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Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PlayStation 2)

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.9
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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90
Retroage
Podsumowując, pomimo że gra nieco mnie rozczarowała jako kontynuacja jedynki to nadal jest świetna, tak jako część druga, jak i całkowicie osobna gra. Co prawda fabuła chwilami nieco zwalnia ale wciąga. Byłoby jeszcze lepiej, gdyby postacie czasami nie zachowywały się, jakby ktoś przywiązał im nieoheblowaną deskę do pleców, a poboczni bohaterowie nie byli tak boleśnie poboczni. Walki i system są bardziej miodne niż miód w słoiczku. Szczerze polecam!
90
Thunderbolt Games
If only every game’s most glaring problem could be that there are too many characters to choose from. Usually at the 20 hour mark I’m checking FAQs to see when the RPG is ending. With Valkyrie Profile 2, I savored almost every moment. I took things slow and was finished the game in about 45 hours. There is even a bonus dungeon once the game is completed. It’s because of games like this that backwards compatibility on new consoles is essential for ensuring that excellent games like this are never forgotten and enshrined in Valhalla.
90
Fragland.net
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is a game that will keep you busy for a couple of dozen hours. It's something different - and pleasant - so play a side-scrolling RPG. The story does its job more than adequate and the new combat system is cool without getting boring. The graphics are amazing and so is the music. The voice-acting could have been left out for me, but if you're an RPG fan and want to take out your PS2 once again then you really should buy this one!
89
VicioJuegos.com
En resumen, se trata de un juego muy extenso y profundo, que nos tendrá pegados al mando día y noche, especialmente cuando nos acostumbremos al sistema de juego tras los primeros días. El sistema de dos dimensiones nos sorprenderá al principio, y aunque es cierto que no tiene mucho sentido en los pueblos, le añade un interesante toque de plataformas a las mazmorras, que de estar en 3-D se complicaría demasiado.
89
RPGFan
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. Valkyrie Profile 2 is an excellent game in its own regard, with a visceral battle system and amazing graphics; what it is not, however, is a spiritual successor to the original title, but a new stand-alone title that appeals to everyone.
88
PSX Extreme
Overall, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is one fine RPG that is nothing like you've ever played before. There is a giant amount to get used to, but if you take to the style and the atmosphere, you just might lose yourself in role-playing bliss for many, many hours. There are some issues here and there, and there's an insane amount of content, but the game shines forth as one of the premier RPGs of last generation. Just remember- this is specifically for the true RPG fan, one who's willing to embrace every ounce of that intricate combat system. Anybody else will likely find this game a tiresome struggle...this is both good and bad, by the way.
86
4Players.de
Valkyrie Profile 2 setzt die Tugenden des PSP- bzw. PSone-Vorgängers konsequent fort. Das trifft leider auch auf den nicht ganz einfachen Einstieg zu, bei dem Neulinge mitunter etwas überfordert werden. Hat man sich jedoch erst einmal an alle Eigenheiten gewöhnt und alle Feinheiten im Griff, macht die eigenwillige, aber ungemein facettenreiche Mischung aus Runden- und Echtzeitelementen sowie aus 2D-Spielmechanik und 3D-Präsentation eine Menge Spaß. Sowohl das Bergen schwer erreichbarer Schätze, das gezielte Abschlagen gegnerischer Körperteile zur Item-Gewinnung als auch das Aneignen von ausrüstungsabhängigen Talenten oder Ausweiten des Shop-Angebots durch spezielle Beutestücke motiviert ungemein. Manchmal ist allerdings extrem viel Kämpfen nötig, um die gewaltige Charakterriege mit allen wichtigen Fertigkeiten, Ausrüstungsgegenständen und anderen Kleinodien zu versorgen
86
Lawrence
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is an excellent RPG and a worthy alternative to Square Enix's other premiere franchise. While the game's sometimes unbalanced difficulty and epic length can give cause to frustration, the exceptional combat and skill systems both make up these shortcomings in full. If you play one RPG all year, you should probably play Final Fantasy XII, but once that's over give Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria a look, you won't be disappointed.
85
NZGamer
Although the central story of VP2 isn’t dramatic or compelling enough to keep you wanting more of it, the game’s gorgeous graphics, sumptuous soundtrack, delightful voice acting and intricate combat system are guaranteed to be more than enough to hold your interest and to keep you playing for the 80+ hours of the game. VP2 is certainly challenging enough for any RPG fan; indeed, it could be said it’s not for the faint hearted as many hours need to spent level grinding so your characters are strong enough to face the tough Boss fights, and if you’re going on to enter the extremely challenging optional Seraphic Gate it’s mandatory. Still, if you’re wanting an RPG that’s different from the ordinary and will give you a challenge, then Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is ideal.
