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Valkyria Chronicles: Review Part One January 7, 2009

Posted by chan in Games, Reviews.

So I am going to be reviewing Valkyria Chronicles a game recently released by SEGA which is exclusive to the PS3. Though you may not have heard much about this game it is a definate must have on the sole basis that it looks and plays beautifully. Like my friend Anson pointed out they have done a horrible job at marketing such a wonderful game. The art work in the game is like that of a painting and it gives it a interesting perspective because essentially as the player you are the reader of the history of this war as you are playing it. The characters are very deep and the voice acting is extensive as there are about 30 characters within the first quarter of the game with voices.

So the story setting is based in a fictional Europe where Eastern European Imperialists and the is that the need for a fuel source called “Ragnite” has now sparked the war between them and the Atlantic Federation. Anyways the story gets deeper and the plot thickens, and you end up following the story of Welkin Gunther and is the son of a war hero from the past war. The second most important character in my opinion if Welkin’s tank named Edelwiess, if you ask why… Well 1 its a tank, and 2 its a TANK. In all seriousness it does actually play a role in the story so I thought it was rather neat.

So I am come about 1/3 of the game and my first impression… Its a great game and is beautifully directed and the combat system is fresh and works very well. The only place where it is somewhat lacking is the gameplay area. Now you may say “WHAT?! it’s a game what could you possibly mean?!” Well put it this way for about every 15-20 min of cutscene there is about 5 min of game play it is just rediculous but I am hoping for it to get better at the end game.

– chan



1. LK - January 7, 2009

The later battles each can last up to 3 hours, depending on your skill and luck (yes, luck). It will make you THROW your controllers, but then making you keep playing because it is THAT fun.

annson - January 7, 2009

that sounds good, can’t wait to get to the end game. Wish there was multiplayer tho.

2. chan - January 8, 2009

lol thanks for the heads up I will attempt to write a full review that will do this game justice

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