Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles

  • Publisher
    Sega
  • Developer
    Sega
  • Release date
    24 Apr 2008

Set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of the 1930s, Valkyria Chronicles depicts Europe divided in two and ruled by two super powers: the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia, situated in the middle of the two superpowers territories, in an attempt to secure invaluable natural resources. Within this struggle a hero named Welkin, and his fellow soldiers of the Federation's 7th Platoon, are fighting back against the invasion and the Empires attempts to unify the continent under its power. During the ensuing war the Federation discovers that the Empire possesses a secret weapon, known as the "Valkyria" - an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends. With this new discovery the fate of the Federation's ability to turn the tide of the war, and the hope for a better future, hang in the balance. “CANVAS” graphics engine: A unique engine that produces breath taking images that look like watercolour paintings in motion. “BLiTZ” tactical battle system: Experience strategic manoeuvring of units combined with conventional RPG gameplay, all layered on top of the moment to moment action afforded by real-time controls as players command each squad member and tank in battle. Epic storyline: Players will immerse themselves in the epic struggle for freedom, as the fate of the world lies in the hands of Welkin and the members of the 7th platoon. Customisation: Over 100 customisable characters allow players to create a variety of platoons to suit each battle’s needs. Beautifully rendered battlefields: Players explore 30 different environments, using unique terrain features to gain advantages in battle.

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AGM score 87%
IGN 9
GameSpot 8.5
Metacritic 86
anime
war
tank
strategy
tanks
health
death
explosion
flags
machine gun
male protagonists
bomb
gun
helmet
crouching
cutscene
pistol
sniping
classes
crosshair
real-time combat
reloading
sniper rifle
boat
squad
suicide
engineer
grenade
submachine gun
rifle
scope
anti-tank mine
scout class
binoculars
polygonal 3d
achievements
crate
downloadable content
destructible environment
water
steam cloud
crossover
bird
steam
steam achievements
unlockables
sound test
enemies on cover art
third-person perspective
mustache
enemy health indicator
regenerating health
bridge
rail track
game over
hostages
fantasy
glasses
dagger
stealth
turn-based
critical hit
game reference
party system
moral decisions
platform exclusive
voice acting
greatest hits
soldier
role playing
bullet
tactical turn-based combat
rivaling factions
ranking system
non-player character
multiple characters on box art
a.i. companion
stat tracking
s-rank
mortar
bed
table
gloves
fan service
glitch
currency
upgradeable vehicles
alternate historical
betrayal
punctuation mark above head
dialogue portraits
where are they now? ending
boss fight
bosses
pipe
final boss
maps
multi-phase boss
statue
liberation
minimap
princess
inventory
level selection
shovel
switch
transformations
cape
world map
ladder
fish
human
book
bow
lantern
hat
bottle
side quests
vision obstruction
evade
reward sound
tombstone
curtain
coming of age
map
weak spot
recurring boss
been here before
tent
butterfly net
status effects
rock
playstation network
tree
original soundtrack release
barrel
trip mine
crying
muzzle flash
skirmish mode
flamethrower
armor
grinding
leveling up
bag
speedtree
earrings
romance
artificial intelligence
singing
good vs evil
baby
subtitled silence
unusual speech patterns
healer
sadism
evil laugh
throne
temporary invincibility
plot twist
ancient advanced civilization technology
flashback
battle screen
suggestive remark
heroic sacrifice
evil empire
difficulty level
exclamation mark
games that ask you to "press start" but will accept other buttons
upgradeable weapons
motion blur
cel-shading
story driven
beard
descendants of other characters
late title card
umbrella
over the shoulder
truck
shelf
ragdoll physics
facial hair
wooden chair
confirm menu choices
zoom
bandana
headshot
subtitles
headband
spotlight
flowers
vine
scatological humor
sunglasses
fishing rod
eyepatch
sink
houseplant
desk lamp
smoke
pillow
desk
necktie
fence
kiss
royalty
lgbt
the end
column
poster
wreath
couch
rug
tsundere
bucket
comic book onomatopoeia
cart
fireplace
new game plus
pregnancy
chandelier
racism
plate
window
candle
pickaxe
doll
bread
necklace
rotatable objects
goblet
reversible cover art
restoration
physx
squad based shooter
propeller
lens flare
sexualized women
gear
baldness
e3 2008
newspaper
camera
cane
pencil
barb wire fence
paper
light bulb
cigarette
clock
belt
destructible cover
enemy sniper
light up crosshair
pliers
feces
sandbag
sneaking mission
watermelon
triple question mark
criware
headphones
games on which anime are based
permanent death
unseen recurring characters
energy weapons
journalist
inventory grid
theme song
cameo appearance
beret
rubble
infinite ammo
unbeatable enemy
medal
consolation achievements
butterfly
goggles
adhesive bandages
mill
black-and-white
tutorial
ambush
wanted poster
militia
expendable npc
biplane
beach ball
hiding
propaganda
alternate fire
interactive install screens
swimsuit scene
tank boss
indisposable team
pax 2008
faux europe
globe
harder versions of earlier levels.
language selection
action one-liners
heroes
sexy librarian
apologetic killing
hd remasters
watering can
permadeath
crank
scripted death
1930s
flare gun
optional dialogue skits
book-like menus
regenerating ammo
pauldrons
blitz system
darcsen
squad 7
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About Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles is released by Sega in 24 Apr 2008. The game is designed by Sega. Valkyria Chronicles is a typical representative of the Role-playing (RPG) genre. Playing Valkyria Chronicles is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Role-playing (RPG), there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Valkyria Chronicles will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Valkyria Chronicles - Analysis

