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Valkyria Chronicles - discussion of the anime also welcome

Chrono HelixChrono Helix Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Games and Technology
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Demo is up on PSN

Platform: PS3
Genre: Strategy RPG
Website: http://www.sega.com/valkyria/us/index.html

Story:
Wikipedia wrote:
Valkyria Chronicles is set in the fictional world of Europa, in the country of Gallia. Because of its abundance of ragnite ore—which can be refined into a powerful fuel—it has come under attack from the East Europe Empire, which itself is engaged in war with the Atlantic Ocean Federal Organization. Players take control of an uprising of Gallian nationals, dedicated to repelling the invasion.

The beginning of the Second Europa War (E.W.II)...
Europa, 1930.
The 2 major military powers on this continent are the East Europa Empire and the Atlantic Ocean Federation.

Eventually they declared war on each other. The entirety of Europa was suddenly drawn into the conflict, which came to be known as the Second Europa War (E.W.II).

When their hometown was invaded, they banded together and formed a volunteer army.

A small country between the two major powers, Gallia, was suddenly invaded by the Empire.

In the face of its might, the Gallian troops were forced to retreat.

Just before the fall of the capital, a platoon leader unexpectedly came up with a plan to repel the invaders. That platoon leader's name is...



Characters:
Gallia Volunteer Army

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Welkin Gunther (22)
Voice actor: Susumu Chiba
Notable roles: Kondou Isao (Gintama), Sai Fujiwara (Hikaru no Go)

The hero of this story.

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Alicia Melchiott (19)
Voice actor: Marina Inoue
Notable roles: Yoko (Gurren Lagann), Minami Kana (Minami-ke), Kitsu Chiri (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)

The heroine of this story. Scout class.

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Brigitte "Rosie" Stark (27)
Voice actor: Megumi Toyoguchi
Notable roles: Revy (Black Lagoon), Winry Rockbell (Full Metal Alchemist)

Used to sing in a bar, and Rosie was the name she used then. Shocktrooper class.


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Isara Gunther (16)
Voice actor: Houko Kuwashima
Notable roles: Kagura (Azumanga Daioh), Minoru Kokubunji (Chobits)

Welkin's sister. Pilots Edelweiss.
Spoiler:

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Largo Potter (36)
Voice actor: Hisao Egawa
Notable roles: Shinichi Maki (Slam Dunk)

A survivor of the first Great Europa War. Lancer class.

East Europa Empire:

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Selvaria Bles (22)
Voice actor: Sayaka Ohara
Notable roles: Rika Harada (Honey and Clover), Yuuko Ichihara (XXXholic)

A general on the enemy's side who always keeps a calm expression.

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Maximillian (29)
Voice actor: Jun Fukuyama
Notable roles: Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass), Albert de Morcerf (Gankutsuou)

A prince of the East Europa Empire.

Gameplay:
The battle system in the game is called Battle of Live Tactical Zone systems (BLiTZ). Battles alternate between player phase and enemy phase. Player phase is further divided into 2 portions: Command Mode and Action Mode.

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Each of the shield icons at the top of the screen represent a Command Point (CP). Each CP allows you to move one unit. If you have 10 CP, you can choose to move 10 different units once, or move 1 unit ten times, or move 5 units twice etc. Once you select a unit you enter Action Mode.

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The bar at the bottom represents your Action Points (AP), which determines how far you can move. At any time during Action Mode you can press R1, the game will stop time and you can take aim. Then just press O to fire. You're only allowed one attack everytime you enter Action Mode from Command Mode, but you're allowed to continue moving after the attack if you have AP left over. In Action Mode the enemy will shoot at you if you enter their line of sight, although you can avoid this if you sneak up on them.

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Unit classes:
Scout: Equipped with rifles. Very high movement. Versatile.
Shocktrooper: Equipped with machineguns. Average movement, high damage at close range.
Lancer: Equipped with an anti-tank gun. Low movement.
Sniper: Equipped with a sniper rifle. Low movement and defence.
Engineer: Clears mines, restores ammo and repairs tanks. High movement.
Tank: Equipped with... well, it's a tank. Costs 2 CP to command though.

Tanks will beat all infantry except for the anti-tank, who in turn loses to all the other infantry types.

