|a game by||Shin-Nihon Laser Soft Co|
|Editor Rating:||7.3/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 2 votes|
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In the dim, dark past you remember someone once sang that "girls just want to have fun," but there's no time for singing (or fun) now. You are the mighty woman warrior, Yuko, foresworn to destroy the evil Magus and his raunchy army. Magus has overrun the once peaceful Land of Vecanti, and you are the only one who can stop him-with the legendary Sword of the Kingdom, Valis II.
Valis II is a hack and slash CD-ROM adventure set against an epic fantasy backdrop. The storytelling here is outrageous, it's as if you're participating in an interactive movie. Each of the six lengthy levels is separated into an animated story sequence and an action sequence. The CD mixes some tough-looking graphics and above-average animation onto the story section and naturally, the soundtrack, which features real voices, really kicks, too.
Sword of Boom
When the action heats up, you're really pumped to get after Magus (and see the next story sequence). Your titanic struggle takes place in both horizontally and vertically scrolling levels. This game is teeming with bug-eyed, mutant hordes and there are 11 different, massive boss warriors.
But you've definitely got superior firepower. Rad power-up items build up your sword's attack power and keep you alive during the hyper conflicts with the worst bad guys like Haizon (the Ghostly Guardian) or the Evil Emperor himself, Magus. You can also find defensive weapons such as speedy Magic Boots and a Shield. Special items really come in handy such as the Crusher to damage every enemy onscreen, the Power Surge for temporary invincibility, and the Protective Barrier. Magus' army will keep your fingers moving but with all this lethal gear any good swordfighter ought to be able to make mincemeat out of them.
A Good Fight
Valis ll's fascinating animation and sound taps into the CD's awesome gamemaking potential, although CD games still have a ways to go. Valis scores high in most respects, but the overall challenge for anyone experienced with video blades is average. Just the same, Valis II is both a good animated adventure and a pretty good action game-CD or not CD.
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After the destruction of the Rogueless King, Yuko has returned to the World of Reality. Soon, however, Yuko learns that the evil Magus has arrived to conquer Vikanti and its people. The Sword of Valis holds the key to defeating Magus and restoring freedom. Boasting high-tech sounds and graphics, Valis 2 is pleasing to the ear and eye. NEC proudly adds this game to its CD collection!
Valis 2, like some of the other CD-ROM entries, offers up a standard action game, throws in some spicy sounds and intermissions, and calls it a game. You get plenty to shoot and interact with, but Valis 2 is not revolutionary in terms of play concept despite some high points.
The power of the Turbo CD-ROM comes through again. Spectacular true CD music and long intermissions help make the game as good as it is. I would believe that the game could be longer as a good player could finish it rather quickly but 6 rounds is average and not to be faulted.
Valis 2 doesn't break new ground in action games, but the added depth of intermissions and a true CD quality soundtrack are definitely noticeable. Only 6 levels in a CD-ROM game is a bit disappointing. Great graphics and superb musical score highlight this short but sweet disc.
Undoubtedly sporting some of the best intermission screens and music since Y's (but not better), Valis 2 has one major fault - it's far too easy! The story is quite entertaining and fresh. Since ladies are usually not the stars in video games, this game is original already. Excellent.