Summary: This is a really good game- much better than you might think for a psp game. I know some don't fully appreciate psp games so much but I personally liked quite a few. This game though is in a category of its own and it's definitely worth buying. The characters are what makes this game great. Their personality is definitely more than most.
Summary: Valkyria Chronicles II is one of the most amazing strategy games I've ever played. And I've been playing the genre since ye olde days of X-COM and Shining Force. VCII is simply a wonderful evolution of the genre, thanks to its innovative BLiTZ (Battle of Live Tactical Zones) combat system. This method of turn based initiative versus real time execution reveals new stratagems that continuously improve in subtle ways the longer you play.
Summary: Confession time: I never played the first Valkyria Chronicles . To many this might make my opinion of the second iteration irrelevant, but it does give me an unbiased opinion on this game. Many of us in the west didn’t play either game of the series, and the fact that Valkyria Chronicles 2 was released only on PSP did not improve the sales figures. Although this move of consoles was a bit frustrating to some fans, it is not irrational.
Summary: many people will say that Valkyria Chronicles 2 is "bad" because of the shift from the more serious atmosphere of the original to the less serious anime-highschool setting of the sequel. I found the characters to be lovable and unique, not to mention the growth system that rewards the player for using a certain character by unlocking personality traits that increase team synergy and making them more relatable.
Summary: ENDGAME IMPRESSION (MY ORIGINAL AND MORE SPECIFIC REVIEW IS DOWN AT THE BOTTOM AFTER THIS): Don't worry, this is short. Ok so, I thought that it is only fair to give my thoughts and impressions about the game now that I have completed the main storyline. So, by the end of the main game, I clocked in about 98 hours (this includes some grinding and exploring that I did in the game). I must say, I found this, still, to be an amazing and touching game.
Summary: The sequel to one of the best games on the PS3, Valkyria Chronicles 2 improves on the already great model. The only con I have with this game, is that the story line is somewhat lacking from the first game, other than that it surpasses the first game in options and extras.
Summary: Great sequel, and lots of fun! For those who never played the original game for the Ps3, no fear! while this game is set after the events of the original and does include a few character cameos from the first game, it is a fresh experience with its own story. Basically, in a small kingdom of Gallia, there is a civil revolt whereby some citizens wish to 'purge'Gallia of a race of dark haired people called Darcsens.
Summary: I was definitely addicted to Valkyria Chronicles, and I had really high expectations or this one. Although it's not as good as the first one, Valkyria Chronicles 2 is pretty entertaining. The story is not nearly as 'deep' and in fact centers on a bunch of losers who miraculously managed to get into an elite military academy. But even though the story can be stupid, the mission system makes up for it.