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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. Pelit (Finland)
    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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  1. Positive: 76 out of 92
  2. Negative: 4 out of 92
  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. Jul 19, 2020
    10
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  3. Jun 26, 2014
    10
    This game is the demonstration that the UbiArt Framework is an engine which can be used in games with more serious topics than Rayman.This game is the demonstration that the UbiArt Framework is an engine which can be used in games with more serious topics than Rayman.
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War is an awesome adventure game with beautiful comics style graphic and a perfect soundtrack.
    Once you start playing it, you just cannot stop, even if it's a very easy game.
    The story is very addictive and you cannot stop until you see how it ends.
    Serious historical setting, poignant story with a dash of comedy.
    Absolutely recommended to everyone!
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  4. May 20, 2018
    9
    Una banda sonora, maravillosa, unos personajes entrañables, y un juego que aborda un conflicto tan descomunal como la primera Guerra Mundial,Una banda sonora, maravillosa, unos personajes entrañables, y un juego que aborda un conflicto tan descomunal como la primera Guerra Mundial, a través de las vidas de personas comunes, que no aparecerían en ningún libro de historia salvo como un número. Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2019
    9
    Valiant Hearts é mais que um jogo, é uma obra de arte, o jogo é simplesmente encantador com uma ótima história, bela trilha sonora, eValiant Hearts é mais que um jogo, é uma obra de arte, o jogo é simplesmente encantador com uma ótima história, bela trilha sonora, e personagens muito carismáticos e marcantes, principalmente o cãozinho que nos acompanha por todo o jogo. O jogo é baseado em eventos reais de conflitos entre países ocasionados pela Grande Guerra.

    A jogabilidade se resume em andar e resolver "puzzles", o jogo é basicamente isso, não tem muita dificuldade, e em certos lugares onde você estiver achando o jogo muito difícil, o jogo te da algumas dicas para você solucionar o puzzle, eu não gostei muito da ideia do jogo dar dicas acaba tirando um pouco do desafio.

    Mas se você gosta de jogos de puzzle, em 2d, e tenha uma boa direção de arte recomendo muito o jogo, já que o jogo é bem construido emocionante e passa uma experiência única.
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  6. Jul 7, 2016
    8
    No one expected that Ubisoft was still able to produce interesting games. But Valiant Hearts: The Great War became an exclusion of this rule.No one expected that Ubisoft was still able to produce interesting games. But Valiant Hearts: The Great War became an exclusion of this rule. The story told in the game is interesting, and, what's more important, you will learn a lot about The Great War during your walkthrough. So, if you are keen on history, this is so-called must-have. But if know anything about The Great War, still pick this up. Apart from the story, it has got good OST, splendid graphics, and characters. A masterpiece. Expand
  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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