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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NintendoWorldReport Apr 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Legendra May 04, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Worth Playing Apr 10, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Official Nintendo Magazine Apr 03, 2009 85 out of 100 85
IGN Mar 12, 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
Game Shark Jun 23, 2009 B 75
Meristation Apr 03, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGamer 2009 2.5 out of 5 50


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