Summary: Valkyria Chronicles is both impressive and strikingly flawed. Many of its problems are the result of a game finding its bearings while dealing with numerous modifiers and variables in an overworked combat engine.
Excerpt: I always root for the underdog. Whenever I see a fight, I place my bet on the little guy. As much as I enjoy the brutal, naked truth shown in nature programs, I always cheer for the prey. That was the first thing Sega did right with Valkyria Chronicles .
Conclusion: But despite the galling AI, for me, Valkyria Chronicles is one of the best games released this year, which was a pleasant surprise. Whether you’re usually a fan of SRPG’s or not it is packed full of so much charm, memorable moments and believable, loveable characters, backed up by a touching story,...
Excerpt: Valkyria Chronicles is an odd beast: a grim war story constructed with standard anime elements, all wrapped around an unusual twist on turn-based strategy and painted with every bright color in the palette. It’s not always an easy fit, and the plot has an annoying habit of telegraphing its punches.
Excerpt: Valkyria Chronicles fits snugly into the strategy genre, but nonetheless it’s hardly your regular chess like thinking mans game. It requires the forethought of chess, but has the intensity of a shooter, whilst the beautiful watercolour style visuals further give the game its own identity.
Valkyria Chronicles: Challenges from Team Edy (PS3) - Review
19 March 2010
Excerpt: Since this is a review of a downloadable episode (hereafter referred to as DLC), I am going to quickly define exactly what each score pertains to. Presentation will be mostly dependent on story, voice acting, and use of already established visual presentation.