I love a good Cyberpunk inspired story, but most of the time I prefer it traditional. While Valk Unit Zero does contain some of the tropes that makes the genre what it is, it also deviates quite a bit from the near future dystopian society that we’ve come to expect from other titles. But, what they offer in exchange looks to be an interesting and unique take on it and it mixes in something else that I’ve been fascinated with for quite some time now. Namely, Norse mythology. And it is something that might just work enough to keep my interest.
In Valk Unit Zero you play as a “Valkyrie Replica” tasked with saving the world. This is where the Groundhog’s Day aspect enters into play. You’ll be witness to the world ending several times and with each iteration you’ll come closer to figuring out how to save everyone. It won’t be easy as you’ll have “Destroyers” trying to stop you from ruining their fun. They’re out to, well, destroy creation and you’re just a thorn in their side.
What I like about Valk Unit Zero, aside from the obvious inspirations, is that the main story itself is pretty short. They claim you can get from the beginning to end in about two hours. That said, the repetition helps to pad the experience while still being engaging. For the most part only you will remember what has come before thanks to your memory storage. Which means you’ll eventually be able to have different interactions with other characters, something rarely seen in RPGs when NPCs just keep repeating the same thing over and over again. In all, I’m very much interested in seeing where they take this one and I’ll keep an eye on development should they get funding.
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