After hearing danish game lovers praising this game, I decided to try it out myself - and I agree wholeheartedly with them. This is one of the most amazing games I have played for years.
First of all Valkyria Chronicles is a lot of fun. The way you control your units on the battlefield in a mix of turn-based and real-time gameplay is very satisfying, and quite unlike anything I have seen before. The missions in the game are all well-designed and fun to play, and some are quite challenging without ever being unfair. Since units only die permanently if they are knocked out and you dont rescue them within three turns, you generally won't experience the kind of frustration that a game like Fire Emblem (GBA)
could give you. Also, it's possible to save your game in an infinite amount of slots at almost any time.
The game features an impressive cast of characters with interesting personalities on both sides of the conflict. The world of Valkyria Chronicles which is a sort of alternate reality based on both World War 1 and World War 2, touches on a lot of interesting subjects.
Grafically the game is a piece of art, and the crayon-filter makes both cut-scenes and in-game graphics look amazing.
I think it's safe to recommend this game to anyone with the slightest interest in games.