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* A 1981 ScienceFiction novel by PhilipKDick -- see {{Literature.VALIS}}.

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* A 1981 ScienceFiction novel by PhilipKDick Creator/PhilipKDick -- see {{Literature.VALIS}}.
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''{{Valis}}'' may refer to:

* A 1981 ScienceFiction novel by PhilipKDick -- see {{Literature.VALIS}}
* A series of 2D {{Platform Game}}s by Telenet -- see {{VideoGame.Valis}}

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''{{Valis}}'' ''Valis'' may refer to:

* A 1981 ScienceFiction novel by PhilipKDick -- see {{Literature.VALIS}}
VALIS}}.
* A series of 2D {{Platform Game}}s by Telenet -- see {{VideoGame.Valis}}Valis}}.
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->Not to be confused with the semi-autobiographical novel by PhilipKDick, [[{{Literature/VALIS}} which you can find here]].

A series of {{platform game}}s by Telenet, though now the entire Telenet catalog is owned by Sunsoft.

In the first game, we are introduced to the main character, Yuko Ahso. She was an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, who had just gotten into a fight with her best friend, Reiko one day, when the armies of the DarkWorld invaded Earth and Dreamland, the three of which are [[AlternateUniverse parallel to each other]]. Upon discovering this, she was given the Valis sword by Valia, Queen of Dreamland, and told of her heroic destiny. As TheChosenOne, Yuko must save Dreamland and Earth from the forces of evil. Reiko, unfortunately, has [[LoveMakesYouEvil fallen in love with Rogles, who is head of the DarkWorld army]], and so she also opposes Yuko in her quest.

Stretched out over four games, the series traces Yuko's adventures and tribulations, gradually [[CharacterDevelopment gaining some depth]] but ultimately unable to escape the criticism for existing merely for the purpose of {{Fanservice}}.

This series had gameplay features vaguely similar to some of the older {{Castlevania}} series, but was otherwise unnotable except for it being pretty much [[http://hg101.kontek.net/valis/valis.htm "all about hot anime chicks in bikinis and schoolgirl outfits destroying things."]]

''A word of caution before you get into this series: As Telenet went out of business, they sold the rights to this series to another company that has turned it into a hentai production called "Valis X". Beware of this if you don't want to get into NotSafeForWork content or severe CharacterDerailment.''
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Tropes used:
* AlasPoorVillain: Every game except the 4th one has one of these. Yuko mourns Reiko after killing her in the 1st game, and the [[BigBad Big Bads]] of the 2nd and 3rd games each using their dying words to explain their sympathetic motives to Yuko after she defeats them. All the bad guys in the 4th game are [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]], and are sliced and diced with impunity.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[http://www.kidfenris.com/valis3cover.html The third game.]]
** Also, though not as bad, [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/4/588764_40445_front.jpg The fourth game]], compared to [[http://image4.play-asia.com/640/68/pa.112030.1.jpg this]].
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:happens to Yuko Ahso at the end of the third game. She becomes the ruler of whatever realm that is, and passes the Valis sword to Lena at the start of the fourth game.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The final battles in Valis 2 and Valis 3 both take place [[{{Recycled IN SPACE}} IN SPACE]] for no apparent reason.
* AncestralWeapon: The Valis sword and its counterpart, Leethus, which belongs to Glames, King of the DarkWorld.
* BadExportForYou - The Turbografx CD versions of I and IV were confined to Japan, instead we got the Genesis and SNES {{porting disaster}}s, respectively.
** The SNES game was not a bad game in and of itself, so that one's more of a YourMileageMayVary
* BreastPlate: So... how exactly does a golden brassiere and miniskirt protect against ''anything,'' exactly? [[spoiler: Although her upgraded armor in the third game looks much more threatening.]] Averted with Valna, who fits more in the usual StaffChick garb.
* DarkWorld: The actual name of one of the lower realms in the Valis cosmos, along with the Dreamland and TheRealWorld.
* DeadlyUpgrade: According to Nazetti in the third game, [[spoiler: the price for releasing the Valis blade to its full power.]] It sucks that this also ends up being [[CosmeticAward entirely cosmetic]], albeit awesome.
* {{Fanservice}}
** using {{Stripperiffic}} armor galore!
** And don't forget the slide maneuver, which (in the Turbografx CD version) [[PantyShot exposes the heroine's underwear]].
** One version of Valis II had the [[BigBad Big Bad]] [[spoiler: demand the main character to strip down. Much to the delight of a number of fans, she complies]].
* EvilCounterpart: Reiko becomes the Dark Valis Soldier to Yuko's Valis Soldier.
* EvilIsVisceral: Emperor Megas has lots of twisted bundles of huge biomechanical arteries underneath his armor and face.
* FanTranslation (for Valis 1 Famicom).
** Just recently, Valis II for X68000.
* FranchiseKiller: ''Valis X'', which not only was a {{Hentai}} game, but a ''poorly drawn'' one at that. Not the glorious revival people were expecting...
* FunSize: ''SD Valis''
* GirlInABox: Though it's actually an ice crystal, Valna in the third game who is [[spoiler: Yuko's sister and]] the princess of Dream World.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Valna and Yuko's mother, Valia.]]
* InconsistentDub: So is it Cham or Char? And that's just one of the issues.
** Valis, or Varis?
* MirrorBoss: Reiko. ThatOneBoss due to her spell, which hits the entire screen and takes off 48% of your life bar's capacity in damage.
* NintendoHard: The third game after [[spoiler: Yuko's deadly upgrade]], arguably. Especially the SlippySlideyIceWorld, which requires you, at one point, to jump on a moving platform (still slippery), quickly duck to avoid the suddenly low ceiling, and then use a well timed slide maneuver to get over a PitOfDoom. And then you have to fight the boss.
** Also, the fourth game (very hard to find that fourth game).
** The first Valis is this all on its own, to the point where the FanTranslation has an optional easier version.
* RivalTurnedEvil: Reiko.
* RobeAndWizardHat: Valna, the one who fights using a magic spell, wears a robe (though not a hat).
* ThatOneBoss: The third game, the boss of the first level after finding Nazetti. Raining boulders, an attack that goes across the whole screen, and, of course, an absurd amount of health.
** In the first game, the Twin-headed lightning dragon boss gets annoying really fast due to the lightning spell. And then you fight Reiko, who can take away 48% of your health in a single spell cast ([[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard said spell is considerably weaker in your hands]]). The only way to dodge it is with a frame-perfect spell casting. The FinalBoss is much easier due to not having a spell that hits the entire screen.
* TheChosenOne: Yuko (and later Lena) are the ones who can save the world by wielding the Valis Sword.
* SaveTheWorld: Of course the plot of the three games; subverted in the third game in that, by saving your world from the invading armies of the DarkWorld, [[spoiler: you doom the inhabitants of the DarkWorld, which is slowly being swallowed into the void]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: ''SD Valis'' had its title translated as ''Syd of Valis''.
** This also included Yuko being renamed "Syd". Both changes are likely the result of BlindIdiotTranslation.
* SuperDeformed: ''SD Valis'', which is a [[AlternateContinuity non-canon]] game made entirely in this style.
** Eh, it's not ''entirely'' non-canon; it retells Valis II's story in a Cliff's Notes way.
* WhipItGood: Cham.
* WombLevel: The final level in Valis 4. The BigBad even attacks by shooting giant fetuses at you.
** The final level in 2 resembles an alien hive from the ''{{Alien}}'' movies. Also, Act 4 takes place in an organic-looking cave.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Yuko has blue hair, Reiko has purple hair, Valna has light blue hair, either Lena or Amu has purple hair.
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->Not to be confused with the semi-autobiographical ''{{Valis}}'' may refer to:

* A 1981 ScienceFiction
novel by PhilipKDick, [[{{Literature/VALIS}} which you can find here]].

PhilipKDick -- see {{Literature.VALIS}}
*
A series of {{platform game}}s 2D {{Platform Game}}s by Telenet, though now the entire Telenet catalog is owned by Sunsoft.

In the first game, we are introduced to the main character, Yuko Ahso. She was an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, who had just gotten into a fight with her best friend, Reiko one day, when the armies of the DarkWorld invaded Earth and Dreamland, the three of which are [[AlternateUniverse parallel to each other]]. Upon discovering this, she was given the Valis sword by Valia, Queen of Dreamland, and told of her heroic destiny. As TheChosenOne, Yuko must save Dreamland and Earth from the forces of evil. Reiko, unfortunately, has [[LoveMakesYouEvil fallen in love with Rogles, who is head of the DarkWorld army]], and so she also opposes Yuko in her quest.

Stretched out over four games, the series traces Yuko's adventures and tribulations, gradually [[CharacterDevelopment gaining some depth]] but ultimately unable to escape the criticism for existing merely for the purpose of {{Fanservice}}.

This series had gameplay features vaguely similar to some of the older {{Castlevania}} series, but was otherwise unnotable except for it being pretty much [[http://hg101.kontek.net/valis/valis.htm "all about hot anime chicks in bikinis and schoolgirl outfits destroying things."]]

