Valkyrie Profile (1999)

Video Game   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy


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Odin and two supreme goddesses send out a woman named Lenneth Valkyrie, to collect the souls of deceased warriors and witches to help the Aesir of Valhallah to protect their land and every other land from the rebellious Vanir.


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Directors:

Yoshiharu Gotanda , Kunihiko Ikuhara (co-director)

Writer:

Sukehiro Tomita (script)

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5 June 2003 | Akiosan
Excellent game, but NOT without its faults!
"Valkyrie Profile" is quite a well-writen and addictive game that is excellent relief from the plague of the repetitive "Final Fantasy" series or the akward "Megami Tensei" games (though Persona subseries was great).

It follows the tail of a Valkyrie on a quest to retrive souls of the recently departed and help them live in the afterlife of Valhallah. As she does this at commands of Frey, Freya and Odin, she suddenly meets a familiar faces of the past and must learn more about it.

The gameplay is quite fun too. Kinda like a combination of the "Rockman" series meets "Super Mario RPG", plus, really vivid graphics and character designs.

But the flaw of the game lies within the voice acting (of both English and Japanese version). The Japanese version, almost everyone sounds really too squeaky or high pitched. Though they use a few TV, as well as seiyuu voice actors and actresses, some stood out more than others, but TURN DOWN THE VOICE VOLUME! Unless you want to hear people talking in pseudo-baratone or pseudo-helium pitched voices. Though the English version is a little bit of an approvement, I feel that the English voice acting is better done in scenarios than it is in the battle fields, when things get quite grating and repetitive!

But other than so-so voice acting, Valkyrie Profile is a classic that stands the test of time.

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Trivia

The game features three different endings.


Quotes

Lenneth Valkyrie: Gasp! I... I'm so sorry! Your clothes, are they...?
Mother Laia: Watch where you're going, girl! How dare you splash water on a guest!
Lenneth Valkyrie: Forgive me... Mother, who were those men?
Mother Laia: It's none of your business. You have work to do, now! Hurry up and grab your bucket!


Goofs

The English cast credits list Suo as being played by Jimmy Zoppi and Belenus by Ed Paul. This error was not corrected for the PSP remake, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth.


Alternate Versions

Even though the US/Canadian release has translation that is faithful to the original version; however, some of the character's names were changed in the North American version. For example:

  • Frey in the Japanese version is the goddess in the green outfit while Freya is the goddess in the mahogany clothing. In the North American version, the names are reversed.
  • Aryuze is also known as Arngrim.
  • Princess Shirad is also known as Princess Jelanda.
  • Rory is also known as Llewelyn.
  • Aimee is also known as Aelia.
  • Jake Linnas is also known as Janus.
  • Yumeiru is also known as Yumei.
  • Rezard is re-translated to Lezard.
  • Rolenta is re-translated to Lorenta.
  • Meltina is also known as Mystina.
  • Gannos is also known as Gandahr.
  • Lucio is re-translate to Lucian.
  • Jewel is also known as Jayle (However, in both versions, her birth name is Leticia).
  • Badluck is re-translated to Badrach.
  • Rofa is re-translated to Lawfer.
  • Bramms is re-translated to Brahms
  • Belinas is also known as Belenus.
  • Sohou is also known as Suo.
  • J.D. Warris is also known as Genevive.

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Genres

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

Details

Release Date:

29 August 2000

Language

Japanese, English


Country of Origin

Japan

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