Amazon is offering us a brief reprieve from the Square Enix Tax that is usually applied to Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume. For the Deal of the Day offering, Amazon has cut the SRPG's price in half to a reasonable $19.98. At the very least, it's a cheap boost for your Square Enix Members points, with a bonus video game included.
According to reviews, that video game might actually be a good one, among the best of the surprisingly large number of strategy RPGs on the system (which includes a surprising number of SRPG spin-offs of other series, like Blue Dragon). If tri-Ace had to take out Valkyrie Profile's battle system, we're glad it at least replaced it with something fun.