Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is finally out on PC but the port reportedly isn’t great

by on April 17, 2018

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is finally out on PC platforms.

Ys VIII is a fantastic game. Read my review here. But the PC version has been delayed a few times since the console versions launched. It is even coming to Switch in June but the PC version finally released yesterday. Sadly, the port has a lot of issues and NIS America released a statement on Steam that you can read below highlighting the problems:

Hello everyone,

Today we launched Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for Steam and for GOG.com. Awareness of certain issues has arisen from both internal testing and from submissions from diligent players eager to dive into the game.

We appreciate your enthusiasm, and thank for your patience.

To begin, we have isolated one of the widest-reported bugs concerning crashes occurring on start and subsequent issues related to controller support. We have created a tutorial to temporarily solve the issue while we implement a permanent solution. You can find out more in our Troubleshooting Forum post here.

We are currently investigating all reports coming in to our Troubleshooting Forum, so please continue to report any and all issues you are encountering. We kindly request that you include additional relevant information such as the steps to reproduce and your system specs.

Known Issues as of 4/16/18:
-VSync is not working
-Audio Issues
-Slight flickering in light in Eroded Valley & Towering Coral Forest
-Full screen mode detection is currently not functioning well
-Irregular shadows
-Text errors
-Controller Issues (Detection, Joystick Input)

Roadmap/Order we plan on fixing:
-VSync issue to be fixed within 48 hours
-Controller Issues (Detection, Joystick Input)
-Fix flickering in Eroded Valley & Towering Coral Forest
-Fix irregular shadows
-Remaining issues noted above

With your help, we will address issues with the title, starting with critical fixes first such as client crashes, and proceeding from there. We would like to apologize for issues encountered, and reconfirm our commitment to fixing these issues in upcoming patches.

Despite multiple delays, it is disappointing seeing so many issues for a port that was supposed to come out the same date as PS4 and PS Vita.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is available on PS4, PS Vita and PC. Check it out on GOG here and Steam here.

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