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App description: Valkyrie

You are a Valkyrie, and you have one job: To take the souls of fallen warriors to their final resting place in the hall of Valhalla.

Its not easy. If it were easy anyone could do it. But not anyone can be a Valkyrie.

Do you have what it takes?

This first-person runner is not for the faint-of-heart or the slow of reflex. You have to jump, you have to slide across light bridges and deactivate wallsall while running and collecting souls. You may want to keep both thumbs close to the screen at all times.

Valkyrie puts you right in the action with:

Dynamic interactive game world
Rich, realistic sound effects and cinematic soundtrack
Progressively built obstacles that require both speed and strategy
Ten unique and increasingly challenging levels!
Super-addictive, skill-enhancing Endless Run mode

This is not your fathers Asgard. Sleek and mythical, the world of Valkyrie mixes the ancient with the futuristic to create an immersive gaming event in your hands. Valkyrie is not loaded with unnecessary graphics and silly, annoying music. It puts your gaming experience front and center by focusing on fundamentals and continuously building on your skill set in incredibly testing ways.

Many will try, but only a few have what it takes to escort warrior souls back to Valhalla. Only a few can be a valkyrie.

Exact-Psience's comments:


Looks decent, but im not sure what it is. Just saw it on the PH appstore while browsing.
07-15-2013, 09:53 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 389
looks well done, it seems to be an endless runner...

07-15-2013, 10:22 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: ID
Posts: 1,608
Looks polished...

Game Center ID: copaeci
07-15-2013, 10:37 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Looks interesting and no IAP. Will give this a shot.
07-15-2013, 10:46 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,654
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Looks interesting and no IAP. Will give this a shot.
Definitely interested in your impressions. It does look good, but I'm otherwise unsure.
07-15-2013, 10:49 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by dexter77 View Post
looks well done, it seems to be an endless runner...
Now that you mention it, it does seem like a first person runner seeing the hand on some of the screenshots.

Too early to TOFTT on everything right now, so imma wait for Gabrien's imps. Already TOFTT'd Eternal Descent for $3 and bought Sine Mora for $6, and it's not even wednesday/thursday yet. I'll cheap-out til thursday for now

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

Last edited by Exact-Psience; 07-15-2013 at 10:53 PM.
07-15-2013, 11:33 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Game Impressions

Mixed feelings about this, but worth mentioning at the outset it's not really my type of game. First person runner. Think Mirror's Edge. You jump (flick up), slide (guess), and tap to switch bridges that frequently connect longer stretches of platform on and off. Gameplay is smooth and atmospheric if a little dull. Main problem for me, is that often things come at you with insufficient time (or visual clues) to react. Yes, you would probably get better as you play, but at best this doesn't seem very beginner-friendly. Occasionally the game read my input as "flick" when I intended "tap", making me feel the flick sensitivity should be toned down a tad. Once, I fell off a platform and instead of game over my character remained airborne with the clock still ticking up. Unfortunately my plans of achieving unassailable world scoreboard domination by walking away from my iPhone for a few minutes proved fruitless as the game didn't save my score when I quit back to the main menu. Speaking of which, this uses something called Heyzap for scoreboards, which I have never heard of and which seems an odd thing to do.

Doubt this will stay on my phone for long, but someone more attuned to the genre might get more out of it.

Last edited by Gabrien; 07-15-2013 at 11:42 PM.
07-16-2013, 12:59 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 8,674
Yeah, my impressions are much like Gabriens. I dunno, it's not a bad game, but I can't say I'll stick with it for too long. It seriously makes me look like I have no reflexes. For how beautiful and calming the music is, the gameplay is nerve-wracking and I already don't have the patience to go through the levels if the 3rd one's making me lose my marbles.

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07-16-2013, 01:36 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 545
are the controls really unbearable? Im one of those few ppl who dont complain about controls that many do complain about..