Conclusion: Valhalla Knights becomes the latest title to fail at delivering a defining PSP RPG experience. It's nostalgia in a modern box, and not even good nostalgia. It's like the DS Final Fantasy III remake was on the drawing board, but somehow they went through some time portal and cranked out something of Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest caliber. The design is competent and the execution is at least half right, but it's lacking any true sense of adventure or, more importantly, fun.
Excerpt: There's good in the world and there's bad in the world. What would Yoda be without Vader? Coke without Pepsi? The Dolphins without the rest of the NFL? Sure, good is nice but it can't really be appreciated unless there is bad to compare it against. This leads me to Valhalla Knights for the PSP. OK, while not as impressive as Yoda drinking a Coke while leading the Dolphins to the Super Bowl it's also not as bad as a Pepsi-sponsored Vader going to the Pro-Bowl.
Conclusion: I honestly can’t say I completely hate Valhalla Knights. The battle system, story, horrible quest description…well there are a lot of bad things about this game. If you can find this game for twenty dollars or less then I say pick it up. Valhalla Knights won’t revolution RPGs on the Playstation Portable, but it is better than a few others.
Conclusion: There’s a chance you may enjoy this, but you’re only going to have a little fun if you can get over a number of minor prohibitions that add up to something barely playable at most.
Conclusion: Considering the in experience with the hardware, XSeed Games put up a strong effort. The gameplay and story will keep gamers head-deep in action from beginning to end. I feel though that they should of taken a bit longer in putting this title together before releasing it to the public. Overall, it’s a nice addition to the PSP library, but not a title to rush out and purchase.
Conclusion: Solid visuals and audio, old-school charm and an absolutely huge adventure to slog through are not enough to offset the fact that this a brutally difficult game at the outset and it does nothing to help you along while you learn the ropes.
Excerpt: If you’ve ever played Diablo and gotten bored of the game BEFORE you
got to level 100, don’t even give this game a second look. As for the
rest of you, have a seat right there and let me tell you about XSEED’s
first entry for the PSP.
Excerpt: Freaking finally, a non-port RPG for the PSP that is actually worthwhile. Valhalla Knights , publisher XSeed’s first outing on PSP, is mostly a dungeon crawler, as it features only a minimally deep storyline and one central town where the non-battle stuff goes down. Players will spend their time level grinding and building up an MMORPGlike team (thieves, mages, fighters and the like) to take through the game’s long, winding caverns.