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Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

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Impression: Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

RPGamer
15 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume both is and isn't your normal Valkyrie Profile game. First off, this is a tactical RPG unlike the prior titles in the series, so everything takes place on a grid, but it's not a basic tactical game either. Some of the series elements that fans will expect to find are still there, but other things have changed dramatically. Who will this title appeal to? Read and find out.
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Overall 8
7.6
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 8
8.0
Control 8
7.8
Addiction 7
7.2

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Review

Cheat Code Central
18 October 2009
Overall 6
6.0

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Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Focus on the mortals instead of the gods in a grid-based Valkyrie Profile spin-off Graphics: Good character art, though the in-battle sprites are nothing special Sound: The soundtrack is occasionally excellent, but there are plenty of generic tunes Playability: Though the controls are easy to learn, poor balancing makes each fight hit-and-miss Entertainment: Some great ideas are overshadowed by the cumbersome mechanics Replay: Moderate
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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

Game Informer
30 August 2009
  • Summary: I like many things about Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, and one thing drives me crazy. Horrendous misbalancing moves the tactical action out of the realm of acceptable challenge and into the arena of absurdity. After the first few hours of play, battles demand a near-perfect run to complete, usually met only after numerous trial and error attempts. Further, side quests that allow players to increase skill levels to confront these hefty challenges are rare.
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Overall 7
7.0

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant Of The Plume

Thunderbolt Games
30 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Valkyrie Profile is somewhat of an oddity when compared with other RPG series. While most franchises are content with one battle system stretched over many titles with only subtle variations, Valkyrie Profile has so far been released with three very distinct modes of play. The original game was a departure from traditional turn-based battle in the first place; Valkyrie Profile 2 opted for an elaborate quasi-real-time model, and now Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume...
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Overall 9
8.5

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

Video Game Generation
21 May 2009
  • Summary: Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume is an excellent addition to any DS library. With polished presentation, intriguing storyline, action-packed battles, and branching paths, this is an entry to the series that is quite worthy of bearing the Valkyrie Profile name. If you’re an RPG fan or a connoisseur of great games in general, this game belongs in your collection. Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed.
  • Pros: Polished presentation with gorgeous graphics and soundtrack., Excellent SRPG gameplay.
  • Cons: Enemies can be a bit sluggish., Only 4 party members taken into battle.
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Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

playmagazine
8 May 2009
  • Excerpt: You mustn’t let fear or regret have the better of you, master. It is through sin that your desires shall be fulfilled. - Ailyth, Servant of Hel The story of Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume has a darkness of tone long absent from Japanese RPGs. This is not a cute fun-filled tale of "high adventure" set in green grasslands that just happen to be beset by a few evil individuals who are easily spotted and slain.
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Overall 8
8.0

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Review

G4
15 April 2009
  • Summary: 'Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume' takes another look at the 'Valkyrie Profile' universe, and X-Play takes a look at this DS game in their review.
  • Pros: Even balance of action and strategy in combat, Grim affecting story, Epic soundtrack
  • Cons: Some very unsympathetic characters, Dialogue is a little too eloquent for its own good
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 9
9.0

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

Nintendo World Report
14 April 2009
  • Summary: Square Enix and tri-Ace delivers a mature and engaging strategy role-playing game on the DS.
  • Pros: A lot of replay value, Deep gameplay, Excellent, mature story, Great soundtrack and voice acting
  • Cons: At times the game is very difficult and unforgiving
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Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume – Staff Review

RandomNPC
11 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume represents a bit of a step back in time for the series. Where Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria led the series in a more optimistic direction, Covenant of the Plume returns to the tragedy and gloom of the first game in the series, choosing the theme of sacrifice in contrast to Silmeria ‘s hope.
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