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Review – Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
6 April 2013
Conclusion: Despite the bizarre plot twists at the end, Silmeria is a solid RPG – with a reasonably involved storyline and a bit of the “divine tragedy” flavor to it. It has a couple of minor annoyances, but they don’t get in the way of what is otherwise a good experience. Silmeria is yet another decent PS2 RPG – while it may not be a particular standout, it has an enjoyable story and a pretty fun battle system.
Excerpt: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria has an impressive set of credentials to recommend it. Possessing a high-energy, yet tactically challenging combat system, an unexpected epic symphonic soundtrack, some truly impressive visuals, and a sharp, well written story, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is a remarkable title which should appeal to a wide variety of gamers.
Conclusion: The battle system is equally appealing. Once engaged, your party can either split or fight as a team. The party is encircled within rings and the enemies on individual grids. The idea is to avoid the grids (or move in when they’re faded) and snare the opposition within your range. Once targeted, each button represents an attack. Let the fray begin.
Excerpt: I’d take Odin, Valkyrie and the magnificence of Valhalla over typical RPG fare any day. Those whiney teens, hapless females and silly demons just can’t compete with Norse mythology. Or maybe it’s just because I’ve played way too many RPGs with those familiar archetypes. Of course, it takes more than all the awesome things mentioned in Manowar lyrics to make a good game. Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria gets it all done.
Excerpt: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is resigned to the same fate that has befallen Chrono Cross on message boards across the internet. Silmeria takes bits of the original Valkyrie Profile, like the action-oriented battle system and recruitment of Einherjar, and fuses it with a much more accessible linear focus.
Excerpt: sports excellent graphics - characters are detailed and have incredible designs, attention was paid to environments and surroundings, and enemies look evil and menacing - some battles are incredibly presented due to how well the graphics were done. The battle effects are stunning as well; some of the special attacks in this game arguably push the PS2 hardware to its maximum potential.