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Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)

by Sega
PlayStation 3
 Ages 16 and Over
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00197U1G6
  • Item Weight: 136 g
  • Release Date: 31 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 819 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia, which is situated in the middle of the two great empires. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon as they engage in a series of epic battles.

Built upon the new "CANVAS" engine, developed internally by SEGA Game Studios Japan, Valkyria Chronicles’ stunning 3D graphics resemble a watercolor painting in motion, taking full advantage of the processing capabilities of the PLAYSTATION 3. The power of the PLAYSTATION 3 also allows the development team to exploit the full potential of this new engine, giving players many different stunning environments to explore. A new type of tactical battle mechanic has been specifically designed for Valkyria Chronicles. Known as "BLiTZ," this gives players freedom to strategically move around the environment and attack enemies using real-time controls, something never before seen in the tactical role-playing game genre. The new "CANVAS" engine technology, the "BLiTZ" battle concept and an epic storyline offers players hours of exciting gameplay.

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Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s, Europe divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia, which is situated in the middle of the two great empires. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation¿s 7th Platoon that are fighting against the Empire, who is intent on unifying the continent under its power. The Federation discovers that the Empire possesses a secret weapon, known as the ¿Valkyria¿- an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends. With this new discovery, the fate of the Federation¿s ability to win the war and a hope for a better future hangs in the balance.

  • 'CANVAS' graphics system produces stunning visuals. A beautiful and distinctive artwork style gives the appearance of a watercolour painting in motion.
  • 'BLiTZ' Tactical Battle System. Strategically maneuver your units on the battlefield, then drop down and use real-time controls to dictate the action.
  • Character and platoon customisation. Choose from over 50 characters to create your own personally designed platoon.

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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A game of epic proportions 4 Feb 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having played around 20 hours of the game but not yet completed it, I feel compelled to write a few things about Valkyria Chronicles. For me, this is what gaming is all about, a gripping storyline, gorgeous water colour graphics and an intuitive battle system make this a joy to behold. You follow the story of a young chap called Welkin and his adopted sister Isara as they are drawn into the 2nd Europa war, a fictional continant. Welkin quickly works his way up the ranks and becomes the leader of Squad 7 and this is where the best part of the game starts. You are able to tailor your squad of soldiers by having a selection of different fighting styles, scouts, shocktroopers and the Lancers for example. Each individual you select to be in your team is very different and there are brilliant characters who react differently on the battle field which is a nice touch. My personal favourite is the gay lancer Jann who 'gets lost in the muscles' when he is near to male comrades, particularly the main Lancer Largo. The battle system is brilliant, in brief terms you control your tank or soldiers as you see fit as your maneuvre around what can sometimes be very vast battlefields. Each battle requires thought and skill as you need to determine which class of soldier is most suited to a situation or whether you need a mix. You gain experience as the time goes on and weapons can be upgraded as well as the tank/s. All in all, i would have to say that this is probably the best game I have played on the PS3, do not hesitate to buy it if you are a fan of role-playing or strategy games or just love a damn good story led game.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great new style of game 23 Jun 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Game Summary:

This is a turn based strategy/RPG fighting game with a lot of plot. The story is presented as a book with panels containing cartoon fronts which you select to watch / play. As you play out each double spread the page flips over to the next chapter. However, to advance you must watch each clip / complete each battle in sequence.
The battles take place in a variety of surroundings and you fight with a squad you have picked from the men and women you have at your disposal.

Plot / characters:

There is a LOT of plot. To progress through the game you have to watch from six to ten cartoon plot movies before you can battle. This can be frustrating when you first start the game, but stick with it; you soon open up skirmish battles which can be played at any time.

At the start of the game you can only fight with the troops you have on hand, but as the story progresses you become the leader of a squadron, allowing you to pick which soldiers you want under your command. Each soldier will have a different personality and set of traits; some may perform better alone, others need people around to stop them panicking, some like the desert, some are allergic to woodland. There are a lot of these traits to consider when building your squad. You also need to take into account which soldiers like one another and which soldiers should be kept apart. If you are clever with the traits and friendships you have amongst your soldiers you can get them to power up for better damage / defence etc, it you ignore their needs then they can lose damage / defence etc until you pay better attention to what their personality is.

