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VALKYRIE ELYSIUM

KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
edited September 2022 in Games and Technology
There is a new Valkyrie game, folks. It is looking good. Rid the land of evil with your fellow heroes.
https://youtu.be/UxdxI6ckJm0

Other games in the series:
Valkyrie Profile
https://youtu.be/mrhEV9YAcBc
Valkyrie Profile Covenant of the Plume
https://youtu.be/g2F4abKzvhQ
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
https://youtu.be/TFNkq5uRgq8

Discuss.

Launch Trailer.
https://youtu.be/lJReDSNL4vc

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    We may be having a bit of a Square Enix Renaissance. They are slipping out some RPGs here and there.

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    Reviews seem unanimous that this is incredibly mediocre.

    And they still won't port Silmeria to fucking anything at all.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited September 2022
    I just collected Silmeria. I will fire it up in the emulator. The PS2 emulator is shaping up now that they got the Duckstation guy involved.

    Notice I did not put the PSP version of the first game in the original post. I like the original game more.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited September 2022
    The story is a slow burn. It is a mystery.
    https://youtu.be/bXrH4Uw2hgo
    It sounds like it is a nice little action rpg with fun gameplay. Maybe needs more enemy variety. $60 might be asking for too much.

    Get the PS4 version and upgrade to the PS5 version. You get two versions for the price of one.

    Here is a highly critical review. Prepare for the colonoscopy.
    https://youtu.be/6xh4VqKRdxU

    Square Enix letting you know some effort was put into making this game.
    https://youtu.be/YYWIMz3155I

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Maybe no one cares about these games anymore. Probably because they took forever to make a new one. That's what they get for dribbling them out.

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    taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    I do/did but the reviews are uh...very; very bad.

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    shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    Maybe no one cares about these games anymore. Probably because they took forever to make a new one. That's what they get for dribbling them out.

    They can't revive a niche IP with a low to mid tier game. The same thing happened over at Sega with the Shining series.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    did they even try anything beyond a gacha game for the shining series

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    shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    did they even try anything beyond a gacha game for the shining series

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shining_Resonance_Refrain
    I have heard a lot of bad things about this game.

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    did they even try anything beyond a gacha game for the shining series

    The Shining series never really went away in Japan until recently. The games just stopped getting localized, especially in the PSP era. There's like four or five in a row across half a decade that never made it out of Japan.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2022
    I will have to try Silmeria too and contrast and compare.
    I am kind of getting interested in the games again. I liked the collecting souls aspect.
    Valkyrie Profile is going for $1,300 on eBay.
    That must have been an unopened copy.
    I looked again and it goes for around $500.
    Might need to put my copy in a special place.

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    The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    I'm kind of curious how the VP port might sell now, if it ends up doing better than this game. I was actually looking forward to that and was bummed they delayed it. I've tried 50 times to get through that game on hard. Looking forward to attempt 51.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2022
    It is high time they made a port.
    Jolly good.

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    ED!ED! Registered User regular
    If they hadn't further deviated the gameplay from the first game (as they did with the second), instead of just improving on it with a modern spin, I would be more interested in this game. As is, the mediocre reviews, lack of PC release and my general meh response to the demo has me waiting for a PC sale - if ever

    Honestly I'm not sure what's going on at SE. They have been putting out some really questionable stuff: Strangers, which had, from what I played, excellent gameplay but just terrible everything else including narrative and performance, FF16 preview with everything going on with it, DIOFIELD which had decent enough gameplay but a bad story, silly pricing and zero marketing, and now this. Genuinely feels like this is a company - more than most others - that typifies the soulless squandering of IPs by single and short minded executives.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    There was a FF16 preview?

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    Who-PsydWho-Psyd Registered User regular
    ED! wrote: »
    If they hadn't further deviated the gameplay from the first game (as they did with the second), instead of just improving on it with a modern spin, I would be more interested in this game. As is, the mediocre reviews, lack of PC release and my general meh response to the demo has me waiting for a PC sale - if ever

    Honestly I'm not sure what's going on at SE. They have been putting out some really questionable stuff: Strangers, which had, from what I played, excellent gameplay but just terrible everything else including narrative and performance, FF16 preview with everything going on with it, DIOFIELD which had decent enough gameplay but a bad story, silly pricing and zero marketing, and now this. Genuinely feels like this is a company - more than most others - that typifies the soulless squandering of IPs by single and short minded executives.

    SE is a terrible company held together by a handful of actual good departments while the rest of the company tries very hard to throw every bit of goodwill and profit those competent Devs make straight into a black hole of sheer idiocy.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    Krathoon wrote: »
    There was a FF16 preview?

    Last june there was, might be another soon.

    SE produces more misses than hits for me, but that's just normal. And at least they're trying stuff and taking a few risks, not only making the same couple of successful games over and over again. Now if only SE didn't price all their releases so high, I might take chances on more of the weird lower budget ones...

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    No one wrote an Amazon review for the game yet. Wow.

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    I mean, I've seen literally no marketing or advertising for it whatsoever, and who even is the audience for this game?

    Old fans of VP who don't want the same gameplay or characters, but a generic mediocre action game with the skeleton of VP's plot stretched over it?

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