A Motion of Finishing Blow

by wfgodbold

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is a direct sequel to the best ending from Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, even though initially it seems to be a prequel. Silmeria, one of the three Valkyrie sisters (Lenneth and Hrist make appearances as well), is the main focus of the game; she has been reincarnated into a human after being sealed away for disobeying Odin.

Instead of being passively sealed, she has been able to contact the mortal she was reincarnated into, Princess Alicia of Dipan; this has led people to believe that the princess was possessed, and so she was sent away and the populace was told she had died. Hrist comes to collect Silmeria’s soul, and the game picks up with Alicia/Silmeria escaping into the countryside.

Valkyrie Profile 2 expands upon the battle system used in the first game; it’s done with 3D graphics this time, instead of 2D sprites, and the characters can move around on the battleground, instead of merely trading attacks back and forth in the more traditional turn-based scheme Valkyrie Profile used.

Say whatever you like about Motoi Sakuraba’s style; the man has a gift for writing some great battle music.


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