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|Get to be the virtual demigoddess in the Valkyrie Profile game, compatible with your PlayStation platform. The prime role of player in this Sony PlayStation game is to help Valkyrie Lenneth collect souls from Northern European battlegrounds and accompany them to the heavens of Valhalla. The souls collected in this role-playing video game would be used to help Odin wage a war against Ragnarok. The player gets more than 20-players to choose from, in this Sony PlayStation game, further its his responsibility to complete their quests and improve their stats. The single player mode of this role-playing video game lets you use your logic and reasoning skills to proceed to higher levels of the game. The Valkyrie Profile game with eight chapters in 3D form engulfs the player in the virtual world of fantasy. Use the multidirectional game-pad of your PlayStation device and complete your virtual quest with utmost efficiency.|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 1|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Animated Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes|
|Control Elements||Gamepad, Gamepad/Joystick, Joystick|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features||Norse mythological storyline, over 20 distinct characters, detailed 3D rendered characters and 2D rendered backgrounds, challenging level design and battle system|
|Support Elements||With Memory Support|
|Game Series||3D Ultra Pinball|
Average review score based on 29 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I enjoy playing this game alot!
It is alot like Final Fantasy but its expoloration is entirely different.
The game is divided into 8 chapters where you have to do a specific task given to you by the Goddess Freya. Do well in your task and you get material points as well as artifacts.
Material points- Help you create unbreakable weapons, armor, and accessories
Artifacts- Are rare items given by the gods, found after defeating bosses, or occassionally found in chests in the Cave of Oblivion.
Cave of Oblivion is fun but very challenging at low levels- Its best to run passed the monsters and get out- Tou will see what I mean if you try to take on Chapter 8 monsters when you are only in Chapter 1.
Dungeons and Towns- Each require you to give up periods of time. Once periods of time run out the next chapter begins- So you need to manage your time wisely and not just go in and out of dungeons leveling.
You should only do that after completeling Freyas request.
Freya asks for souls to battle against the Vanir. A warring race opposed to the gods. Some chapters she may ask for a warrior and others a sorcerer etc with specific abilitues- You want to meet these demands so you can get the most material points possible- And you want to please the gods and not anger them. By not following Freyas instructions you risk material points and evaluation points.
By sending the gods a warrior that fits their needs they will reward you. Sadly you lose that warrior to the gods- The upside you get the characters back at the end of the game- So you are able to play them again.
Odins Chests- Has some of the most exclusive items in the game- Called artifacts. Some artifacts are very valuable and others are not useful at all. You lose Evaluation Points by keeping these forbidden chests. Sometimes its worth making the gods mad :) I recomed saving before the bosses then defaet them and analyze what items you should keep, and what items should be given back to Odin. Many items give you a great amount of material points if you convert them to material points.
One example of a great item- Is a maic mirror that reflects magic spells back 50% of its time back on the spellcaster. If you give it back to Odin its gone for good :(
Let me break it down for you
+1 Evaluation point for every Artifact from Odin you give back
-5 Evaluation points for every Artifact from Odin you keep
I do not recomend keeping all the items- Unless you want the C ending Where the goddess Freya becomes angry and its game over for you.
I do recomend keeping some of them though- For use in battle, or to convert to material points.
There are 3 endings- These all depend on your choices in the game.
Characters- A great range of characters- If you are a fan of fighters- There will be enough for a whole party of them. Sorcerers- Same thing
All can be customized with abilities to fir your needs.
There is a walkthrough on skill points on the game that explains it.
Battles- You can dodge enemies by jumping over them, or slash them with your sword and choose to fight them- This will engage you into a battle like the Final Fantasy series.
I suggest only running when you cant handle a foe.
;eveling- You need to level up as much as possible per chapter- Because every time you leave and renter a dungeon you lose time periods- This in turn puts you closer to the next chapter.
Only dislike- Periods of time
I give it 9.5 out of 10!
Squaresoft and Enix did some absolutely amazing games back in the 2000s. For Enix this was their crown jewel. I played this game completely randomly as a kid as rental from a video store and I absolutely loved every second of it. Every time we'd go there I'd hope to get this for rent as well as Star Ocean 2 both of which only had 1 copy for rent. And Super Smash Bros. which had like 8-10 copies but was always sold out. Its been 12 years and i finally get this damn game here from ebay.
First off the music is done by Motoi Sakuraba. If you know that name then you know how absolutely epic his music is. Words cannot describe how good his pieces are. They are definitely best for RPG settings.
The game itself doesn't have a really big plot to it. You play as Lenneth, a valkyrie who picks up dead people be they male or woman and training them up to send to valhalla. Like how a parent raises their child to one day kick out to the real world. That's you. The parent keep some though since, well you'll have to lol. All the characters die. Some more fantastic than others some more gruesome some just flat out die. Everytime you do a spiritual concentration you'll be wondering "Man who dies now?" or "Is there a dungeon I have to go to?"
Battles are where its all at though, after getting your characters decked out and awesome battles are carried out by orders and timing. Do you simply send everyone out to wail on the enemy until they faint? Or do you start with the spellcaster to knock them up with magic, use the archers to shoot at them in the air then the melee characters to charge em while they are down? Once you get a feel for some characters you'll have to make up battle plans, pressing buttons randomly could waste attacks and make you miss.
