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11-09-2008, 10:11 AM
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Valkyria Chronicles

Anyone pick up this game for PS3? With all the big releases over the past two or three weeks I feel like this little gem fell under the radar. I picked it up the other day and finally got a chance to sit down and play it last night. What a great game so far.

For those who are not familiar, It's a strategy RPG set in 1930's Europe (using fictional countries). The game looks (has a unique art style) and plays great so if your an strategy/RPG fan and have a PS3, highly recommend it. I've only played about 4 hours but I'd say this is my favorite strategy/rpg since I played Final Fantasy Tactics way back when.

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It was originally supposed to be a 360 exclusive but was switched to PS3 since the PS3 has a bigger market in Japan.

Game looks fantastic, and I pray that one day they port it over.

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This game looks really interesting and I would definately get it if it weren't for all the other great games that are out or soon to be coming out. If this came out a month ago I'd have jumped on it.

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I was thinking about picking it up today, but I still haven't even finished Disgaea 3 or LittleBigPlanet. Plus I recently bought Rock Band 2 and Bioshock, which I haven't even taken out of the shrinkwrap yet.

And Mirror's Edge comes out in two days.

Ah, **** it.

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I want it, but there is zero chance of being able to finish it before midnight on Wednesday.

Have to play it eventually though, looks beautiful and I'm a sucker for strat RPG's. And dual audio.

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11-10-2008, 01:09 PM
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Love the art style on it. I'll pick it up after the next couple of crazy months are over.

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I want this one very much. The demo revealed an absolutely breathtaking visual design with a very fresh and strategic battle system. If the story is as good as reviewers have said, this will be a phenomenal title to pick up.

Too bad I'm unemployed...

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Going to get it with some Christmas money, can't wait.

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The more I play the demo, the more I think someone could make a great X-Com game using the battle engine.

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Played a bit of the demo. Intrigued, but no gaming money for a while, still haven't beaten Disgaia 3 yet...

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BUMP!


Wow, I'm constantly impressed by the art in this game. The story is kind of weird, though, it's a pretty startling contrast between the anime-tinged character design, the pastoral setting, and the playful-by-Japanese-standards banter counterbalanced by the absolutely merciless reflection of war and racism. You'll see a beautiful blue sky sunny day, and civilians being gunned down in cold blood in the same frame. It's disorienting.


The combat, I'm just now unlocking how absolutely brilliant the combat is. I'm only scratching the surface, but it manages to have considerable depth without forcing you to bomb into its complexity in order to enjoy the game.

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Managed to pick it up on Boxing Day, but I can't play it until I finish Persona.

Which could be another 50 hours.

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i think this is the best game of 2008. this or mgs4.

i haven't played persona 4 though yet, i really want to.

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it looks so bad i just cant justify renting it....if i had a PS3.....

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it looks so bad i just cant justify renting it....if i had a PS3.....
Huh? Looks bad? Graphically...?!




Anyway, this game is indeed terrific and has unfortunately been overlooked by a lot of people. Definitely one of the best from 2008.

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Had to bump this thread since I've been thinking about getting this game for a while and I see that it's only $20 on Amazon now.

Anyone else play this? Is it worth the $20?

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Had to bump this thread since I've been thinking about getting this game for a while and I see that it's only $20 on Amazon now.

Anyone else play this? Is it worth the $20?
If you have to ask...

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Why would a game with the word " Valkyria" take place in Europe in the 30's ?

Though, I guess a game based on Vikings ****** and pillaging wouldn't go over too well

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Why would a game with the word " Valkyria" take place in Europe in the 30's ?

Though, I guess a game based on Vikings ****** and pillaging wouldn't go over too well
Although Valkyrie Profile was fantastic. But that dealt with the mythical side of the Norse world, not so much the pillaging

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Had to bump this thread since I've been thinking about getting this game for a while and I see that it's only $20 on Amazon now.

Anyone else play this? Is it worth the $20?
Easily, one of my favorite games on PS3

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If you have to ask...
Thanks, you've been so helpful.

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Thanks, you've been so helpful.
lol, I was waiting for that.

I would venture a guess that it's definitely worth $20 considering $20 is the price of lunch.

The demo is also on the PSN.

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There is a demo along with some DLC on PSN. While the characters and story are bland, the gameplay is rock solid.

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Great game. I pumped hours into this thing because I kept playing skirmishes again and again.

If a game has even just mildly piqued your interest and its $20, its pretty much impossible for it not to be worth it.

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This game is an absolute steal at $20, I can't believe it's this cheap. I already beat it when it was first released when I rented it from GameFly but I saw this sitting on the shelf at Gamestop. Even though I already beat it, for $20, I picked it up and bought it on the spot. The gameplay is just amazing.

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