Trailers:
Downloadable Content
1. Hard EX Mode
Thought the Hard skirmishes were tough? Try them at an even higher difficulty... without Edelweiss.
2. Edy’s mission
Like teenage idol wannabes? Get this.
3. Behind Her Blue Flame
Here's your chance to play from the side of the Empire! Also featuring everyone's favourite character from that desert mission. There may be an extra reward if you ace all the missions...
Avatars & Signatures! Spread the love!

Made by Chance, CarbonFire, Corporal Carl, Rent and Reznik.

Avatars
Spoiler:
Signatures
Spoiler:

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Posts

  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ick! It's all dusty.

  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Valkyria Chronicles:
    It's endorsable! :^:


    Good work, Chrono.

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    'Chance, you are the best kind of whore.' -Henroid
  • ShivahnShivahn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Chance wrote: »
    Valkyria Chronicles:
    It's endorsable! :^:

    I heartily endorse this event or product.

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Someone should mention the Skies of Arcadia playable characters.

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    there are Skies of Arcadia playable characters

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wren wrote: »
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    Welkin looks so... devious.

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  • ShivahnShivahn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    there are Skies of Arcadia playable characters

    While we're pointing out it's awesomeness, we should point out that there are 49 5-star and one 4-star reviews on Amazon. That's a 5 star median and mode, with the mean of 4.98 stars.

    ....go buy it.

  • EtiowsaEtiowsa TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wren wrote: »
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    This is the best thing.<img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Wren wrote: »
    there are Skies of Arcadia playable characters

    While we're pointing out it's awesomeness, we should point out that there are 49 5-star and one 4-star reviews on Amazon. That's a 5 star median and mode, with the mean of 4.98 stars.

    ....go buy it.

    I saw this legit review that gave it 3/10 though. its supposed to be like pokemon

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    yellow on that background was a poor choice. damn you colorblind subbers

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    oh god.

    MAJOR SPOILER
    Spoiler:

  • ShivahnShivahn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    I saw this legit review that gave it 3/10 though. its supposed to be like pokemon

    Oh man, you're right. It's like chess but the characters shoot each other.

    ...Which is just like pokemon, apparently.

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Wren wrote: »
    I saw this legit review that gave it 3/10 though. its supposed to be like pokemon

    Oh man, you're right. It's like chess but the characters shoot each other.

    ...Which is just like pokemon, apparently.

    Rook goes to B6!

    It was super-effective!

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  • ShivahnShivahn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Antihippy wrote: »

    Rook goes to B6!

    It was super-effective!

    I have the best idea for the best game of 2009 in my head right now.

    Don't forget that the rooks have to be shooting each other to make it complete.

  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Eh. When you move around you can't walk that far and stop. I was expecting this game to be like Fable 2 where you can run all around the world. And the art makes stupid RATATT pictures on the screen.

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    Someone should mention the Skies of Arcadia playable characters.

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    you can clearly see her panties melt at the sight of such a manly man in action

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dora Says
    WE DID IT!
    By the way, I <3 you guys and y'all are hilarious

  • ShivahnShivahn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Rent wrote: »
    By the way, I <3 you guys and y'all are hilarious

    I <3 anyone who tells me to "get a VC sig you". Because they indirectly cause more people to buy the game, and are thus the bringers of light to a darkened world.

  • OneWingedOtakuOneWingedOtaku Registered User
    edited December 2008
    everyone should have a VC sig. Everyone.

    Gamertag:
    Spoiler:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    By the way, I <3 you guys and y'all are hilarious

    I <3 anyone who tells me to "get a VC sig you". Because they indirectly cause more people to buy the game, and are thus the bringers of light to a darkened world.

    "I believe in Renty Dent"
    It even rhymes too

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    Someone should mention the Skies of Arcadia playable characters.

    vysemotherfuckers.jpg

    you can clearly see her panties melt at the sight of such a manly man in action

    When did that come out?

    Looks decent.

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  • edited December 2008
    So the last mission is sooooo easy (what's up with that?) I wish the previous mission flowed into the last one instead of a new one, cuz then I could argue the mission was long with lots of stuff.
    Brigitte "Rosie" Stark (27)
    Voice actor: Megumi Toyoguchi
    Notable roles: Revy (Black Lagoon), Winry Rockbell (Full Metal Alchemist)
    hah! I knew it. We were playing with the subtitles on, and I totally called 'Sounds like Revy'

  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I didn't think they'd actually put Vyse in the manga, that is pretty awesome.

