fallout 4 Dragon Age Mass Effect style, I’d be happy. For some reason JRPG never do though. They always either got mute lead or talking lead. Either/or no in between.

                • Zuhri69

                  Yeah. Xenoblade X has that to an extent but the limited character expression really doesn’t do it for me.

                  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                    so the lead in XBX speaks your responses? Nice! I loved Xenoblade. But I had to get rid of it….. *cries*

                    • Zuhri69

                      Well, he didn’t. But we have an option on what to respond. Unvoiced, unfortunately.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Better than nothing.

    • Tetsu

      Same deal as Link, silent protagonist.
      You can’t change something like that, it fucks with everything.
      You know I’m right.
      If they made a second Chrono Trigger, I would certainly not want Crono to talk.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        “I know you’re right”?

        I think all protags should talk. Crono, Link, Adol, Serge, all the SMT leads. All of them. But if you disagree, that’s fine. But don’t speak for me.

        • Chris Cruz

          I agree. A storyline tends to feel incomplete when the Main hero itself has no sense of personality or opinion on the things happening around him/her much less to him/her.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Yeah i want an epic tale where everyone contributes to dialogue.

            • persona_yuji

              For that, it’s better to go to Trails in the Sky.

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                hope the 3rd is on ps4

                • persona_yuji

                  The 3rd is on PSP, PS3, PC and soon on the Vita in Japan.
                  It will be quite a while until the 3rd is released on the west.

                  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                    Hopefully more come after Ys 8.

            • Chie Is Life

              u like FF12? that MC can talk

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                12 was decent, and I liked Vaan but I hope they redo it so he’s less of a throwaway bystander in his own game. I know Bosch and Balthier or Ashe were more the leaders/MC but still…. Of the who cast I only really liked Vaan and Larsa.

    • hng qtr

      They should give Adol his Falcom Gakuen personality.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        what was that like?
        I’ve always pictured Adol acting a lot like Glenn from Chrono Cross.

        • persona_yuji

          A asshole who uses his adventure moniker to be as much of a dick he can be.

    • persona_yuji

      They did made Adol talk in Ys vs Sora no Kiseki.
      Truth be told, be told, I want Adol silent on numberer titles, on spin-offs he can talk.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Why be silent? If he never talks and they dont zoom into his expressions or show a thought bubble how is he voicing his opinions or contributing to the story?

        • persona_yuji

          Narration. Or 3rd person, like: “Adol said X”
          In Celceta’s case choices.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Looks like 4 party members now. 3 in 7 and Celceta. I hope Geis and Dogi return.

    • Tetsu

      Where are you getting 4 from?
      It only shows one screenshot with a group fighting, and it’s 3 people.
      It shows a 4th person in another screenshot by herself, which is probably just a character you switch out.
      3 is in-line with Ys (Beast-Slash, Armor-Heavy, Flying-Shot)
      4 is in-line with Legend of Heroes (Beast-Slash, Heavy-Heavy, Flying-Shot, Armor-Thrust)

      Usually you go around with your main 3 and switch out for story purposes and each new location.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Yeah, I saw it was the hammer head of the fisherman character. I zoomed in on the pic.

  • MTK

    He had many adventures in 5-6 years and met hundreds of people in those years. I wonder how long each adventure took like the last game. They never said how long it took like weeks, months and wasn’t he 18 in the last game?

    • chocodino

      yes, he is 18 on Celceta, 17 on Ys 1&2, and 23 on Ys Seven

      • Budgiecat

        23? in Seven?

        So this takes place before Ys Seven or the developers forgot how to count? :p

        • Terithian

          I believe this takes place between Ys 5 and 6, so there shouldn’t be anything wrong with his age.

          • Budgiecat

            why would they do that anyway

            • quodvadis

              Why wouldn’t they?

              Hint: probably to stop them from overshooting Adol’s age from the target audiences’.

              • Budgiecat

                I never get that whole stupid target audience mentality. If a game is good the age of the MC shouldnt matter

                • quodvadis

                  You don’t have to get it, the market speaks for themselves. It’s why you don’t see 40 years old greasy old dude be the MC of Pokemon or Yokai Watch.

                  • Budgiecat

                    except you see them in real life at conventions lol

                    • quodvadis

                      The same people probably want to be a little girl in games.

                    • Budgiecat

                      help those people

                    • quodvadis

                      Give me $1B and I’ll think about it. :)

        • chocodino

          it takes place after YS 5, and before Ys 6, Celceta took place after Ys 2, and before Ys 3 [Felghana].