There is no money in the game. All items you get you make. You have this MP called Materialization Points. ...Its just that you Materialize all your crap. lol. You get MP through either story events or just turning items into MP some items sole purpose is to turn into MP. You use this MP to make your standard RPG things: healing items, weapons, armor, everything. Cause of this. you'll always have a TON of items but its alright. don't ever feel overwhelmed cause you're supposed to have a ton of things. if you don't need it now convert it to MP or just hold it for when you get a new character and give it to them.
I agree there is a lot of hype for this old game but to be fair, it deserves it. How many out there can honestly say that Megaman X is a BAD game? Or that FF7 was? The game is good. great even and if you can get it you should definitely play it.
I also agree that if you have a PSP then get that one instead cause its the same game but with more content even. But I've no PSP so that's 86 bucks for this game I had to spend haha. Which is oddly comparable for todays games with retail prices of 49.99 or 59.99 but most games today suck so whatever. haha.
Joking aside. If you want a great old school RPG with sweet battle system and customization. Well here's a game for you! ....Along with anything Disgaea related.
Take a note, this is based on MY opinions and experience of the game, wether YOU think so or not, is completely up to your personal taste!! But I try to be as accurate and truthfully as possible.
One of the most expensive games for playstation console. But I'd say this is worth of EVERY penny you pay, but it's just my opinion. I find this game very interesting in story and the world you're in. The battle system is different from any other RPG I've faced so far, and it takes some time to fully get into it. All characters have their own story, and by taking the hardest mode, you'll have a chance to reveal everything the game has to offer.
- The story
- Alternative endings
- Different difficulty stages for pros and beginners
- The music, MUSIC!
- Similarities with i.e. star ocean 2
- Optional bonus dungeon with bonus bosses
- Voice acting
- Voice acting
- Time limitation (a.k.a. chapters/periods)
- Battle limitation per visit into dungeon
- In a way, ends too quickly
- For best results, you have to fight awfully lot
Voice acting is partially just awful, but mainly I like it. I like Lenneth's voice for example. And Llewelyn's voice is just too bratty. Graphics are beautiful considering the fact that this game is old and for the first playstation. The battles are limited per visit to a dungeon. If you wish to make the monsters to reappear, you have to leave the place and re-enter. Since the game is limited to periods, each visit consumes your time. At first, I was intimidated by this but I got over it. I just love this game, and those very, very different endings. If you have no trouble with these, go for it! I really recommend this pearl for a game!!
Basic info -
1.) This is a RPG; which means you can love it or hate it.
2.) This game one of the rarest game in the World - A mint English version will fetch around $100 while a Japanese version will by $60. What puzzling about this game is that it was made by Enix; the same group of people that created FF series.
About the game, first impression -
One thing that Valkyrie profile stands out is the art. Unlike the standard anime-ish in most RPG from Japan, this game used a classical style that looks like Rembrandt would had done. The graphic is a sight to behold. Remember, this was for the first playstation so it is quite impressive.
About the game, gameplay -
Rather odd combat system; You play like mario/sonic when exploring with jumps, goodies and puzzles all over the places. And for Combat, you have to actually engage your enermies as encounters don't automatic show up. And during combat, some of your special required that you hit a certain combo... similar to any fighting game (aka. DOA, TEKKEN) This game is very different then any FF or other RPGs.
Characters development are well structured and balanced in this game, sure you can cheat, but you will miss a lot to useful skill later.
Your foes in this game aren't wallflowers to be pluck... They are armed to the teeth, any combat can be your last. Some of the Bosses had party killing ablities, so be very prepare. (even if you game shark this game, some of the combat will still give you problems)
About the game, final impression -
VP is a fantasic rarity; it had all the elements to an true RPG. Sure, you can force your issue though the game, but you likely to die a lot. Instead, this game required you to thinking a lot before you advance. It's a thinking person game... beside, you need time to absorb those beautiful artworks and understand the plots....
Minor complains -
This game only have 2 disks. This means that it's about 30 hours of play time total. Although there is a bonus level to this game to extend game play. Also, this is a psx CD game, so the anime parts is a bit disappointing. Another problem, the storyline of this game pretty much end any chances of a continuation game - hence there was no Valkyrie Profile 2.
But all in all, a very enjoyable game.
I agree with Marudashi in saying this game is overhyped by the overly-fanatic. I mean look at my ebay tag, it's as fanatic as the next person, but I'm not blind or completely lacking in taste either. I give Valkyrie Profile 2 an "Excellent" and I give this a "Good" simply because the game has way more problems than you can shake a stick at. The most annoying of those problems is the sound. The music is constantly interrupted and overlapped by sub-par voice acting (with the exception of Valkyrie) and this creates weird sound-effects that ruin the music. Lezard's voice was totally slaughtered in this game. The environments are lovely but not as warm and beckoning as Tri Ace's other sleeper gem Star Ocean 2's. The battle engine in this game is much less intense and engaging than Valkyrie Profile 2's or Star Ocean 2's. Attacks get dull and repetitive quickly, it's not even fun to beat up enemies, you can't even break off parts from them like you can in VP2. One thing I will give this game is credit for the story. This game has a pretty deep and touching story. The music (when not overlapped with the audio tracks) is excellent, as can usually be expected when it comes from Motoi Sakuraba. Items, once again, are not detailed as they are in Star Ocean 2 which is somewhat of a dissapointment. So all in all, this game is good, just don't shelve out big bucks for the original PSX release and get the PSP re-release "Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth" instead. If you enjoyed this game, then Valkyrie Profile 2, or Star Ocean 2 are sure to not dissapoint.