This week on Replay, we take a look at a Japanese RPG from an era where the words Square and Enix were not joined by a hyphen.

Released in 2000 (1999 in Japan), Valkyrie Profile looked to Norse mythology for its world-base and told a darker story than its competition by exploring themes of life and death. It also had a pretty cool soundtrack. Andrew Reiner (who reviewed it for the magazine) is joined by me (who has never played the game) and Joe Juba – a huge fan of the series who would love to see a new entry.

Along with some awesome JRPG action (and by action, I mean admittedly slow story setup), we're joined by longtime Game Informer collaborator Zachary Pligge. Pligge is instrumental in helping organize our Extra Life charity efforts. In fact, he has already set up our page for accepting donations, which you can find right here.

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