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
GBase - The Gamer's Base Apr 22, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan Jan 20, 2009 83 out of 100 83
GameFocus May 25, 2009 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Mar 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Shark Jun 23, 2009 B 75
Gamervision Mar 31, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Teletext 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Mar 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
RPGamer 2009 2.5 out of 5 50


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Bregalad (937) added Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (Nintendo DS) on Feb 19, 2010