Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (Nintendo DS)

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In Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume the player takes on the role of Wylfred, a young warrior whose father died in battle when he was still a child, while he was protecting a friend. He and his family suffered a lot because of the father's death and his sister died as well of hunger. Wylfred now seeks revenge against the gods to bring such a bad fate to his family, even tough his father did an honorable gesture.

The battle system is a crossover between tactical RPGs and the previous Valkyrie Profile games. The battle takes place on a grid with isometric 3D graphics, but when an unit attacks another the combat moves to a closer view where the player has to do button mashing combos to defeat the enemy. Any unit who is nearby the attacker and in the same clan takes place in combat too, so there is a huge advantage in surrounding opponents. Another unique feature of this game is that the player can use a cursed plume to make a character ultra-powerful, but he dies after the battle. The way the player acts during battles can affect the story as well.

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Legendra May 04, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
NintendoWorldReport Apr 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Official Nintendo Magazine Apr 03, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Worth Playing Apr 10, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameFocus May 25, 2009 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Captain Apr 15, 2009 78 out of 100 78
Gamer 2.0 Mar 27, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Thunderbolt Games May 30, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamingTrend 2009 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Mar 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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Bregalad (924) added Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (Nintendo DS) on Feb 19, 2010