Sunday, January 15, 2012

Retro Game: Valkyrie Profile Playstation




"Smooth sprite animation, screen-filling spell effects, 2D backgrounds as good as the PlayStation can muster, and superb character art."

Yup even the reviews sounded different back when......

Valkyrie Profile ヴァルキリープロファイル is a role-playing video game, released for original Playstation on December 22, 1999 in Japan. An enhanced port of the game was later released for the PlayStation Portable under the name Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth.

Loosely based on Norse mythology, players assume the role of a valkyrie who recruits and prepares the souls of fallen warriors, before sending them to Valhalla for a final apocalyptic battle between the Æsir and Vanir: Ragnarok.
Several improvements were made to the English release of Valkyrie Profile, including more cinematics and the ability to adjust all characters' armor.  Some editing occurred during translation, but visible blood, drinking, and sexual comments remain.

Badrach's smoking was cut out but the animation of him smoking after a successful battle remains, minus the cigarette.

Original Playstation discs range from $59 to a staggering $499 for a mint edition.

Game Review on IGN where it scored an immaculate 91%
Game Faq and Walkthrough

Sites to Bookmark: Retro Treasures, run by a delightful and knowledgeable Gnome, has many the amazing retro gaming bargains.

Alf The Helper: Hah! Norse mythology! amazing what people would play back then...
Elderly: What?
Alf The Helper: A game...based on Norse mythology!? what an old fashioned idea, pff!
Elderly: Skyrim?
Alf The Helper: ?...what? oh yes...well of course their is Skyrim... but..
Elderly: Ragnarok online?
Alf The Helper: Well yes there's that too.... but apart from Skyrim, Ragnarock online...
Elderly: Alf! don't go there!
Alf The Helper: :(

8 comments:

gnome said...

He went eh?

Well can't stop them helpers these days...

But, seriously, any retro, Norse mythology inspired game with Japanese characters can't be that bad...

Loved the post, mind!

The Elderly said...

That little fecker, no gratitude for an internship that would cost him a small fortune on college fees... youngsters these days!!

Thank you for your kind comments, kinda want to play it now.. 50+ hours of gameplay :p

not that I can find any iso file on the internet...or an emulator or anything like that..cough!!...

Now just gotta figure what to do with an iso...

gnome said...

I'll tell you what: report it to the authorities and help our corporate benefactors. Then don't forget to give your reward in support of your local bankers.

The Elderly said...

(feigns reverent look of obedience at the mention of he's new leaders...)

Hail the new world order....

(looks around furtively...spits..)

...bastards!....

gnome said...

(prepares petrol bomb)

.... ready?

gnome said...

Oh and did you see what anonymous posted on the Greek Ministry of Justice's web-page?

It's bloody lovely:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eJP9wDhDoI&feature=share

The Elderly said...

(emerges from his bunker wearing camouflage gear, face paint and a red bandanna, followed by an similarily attired Alf the Helper!....whos is sporting a red......bananna..!?)

Right Gnome, we're ready, just need to empty a few bottles to makes some molatovs, that video is inspiring

(hands Gnome a half dozen full whiskey bottles....)

Alf!! just what are you doing with the red bananna.....!!!!??

Alf the Helper said...

am... but you emailed..

(pulls out email instructions...)

:(

gulp! I may need new glasses...