The original PlayStation Valkyrie Profile is a hardcore RPG fan's dream. It's rare, expensive (on eBay), extremely deep, and the story strays quite far from tired RPG archetypes. Square Enix and original developer Tri-Ace just can't wait for Sony to set up their PS1 game download service for PSP, so they went ahead and remade the classic as a full fledged PSP title, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. This will give gamers plenty of time to experience the original story before the prequel, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, hits the U.S. in September.
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, like most remakes and ports, will mean different things to different gamers. People who have beaten the original want to know if there's anything significantly new in Lenneth, while other PSP owners just want to know if there's a decent RPG coming to their portable system of choice. So I've decided to break things up nice and easy for both groups.
As ports go, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth’s is textbook. A few new quality of life improvements are the defining new feature, but by and large this is the same game that was released well over a decade ago. Fortunately, this is Valkyrie Profile; that means you’re getting a classic JRPG that still feels great to play all these years later.
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is a port of a classic Playstation era JRPG, giving a new audience the chance to experience an iconic story.
tri-Ace's classic RPG is back! Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is here at last. Read on to see whether this retro RPG is worth exploring.