''A word of caution before you get into this series: As Telenet went out of business, they sold the rights to this series to another company that has turned it into a hentai production called "Valis X". Beware of this if you don't want to get into NotSafeForWork content or severe CharacterDerailment.''
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Tropes used:
* AlasPoorVillain: Every game except the 4th one has one of these. Yuko mourns Reiko after killing her in the 1st game, and the [[BigBad Big Bads]] of the 2nd and 3rd games each using their dying words to explain their sympathetic motives to Yuko after she defeats them. All the bad guys in the 4th game are [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]], and are sliced and diced with impunity.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[http://www.kidfenris.com/valis3cover.html The third game.]]
** Also, though not as bad, [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/4/588764_40445_front.jpg The fourth game]], compared to [[http://image4.play-asia.com/640/68/pa.112030.1.jpg this]].
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:happens to Yuko Ahso at the end of the third game. She becomes the ruler of whatever realm that is, and passes the Valis sword to Lena at the start of the fourth game.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The final battles in Valis 2 and Valis 3 both take place [[{{Recycled IN SPACE}} IN SPACE]] for no apparent reason.
* AncestralWeapon: The Valis sword and its counterpart, Leethus, which belongs to Glames, King of the DarkWorld.
* BadExportForYou - The Turbografx CD versions of I and IV were confined to Japan, instead we got the Genesis and SNES {{porting disaster}}s, respectively.
** The SNES game was not a bad game in and of itself, so that one's more of a YourMileageMayVary
* BreastPlate: So... how exactly does a golden brassiere and miniskirt protect against ''anything,'' exactly? [[spoiler: Although her upgraded armor in the third game looks much more threatening.]] Averted with Valna, who fits more in the usual StaffChick garb.
* DarkWorld: The actual name of one of the lower realms in the Valis cosmos, along with the Dreamland and TheRealWorld.
* DeadlyUpgrade: According to Nazetti in the third game, [[spoiler: the price for releasing the Valis blade to its full power.]] It sucks that this also ends up being [[CosmeticAward entirely cosmetic]], albeit awesome.
* {{Fanservice}}
** using {{Stripperiffic}} armor galore!
** And don't forget the slide maneuver, which (in the Turbografx CD version) [[PantyShot exposes the heroine's underwear]].
** One version of Valis II had the [[BigBad Big Bad]] [[spoiler: demand the main character to strip down. Much to the delight of a number of fans, she complies]].
* EvilCounterpart: Reiko becomes the Dark Valis Soldier to Yuko's Valis Soldier.
* EvilIsVisceral: Emperor Megas has lots of twisted bundles of huge biomechanical arteries underneath his armor and face.
* FanTranslation (for Valis 1 Famicom).
** Just recently, Valis II for X68000.
* FranchiseKiller: ''Valis X'', which not only was a {{Hentai}} game, but a ''poorly drawn'' one at that. Not the glorious revival people were expecting...
* FunSize: ''SD Valis''
* GirlInABox: Though it's actually an ice crystal, Valna in the third game who is [[spoiler: Yuko's sister and]] the princess of Dream World.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Valna and Yuko's mother, Valia.]]
* InconsistentDub: So is it Cham or Char? And that's just one of the issues.
** Valis, or Varis?
* MirrorBoss: Reiko. ThatOneBoss due to her spell, which hits the entire screen and takes off 48% of your life bar's capacity in damage.
* NintendoHard: The third game after [[spoiler: Yuko's deadly upgrade]], arguably. Especially the SlippySlideyIceWorld, which requires you, at one point, to jump on a moving platform (still slippery), quickly duck to avoid the suddenly low ceiling, and then use a well timed slide maneuver to get over a PitOfDoom. And then you have to fight the boss.
** Also, the fourth game (very hard to find that fourth game).
** The first Valis is this all on its own, to the point where the FanTranslation has an optional easier version.
* RivalTurnedEvil: Reiko.
* RobeAndWizardHat: Valna, the one who fights using a magic spell, wears a robe (though not a hat).
* ThatOneBoss: The third game, the boss of the first level after finding Nazetti. Raining boulders, an attack that goes across the whole screen, and, of course, an absurd amount of health.
** In the first game, the Twin-headed lightning dragon boss gets annoying really fast due to the lightning spell. And then you fight Reiko, who can take away 48% of your health in a single spell cast ([[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard said spell is considerably weaker in your hands]]). The only way to dodge it is with a frame-perfect spell casting. The FinalBoss is much easier due to not having a spell that hits the entire screen.
* TheChosenOne: Yuko (and later Lena) are the ones who can save the world by wielding the Valis Sword.
* SaveTheWorld: Of course the plot of the three games; subverted in the third game in that, by saving your world from the invading armies of the DarkWorld, [[spoiler: you doom the inhabitants of the DarkWorld, which is slowly being swallowed into the void]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: ''SD Valis'' had its title translated as ''Syd of Valis''.
** This also included Yuko being renamed "Syd". Both changes are likely the result of BlindIdiotTranslation.
* SuperDeformed: ''SD Valis'', which is a [[AlternateContinuity non-canon]] game made entirely in this style.
** Eh, it's not ''entirely'' non-canon; it retells Valis II's story in a Cliff's Notes way.
* WhipItGood: Cham.
* WombLevel: The final level in Valis 4. The BigBad even attacks by shooting giant fetuses at you.
** The final level in 2 resembles an alien hive from the ''{{Alien}}'' movies. Also, Act 4 takes place in an organic-looking cave.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Yuko has blue hair, Reiko has purple hair, Valna has light blue hair, either Lena or Amu has purple hair.
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-- see {{VideoGame.Valis}}
12th Feb '11 1:05:10 PM ssfsx17
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* EvilIsVisceral: Emperor Megas has lots of twisted bundles of huge biomechanical arteries underneath his armor and face.
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** The SNES game was not a bad game in and of itself, so that one's more of a YourMileageMayVary
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** Also, the fourth game, OrSoIHeard (very hard to find that fourth game).

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** Also, the fourth game, OrSoIHeard game (very hard to find that fourth game).
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