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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Vita)

Either the Ys franchise is doing way better in Japan than here, or it is surviving on the will of its makers Falcom alone. The series had at least moderate name recognition in the U.S. with its solid third rendition, Wanderers from Ys, showing up on Super Nintendo, Genesis, and the Turbografx CD if you were one of those rich bastards who had that (The game was named by EGM at the time as one of the worst sequels ever made. Naw, dawg). After the cluster that was Ys IV (Falcom handed it over to two different development companies who made two different games, and neither came to the States or were considered the "official" one), the series disappeared over here until Konami published Ys VI: Ark of Napishtim, but the heat was gone. Even when XSeed picked up the rights to a bunch of remakes and started pumping out resources and sweetening the deal by licensing their fantastic soundtrack CDs, it only made a small dent in market. Ys Seven (Yes, without the Roman numerals) was rele…

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