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Any other fans of Norse mythology are sure to love this stunner from Square Enix. The game is complex, beautiful and engaging, with plenty of exciting characters to meet - make sure to play in hard mode for as many as possible! Between the dual storylines there's more than enough to constantly keep the game interesting and exciting, and the turn based battle system has enough customisation to keep it from becoming dull. Although puzzles can sometimes be beyond frustrating (hats off to the "Clockwork Mansion" dungeon for being the most annoying dungeon I've ever played in an RPG), the gameplay is, for the mostpart, superb. Square Enix have always, to my eyes, been one of the top games developers because of their wonderful knack of balancing gameplay and storyline to perfection, and I wasn't disappointed by Valkyrie Profile Lenneth. However, typically of many RPGs that I've played, the manual is incomplete at best and doesn't even mention many of the functions available. It took quite some time playing around until I felt satisfied that I knew the skill menu and battle system, and even now I frequently unearth a function or two that I missed. Definitely recommended for existing fans of RPG games, but the unhelpful manual and multiple unexplained mechanics makes it a bit of a throw in the deep end for anyone who fancies a first try at the genre.
Game Traits applied to Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PSP) by Xyia