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Valkyrie Elysium Demo: Preview - D-Pad Academy

"Well, here we are. Finally. We get another installment in the Valkyrie series since, what, 20 or so years? With the release of Valkyrie Elysium only a couple weeks away, Square Enix has graced us with a demo so we could get a feel for its action-packed sequel. How do the beginning couple hours look and feel so far? I’ve dug into the demo to let you all know just that! Let’s get started!"

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P_Bomb136d ago

How long would you say it takes to beat the demo? Gonna try to squeeze in the time for a completion tonight or tomorrow.

LiViNgLeGaCY136d ago

I played it on and off over two days. I'd say I landed somewhere between 3-4 hours. There's two different sidequests they give you to do, as well.

P_Bomb136d ago (Edited 136d ago )

That’s a generous chunk! I’m tag teaming this w the boy. He likes the combat too.

Elda136d ago (Edited 136d ago )

An hour & a half. 2hrs top.

VersusDMC136d ago

Very underwelming demo. Colours looked drab and grey. Framerate was meh on my PS5. Not for me...

P_Bomb136d ago (Edited 136d ago )

Uh oh. I’ve never tried any of the Valkyrie Profile series before this one. Speaking of demos, did you try Wo Long?

VersusDMC136d ago

I am judging it on it's own and not against past entries. Played the first one only. The Second one on PS2 did look good though.

Wulong was good. Couldn't beat the boss of the first level though. Parrying isn't for me(not good at it) and it seems essential for bosses. And the health item takes too god damn long!!

It's on gamepass day one so i'll check it out again if i have nothing else to play when it comes out.

LiViNgLeGaCY136d ago

I DO agree with you about the colors. Very grey, nothing stood out in that respect. I'm hoping some of the later chapters change it up a bit.

Elda136d ago

I enjoyed the gameplay but the graphics aren't that great & the colors were drab & grey.

H9136d ago

I was heavily surprised by the demo, the gameplay was quite nice and fun, something that I don't associate with Square Enix lately, unfortunately it has clear performance issues, the game hardly ever reached 60 FPS on PS5, in the prologue the frames would go up and down that you can notice the hiccups, the first chapter was mainly indoors so the frame rate didn't jump up and down much but it wasn't 60 FPS at all

P_Bomb136d ago (Edited 136d ago )

Interesting, I’m not that far admittedly. Thx for the input VersusDMC, Elda, H9 and Legacy. I wonder if the final version might offer a capped framerate even if it runs a little lower. Like at 40fps? Maybe bump the res.