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Valkyria Chronicles 2

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Overall 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0

Valkyria Chronicles 2 – Staff Review

RandomNPC
19 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Valkyria Chronicles 2 had at least four major hurdles to clear: deliver a second helping of the first game’s quirky strategy and action; adhere to the cartoony, yet charming and often beautiful aesthetics; tie it together with a strong narrative; and do it all with the PSP’s hardware. It doesn’t quite clear them all, as it is saddled with competing partial stories and lingering smaller issues from its predecessor.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 6
6.0

Valkyria Tactics Advance

RPGamer
7 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Once in a while a game comes along that does something different, something unique. It breaks the mold, creating something completely new in the process. That's exactly what happened with 2008's Valkyria Chronicles . Sega forged a unique take on the tactical RPG genre with this title, so it was no surprise that the company would want to continue the series in some way.
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Overall 8
8.0

Valkyria Chronicles II Review

GamerNode
4 October 2010
  • Excerpt: With heavy hitters like LittleBigPlanet , Gears of War 2 , and Metal Gear Solid 4 being released in 2008, it was easy for a game like Valkyria Chronicles to get lost in the shuffle. Those who did play the PS3 exclusive got to experience a hidden gem that expertly meshed RPG mechanics with an innovative strategy combat system. The news that a sequel would be coming out for the PSP drew mixed reactions, and rightfully so.
  • Pros: Retains the fantastic gameplay from its predecessor on the PS3, Offers 30+ hours of single player content, Beautiful watercolor visuals
  • Cons: Insignificant story and a weak cast of characters, Ad-hoc support is included instead of online multiplayer, Technical limitations of the PSP result in smaller maps
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.8
Graphics 8
7.8
Sound 9
8.5
Multiplayer 9
8.6
Control 8
8.1
Addiction 9
8.9

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
20 September 2010
  • Excerpt: remains one of the most under-appreciated PlayStation 3 exclusives out there, regardless of how often the avid fans sing its praises. Some of those same fans were a little disappointed when the sequel came exclusively to the PSP, and it doesn’t help that the third installment also seems to be leaving PS3 owners out in the cold.
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Overall 8
7.9

Valkyria Chronicles II

Auracore MediaWorks
10 September 2010
  • Summary: Run, don't valk to these chronicles.
  • Pros: Extremely deep and fun battle system that mixes real time and turn based strategy; excellent graphics; good length; catchy music.
  • Cons: Poor pacing, especially at the start of the game; boring storyline; awful voice acting.
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Overall 8
7.9

Valkyria Chronicles II

Auracore MediaWorks
10 September 2010
  • Summary: Run, don't valk to these chronicles.
  • Pros: Extremely deep and fun battle system that mixes real time and turn based strategy; excellent graphics; good length; catchy music.
  • Cons: Poor pacing, especially at the start of the game; boring storyline; awful voice acting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Valkyria Chronicles II Review

GameSpot
8 September 2010
  • Summary: A mix of smart strategy, deep customisation, and engaging story make this a worthy sequel to the PS3 original.
  • Pros: Satisfying turn-based strategy, Deep, RPG-style progression and customisation, Good value--with new multiplayer modes and a 40-hour campaign, Attractive anime art style
  • Cons: The small maps are often recycled
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Overall 8
8.0

Valkyria Chronicles 2 Review

1UP
8 September 2010
  • Summary: Despite some tedious high school drama, this cult favorite makes a successful transition to PSP.
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 9
9.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

Valkyria Chronicles II

Digital Chumps
2 September 2010
  • Conclusion: Valkyria Chronicles II never forgets its identity and never loses its charm. As a unique and engaging tactical RPG experience, Valkyria Chronicles II reminds us a little innovation, a little refinement, and a few good ideas can go a long way in unsouring a genre. Some major concessions were made in the downsizing to the PSP, such as unit count and map design, but the tenants established in the PS3 version are wholly maintained.
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 9
9.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

Valkyria Chronicles II

Digital Chumps
2 September 2010
  • Conclusion: Valkyria Chronicles II never forgets its identity and never loses its charm. As a unique and engaging tactical RPG experience, Valkyria Chronicles II reminds us a little innovation, a little refinement, and a few good ideas can go a long way in unsouring a genre. Some major concessions were made in the downsizing to the PSP, such as unit count and map design, but the tenants established in the PS3 version are wholly maintained.
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