    If you haven't read yet guys there are Skies of Arcadia characters in this game!

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  • BursarBursar 16 tons of #9 coleslaw Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    There are!?
    Why didn't anyone say so before?

    Spoiler:
    My Steam profile | 3DS FC: 0810-0331-1324
  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Bursar wrote: »
    There are!?
    Why didn't anyone say so before?

    There are Skies of Arcadia characters in this game!

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    volume one is out and some unscrupulous bastards have translated it too apparently.

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  • Chrono HelixChrono Helix Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Spoiler:
    Wrong.
    Spoiler:
    That's more like it.

  • edited December 2008
    what anime is that keikaku quote from?

    and who is the fan sub group so I know to avoid them (according to my keikaku)?

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    see, I speak english. so the one with english words is superior to me

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Bursar wrote: »
    There are!?
    Why didn't anyone say so before?

    Too busy playing VC, our bads
    Also, Dareth Ram, get a VC sig you, no excuses

  • edited December 2008
    I have signatures turned off. On everyone.

    Also, I loved the game, but you guys are CRAZY.

  • ShivahnShivahn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    I have signatures turned off. On everyone.

    Also, I loved the game, but you guys are CRAZY.

    Not crazy enough to make us believe it's selling well enough that Sega's likely to sequel it, unfortunately. At least in my case.

    I wish I were that crazy.

  • edited December 2008
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    I have signatures turned off. On everyone.

    Also, I loved the game, but you guys are CRAZY.

    Not crazy enough to make us believe it's selling well enough that Sega's likely to sequel it, unfortunately. At least in my case.

    I wish I were that crazy.
    I have more to personally gain with the avatar I have now, actually.

    Also, I think it's Sega's own fault for making it for the PS3. Still a great game, great lore, I hope it gets sequel'd.

  • ShivahnShivahn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    I have more to personally gain with the avatar I have now, actually.

    Also, I think it's Sega's own fault for making it for the PS3. Still a great game, great lore, I hope it gets sequel'd.

    It's Sega's fault, but not for making it for the ps3. Don't forget Sony's market share is far more impressive in Japan, whch is where it was expected to sell better anyway.

    It's Sega's fault for lousy advertising, really. I heard about this game when I went to gamespot and arranged games by score for ps3. I was looking for decently reviewed games for myself after thanksgiving. My point being, I'd heard of almost every other game on that list that got above 8.0, whether through commercials or friends or online. This one totally caught me by surprise, and it shouldn't have.

  • DVGDVG Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    I have signatures turned off. On everyone.

    Also, I loved the game, but you guys are CRAZY.

    Not crazy enough to make us believe it's selling well enough that Sega's likely to sequel it, unfortunately. At least in my case.

    I wish I were that crazy.
    I have more to personally gain with the avatar I have now, actually.

    Also, I think it's Sega's own fault for making it for the PS3. Still a great game, great lore, I hope it gets sequel'd.

    There's nothing wrong with the PS3.

    Also finally got through the first part of chapter 8 last night. That fucker Ty, The Immortal positioned himself in a more friendly place the last attempt.

    Diablo 3 - DVG#1857
  • DVGDVG Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    XiaNaphryz wrote: »
    Finished this a couple days ago. Awesome awesome game, though I wish the ending were more like SOA with wrapping up what happened to the rest of your crew. They gave that treatment to the main/secondary chars though.

    Definitely my runner up for GOTY!

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    Oh God, please tell me you can make a high res desktop version of this.

    Diablo 3 - DVG#1857
  • The Lord of HatsThe Lord of Hats Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    what anime is that keikaku quote from?

    It's from a legendarily crappy fansub of Death Note. Sadly, I don't know which fansub group.

  • Andy JoeAndy Joe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    what anime is that keikaku quote from?

    It's from a legendarily crappy fansub of Death Note. Sadly, I don't know which fansub group.

    No, even the original "keikaku means plan" image was meant as a joke, and no DN fansubbers ever acually did anything like that.

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