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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 Check your squad members in a squad barracks.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 After player's turn, the enemy will make it's move.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 Enemy will fire at you if you enter in their range of sight, so use covers often.
Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 3 One of the enemy commanders, and a Valkyria one at that.

Promo Images

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Valkyria Chronicles Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Thunderbolt Games Dec 03, 2008 10 out of 10 100
JustPressPlay Feb 23, 2009 9.8 out of 10 98
Playstation Universe Nov 24, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
GameZone Nov 10, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 28, 2008 18 out of 20 90
RPGamer Jul 05, 2009 4.5 out of 5 90
Kombo.com Dec 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Nov 19, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamestyle Dec 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Oct 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Sep 27, 2010

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