Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Windows PC, PlayStation 4
Blood, Fantasy Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol
This is an action role-playing game in which players lead adventurers on a quest to escape a mysterious island. As players explore the environment, they interact with characters, engage in quests, and battle fantastical beasts (e.g., dinosaurs, dragons, skeletons). Characters use swords, hammers, firearms, and magic spells to battle enemy creatures in melee-style combat. Battles are frenetic and highlighted by bursts of light, impact sounds, and screen-shaking effects. Blood-splatter effects sometimes appear as characters are injured; one sequence depicts a large spray of blood as creatures are killed. Some female characters wear outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage; one prolonged sequence depicts a female character covering her body after losing her towel. During the course of the game, a character appears drunk, swaying from side to side, with a flushed face and audible “hic” in dialogue. The word “sh*t” is heard in the game.