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Description

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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Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Nintendo DS Aullewyn keep
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Nintendo DS An other attack
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Nintendo DS Moving a character in position to attack
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Nintendo DS Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Title Screen US

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Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ヴァルキリープロファイル 咎を背負う者" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono" -- Japanese title

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NintendoWorldReport Apr 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Apr 10, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GBase - The Gamer's Base Apr 22, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameswelt Apr 24, 2009 79 out of 100 79
Game Shark Jun 23, 2009 B 75
Game Informer Magazine Sep 22, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.es Apr 29, 2009 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Mar 20, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Apr 02, 2009 C 50
Pixel-Heroes.de Jan 19, 2011 4 out of 10 40

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Bregalad (968) added Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (Nintendo DS) on Feb 19, 2010
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