Start your journey in a world inspired from Norse Mythology in Valkyrie Connect.
Create your own party, level up your characters, customize their gear, and learn their individual stories!
Take part in massive co-op battles with other players to fight powerful bosses!
Valkyrie Connect is one of the well-made gacha hero-collecting games out there today, although we can’t figure out why a character resembling Hatsune Miku is the NPC in charge of the game’s shop. Though it features a story and has gameplay mechanics cut from the same pile of cookie dough, it exceeded expectations and is a ton of fun. However, it banks mostly on familiarity and a tried-and-tested formula, not introducing anything notable. Nevertheless, it’s certainly a game you would want to try out, especially if you like similar games. So, what does the game have to offer? Let’s check out if the game is worth a download:
Valkyrie Connect starts off by immediately implying that you’re some sort of a hero who is fated to prevent Ragnarok. Yes, that sort of Ragnarok from Norse mythology, given the game also features famous characters like Odin and Freya. Well hey, its title implies as much, considering the term “valkyrie” originated from Norse myths. You’re joined by a valkyrie named Skuld, as well as a dude who happens to be the ruler of the Norse underworld. You’re given a dagger which grants you the power to summon heroes and powerful beings to aid you in your quest. It’s a run-of-the-mill story, but nevertheless, it holds the game together. Progression through it is done by accessing levels in the form of tiles with three stages each (and usually a boss at the end) wherein you can learn the lore and even the background of a character.
Valkyrie Connect’s combat is partially automatic. Characters attack automatically in real-time, with pauses between their actions. It’s absolutely excruciating to see your characters struggle to beat up enemies and finish levels with you in minimal control. Thankfully, you can execute special attacks when a character’s meter fills up. There’s also a limit burst meter that enables characters to use a more powerful ultimate attack. In your case, your participation is mostly limited to assembling and customizing your team which has a number of strategic implications. Upgrading your characters requires either leveling them up, gathering orbs, or simply getting copies of them in gachas. Leveling up is done by using mana, which is the game’s free currency, while orbs are rewards you can get by fulfilling specific quests. You can also use various equipment to turn a weaker one-star character to be as strong as a three-star one.
Given that it’s a freemium game, Valkyrie Connect uses premium currency - diamonds - which you can attain with real-life money. There are also other currencies, including tokens you can get by finishing specific quests. Unfortunately, this makes the game feel a little convoluted, but that’s ok since you can enjoy the game for free.
Valkyrie Connect’s multiplayer elements are some of its strongest points. Connect battles let you team up with two other player teams to fight a huge boss, while the Arena battles are essentially the game’s PvP mode. Finally, there’s also the Valhalla Onslaught where you have to go through 10 floors, each with a certain number of battles against enemies that are progressively getting stronger.
Overall, Valkyrie Connect is a typical gacha RPG, but nevertheless, it’s one of those titles that are well-made and warrant a playthrough if you’re into the genre. It’s anime style graphics and impressive special effects - especially during ultimate moves - are enough to glue your eyes on your phone screen. So, give the game a shot and save the world - and the Norse gods - from Ragnarok!