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  • Summary: Hundreds of years before Lenneth's tale, another saga lies concealed by the gods. The valkyrie Silmeria once served Odin loyally, but after an incident ignited a conflict between them, Odin forcefully reincarnated her as a human. The human soul that would carry her spirit was that of Alicia,Hundreds of years before Lenneth's tale, another saga lies concealed by the gods. The valkyrie Silmeria once served Odin loyally, but after an incident ignited a conflict between them, Odin forcefully reincarnated her as a human. The human soul that would carry her spirit was that of Alicia, Princess of Dipan. Ordinarily, Silmeria’s consciousness would have been sealed, her spirit dormant until she was next summoned... However, the forced transmigration causes Silmeria's spirit to awaken within Alicia, leaving two souls to inhabit a single body. The spirit that should have been sealed has awakened—a situation Odin will not ignore for long. This installment introduces the new Photon Action System to the classic side-scrolling action format found in the original. Projecting photons grants players more freedom to explore and expands the action, resulting in challenging puzzles with clever solutions. Add to that "sealstones" that affect the laws of nature in dungeons, launching strategy to new heights. The unique battle system of the previous game has evolved into the Advanced Tactical Combination Battle System. [Square Enix] Expand
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. At a length of about thirty hours, the game may be considered short by epic RPG standards, but it also makes the game that much more replayable. [JPN Import]
  2. If you can get past the stiff difficulty, it has all the elements of a great RPG with its intriguing storyline, compelling combat and deep game mechanics.
  3. Play Magazine
    90
    Everything about Silmeria, except for the localization, which is good but pales to the likes of FF XII(but what doesn't?)is the stuff that RPG dreams are made of. [Oct. 2006, p.58]
  4. This is one of the best RPGs that PlayStation 2 owners could hope for.
  5. We do have our own contemporary saga, and it’s called Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria.
  6. 80
    The stellar soundtrack that accompanies this epic war of the gods is merely the ribbon on top of an all-around-wonderful role-playing package. Don't miss this one.
  7. 60
    At its core the game is fiendishly clever. Like the game's baroque visuals, the mechanics are equally ornate – nearly diabolically so. It's a shame to discover such a meticulously crafted game cobbled together with duct-tape.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 18, 2012
    10
    This game is probably one of the most clever RPG's I've ever played. It makes you think it's a prequel, but then there's all these twists inThis game is probably one of the most clever RPG's I've ever played. It makes you think it's a prequel, but then there's all these twists in the plot that make you question the validity of that. These twists are what basically make the story so great in the first place. The music, again composed by Motoi Sakuraba, is fantastic, the graphics are gorgeous, and the combat is addicting. My only concern is that the character design, though meticulously detailed, is very wooden because the lip-synching is just terrible. Other than that, if you loved the first Valkyrie Profile, you're definitely gonna love this game. Expand
  2. Feb 9, 2019
    10
    Beautifully designed Rich Fantasy RPG with a lot of surprise story elements.
    Further develops the combat system from it's predecessor in 3D,
    Beautifully designed Rich Fantasy RPG with a lot of surprise story elements.
    Further develops the combat system from it's predecessor in 3D,
    Fine tuning the core game-play for the sequel developers added to the depth, strategy and possibilities of the combat system, the new system is introduced well early and further expands possibilities as your progress further into the game leveling characters and learning skills/spells and switching individual attacks for stronger ones introducing status effects. It is a mix of real-time and turn based combat relying again on a action point meter making for some truly intense challenging battles, accompanied by the original soundtrack and satisfying fresh visual effects.
    The 2D side scrolling has returned and is a fun old-school-cool way to pace navigation and town exploration. Though at times frustrating later in game it adds challenge and puzzles that don't take away from the experience.

    Honestly i can only hope to see a remake or remaster of the Valkyrie Profile series for present day consoles giving more people a chance to play/replay this ingenious game.
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  3. KINGSHINE
    Nov 9, 2006
    10
    One of the best rpg's availabe for the ps2 console. The games beautiful graphics along with it's fast pace storyline immerses the One of the best rpg's availabe for the ps2 console. The games beautiful graphics along with it's fast pace storyline immerses the player into the mystical world of Norse Mythology. The battle system is unique and one of a kind. Truly a must buy for all rpg fans. Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2021
    9
    Stuning looking game thats really holds up today. Has alot of very interest systems as the game was released at actimevbefore nearly all JrpgsStuning looking game thats really holds up today. Has alot of very interest systems as the game was released at actimevbefore nearly all Jrpgs became boring , with the only system to learn is picking an option in a menu, which is excitinf as vhanging your controls to invert or turning down the volume. Expand
  5. naurahnazhifah
    Sep 26, 2009
    9
    permainannya seru,, seru bgt...!!!
    bikin penasaran,,,
    makanya aku suka game petualangan...^_^ seharus ny aku bisa kasih 10 tapi,,,, sampe
    permainannya seru,, seru bgt...!!!
    bikin penasaran,,,
    makanya aku suka game petualangan...^_^
    seharus ny aku bisa kasih 10 tapi,,,,
    sampe sekaran aku belum bisa nyelesaiinnya,, karena aku susah bgt naik ke ats untuk menuju save,, emg ada globe sih ,, taapi , q g' tw it di gunain unt ap..!!!

    pls,, sapa yg , tw ksih tw q ya,, kirim ke e-mail q,,,
    nazhifahn@yahoo.co.id,,,

    thank u,,,^_^
    semoga yg kasih tw it ,, bisa bahagia,,
    kan buat alicia juga,,, ^_^
    PENASARAN nih..

    . o ya ,,, ko kalian susah jelasinnya
    kasih tw aj gimana akhirny ,,!!!
    ya ya... ^_^

    sekali lagi thanks... thanks,,, thanks...!!!
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  6. Oct 13, 2014
    8
    Another great game from PS2 library.
    Graphics 10/10
    Sound 8/10 Gameplay 8/10 (I had fun, but You can get throug entire game just mashing
    Another great game from PS2 library.
    Graphics 10/10
    Sound 8/10
    Gameplay 8/10 (I had fun, but You can get throug entire game just mashing buttons)
    Verdict: If You have PS2 this is one of the best RPG's You can get.
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  7. Oct 6, 2013
    6
    This is a bit old but i want to register.
    Battles are good and dinamics, history is good, but not a continue from the last one and the way
    This is a bit old but i want to register.
    Battles are good and dinamics, history is good, but not a continue from the last one and the way you fight bosses is a bit frustrating. I remember that even with a guide, that pointed me which boss i would face, i was not able to find the components to built items/weapon to help in the fight, and when i was able, it really didnt helped a lot.

    It follow the same line of gameplay and battle as the STAR OCEAN LAST HOPE.

    The overall of this game is ok, but not exceptional. How they portable this one with theright modifications.
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