Valhalla Knights 2
Its not all that bad.
I don't know why the ratings are so low, I really like this game compared to the one for the wii. The camera can be a bit annoying sometimes, but it's bearable. The only issue I have is you have to PAY to go to sleep. Like really... However it follows a great storyline and is challenging enough to take 16-18 hours to complete.
IF you run the game straight through without taking time to master being a mage, priest, or whatever else.
The graphics are actually pretty fair for a PSP game. But wait for the VITA game to come out this fall and you'll be more impressed.
Sound is awesome, voicing is a little shabby and the music is repetitive, but it's alright.
Overall it's a fun little game, but if you enjoy games like this I'd recommend a Zelda game, Skyrim game, ect.
Better Than The First
The game is difficult but good. A lot of the problems that people complain about were also in the first game. Why the first one scored so much while having the same problems, I will never know. More races were added into this one and you now have the option to change the face and hair of your characters. There are also more classes. An arena was added as an easy way to train and earn more items and money. The music is much better in this one and the game no longer feels like you're stuck underground the whole time. A lot of people complain about the lack of warp panels. There are plenty of shortcuts and warping once you get to certain point. Even without warping, the areas are all about two minutes long or less. The graphics have improved, and the shopkeepers are the same ones from the first game. Spells and equipment are dropped more often than in the first one, and there was more of a storyline in this one than in the first. I wouldn't recommend it to a casual player, but if somebody is looking for an old-school RPG, this is a good choice.
This game was worst than expected. It is extremely hard to get around places without it taking you about a half an hour. Also, the trailers make the game look way better than it actually is. I would suggest not getting this game unless you like spend months trying to beat a game. Also, the storyline is pretty much the same, so even if you do want it, I suggest getting the first one used. Another thing was the difficulty. The opponents were much to hard, and you lost very easily. You would get to aggravated because you have to start off very far from were you lost. This game was one of the worst RPG's i have ever played for the Playstation Portable, and if you like RPG's I suggest you try playing Harvest Moon, or Animal Crossing, or even one of the Naruto games!
...but certainly not great either.
This game is one long grind after another. The inability to get to areas without having to trudge through map after map, avoiding encounters along the way, really takes away from the enjoyability of the game. In the beginning, it isn't that much of an issue as you do not have to venture far from town for the missions. As you progress, however, you are forced to take longer and longer hikes through map after map to get to your mission area. Believe me, this gets so annoying and time-consuming that you're likely to quit before you get halfway through the game. The fighting system is okay, but I found it to be too difficult to appropriately use skills as the enemies were too quick to grant you the time to find what you are looking for to use. You end up just hacking and slashing, for the most part. I had high hopes and they were not met. Very poor marks from me.
Its not a bad game.
Valhalla Knights 2 is not all that bad. I haven't played the 1st one so Im new to the series but when you start off the game is pretty difficult if you don't know what to do.THE CONS: At first you'll think its stupid because every item you get in the dungeon needs to appraised and appraisel costs 100g unless you have a analysis card which is a random drop from enemies or 100g at the armory , when fighting one on 3 or more it seems impossible, and there is really isn't any teleportation ( which means your hiking through the whole game), and the fact that if you die the inn keeper will take HALF of your money no matter how much you have. Now this is all the stuff that I hated when I first started.THE PROS: When you wander around the dungeons for a while you will eventually get a analysis book which lets you appraise stuff at the cost of 1 mp. You can also create a party member for 500g at the guild if you select find new ally this is needed if you want to get past the first quest without alot of leveling up. There is alot more stuff to this game but I haven't got that far but just play for a while the game will eventually get better if your patient enough.