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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
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  • ShivahnShivahn Eastern coastal temptressRegistered 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 Eastern coastal temptressRegistered 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!

    VC%20chibi.jpg

    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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  • FaffelFaffel Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    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.

    So some stupid weaboos decided to fan-sub something and then use Japanese terms that only weeaboos will know?

    So glad I got out of that community before it exploded. It was bad back then, but anime fans seem to be more retarded now-days. Then again, so do the new anime in general. Not seen one title that's caught my eye.

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  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    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

    Vyse has always been a pimp, this should already have been known! Prior SOA evidence spoilered for huge imagery size and Aika and Fina in a bed (don't worry, it's not NSFW :D):
    Spoiler:
    Shivahn wrote: »
    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.

    Saying they have a better market share in Japan compared to the 360 isn't really saying much though.
    DVG wrote: »
    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!

    VC%20chibi.jpg

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

    Found that on GAF, dunno if there's a higher-res source or not.

  • zllehszllehs Hiding in a box, waiting to strike.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wren wrote: »
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    DUDE!!!!!!

    THEY LOOK JUST LIKE MISA AND LIGHT!!!!!

    (lets see who know who they are lol)

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  • zllehszllehs Hiding in a box, waiting to strike.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    btw.... whats up with the plate on the breasts of the girls of squad 7? lol

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  • OneWingedOtakuOneWingedOtaku Registered User
    edited December 2008
    zllehs wrote: »
    btw.... whats up with the plate on the breasts of the girls of squad 7? lol

    No idea, but I know the scout symbol looks just like a "something unprouncable" beetle! [/welkin]

    Gamertag:
    Spoiler:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    So after a crazy holiday I got myself a new 40" LCD. Gonna go and finish this game, finally. Still on chapter 10.

    Oh and thanks, guys, I've added Skies of Arcadia to my gamefly queue. I assume the GC version is good?

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  • zllehszllehs Hiding in a box, waiting to strike.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    ok... ima tackle chapter 13 today... the one with the huge battle and the bunkers... i took a sneak peak at it last night to see what i was in for...

    so here are my 2 squads that i plan on using to break through their defense and take over their base...

    LEFT SIDE (with the snipers porch)

    Catherine
    Aisha
    Edy
    Salinas


    RIGHT SIDE

    Vyse
    Alex
    Aika
    Rosie

    yes im going heavy with the shocktroopers...
    im expecting alot of ground troops on the other side...

    no tanks though apparently... not until i takeover the middle base if i remember correctly...

    so how am i set up?
    (everyone is at level 10 btw...)

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    read the first volume of the manga and now I want to play even more. see if I could just get paid..

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    TF2 - Wren BF3: Wren-fu
  • zllehszllehs Hiding in a box, waiting to strike.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    read the first volume of the manga and now I want to play even more. see if I could just get paid..

    MANGA!?!?!??!?!?!

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    yes. it apparently follows the games story loosely but is pretty much non-canon. still a good read I guess though not the best manga ever.

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I am a terrible person.

    Every time I start up Left 4 Dead, I stare at the PS3 controller and empty VC box sitting next to the monitor and think, "maybe today I'll start playing this awesome game". Then I go kill zombies for 6 hours and forget about it.

    I am a terrible, terrible person :P

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  • never dienever die Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm on the last chapter, but probably won't get to play it until later tonight, or tomorrow(Yay! work...bleh)

    I lost Wavy on ch.14. The reinforcements were just too much for the old school teacher.

    also, in regards to Faldio
    Spoiler:

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    CarbonFire wrote: »
    I am a terrible person.

    Every time I start up Left 4 Dead, I stare at the PS3 controller and empty VC box sitting next to the monitor and think, "maybe today I'll start playing this awesome game". Then I go kill zombies for 6 hours and forget about it.

    I am a terrible, terrible person :P

    Yes you are
    But you've made awesome sigs
    So.... I guess you're even then

  • never dienever die Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I was reading through the old thread, and found alot of you guys apparently have a huge female team. That made me think, and I realized that I'm pretty even really. My normal team consists of Welkin and Zaka(who are mandatory, so they don't count), then Rosie, Nadine, Ramsey, and Alicia for the girls while Vyse, Cesary, Noce, and Largo for the boys.

