Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume DS

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
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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!
  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 yourI 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

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#72 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#17 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 83
    CotP is the worst game in the Valkyrie Profile series, but it is definitely my favorite SRPG on the DS.
  2. GamePro
    80
    The title's refreshing accessibility also makes it a perfect entry point for those new to this under-the-radar franchise. [Apr 2009, p.84]
  3. Nintendo Power
    90
    Feels fresh and unique. [Apr 2009, p.89]