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Joystick (French) (Apr, 1990)
Le gros avantage de Valis II, par rapport à ses concurrents, réside dans le fait que les niveaux sont de difficulté croissante, ce qui contribue à donner à ce jeu une excellente jouabilité. Le graphisme, notamment dans les niveaux les plus élevés, sont splendides. Par contre, l'animation de Yoko (le personnage que vous incarnez) manque de souplesse. Les monstres que vous rencontrerez, tout au long du jeu, sont bien dessinés, et très originaux. Valis II est un soft qui vous prendra la tête, les parties s'enchaînant à un rythme hallucinant. Un must dans le style.
You get plenty to shoot and interact with, but Valis 2 is not revolutionary in terms of play concept despite some high points.
TurboPlay (Oct, 1990)
Valis II, like all other CD-ROM games, far surpasses most video games graphically, the highlight being the Visual Scenes which takes place between each stage. This is where a friendly ghost named Reiko, tells you the storyline of the game through flashbacks and replays the fight with the last end boss. While the game contains good music, it is not the caliber of Y's. The one thing I was disappointed in was the difficulty of the game. There are far too many Total Life and Partial Life Restorers in the game, and the number of extra men you can obtain is far too much for the amount of damage the enemies will inflict on you, which leaves little challenge for the sixty plus dollar you'll have to pay. If you are a better video-game player, you might want to play this game without the use of the TurboSwitches.
Video Game Den (Jul 23, 2010)
So here you have it - Valis II is a game you have to learn to appreciate, it has a strong focus on storytelling but suffers from an unmemorable gameplay and a weak finish. You might want to give the other episodes a try before tackling this one.