      • MTK

        He was 23, so that’s 8 years of adventuring so far. Wonder if they’ll ever have him at 30 or 40. Also wonder who’s gonna be his lover considering about each adventure there’s a female interest.

    • LunarHaven

      Celceta was a remake of 4, so he’s been adventuring for 2 years at that point.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    I thought since this was a magical version of Earth all the names were slightly off. Like Europa or Euroba. And Althego or something form Africa. Ys for France and Celceta for south asia. Something like that.

  • piemoul

    please send Adol back to Ys!

  • Seihō

    I feel like character’s-3d-modelling is worse than Tokyo Xanadu’s… well the game is out this summer, so…

    • LunarHaven

      Falcom isn’t about graphics at the end of the day, it’s about spot on gameplay, awesome music, unique worldly elements and epic boss battles!

      • Chris Cruz

        But hey, you can see here they’re TRYING. Maybe?

      • Burning Gravity

        Not to mention the Ys style is very different from the 3D Trails/Xanadu styles and those same models might look odd or be a bit difficult to work with by comparison for an Ys game. *shrug*

      • Seihō

        1. I know
        2.

  • Karmistral

    Adol has that Viki syndrome where a change in attire most likely means that another adventure is about to begin. So, Adol, stop riding ships AND changing clothes.

  • Zackasaur

    This should be fun. c:

  • Budgiecat

    so in 5 years he’s had all that adventuring? hmm…

    • LunarHaven

      Well, it’s been said that Adol has written over a hundred books with his adventures covered in them (before he dies?) So what we’ve experienced so far couldn’t have been too many years. + he’s doing non stop adventuring, not like he’s taking a half year off or something. No vacation time for Adol XD

      • Silent Nyan

        And everywhere he goes, a girl will fall in love with him.

        “Sorry, but an Adventurer gotta stay adventuring”
        -Adol Christin

        • Vashe

          Ain’t no time for love in a world where you’re back to level 1 every time you land on a new island :D

      • Budgiecat

        hmm

        well when you’re on ships that can take away weeks or months at a time at sea….

        …*waits for comedic response..

        • LunarHaven

          I’ve never gotten specific details on how far Adol travels between his journeys, but never once seen MONTHS in any of the stories as far as I can remember.

        • LunarHaven

          I can also add that Ys 1 and 2 happens within the same adventure, Ys 3 is a smaller adventure that obviously wouldn’t take a lot of time. In Ys 4 you feel maybe a week or two passing by. In Ys 5 you go to a place where time isn’t the same so in many ways he doesn’t spend much time during this adventure. Ys 6 feels like a week or two I would say, Ys 7 maybe 2-3 weeks. So yeah let’s say it takes months and months to travel by ship, he could still do all this in those years. lol

    • Will

      He only takes about 40 hours to save any town from destruction. With those numbers, 5 years is a whole lot xD

      • Budgiecat

        heh……..he

  • LunarHaven

    After playing Celceta I have no doubt this will be nothing short of a gaming masterpiece.

  • Franggio Hogland

    #DogiGate where’s ma Dogi? :( We wan’t Dogi! #PutAWallHere

    • persona_yuji

      He stayed behind, breaking walls.

  • Chris Cruz

    Hopefully he’ll have dialogue this time round?

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Hope not. Adol has been a silent protagonist for most of the franchise. They’ve already changed him enough as it is. Just let him keep this…

      • Chris Cruz

        …Have you ever played Wild ARMs 2? If you have, you know how badass Ashley Winchester can be, right? Why? Because he has PERSONALITY! Rudy in Wild ARMs 1/ACF needed Jack and Cecilia to practcally do the talking for him. NOT… COOL.

        • LunarHaven

          I understand you on this, but in Ys they’ve added lots of boxes saying stuff like: ”Adol nodded in agreement and suggested they head to the cave where they saw XXXX last” etc. it’s kind of like dialogue, makes him come alive quite a bit compared to other silent protagonist games.

          • Chris Cruz

            But I need more than that. I want my main protagonist to voice his opinions and all that.

            • LunarHaven

              Yeah I can understand that, I’ve been mouthing silent protagonists for years myself, no silent protagonist has a chance on my fav character lists. But Adol has a special vibe that I dig. I wont fight you on it though, if it was any other franchises I’d be in 100% agreement with you, Rudy looks like an idiot through most of Wild Arms because of never saying anything lol

              • Vashe

                Adol is a pure badass even without dialog lines

                • LunarHaven

                  Without doubt, which is why he’s my exception, he’s awesome!

                  • Chie Is Life

                    what about Yu narukami?

