Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria has an impressive set of credentials to recommend it. Possessing a high-energy, yet tactically challenging combat system, an unexpected epic symphonic soundtrack, some truly impressive visuals, and a sharp, well written story, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is a remarkable title which should appeal to a wide variety of gamers. However, those expecting an experience similar to Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth will be disappointed, as most of the gameplay mechanics that made it so unique have been gutted or outright omitted. There are also a few problems with stiff animation, poor lip sync, and a bit of excess deus ex machina late in the plot, but the game offers an entertaining and thought-provoking take on the Valkyrie Profile world to those willing to accept the changes it makes to the series. Continue reading ‘Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria – Staff Review’ »
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In Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, the titular Plume refers to the Destiny Plume, which Wylfred can use to give a boost to his allies. This boost is pretty dang massive, doubling the character’s stats, granting them resistance to every element, and unleashing a powerful secondary effect that varies by character. Wyl can summon this secondary effect in battles on his own afterwards as a special skill, some of which can turn the tide of battle in an instant. The downside to all this, however, is that after the battle, the character dies a very permanent death. Given that the game doesn’t tell you which characters grant which skills, it can be a bit tough deciding who to sacrifice and who to keep. Therefore, this week’s Strategy Session is all about the best Sacrifice Skills!
A minor word of warning; in order to talk about Sacrifice Skills, we have to talk about the characters you get them from. For the most part, this isn’t a big deal, but there may be a few minor spoilers here and there. You have been warned! Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, Part III’ »
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume offers a wide variety of classes to the player, but isn’t always clear about what sets them apart. This week, we’ll be taking a closer look at what makes each class tick, along with a few suggestions for skills and abilities to give them. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, Part II’ »
For this week and next, we’ll be looking at Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume here on Strategy Session. This latest incarnation of the series can get devilishly complicated, particularly late in the game, so we’re going to be starting off slow. We’ll start with some basic tactics, such as the Formation system and the recurring importance of revive skills and items in the Valkyrie Profile series. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, Part I’ »
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume represents a bit of a step back in time for the series. Where Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria led the series in a more optimistic direction, Covenant of the Plume returns to the tragedy and gloom of the first game in the series, choosing the theme of sacrifice in contrast to Silmeria‘s hope. The game is designed rather well, and the plot is extremely well written, but an overall lack of consistency and an unfortunate rehashing of artistic elements from earlier in the series drags the whole thing down rather badly. Continue reading ‘Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume – Staff Review’ »
Recession? What recession? If you’re looking for ways to stimulate the economy, there are three new ways to do it. Square Enix is shipping Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume for the Nintendo DS with a MSRP of $39.99. Konami is bringing Suikoden Teirkreis to the DS for $34.99, and XSEED is giving people a reason to actually turn on their Wii by releasing Rune Factory Frontier for $49.99.
Say, turn this record over, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet! On this side: 7th Dragon, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Tales of Radiant Mythology 2, Arc Rise Fantasia, Blood of Bahamut, and Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork 02/25/09’ »
Got some rare things for you today, strangah. In this update: Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, Shining Force Feather, Dragon Quest IX, Phantom Brave Wii, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork, Boxart – 02/18/09’ »
European gamers can add a couple more dates to their calendar. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time will ship out for Wii and DS on March 27 while Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume will be headed to DS screens on April 3.
On the heels of the North American release date for Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume for the Nintendo DS, Square Enix announced today that PAL territories can expect the game in spring 2009. Continue reading ‘Covenant of the Plume Floats in PAL Territories’ »
Square Enix updated their 2009 release date list today. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride for the Nintendo DS will head to stores on February 17 and has been rated E10+. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, also for the Nintendo DS, will ship out on March 17.
Valkyrie Profile: Toga wo Seou Mono for the Nintendo DS has just gotten an official release date. Lucky Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on it come October 2 for 4,800 yen. So far we’re still waiting to hear about a North American release. In the meantime fans can check out the game’s official Japanese site.
Square Enix has revealed a few details for its upcoming Valkyrie Profile: Toga wo Seou Mono. For starters, the main character will not be a valkyrie as in previous games. This time, the protagonist will be a human seeking revenge against the valkyries. Continue reading ‘New Valkyrie Details Develop’ »