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A game of epic proportions,
This review is from: Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) (Video Game)
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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Initial post: 14 Nov 2009 09:34:02 GMT
Mr. K. Arts says:
Great review, this is more a general fan thing for anime buffs or people who love the game, there is a 26 episode anime series just finished airing in japan, its bloody awsome so keep an eye out!
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2009 09:34:32 GMT
Mr. A. Chandler says:
Cheers, I might have to try and get a hold of that when it gets released over here! Been so long since I wrote the review It might be time to revisit such a brilliant game!
Posted on 8 Jan 2010 08:46:36 GMT
72trails of smoke says:
I'd agree with everything you say and would just add that, as someone in the past who has tried turn-based rpg's and found them not to my taste (all that planning used to feel too much like homework!) I'm absolutely enamoured with this game and would recommend it to anyone who may, like myself, have been interested but a little unsure of how it would play.
Posted on 12 Mar 2010 17:33:29 GMT
Oliver Ashworth says:
played the demo for this game and I really enjoyed it though I do wish the captain in the tank would stop saying
''I sure do love nature'' your in a tank for god sake your not a naturist.
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 19:09:40 BDT
Chris D says:
Nice review, this game is a breath of fresh air when you consider the wealth of mindless shooters on the market at the moment. Also Jann is my personal favourite as well XD Potential: Fancies Men.
Posted on 25 Dec 2013 14:11:22 GMT
Big Daddy says:
Just wondering, but is it possible to change the language to Japanese with English text and subtitles?
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