DescriptionFollowing the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 Germany declared the war on Russia and the whole Europe was dragged into a global conflict. Families were separated, fathers and sons killed in battles by enemy or in trenches by diseases. The game, inspired by the letters written during the Great War follows the stories of several people whose tragic destinies become intertwined as the war drags on.
The game has four playable characters. One of the many Germans deported from France, Karl is separated from his wife Marie and son Victor and forced to join the German army, while Marie's father Emile is drafted into the French army. Freddie is an American volunteer who seems to have nothing to loose, and Anna is a Belgian student looking for her father. There's also Walt the dog that will aid the characters on multiple occasions.
Gameplay-wise it is essentially a mix of side-scrolling adventure with a lot of puzzles and a straightforward action game. During "adventure" segments the player guides one of the characters though a series of obstacles using their unique abilities. The puzzles include manipulation with objects, helping out people, sneaking past guards or enemies etc. Action sequences vary from dodging enemy bombs to driving a tank amidst a heated battle.
- "バリアント ハート ザ グレイト ウォー" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Framework: UbiArt
- Historical conflict: World War I
- Japanese PlayStation 4 game releases with full English support
- Ubisoft Club / Uplay supported games
|Great game plagued by poor controls||iPad||patrick selten (2372)|
|Softpedia||Windows||Jun 25, 2014||9 out of 10||90|
|XboxAchievements||Xbox One||Jun 24, 2014||90 out of 100||90|
|411mania.com||PlayStation 3||Jul 11, 2014||8.5 out of 10||85|
|GameZebo||PlayStation 4||Jul 04, 2014||80|
|Hooked Gamers||Windows||Jul 01, 2014||8 out of 10||80|
|GameZebo||Windows||Jul 04, 2014||80|
|PC Invasion (INC Gamers)||Windows||Jun 27, 2014||8 out of 10||80|
|GameStar (Germany)||Windows||Jun 24, 2014||73 out of 100||73|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Xbox 360||Aug 05, 2014||70 out of 100||70|
|4Players.de||Xbox 360||Jun 24, 2014||70 out of 100||70|
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