    Also, I think it would have been great if they had done like Fire Emblem usually does and have a chapter where you can use a rediculous amount of team members. For example
    Spoiler:

    Spoiler:
  • Chrono HelixChrono Helix Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If your suggestion were to be implemented, it would be great if you could skip enemy battle animations (like only seeing their actions from the overhead map. You still need to know which of their troops have moved, after all).

  • manwiththemachinegunmanwiththemachinegun METAL GEAR?! Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I keep a fair number of males in my squad. Salinas, Vyse and Ceasory I get a lot of millage out of. And Mr. Blonde hair in my sig... when a mission calls for two lances which is hardly EVER.

  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I want a spin-off game where you play as the main Gallian army. It would play mostly the same, except the battles would be of much larger scale, and instead of moving a single person at a time you control squads at a time, and tanks in group of three or so.

    Really I just want more VC in any form that I can get. :(

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Crashmo wrote: »
    I want a spin-off game where you play as the main Gallian army. It would play mostly the same, except the battles would be of much larger scale, and instead of moving a single person at a time you control squads at a time, and tanks in group of three or so.

    Really I just want more VC in any form that I can get. :(

    Wish Granted, you owe me 20 bucks

  • zllehszllehs Hiding in a box, waiting to strike.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Crashmo wrote: »
    I want a spin-off game where you play as the main Gallian army. It would play mostly the same, except the battles would be of much larger scale, and instead of moving a single person at a time you control squads at a time, and tanks in group of three or so.

    Really I just want more VC in any form that I can get. :(


    lmao... that sounds like a RTS game to me... not a SRPG

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  • zllehszllehs Hiding in a box, waiting to strike.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    zllehs wrote: »
    ok... ima tackle chapter 13 today... the one with the huge battle and the bunkers... i took a sneak peak at it last night to see what i was in for...

    so here are my 2 squads that i plan on using to break through their defense and take over their base...

    LEFT SIDE (with the snipers porch)

    Catherine
    Aisha
    Edy
    Salinas


    RIGHT SIDE

    Vyse
    Alex
    Aika
    Rosie

    yes im going heavy with the shocktroopers...
    im expecting alot of ground troops on the other side...

    no tanks though apparently... not until i takeover the middle base if i remember correctly...

    so how am i set up?
    (everyone is at level 10 btw...)

    some help here people!

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  • never dienever die Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    zllehs wrote: »
    zllehs wrote: »
    ok... ima tackle chapter 13 today... the one with the huge battle and the bunkers... i took a sneak peak at it last night to see what i was in for...

    so here are my 2 squads that i plan on using to break through their defense and take over their base...

    LEFT SIDE (with the snipers porch)

    Catherine
    Aisha
    Edy
    Salinas


    RIGHT SIDE

    Vyse
    Alex
    Aika
    Rosie

    yes im going heavy with the shocktroopers...
    im expecting alot of ground troops on the other side...

    no tanks though apparently... not until i takeover the middle base if i remember correctly...

    so how am i set up?
    (everyone is at level 10 btw...)

    some help here people!

    That looks fine, but once you get to the base that calls in the strikes you might want to sub in a lancer.

    Spoiler:
  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Was this posted yet? From teh GAF:
    maskrider wrote:
    Heh ! After these ...

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    Looks like these are coming !

    ss2810.jpgss2811.jpgss2812.jpg

    From: http://blog.valkyria.jp/

  • BursarBursar 16 tons of #9 coleslaw Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Edy's hair color seems to vary wildly depending on the medium she is being presented in.

    Spoiler:
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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
  • zllehszllehs Hiding in a box, waiting to strike.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    lmao... just the girls?

    well we know who will be buying these than...

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  • edited December 2008
    zllehs wrote: »
    zllehs wrote: »
    ok... ima tackle chapter 13 today... the one with the huge battle and the bunkers... i took a sneak peak at it last night to see what i was in for...

    so here are my 2 squads that i plan on using to break through their defense and take over their base...

