I am something of an RPG freak, and as far as Valhalla Knights 2 goes, I was definitely satisfied. There are elements from the first Valhalla knights that are improved upon, such as extended character customization, which really helped make this game a win for me.
- The story was interesting and I was intrigued from the beginning. Though this is a dungeon crawler and there is lots of grinding involved, there is a coherent story also.
- The graphics are great for a PSP game. Everything looked crisp and clear on my screen.
-The battle system and subsequent battles are fast paced and exciting, but there is also an element of strategy involved. For you to be successful in battle, you can set up your character's formation, equip them with various different equipment. This is done before the battles actually start however. The game gives you ample time to prepare and countless enemies to gain experience from.
-The amount of customization is fantastic. There are hundreds of different weapons and armor types, the more powerful ones discovered as you become more powerful. You can also customize your class. You choose one class to start with (Fighter, Mage, Priest, Thief, or Monk) but you are not limited to this one class. In fact, you level up faster if you choose more than one class. For instance, you can choose to start as a Fighter and then when you reach level 10, choose to be a Monk and you'll start over at level 1 BUT still have the level 10 hit points and stats. Lastly, VH2 gives you the option to customize your characters appearance and race. For each different race, there are a selection of hairstyles and face types to choose from.
-The game is definitely not too easy. Items have to be analyzed before you can equip them or sell them, and the enemies become more difficult as you gain more experience.
-The only place you can save is at the hub town. This is easily remedied by pausing the game and then turning your PSP in sleep mode.
-There are no warp gates back to the hub town, which means to reach an area, you have to pass through the areas before it. However, once you fulfill your given quest, you can use the item ESCAPE CARD which takes you all the way back to the hub town's save point immediately. The escape card is available at the hub town's armory.
Overall this game is a great choice for those who enjoyed the first Valhalla Knights and love a good dungeon crawler.