80
Legendra
Finalement bien différent du Lenneth, on termine le jeu en se disant que l'on est passé à côté de trop de choses sur ce Silmeria, à cause du Lenneth justement. Inutile de faire une comparaison, il est aussi bon que le Lenneth mais change d'approche, scénario et thème oblige. D'une esthétique irréprochable bercée par une musique magnifique, il se permet le luxe en plus d'intéresser sur le long terme grâce aux retournements scénaristiques et la richesse de son système de jeu. Pas loin du chef d'œuvre si la finition avait été à la hauteur. Le gameplay 2D hors-combat ne plaira pas à tout le monde non plus. Quoiqu'il en soit, une petite merveille qui rejoindra son aîné d'ici quelques années, où les nouveaux venus aussi bien que pas mal de fans, adoreront. Bravo tri-Ace, ce n'était pas évident de récidiver, mais un petit quelque chose me dit que ce n'est pas fini.
80
UOL Jogos
"Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria" pode ser menos corajoso que o primeiro jogo, mas compensou isso com uma qualidade excepcional e, acima de tudo, com explorações e, principalmente, batalhas altamente compensadoras. Nesse quesito, a produtora tri-Ace melhora a cada game. Destaca-se também a belíssima produção, que só poderia numa época assim, em que o potencial do PlayStation 2 foi amplamente explorado, e, de certa forma, o resultado causa mais espanto que consoles de nova geração. É um RPG recomendado para todos que, no mínimo, se interessam pelo gênero.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
En voulant prendre le risque de refaçonner une bonne partie du système de jeu mis en place dans le premier Valkyrie Profile, cette suite n'était pas assurée de faire aussi bien que son modèle qui compte tout de même parmi les RPG les plus prestigieux de tous les temps. On lui reprochera avant tout son orientation scénaristique beaucoup moins épique que celle de son aîné, et le rôle carrément amoindri des Einherjars qui n'ont plus aucune personnalité. On lui en voudra aussi pour sa terrible complexité et sa difficulté permanente qui dissimulent pourtant une richesse de gameplay incroyable, mais que seuls les plus persévérants auront le bonheur de savourer à sa juste valeur. Pour toutes ces raisons, Silmeria est un titre marquant mais sans doute pas autant que le valeureux Lenneth qui gardera une place toute particulière dans le coeur des fans de RPG.
80
Games Radar
This is a real gamer's game, but the excellent graphics and the action-packed battles should draw anyone in. And once you're hooked, you'll find yourself forced to dig deeper. That's how they get you. If you pick up Valkyrie Profile 2, you may discover you like RPGs more than you ever expected.
80
GameSpy
If you enjoy console role-playing games for the gameplay, not the story, you and Silmeria may get along just fine. It's either that or she'll chew you up and spit you out. For genre fans who consider themselves hard of core, introducing yourself will probably be worth the risk.
80
GameSpot
Valkyrie Profile 2 is different from the original, so those who loved the first game may have mixed feelings about this sequel. At the same time, even hardcore fans of Japanese RPGs, for whom this game seems intended, will likely find some aspects of the experience to be a bit too much. But the journey is still a rewarding one overall, requiring a fair amount of patience but delivering plenty of instant gratification along the way, thanks to a great combat system and action-packed dungeon levels. If you're looking for more from your next RPG than just another save-the-world storyline and really want to sink your teeth into some complex gameplay, this one's for you.
70
Gamer.nl
Valkyrie Profile 2 is zeker geen toegankelijke game, maar iedereen die dit product met liefde benadert, zal zeker niet teleurgesteld worden. Het verhaal is interessant, de setting is boeiend, maar het geheel komt niet echt lekker uit de verf door wat platvloerse personages. De game is wel een lust voor de zintuigen en weet op geheel eigen wijze een originele insteek te geven aan het vechten en het doorkruisen van je wereld. De game kan bij vlagen wat pittig zijn, waardoor veel vechten een noodzaak wordt, maar dit is niet enorm erg, gezien het fantastische vechtsysteem.
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Game Revolution
Valkyrie Profile is turning out to be a decent franchise, although this iteration is a few IQ points short of genius. Taking a cult hit and squeezing it into a more conventional mold was a bad choice, but still, Valkyrie Profile 2: SIlmeria is worthy of a third entry, which will hopefully be something along the lines of Valkyie Profile 3: Lenneth 2, call me crazy.
60
G4 TV: X-Play
If we're hard on Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria it's because the game was so close to being something great. At its core the game is fiendishly clever. Like the game's baroque visuals, the mechanics are equally ornate – nearly diabolically so. It's a shame to discover such a meticulously crafted game cobbled together with duct-tape. No wonder Odin is ticked; the people in charge of making games about him got so wrapped up in their work that they forgot to make Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria fun for us mere mortals.