Valkyrie Profile first caught my attention as a game when the sequel was released on the ps2. I started to do research on the game, only to find out that it the original was a PS1 game, which was notoriously hard to find.
This PSP port was the perfect solution, and I bought it as soon as it was released.
This isn't your usual RPG, or strat. RPG. In most towns you navigate the town, purchase items at shops, and interact with the townsfolk to find your next quest. In Valkyrie Profile, your Valkyrie has so many turns that can be taken during any one 'period' as the end of the world is counted down to. Some of these turns must be spent to locate Einherjar, or Heroes, who will help Valkyrie both prepare for Ragnarok and discover her own mysterious roots. The rest are used to visit towns separately from the sky, or to visit dungeons for battle.
If you want a game that might move a little slower than some RPGs, but which still provide a hard challenge, Valkyrie Profile is for you. The graphics are beautifully rendered, making it the prettiest ported game I've seen so far.
Approaching brave souls at the time of their death, Lenneth must convince these combatants to join her in the ultimate battle against evil. With time working against her, Lenneth must seek out, train and command an army of fallen soldiers in preparation for the final battle against Surt, the leader of the Vanir, while the mystery of Lenneth's identity unfolds. Special enhancements take advantage of the PSP system's capabilities including true 16:9 support and new CG sequences that give players a deeper understanding of the plot and complement the game's dramatic storyline.