Since I still don’t own a PS Vita, and since I only played the game for like half an hour, I found just the right person to help us out and give us all a little overview of what to expect from this game. So enjoy this little guest post by fellow gamer-girl “NotATsun“. (Or as I like to call her “QuiteATsun” :P)
Let’s take another look at Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni. First of all, the game is actually A LOT more in-depth than just bouncing boobs everywhere (even if that is already super awesome). Well, from the mere look of this game, you might not expect it to be that way at all.
In my opinion, the game is really a hack n’ slash RPG with some added social simulation features. The story revolves around two sisters, a pair of Exter and Liberator (if that’s your kind of thing, enjoy!). However, there are a total of 7 characters to unlock, and you can pair each one as you see fit. Each pair has 5 stages of Drive, with each stage showing a more… sensual animation, so to speak. The final stage ends with a kiss. You have to level-up each character as both an Exter and a Liberator in order to unlock all stages of Drive.
There are around 28 Story Mode missions with 3 levels of difficulty, and there will be two different endings – the True ending and the Standard ending, depending on your scores for each level. There are also different modes such as Survival, Challenge, and Online Mode. Each character has a very unique fighting style, and let me tell you it’s a ton of fun to master! From bows, poles, swords, guns, fists, and others, it’s easy to find a fighting style to enjoy. It’s complex but doable.
The graphics are amazing as well, same with the music. The only serious downfall of the game is the lack of animation scenes. The social sim aspect comes into play when you want to increase the affection levels between certain characters in order to make that pairing stronger. As these affection levels grow, you’ll unlock cutscenes where there SHOULD be animation, but there isn’t, and instead you just read dialogue of some funny and sometimes flirtatious situations.
Outside of that though, the game has a ton of content to unlock. You can dress up your characters in ridiculous outfits (or you know, not, and just keep them in lingerie). But there are tons of extra shirts, accessories, dresses, swimsuits, and more to find or buy in the in-game store.
Right now, the game is about $40 for the U.S. version. If you’re a yuri fan and into video games, then it’s definitely worth the money. It’s an easy 80+ hours worth of content to be sure, and I’m not even finished with it in its entirety.
– Gameplay is fun, addicting, and in-depth
– Lots of extra and unlockable content
– Impressive graphics and music
– Minimal animation cutscenes
My opinion? Worth it!
Find out more about the game here.