Fighting:

The fighting is turn based but presented in a way which I haven't seen in any game before.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cult Classic in the making 4 Jan 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is a real gem and in years to come will be looked back on with the same fondness as Panzer dragoon Saga. The presentation is flawless and consistent with some of the prettiest graphics of this generation. The game has one of the most accessable and well thought out menus systems on a srpg, so as already mentioned if you're new the to genre you will find the game easy to get into. Voice acting is also of a high standard. The battles are tense but rarely frustrating as you can save mid battle and if you do fail its easy to see the holes in your plan. Valkyria Chronicles is a timely reminder of just how inventive Sega can be, and playing this game brings back fond memories of my Dreamcast. BUY THIS GAME NOW!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful and rare thing 25 Feb 2013
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So, this game came out a while back (2008!) and sadly, it was overlooked by many, including myself. Then again, I didn't get a PS3 till a year ago and had never heard of this game till recently.

Don't let it's age put you of however. Apart from the Elder Scrolls IV and V, this is, hands down, the BEST game of the now passing generation.

It is the most narrative game I have played in a while too, and you will spend most of you're time watching beautiful, Anime style cut scenes or reading well crafted back material, but the story is so compelling and the characters so engaging that you will often want to get the next battle out of the way just so you can see what happens next.

Valkyria Chronicles tells the story of a war, the Second Europan War (it's a parallel earth you see) and a small, neutral country called Gallia who wish to have no part in the conflict. Unfortunate for Gallia is that its mountains are rich in an element called Ragnite which anything powered requires as fuel and is used in a lot of medicine too. This leads to the country being invaded by the Empire (their equivalent of the Axis), one of the two superpowers vying for control of the continent. And with that our characters are dragged into a conflict they never wanted a part of. Their mission: to protect home and family. It is a story of bravery, love, tragedy, loyalty and rebirth that will have you cheering one minute and crying the next.

The battles themselves are interesting too and play out a little like warhammer (the table top version, not 'Dawn of War') where you have set classes that can attack once per turn and can move a set distance per turn. This gives it all a very 'puzzely' feel, but a dynamic puzzle as the enemy moves its own troops once your moves are exhausted.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT ITEM
Published 26 days ago by Doreen
5.0 out of 5 stars Valkyria
I thought this game was great fun i like the idea of CP ( command points ), you can upgrade the weaponary to suit your needs ie firepower or accuracy. Read more
Published 5 months ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent
A fantastic game for people who enjoy a challenging s-rpg with a interesting storyline and characters that grow during the course of the war and reveal an intricate plot.
Published 5 months ago by Filipe Aguiar
5.0 out of 5 stars loved
great story... took over my life for a while. Only problems is the DLC is region locked, therefore I could not download it as my account is canadian.
Published 5 months ago by bla
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting combination of RPG and Strategy game
This is a great tactical RPG/Strategy game with a unique combat system that works really well.

The only downside is the scoring system only rewards the player for racing... Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a Kind
Late to the Valkyria party? Yeah I guess so! I mean I had this game sat in my collection pretty much from release and only now I decide to play it right the way through and I am... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Martyn Poole
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Maust have game for PS3. Most undervalued game for PS3. I bought play station 3 only because of this game.
Published 6 months ago by Luterkz
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Game, Perfect Delivery!
The game is as amazing as I anticipated!! first strategy game i've ever managed to play without screwing everything up. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sindre Derås
5.0 out of 5 stars Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
This is secret gem for PS3 and i will play it because i saw that this game is awesome and i played it a little bit.
Published 6 months ago by B. Gregurec
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a Kind rpg
For RPG fans this is a must have. Tactics with FPS, we don't see that everyday. What is best? It works and story is great! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Emanuel Lemos
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