    LEFT SIDE (with the snipers porch)

    Catherine
    Aisha
    Edy
    Salinas


    RIGHT SIDE

    Vyse
    Alex
    Aika
    Rosie

    yes im going heavy with the shocktroopers...
    im expecting alot of ground troops on the other side...

    no tanks though apparently... not until i takeover the middle base if i remember correctly...

    so how am i set up?
    (everyone is at level 10 btw...)

    some help here people!
    Is this the trench one? here's how I did the mission:
    Spoiler:

  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dareth Ram wrote: »
    zllehs wrote: »
    zllehs wrote: »
    ok... ima tackle chapter 13 today... the one with the huge battle and the bunkers... i took a sneak peak at it last night to see what i was in for...
    Spoiler:
    so how am i set up?
    (everyone is at level 10 btw...)

    some help here people!
    Is this the trench one? here's how I did the mission:
    Spoiler:

    My generic strategy
    Spoiler:

  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    XiaNaphryz wrote: »
    Was this posted yet? From teh GAF:
    maskrider wrote:
    Heh ! After these ...

    ss2809.jpg

    Looks like these are coming !

    ss2810.jpgss2811.jpgss2812.jpg

    From: http://blog.valkyria.jp/

    I so need these....

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  • Liabe BraveLiabe Brave Registered User
    edited December 2008
    zllehs wrote: »
    btw.... whats up with the plate on the breasts of the girls of squad 7? lol
    The guys have the exact same armor plates, actually. You just didn't notice because you aren't staring at their breasts. :winky:

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    finally just tried the demo
    holy balls this game just became a must purchase

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    finally just tried the demo
    holy balls this game just became a must purchase

    THATS WHAT WEVE BEEN SAYING THIS WHOLE TIME
    Also, get a VC sig you :P

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Where's that suggested thread title about voting this as PA Game of the Year, huh?

    I'll probably make this my #1. It's really down to three games for me: Valkyria Chronicles, Fallout 3 and Prince of Persia.

    Fallout 3 is a great game, but really it feels like what Oblivion should have been back in 2006. I still enjoy the hell out of it, however. The ending is a serious downer, though, and it lacks a New Game+ (which is a feature I've come to adore over most others).

    Prince of Persia is fantastic, it's easy in the sense that you can't really die, but it shows me what a game can be like without lives or game overs, and what it shows me is good. When you get into a flow with this game, it's hard to bitch about any difficulty issues. Combat (I thought) was fantastic, how Sands of Time should have been.

    But Valkyria Chronicles...let me say that, for the most part, I cannot stand strategy games. The only one to ever entice me before was Fire Emblem, and I'm going to attribute that to the fact that instead of watching the action from afar, it showed my character actually cutting the enemy with a sword, etc. It's a small aesthetic difference, but that went a long way into drawing me further into the world than it would have if the gameplay than were zoomed out the entire time. I never finished, but I knew it was at least possible to make an SRPG that I enjoyed.

    So imagine how I felt playing Valkyria Chronicles, when not only are you given a close-up view of the action, I am actually physically controlling it, it's not predetermined and it is not done through menus. It's just as beautiful (if not moreso) than Prince of Persia, with equally endearing characters. I love the controls, the user interface, everything about it.

    Typing it out like that, I do believe I can choose VC as my Game of the Year. Prince of Persia was very delightful, and both are quite lengthy (if you choose to go for 100% in Prince of Persia), but getting me to love a strategy game is a much greater accomplishment than a genre I was already partial to (I already loved climbing all over shit in Uncharted, Mirror's Edge, TR and previous PoPs).


    tl;dr - Valkyria Chronicles for Game of the Year!

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  • HardtargetHardtarget Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    Hardtarget wrote: »
    finally just tried the demo
    holy balls this game just became a must purchase

    THATS WHAT WEVE BEEN SAYING THIS WHOLE TIME
    Also, get a VC sig you :P

    what the.. where did my sig go in general?! I never even noticed it was gone.

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