Summary: First, let me state that I recognize what follows is a minority opinion, based on all the 5-star reviews here on Amazon. I can understand why so many people love this game. I just wanted to offer a different perspective to let potential buyers know that not every player is necessarily going to have a 5-star experience. Please keep in mind that I did not hate this game, just didn't love it. Hence, my 3-star "middle of the spectrum" rating.
Play through the frustration, and you might become addicted...
M. Ram, Amazon
4 June 2009
Summary: Most of the points I'd make about VC have been covered by other reviewers, so I'll just touch on a few things I think are important: The first few missions in the game progress pretty swiftly, as you guide 2-4 characters through some short maps as you get the hang of things. Then all of a sudden you're given a bunch of new menus for the 20+ characters added to your squad, each of whom have strengths and weaknesses (though thankfully all members in a class level up...
Summary: Valkyria Chronicles tries something new by mixing the Turn-Based Stategy genre with the now very common Third-Person Style shooter. The game carries that innovation well, but unfortunately it ends up not adding very much to the formula. In most games, as you progress through the game, you get new tools or abilities to play with, in Valkyria Chronicles, you start off having 5 different classes and a tank. You don't get much more throughout the game.
Quirky turn-based combat good, appalling story and characters bad.
22 April 2011
Summary: So much is potentially good in this game (despite some occasionally odd behaviour in combat around who can attack and when), unfortunately the characters are the least appealing of just about any JRPG I've played. I may be getting old or something but they seem *especially* childish and juvenile, which is saying a lot given the genre...
Excerpt: Valkyria Chronicles is a game that is the epitome of the term "style over substance"; it is not so smart or particularly involved, but it looks great and is fine for a short, fun play. The plot revolves around one territory attempting to harvest another for their much-needed loot, and an odd racial plot where people are disliked on the basis of their hair colour.
Summary: The game is a turn-based strategy game, somewhat similar to the old UFO or fallout games where you can spend points to move or attack and position yourself. I enjoyed this game very much in the early stages, but it's getting quite repetitive. Although they do vary the battles to the point that some of them become fresh, I'm afraid you pretty much do the same thing over and over. One major problem with this game is the horrible music.
Summary: Leider habe ich nirgens gelesen das das Spiel nur mit englischen Untertietel Spielbar ist. Was sehr schade ist, da ich so gut wie kein englisch kann. Würde mir das nähste mal einen Hinweis wünschen, wenn ich das Spiel nicht auf deutsch einstellen kann.