        • Vashe

          Because the player is supposed to be the hero. Use your imagination

          • Chris Cruz

            No lol. That just makes the fun factor cut in half if I have to actually go through the trouble to actually think up dialogue for my Main hero here. Personality is what makes a MC unique from others in video games. Why should I, the player, have to make one up for him/her?

            That’s just halfassery coming from a dev. No Bueno.

            • persona_yuji

              Adol does not dialog to be a badass. His actions have already proven that he is one.

              • Chris Cruz

                But without the actual dialogue and personality all hes doing is being a Drone. A slave with no right of opinion on the situation at hand. You don’t even get an ” Okay lol! “. Instead you get…blank. Nothing but obedience,

                • persona_yuji

                  If that’s what you believe…

            • persona_yuji

              Isn’t that just your own halfassery? You seem like one who just can’t be bothered to read what’s going on betwen the lines and wants to be spoonfed EVERYTHING.

              • Chris Cruz

                I, the customer and player, am already paying money to purchase, own, and play the game. Why do I need to put in extra work on THEIR product? Why are we even going this route?

                I dislike silent protagonists. End of story.

                • persona_yuji

                  Then don’t try to force your own preferences down everyone’s throat.
                  If you don’t like silent protags, there are other rpgs out there, like Trails in the Sky.

        • persona_yuji

          Here’s a transcript of an interview on Hardcore Gaming 101 with Toshihiro Kondo of Falcom:

          “TK: He’s a young adventurer and even though in his profile it states that he later writes over 100 adventure journals, in-game he never speaks and you can never tell what type of person he is. This is because we wanted Adol to portray the player within the world.

          Now Adol is beloved in the same way as a popular historical figure. He is a very mysterious character who never speaks, but fans still have their own interpretations of, “This is like Adol,” and, “this is not like him.” Throughout the series players have been imagining who he is through his actions and adventure journals, and now that common thought has become part of who Adol is. In that sense he is a character that has been fostered and molded by the players.”

          link: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/ysinterviews/ysinterviews.htm

          AND this is why Adol doesn’t talk.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Yeah, this makes a lot of sense. He actually did speak in the remaster of Ys III for PS2, but it was really awkward, lol. At least for me anyway! I’m so used to him being the silent protagonist since the beginning, which makes a lot of sense since Ys was originally supposed to be the ‘Zelda killer’ and Link was also a silent protagonist at the time.

            • NegativeZero

              The Zelda comparisons have always been made but I don’t think Falcom ever intended Ys to be a ‘Zelda killer’. They were in completely different markets (PC88 vs NES) and were released only about a year apart as well. It’s more that both hit on a similar concept around the same time and are both lite fantasy RPGs.

          • Chie Is Life

            lets make a petition to make Vaan a silent MC in FF12 remaster

        • Mahrze

          Uhm, Rudy aka “Project Holmcross” needed no words. He was the silent badass.

      • Frank Doomrider Johansen

        You may not hear him speak, but he does ;)

        like when it says in blue text something like: Adol explained about it, and that he had returned it to the owner and the events leading up to it.

    • Vashe

      NAH ADOL’S SILENT. It’s like the other mighty heroes called Link and Crono. The player is supposed to “be” them.

      • quodvadis

        I despise this archaic mechanic.

        • kandori

          Well then thankfully you’re not in charge of Ys.

          And it’s not archaic.

          • quodvadis

            Well my lifelong dream is to buy Falcom.

    • Mark Lengod

      He kinda spoke in his childhood flashbacks in Celceta.

    • quodvadis

      Too late now. Fans would go wild if he did. They already are when someone even as much as mentions the change, Q.E.D. in this thread.

      At least Falcom has Kiseki games now for great characterizations, thankfully.

    • Burning Gravity

      Hopefully not, that would pretty much ruin his character. And in the first place, Ys ain’t really about graphics, story, or dialog, and it’s dumb to try to hold every game to some universal standard… it’s the devs’ game, they’ll do what they want, some have talking protags and some don’t, I’d never want a game to change that just to fit my personal preferences. Like even though I think Link from LoZ is super boring as a character it’d be even worse to suddenly give him an active voice (besides grunts) now, lol…

    • NegativeZero

      He does have dialogue. You either pick his responses in some cases, or more often it’s summarized for you because he’s explaining things you already know because you’ve been with him the entire time and already experienced it. That’s the approach for Adol they’ve had going right back to the original game.

      The games are ostensibly supposed to be you playing through books that Adol wrote describing his adventures, so it makes sense that he would have explained what happened when it was actually happening, and then in his subsequent conversations, he’d simply write “I told them what happened”.

