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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 Checking the local news with Ellet, the reporter.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 After player's turn, the enemy will make it's move.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Fight between the Valkyrias... they can decimate tank divisions in mere seconds.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Enemy will fire at you if you enter in their range of sight, so use covers often.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Gaming Age Dec 02, 2008 A 100
Playstation Universe Nov 24, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpy Nov 04, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Review Busters 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2008 8.75 out of 10 88
SegaFan.com Jan 20, 2011 8.7 out of 10 87
Fragland.net Nov 15, 2008 86 out of 100 86
Cheat Code Central Nov, 2008 4.2 out of 5 84
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Nov 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
DLC worth it? 3 Zovni (9384)
Sep 27, 2010

Trivia

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