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Portable Gamer Review: Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

Portable Gamer writes: "Some gamers are starting to see tri-Ace as something of a joke now, when it comes to RPGs. After Infinite Discovery, and the recent Star Ocean game (both for the 360), both very average games in terms of story, this outing (although chronologically before Star Ocean, thanks to localisation) by the stricken developer is certainly a step in the right direction, but still falls short of the RPG formula that made games like The World Ends With You, and Dragon Quest V.

The story starts with two characters, Ancel and Wylfred, mercenaries in training. After a brief attack, Wylfred (You) is seemingly killed. He begs the gods for a chance to wreak vengance on the Valkyrie that stole his father's soul to become Einherjar, or 'fallen warriors' to fight on the Aesir side of Ragnarok, the Norse Apocalypse. Hel, the ruler of Niflheim (where all those that haven't proven their worth go), hears this call and having taken a Valkyrie feather that was found at Wylfred's Father's corpse (bear with me), she brings Wylfred back to have his vengance."

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bgrundman3130d ago

This looks like it could be alot of fun... but still not my bag.

CrAppleton3130d ago

Come on now.. this is classic fun :D I haven't played a game like this in a long time. I've been all about shooters lately

Neco5123130d ago

bah! Not my cup of tea either! Good review though

meepmoopmeep3130d ago

i have too many games to finish
i'll pick this up though, one day.

CrAppleton3130d ago

Turn based strategy goodness :D

killyourfm3130d ago

Great review - but I could never get into turn-based strategy like Fire Emblem. I love me some real time RPG though.

WOW, this author is bold, semi-bashing Tri-Ace/Square in the 1st paragraph. Props.

CrAppleton3130d ago

VERY bold.. I don't know that I fully agree though.. While Tri-Ace games haven't been the greatest.. they haven't been down right bad either

Neco5123130d ago

It's mostly been crap, don't lie

Neco5123130d ago

When are we going to see more rpgs that we don't want to play? I bet soon

cyrus2283130d ago

mix of strat and action is awesome. im 9 hours in.

wtf just cuz infinite wasnt amazing everyone thinks tri-ace sux, why???

valkyrie profile 1 and 2 were awesome, as were star ocean 1,2,3 and 4, and infinite wasnt even that bad, it just wasnt a 10/10 like the world wants everygame to be, thats why everyones stuck playin COD all day everyday