      The way that they handle the silent protagonist IMO works better than the usual approach where the character feels mute.

  • Geese Howard

    Our favorite red hair warrior at his forever 21 :) The answer to the fountain of youth is with this guy, it’s the adventures I am telling you!

    • Chie Is Life

      he got it from ash

  • Guernica

    Haven’t really played much of the ys series, but this looks pretty cool. Feel like playing MoC now.

  • MadaoDeeDee

    After Ys: Memories of Celceta which was my first Ys game, I fell in love with Ys & would buy anything Ys…I even buy almost all things Falcom :) Can’t wait for this game, one of my most anticipated & it looks really good!

  • Vashe

    I have mixed feelings about this. I’m a die hard fan of the Y’s in isometric 3d (Ys VI, OaF, Origins). I hope this is as addicting and fast paced in full 3D (I’ve never tried Celceta unfortunately)

    • persona_yuji

      “Die hard fan”…Y’s…You’re killing me. (just joking :P)

      • Vashe

        Why can’t I be a Y’s fanboy ? I’ve put more hours in all Y’s series than in any other game franchise (if you exclude Final Fantasy… and MMORPG’s)

    • Chie Is Life

      its Ys 4 with 3D graphics

  • http://roleplayingblog.blogspot.com El Chromah

    After playing Memories of Celceta, one of the best Vita games out there and best rpgs I’ve ever played, i will buy anything Ys.

  • gulabjamal

    Dogi you dog. I see what you’re doing ;)

    • http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/mgbenz mgbenz

      Do you mean Not-Dogi? Because that is definitely not Dogi.

    • Umaru~n

      CERO Z.

    • momoh410

      and Adol is holding his nuts…

  • Frank Doomrider Johansen

    YS OYEAH!!! Can’t wait for this game!!! GONNA BE another masterpiece!!! :D

  • Vyse Legendaire

    Well I for one welcome the chance for the series to make a comeback after the stunning failure that was Celceta.

    • Vega29

      I’m curious: What were your grievances with the game? I thought it was praised far and wide by most reviewers. Also: how would you rank the Ys games?

      I’m kind of a “lurker” to this site (I’ve never posted a comment before), but your comments in the past reintroduced me to the greatness of the Xenosaga series. I just wanted to thank you for that.

      • Vyse Legendaire

        I’m a fan of everything Ys except for Celceta. The game is a chore and a bore. They need to re-introduce challenge into the game.

        • Vega29

          I see. Thanks for the quick reply.

  • Naygen

    Can I play this without any knowledge of the games at all?

    • Silver_shion

      sure.
      The only thing you need to know, only Ys 1 and 2 are about Ys.

      • C4

        What’s an Ys? ;P

        • Silver_shion

          I’m not gonna spoil that

        • Silver_shion

          It’s a place. That’s all I’m gonna say

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Just go watch the anime, lol. It will sum up 1 and 2 for you if you’re that worried about it.

    • NegativeZero

      Aside from Ys II being a direct sequel to Ys I, and Origins being a direct prequel to that pair, they are all completely self-contained adventures and have no direct continuity beyond that there’s some characters which turn up in multiple games. Think of it a bit like The Legend of Zelda, but everything is in one timeline.

      In fact, the order they’re numbered is not chronological. Chronologically they go:

      Origins -> I & II -> Memories of Celceta -> Oath in Felghana -> V -> VI -> Seven

      This one, Ys VIII, will slot between V and VI chronologically. If you were playing the series in the order they released, you’re already playing them out of order.

      The only constant really is that Adol is the main character (except in Origins).

  • Lara Croft

    There are some cool wallpapers here: Can’t wait to play it on my PS4 and Vita :D
    http://www.falcom.com/ys8/special/wp.html

    http://www.falcom.com/calendar/index.html

    • Silver_shion

      really cool

  • LordKaiser

    I will always have problems with the costumes being too modern for the setting. Where’s Adol’s armor?

    • persona_yuji

      It is a bit wierd…

      • LordKaiser

        Yeah and it don’t have consistency with the other games where he wears armor.

        • persona_yuji

          I could understand in Celceta because you could argument that Adol didn’t quite expect that to happen so he went with lighter protection, but here? Between V and VI? Huuuh…

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    we will never get a Adol only game again will we?
    whatever i’ll take it

  • EventuallyGreat

    Man, Adol needs to stop getting on boats

  • V-Angelus

    did adol screw some oceanic God? why does the sea hate him so much? damn it adol. stay in one place for a year or so and reevaluate ur life choices.

  • SOLOmio

    Adol title should be The Drifter or the Adventuring Drifter!