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  • Summary: The story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. In Valiant Hearts: The Great War, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course ofThe story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. In Valiant Hearts: The Great War, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course of the game. Friendship, love, sacrifice, and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war. Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    100
    It sends you digging into the trenches of World War 1, but knows that leaving you to wallow in the mud and blood forever does not grant it emotional maturity. For every dour moment in Valiant Hearts, for every uphill struggle, there is a moment of warmth, of return, and reunion between old friends.
  2. Sep 3, 2014
    85
    The game is a moving, stylish experience. [Aug 2014]
  3. Jun 27, 2014
    82
    Valiant Hearts is an emotion-driven and beautifully presented game that deals with World War 1. It combines action-adventure gameplay with great storytelling and imparts knowledge of the historical background. Although the gameplay itself and the puzzles are simple and some action sequences are annoying, Valiant Heart is a clear recommendation for players above 12 years with even the slightest interest in history.
  4. Jun 24, 2014
    80
    A visually beautiful game that deftly moves between moments of joy and moments of tragedy, and ultimately doesn't shy away from the fact that "great" is just about the last thing any war should be called.
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    80
    Valiant Hearts isn't perfect...but it's still pretty great. It may not be completely tear-jerking, but it's still touching. The story may not be one I'll remember in detail decades from now, but it's still strong. The message may occasionally get lost in the gameplay, but it still rings true in the end.
  6. Jun 27, 2014
    80
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a superbly titled game. It is a valiant effort at a sincere depiction of war by developers whose hearts were clearly in the right place, telling a gripping story that is still respectful of its source.
  7. Jun 24, 2014
    65
    Visually stunning but mechanically lacklustre, Valiant Hearts gets in the way of its own storytelling.

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 65
  1. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    Saw the trailer, bought the game, and I'm delighted with it.
    Graphic is top of the line. I can't remember when I was last time so amazed by
    Saw the trailer, bought the game, and I'm delighted with it.
    Graphic is top of the line. I can't remember when I was last time so amazed by 2D. It really fits the setting, mixing and changing of colors depending of situation is stunning. Sound effects, while not overwhelming, are done at right times, and done right way.
    Gameplay is also very good, this is a casual game with not too difficult puzzles and arcade sections. Just right. It reminds me a bit of "lost vikings", and I loved that game. Hours of fun on day one :).
    And with a price of 15 euros (live in Serbia) for top product, on day one!!!??? It's a steal :).
    Overall, I'm one (very) happy camper with this buy. Pure 10
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  2. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    Although set in WWI, VH:TGW is not about going guns blazing on enemies. Rather, it's a personal story of Emile and his family and friends.Although set in WWI, VH:TGW is not about going guns blazing on enemies. Rather, it's a personal story of Emile and his family and friends. Mostly through Emile's prospective, you will witness loss, love, friendship, and tragedy of the WWI. Although not as emotional as To the moon or Telltale's Walking dead, this game will make you speechless by the end of the game. Expand
  3. Jun 27, 2014
    10
    another masterpiece the engine Ubi-Art is cool everything looks like an art. optimization you can even run it on a laptop buy it . game showsanother masterpiece the engine Ubi-Art is cool everything looks like an art. optimization you can even run it on a laptop buy it . game shows war with humor, with sadness,stylish the music is beautiful and also graphics 10/10 Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2015
    9
    Gorgeous storytelling, great gameplay ..... A indie game that willl make you cry (or felling bad). A short game that tells the first world warGorgeous storytelling, great gameplay ..... A indie game that willl make you cry (or felling bad). A short game that tells the first world war story using real soldiers letters (sent to theirs family). This game has a basic gameplay but you'll need think to do things or changes level.

    This game deserves a big 9/10!
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  5. Oct 27, 2014
    9
    Wonderful little adventure game that is completely story driven but still has some enjoyable puzzles (although they are on the easy side).Wonderful little adventure game that is completely story driven but still has some enjoyable puzzles (although they are on the easy side). This game does give you a very good insight into the Great War (World War 1) and also shows why war is pretty much bad and meaningless. Also very much enjoyed the musical score and sound. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2015
    8
    Truly a beautiful game, telling the stories of ordinary people engaged in the military during WWI.
    Its story-telling is humorous, to avoid
    Truly a beautiful game, telling the stories of ordinary people engaged in the military during WWI.
    Its story-telling is humorous, to avoid the clich├ęs of a game about war I suppose and make the whole thing more light-hearted, but knows when to adopt a more serious tone. It's very clever, accessible, the puzzles are not too difficult, and I think the game will please to everyone who likes to get into a nice story. Not for the youngest of gamers though, but I doubt they'll be interested into this type of game anyway.
    It doesn't feel at any moment a cash-grabber, and I'm confident in saying the developpers have put a lot of heart into it. I recommend.
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  7. Jul 7, 2014
    0
    an amazing game, which shows the first world war with a dark and sad tone, and shows the effect wars had on people.the graphics are justan amazing game, which shows the first world war with a dark and sad tone, and shows the effect wars had on people.the graphics are just amazing. the game uses the ubiart engine great, with great animations. the game looks like a moving painting, and the style really fits the game. the backrounds layers are also really well made and detailed.the story is amazing. the story really shows you the effects the war had, and for a change it doesnt paint one side as "the good side" and one as "the bad side". it just shows the horrible reality war has on both sides.the story is really sad, and yet it manages to bring more happy sections in between the pain and sadness. the characters are great, with everyone of them having a different personality, and none of them fall into regular war stereotypes. the gameplay is a bit easy, but it fits the game perfectly. the games puzzles are good, and the sections between them are awesome. the game also teaches you a lot about the war. the game is full with historical facts to read, and the enviroments are full with touches about the war. the game;s collectibles are also facts about items from the war.
    the only problem with the game is the villan, which felt bland an boring, and wasnt developed well like the other characters.
    overall its an amaing game with a sad story, great characters and fantastick and unique graphics and art style. the game isnt for everyone, but for those who want a game that portrays the horrors of war. i cant praise this game enough so just go and buy it!!!!
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