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  • Summary: The third entry in the Valkyrie Profile series. Wylfred was but a boy when the valkyrie claimed his father's soul and sealed his family's fate. In the agony of the aftermath the boy swore revenge, and now for the man, the time has come to reap it. To the valiant she comes, and so to the battlefield he goes. Destiny awaits. Expand
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  1. An extremely adult and dark story makes this tactical RPG game one of the best you can find on any handheld. Fortunately, the playability itself keeps the pace with the story. [July 2009]
  2. 85
    This is a polished SRPG that stands out from the crowd thanks to some unique battle mechanics. The enemy AI feels a little lazy at times, but the game still provides a nice challenge. The real draws here are the high-minded script and team-up attacks.
  3. Thanks to alternate endings, multiple plot paths, side quest, and the dark twist of sacrificing friends, there’s a lot here to keep you happy with hours of fun. Square Enix has introduced an interesting concept to their Valkyrie Profile concept and I hope they continue to think outside the box when it comes to re-imagining their franchise games.
  4. The story is the main reason to play this title, as the overly complex rules system makes battles a bit too cumbersome for any real replay value.
  5. Fans of the series might consider this entry to be the worst in the series, but compared with many other strategy RPG’s on the DS, this one is actually quite solid.
  6. In the end, Valkyrie Profile series completists will probably enjoy it, but I'd tell most other people to steer clear.
  7. And come on, Square Enix, I know you want to re-release more of Square's back catalogue, but trying to sneak an FFTA remake past us with another title on the box is just bad form. Try VP: CotP if you like, but don’t be shocked if you end up ditching Wylford and his stupid hair for Marche and his.

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  1. C.Block
    Apr 1, 2009
    9
    Covenant of the Plume is a very underrated game. It uses the series classic battle system, but with a slight differences. The game also uses a SRPG system similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. I feel that this game is more a spiritual successor to FFT than FFTA and FFTA2 are. This game is not to be missed by anybody who enjoys SRPGS! Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2011
    7
    I saw Covenant of the Plume for 10 bucks at a local game store, and based on C. Block's review, I figured why not? I love SRPGs, so it seemed like a win-win. The game definitely has some good points. First off, it's fun! Also, the storyline is based around Norse mythology, and for me that was incredibly cool. There are also three entirely separate "tiers" of plot based on how evil your choices are leading to some...interesting endings to say the least. The negatives are there, however. For starters, every battle gives you a "Sin" requirement. This is how badly you overkill an enemy through team attacks and such. If you meet your Sin requirement, the game showers you with overpowered equipment that, in turn, makes it even easier to meet the next Sin requirement. This combined with the Plume, an ability that sacrifices a party member but first turns them into a dervish of destruction, makes even the hardest map winnable in no time. That being said, using the Plume alters the story and your own path within it, so it was still interesting to see how it played out. Worth 10 bucks? Absolutely. But I'd recommend Disgaea DS if you're desperate for a good DS SRPG. If you already have that one, why not grab this one too? Expand