Valkyria Chronicles (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical role-playing game set in Europa, a fictional version of Europe, in the year 1935. At that time, the Imperial Alliance invades the Atlantic Federation of the west. Their war will soon encompass all of Europa, including the peaceful nation of Gallia. While small in size, Gallia is known for their rich deposits of ragnite ore, a powerful source of fuel and medicine. When the Galian town of Bruhl is invaded by Imperial Forces, Welkin Gunther, his sister Isara, and friend Alicia Melchiott, take up the fight against their foreign conquerors, joining the Gallian Militia, in this WWII-style game.

The player commands his forces through an overhead map, selecting units, and controlling them in a real-time 3rd person view. Taking on the enemy is done with a variety of units classes, including the Shocktrooper (basic soldier), Scout (excellent movement & sight), Lancer (anti-tank), Engineer (repair, resupply, mine defusal, and more), and the deadly Sniper.

This PS3-exclusive title features an art style best described as anime in watercolor.

Screenshots

Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 World map with a brief history of event that took place prior to the invasion of Gallia.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Aiming at the enemy with the main barrel (tank is equipped with multiple weapons).
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Upgrading rifles for your entire squad.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Main menu.

Alternate Titles

  • "戦場のヴァルキュリア: Gallian Chronicles" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

1UP Nov 01, 2009 A 100
Game Shark Dec 23, 2008 A 100
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 20, 2009 95 out of 100 95
GameZone Nov 10, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamer.nl Nov 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Blend Games Dec 01, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Review Busters 2008 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Nov 07, 2008 85 out of 100 85
GamingXP Nov 25, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Dec 19, 2008 B+ 83

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Valkyria Chronicles appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References

Shuntaro Tanaka, the game's director, previously worked on SEGA's Skies of Arcadia, which might help explain why Vyse and Aika (the stars of that game) make a cameo on Valkyria Chronicles as two recruitable soldiers for the Gallian Militia. They are classed as a shocktrooper and scout respectively, and their bio briefly states that they hail from a strange country "far from Europa" but otherwise make no mention of their past with the Blue Rogues.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #6 PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2008 – PS3 Strategy Game of the Year
    • 2008 – Best Original Soundtrack of the Year

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Doppelgamer (270) added Valkyria Chronicles (PlayStation 3) on Feb 01, 2009