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Valis (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). -
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.5

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Ce premier jeu, né sous les pattes de la Wolf Team, transposé sur Mega Drive par les émeutiers de chez Riot, tout deux parts intégrantes de Nihon Telenet, n'a pas vraiment les allures d'un jeu culte. Pourtant, dans le genre très fermé des bishōjo games, les jeux avec des jolies filles, il est un peu le roi. Pardon, la reine. Du coup, parler de Valis, c'est comme de parler de sa petite amie, vous n'allez pas en dire du mal en public. Et on n'arrive pas en effet, malgré des défauts qui sautent aux yeux, a le prendre en grippe. C'est un jeu d'action à part, simple, plaisant, sur lequel on peut revenir sans aigreur grâce à sa difficulté coulante. On y revient surtout pour Yuko, pour vivre la curieuse aventure de cette jeune fille aux cheveux bleus dans un monde entre rêve, réalité et fantasme.
Shin Force
Someone once said that Valis was the game you bought for the cut scenes, not the game. If you don't have a Nomad, I'd agree with them.
Valis is a fun, colorful, and action-packed game. It looks great, and it sounds great, but it's just far too slow. If it was a little faster, and the text in the stories also got sped up a few notches, then it would have benefited so much from such simple improvements. As it stands, Valis is still a fun and powerful action game. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your sword and get going!
Defunct Games
On the TurboGrafx-CD, the charm of Valis was the voice acting and cinematic cut scenes. Here we get the cinemas, but there's something missing without the poorly acted audio. The simplistic gameplay doesn't hold up and the graphics aren't very impressive. The story is fine, but it's not enough of a reason to play through Valis: The Fantasm Soldier on the Sega Genesis!
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Was sich die RIOT-Programmierer dabei wohl gedacht haben: Scrolling ruckelig und langsam. Schwierigkeitsgrad: extrem leicht. Gegner: im ersten Level muß man sie regelrecht suchen. Bunt, laut und nix dahinter; da helfen weder Pillen noch Extrawaffen.