Valkyrie Elysium: Can the gameplay make up for the game world? test

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Valkyrie Elysium was released for Sony consoles at the end of September 2022 and is also the fifth game in a Japanese role-playing series in which nothing has really changed for a long time. The adventure of the Valkyrie began in 1999 on the Playstation 2. The last “real” part, apart from a mobile game, was Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, which was released in 2009 outside of Japan. So the Valkyrie had to cope with a long break before a new and action-packed life was breathed into it with Elysium. Originally the series was developed by tri-Ace, this time the employees of the Soleil studio were allowed to work on it.

And they not only gave Valkyrie a modern look, but also replaced the previously turn-based gameplay with a combat system based on combo attacks, which is a bit reminiscent of games like Bayonetta or Devil May Cry in terms of speed and complexity. And that, as I said, is fun, at least under certain conditions. The main story and the worlds of the kingdom of Midgard, through which we mainly slice, can quickly cause boredom. And that’s why the return of Valkyrie after such a long stint on the bench is bittersweet on modern gaming systems of the current era. Let’s explain why below.

Odin. A little arrogant. A little allfather. Definitely sus.

Source: buffed

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