By Hailinel 7 Comments
Have any of you ever played a game that you were enjoying a lot, only to have something in the story basically ruin the whole thing for you? The gameplay is still okay, and you didn't run into any show-stopping bugs, but some plot point happened that you either found revolting or that just made you stop caring entirely?
I actually had something like this happen to me while playing Valkyrie Profile 2. I love the original Valkyrie Profile on the PS1. It's easily one of my all-time favorites and had a story and characters I found moving, even through the unconventional manner that the plot was told. I was absolutely psyched to play the second game when it came out. As a prequel, it promised to fill in a lot of the backstory regarding some minor characters and events that were only touched upon and left unresolved.
The game was a lot of fun, too. I burned through about fifty-some odd hours of it, revisiting cities and dungeons from the first game, meeting the new cast and seeing things unfold in some of the most breathtaking graphics I'd ever seen on the PS2. It was pretty much everything I could have asked for.
And then this happened:
At first, I couldn't believe what I was seeing, but it soon became pretty clear. When I turned off the game, I actually went online to see if my fears were unfounded, but I only had them confirmed. I'm not sure how I felt. Betrayed, maybe? I loved the first game's story, and to see the developers do that to it just left me depressed. I couldn't bring myself to finish the game, and I have yet to even try the Valkyrie Profile DS game.
Have any of you been similarly stung by a game? How did you react to it?