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Good, but doesn't live up to its predecessor
on November 29, 2009
Pros: Novel battle system, wonderful graphics, great voice acting, memorable characters, good sound
Cons: Battle system has some irritating flaws, story kinda blows, music is forgettable, equipment creation system is irrelevant
Other thoughts: Living up to the original Valkyrie Profile was very unlikely, so it is no surprise this game falls short. The story is kinda dumb, and includes characters that probably don't need to be there (shameless fan brown-nosing is my guess.) Einherjar have no back story really, except for a brief summary buried in the menu - there are none of the memorable (and depressing!) scenes as in the first game. The battle system has problems with idiot AI running into walls and getting left behind - this will frustrate you to no end. There is also a strange bug where characters will start floating randomly, and will in some cases float directly into an enemy line of fire. There's an (optional) equipment creation system, but finding the right parts to build these weapons is tedious (I never bothered.) Still, it's a fun game and worth buying, for the right price. Just lower your expectations from Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth standards and you should mostly enjoy it.