Valkyrie of Phantasm Direct Download
A meteorite suddenly crashes into Gensokyo. A crack appears on its metallic, egg-like surface, and small particles of light shine through the cracks, and they scatter all at once, in all directions. Eventually, they reach the most powerful residents of Gensokyo. One of these lights reaches Reimu Hakurei. It engulfs her as it transforms into what looks like a suit of armor. A name echoes in her head, and she repeats it out loud, “Valkyrie Arms…” Sensing the beginnings of an incident, she sighs and looks off in the direction which the light came from. She floats up into the air, and is gone in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing but a red trail of light behind her. Flying faster than ever before, Reimu realizes that her armor—her Valkyrie Arms—are to thank for her newfound speed. Who gave her this power, and for what purpose? To find the reason behind it all, Reimu hurries on her way… but it doesn’t take long before someone stands in her way.
“Looks like I’m not the only one.” Standing before Reimu is another girl, similarly clad in a set of Valkyrie Arms. They were both granted the same power, and they both know what must be done… And thus, a high-speed danmaku battle begins. The biggest elephant in the room is how this game is in early access– there’s no getting around that fact. At the time of writing this review, what we have are four characters (Reimu, Marisa, Youmu, Patchy) and four interchangeable spells for their movesets. There’s only one stage right now that’s just recolored to different times of day with no architecture on it other than trees which is a bit disappointing. Suffice to say, there’s not too much content to offer as of yet in terms of characters, stages, spells, modes, etc. which is a little bit of a let down coming off of how huge the Sky Arena games are, but what I can acknowledge is that the core gameplay is very good. In my opinion, it’s excellent. I’ve always found the older Sky Arena games to be a little bit clunky in how they play, but Valkyrie plays so well. The dodging/mobility options are supremely fluid. As a whole, the reason to pick this up at the moment is the GAMEPLAY.
Valkyrie of Phantasm Direct Play:
I mentioned there only being four characters and only four possible spells, but even then, the way that they interact with the core gameplay gives a huge amount of mechanical depth already. I’m not going to go into too deep detail about finer mechanics like accel gauge/animation cancels/accel spells etc., but a game with depth is 100% there, even in its current state There were some reviews detracting from the gameplay, or making comments that the character movesets felt homogeneous, but I just can’t see where they’re coming from. It’s very well communicated what a character’s strengths once you start throwing out their spells. Reimu and Marisa are all-arounders, Youmu wants to play very close to their opponent, Patchouli is nothing but space control. To the people who find the game mechanically lacking or clunky: you’re not exercising your options. Boost dodge is the biggest thing to learn because it lets you animation cancel, it lets you graze, it lets you microcorrect your positioning, it lets you string together some very satisfying melee combos (and if you play Youmu you can watch 1/3 of their life bar deplete when you string melee into your spells). Hopefully me divulging that just gives you an idea of what you can expect from the gameplay.
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 8.1/10/11 (64-bit)
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 (4th gen or later)
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 or later
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 5 GB available space
- Click the Download Here button above and you should be redirected to GamesDatabase.
- Wait 5 seconds and click on the grey ‘download now’ button. Now let the download begin and wait for it to finish.
- Once the game is done downloading, right click the .zip file and click on “Extract to” (To do this you must have 7-Zip or winrar, which you can get here).
- Double click inside the Valkyrie of Phantasm folder and run the exe application.
- Thats all, enjoy the game! Make sure to run the game as administrator and if you get any missing dll errors, look for a file named All In One Runtimes.exe run this and install it.