Author: Jose Altozano
Date: 2020-03-03 05:22:32
Valkyria Chronicles insists on the horrors of war, in that it is a despicable event. There are traces of a felt and intriguing story about how conflict only creates losses and, even so, between so much misery there can be something as pure and beautiful as love. Valkyria Chronicles points to the stars when spinning an epic war against a background with touches of Japanese fantasy and references to World War II, but already in its own design limitations begin to emerge that prevent this work from reaching its ambitions.

This is the port of a game originally published in 2008 and each of its years looks like a wrinkle. If we recently remembered how Half Life 2 was still on the crest of the wave, unmatched by many of its competitors and still teaching lessons on level design or interactive narrative, Valkyria Chronicles serves as a testimony to an archaic philosophy that divides the action into two segments irreconcilable: kinematics and missions. You could see each and every one of the sequences of the game and you would hardly miss a detail about a story that, on the other hand, varies between staying halfway or exceeding when sending your message. Because war is horrible, in case so many dialogues about its futility, chaos, misery and damage had not made it clear to you; because all people are equal and have rights, if so many scenes focused on hitting you again and again with that idea were not enough to point it out.

Valkyria Chronicles has a very anime , very shônen ways of telling its story; each and every one of his characters fall within a stereotype already sent to satiety, from the tsundere destined to fall in love with the innocent and idealist protagonist to the tough guy with samurai mannerisms or the silent girl who responds to each order with a brief " it is understood". Beyond the affection they bring by default based on their stereotypes already seen and those that the otaku are so accustomed to, the internal and interpersonal drama of these individuals fails to build on something really solid; Although there are moments of emotion and sorrow, especially the plot advanced, they do not reach the level of depth that the game or the respectable want.

Valkyria Chronicles is a niche work on two levels, the first being its anime forms and the second its particular fusion between third-person action and strategy. Skirmishes are divided into shifts; Within each turn a certain number of actions are available to take control of the units and move, shoot, heal or operate within the limits of each class on the battlefield. Each category is sufficiently differentiated so that none is expendable and its variety, added to a system of philias and phobias of each specific soldier and the possibility of giving orders to enhance different attributes, give depth to a deep and entertaining combat system although slow. A skirmish can lengthen until after 90 minutes, discounting the possible defeats that may be on the road that force to load game or restart the battle.

It can be saved at any time, but the duration of the battles added to the implicit slowness of selecting each action and each character through uncomfortable menus and the possibility that the soldiers die permanently (despite being able to be replaced by others of the same level and category) can tire more than one. The difficulty is irregular and the AI may well forgive your mistakes in a moment and take turns despite being able to wipe out all your squad easily or put on the boxing gloves and start hitting with a devastating and scratching force in the frustrating. However, patience and strategy end up rewarding and, far from any criticism, they could have designed a multiplayer mode to cast games that lengthened for hours and each of them would be greatly enjoyed thanks to this fusion of genres.

Finally, speaking in more technical terms and strictly seeing this work as a port , we find once again one of lime and another of sand: the controls are very well carried and can be easily played with keyboard and mouse, but the system of menus, based on tabs, does not take advantage of the keyboard to create shortcuts and is still as frustrating as its console version. Visually the images of this analysis speak for themselves about the beautiful plastic style of the game, and those with a powerful PC can enjoy the game at 1080p and 60fps .

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