Summary: War is never pretty, but Valkyria Chronicles makes a case that it could be. The spirit of a hand-drawn children's book runs deep within this game's graphics and gameplay, turning the cold, hard reality of war into a surrealistic and strangely beautiful affair.
Excerpt: Something the PlayStation consoles are known for is the amazing selection of RPGs, but sadly, Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 3, has been lacking in the RPG department. Many PS3 owners are dying for some RPG action, but luckily Sega WOW, makers of such great RPGs such as Skies of Arcadia and...
Excerpt: Every holiday season there's one game that's buried in the onslaught of juggernaut releases that deserves more attention than it ultimately gets. This year, Sega is hoping to avoid that fate with its strategy RPG, Valkyria Chronicles.
Summary: Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. 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.
Excerpt: The recent trend within storytelling in gaming has been to move away from linear storylines and lean on the side of player freedom, allowing a person to choose between options and in a way make their own story.
Excerpt: Name: Valkyria Chronicles Genre: Strategy RPG Platform: PlayStation 3 The PlayStation 2 was never really known for having a wealth of shooters, a stellar online service, or the best graphical power of its era, but it did have one thing in abundance: role-playing games.
Conclusion: Valkyria Chronicles is the RPG title that gamers, especially American gamers have been waiting for on the Playstation 3. Whether you go out and buy the game outright or simply rent the title, it is definitely well worth your time.