Valkyrie Elysium’s Demo Makes a Strong First Impression
Valkyrie Elysium, the new action-RPG from engineer Soleil Ltd. and Square Enix that is charged as a new passage in the Valkyrie series is nearly here. On the off chance that you are familiar with the original Valkyrie Profile, nonetheless, there have been significant updates to the classic formula in its latest trip. Ahead of the Valkyrie Elysium demo’s release, ComicBook.com had the chance to see the title on the PlayStation 5 thanks to Square Enix. It is a fairly short affair and one that I personally finished in just more than 60 minutes, however it gives a smart thought of what to anticipate from the title’s gameplay on the off chance that not its story.
Given the extended timeframe among now and the last official installment of the Valkyrie series, it should not shock anyone that Valkyrie Elysium treads its own path. The last console release, on the off chance that you count the Nintendo DS, was 2009’s Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Tuft. That title was a tactical pretending game while the original Valkyrie Profile from 2000 was to a greater degree a standard PlayStation JRPG for the time. Valkyrie Elysium eschews both in favor of being an action-RPG.
For many folks, Valkyrie Elysium is probably going to be the first computer game in the Valkyrie series that they will have gotten. As such, the fact that it moves away from what the previous games have been similar to mechanically isn’t actually a colossal concern, especially given the proliferation of action-RPG titles like Nier: Automata as of late. In some ways, the shift will almost certainly make it feel more familiar than if it had attempted to recapture the magic of the original totally.
It does, notwithstanding, largely acquire the same narrative formula steeped in Norse folklore. A nameless Valkyrie, at least in the promotional material and demo, is sent by Odin to forestall Ragnarok and sanitize tainted souls. These souls can seemingly then sign up as an einherjar, a ghostly figure that the Valkyrie can summon to help in battle. These are present in the tutorial sections of the demo and seem to be a major factor in its combat system, however the story of the demo seemingly does exclude them outside of that.
Instead, the Valkyrie must depend on their own abilities and weapons. Supportively, these can be significantly upgraded through investing gems and souls, opening new ways to combo one attack into another or adding passive bonuses like more health. Divine Arts can also be discovered, which are essentially Valkyrie Elysium’s magic, that deal various types of elemental damage.
The gameplay emphasis in the demo is on sorting out some way to strike at enemies’ weaknesses using a combination of various types of weapons and elemental attacks. Striking enemies weak to it with Lightning Bolt, for example, can stun them and allow for an easier time dealing damage, and various enemies can also have weaknesses to a specific sort of weapon. While the demo only covers a concise section of the game’s opening, it seems fairly clear that a major part of Valkyrie Elysium will be about shuffling these to make sure you’re dealing the maximum amount of damage possible, which is simple enough thanks to the fact that elemental weaknesses are straightforwardly labeled on enemies when you lock onto them.
It’s hard to say what the full computer game will look like at launch based on such a small slice, yet the demo itself is promising. Considering that it is set to release for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on September 29th before a PC release via Steam on November eleventh, it seems far-fetched that too frightfully much will change. The combat is a satisfying blend of various abilities all chained together toward a common goal, and the introduction to its story is interesting while perhaps not exactly immediately captivating.
Assuming you’re curious about Valkyrie Elysium, the demo should give ample open door to you to see on the off chance that it’s for you. It won’t give you a full and complete picture, however the snapshot it offers will actually want to steer anyone that’s been vacillating in the correct direction. Minimal beyond what that might actually be asked of a free demo for an impending computer game.