Ys VIII Washes Ashore On PC With A Storm Of Issues, NIS America Addresses Feedback


After going through a hat trick of delays (1, 2, 3) the highly-anticipated PC port of the Falcom action PRG Ys VIII finally released on PC and with it came a plethora of issues that plagued the launch.


When Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was delayed to a general 2018 window, NIS America mentioned that in addition to the localization issues, they were having trouble with low framerate issues and memory leak problems in earlier PC builds, but it appears that those weren’t the only issues for the game as it currently sits at “Mostly Negative” reviews on Steam.


To give you an idea, here’s a bit from the top upvoted review:


It’s a lazy PS4 port through and through; barebone graphical options, fixed internal resolution (as in, the render resolution doesn’t change along with the screen resolution, so your PC will use the same resources on 640×480 or 4K. It doesn’t matter), gamepad issues, horrendous keyboard+mouse support… A Dark Souls 1 PC tier port, if you want a comparison.
The most problematic issue would be the internal resolution being fixed, because it limits a lot what kind of machines the game can be run in, so don’t trust the system requirements; they don’t state this detail.


NIS America provided a statement on Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana’s “Day 1 Report & Known Issues:


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.
Thank you for your support,
-NISA Staff


Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC. It releases on Nintendo Switch on June 26, 2018.

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