• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: May 17, 2016
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  • Summary: The Principality of Gallia, a small neutral country between two superpower nations, suddenly faces invasion at the hands of the Empire. In the face of an overwhelming military power, the Gallian army has lost all hope. However, a ragtag volunteer militia has risen up against all odds toThe Principality of Gallia, a small neutral country between two superpower nations, suddenly faces invasion at the hands of the Empire. In the face of an overwhelming military power, the Gallian army has lost all hope. However, a ragtag volunteer militia has risen up against all odds to fight off the invading Imperial Army! Through various situations born of the extreme nature of war, this large-scale strategy RPG depicts themes such as living life to the fullest and the importance of human relationships. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. 100
    Valkyria Chronicles is, simply, one of the best tactical games you’ll ever play. It’s serious, but doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s emotionally compelling while never losing sight of the fact it’s also a game. It’s a popular and well-regarded game that, for whatever reason, people simply don’t talk about it enough. Hopefully with this PlayStation 4 release that will change.
  2. May 10, 2016
    90
    Valkyria Chronicles is a deeply satisfying game and one that I really only have a few minor gripes with. By the time the credits rolled I found myself completely wrapped up in a cast of like-able characters and excited to dig into the game’s New Game +. If, like me, you never gave Valkyria Chronicles a chance then there’s no better time to see what you’ve been missing out on.
  3. May 18, 2016
    90
    Valkyria Chronicles received a lot of acclaim during its PS3 debut, and its praises must be sung again in this remastered port. Whatever Sega decides to do with the franchise from here on remains unclear, but at least fans new and old can enjoy one of their finest efforts in the last generation, not to mention one of the single best RPGs period.
  4. May 19, 2016
    85
    This was and still is a very challenging turn based tactics gem with cleverly induced real-time elements and a beautiful, timeless art design.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jun 9, 2016
    80
    Has aged remarkably well, and is polished enough to draw in curious newbies. Veterans should be well chuffed with all the DLC thrown in. [July 2016, p71]
  6. May 11, 2016
    80
    Valkyria Chronicles Remaster is basically the PC version of the game, running on PlayStation 4. The cutscenes still have the big aliasing issue, but all the other scenes in the game run with gorgeous 1080p and 60fps graphics. The gameplay is still as solid and entertaining as always. If you own a PS4 but no PC or PS3, give this awesome strategic game a try.
  7. 70
    While this is easily the best version of Valkyria Chronicles yet, it still doesn't quite live up to its potential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. May 17, 2016
    10
    Everything that made this game special is that much better on the ps4. Not only does it include all the DLC from the ps3 version, it also hasEverything that made this game special is that much better on the ps4. Not only does it include all the DLC from the ps3 version, it also has a 60 fps and HD re-mastered quality of graphics making this game shine golden all over again. Never understood how some people skipped on this one or how very few found it boring or tiresome. This game truly innovates its genre of tactical RPGs with genuine and unique quality traits not found in any other game before it. I was impressed with this game way back when it came out on the ps3 so long ago, and I'm even more impressed that they brought it back and boosted it up to be an even better of a game then it was back then. Can't wait for the "sequel," or "spiritual successor" if you will, that will come most likely next year. If you are a fan of tactics ogre or final fantasy tactics, this is your game! Any fan of RPGs, especially tactical RPGs, will fall in love with this title. It has so much to offer and the story and plot, as well as combat system and gameplay, will leave you begging for more. Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2016
    10
    Very enjoyable RPG turn based strategy game. The story is nice though not really unqiue. The characters have some depth, though they are a bitVery enjoyable RPG turn based strategy game. The story is nice though not really unqiue. The characters have some depth, though they are a bit on the shallow side. The game is addicting, and makes you want to play more to find out what happens. The only minus is that enemy turn is unskipable, and with large enough enemies it takes ages for the enemy to play. Expand
  3. May 18, 2016
    10
    This game is in one word FANTASTIC. I'm expecting a new one in the short term and also I'd love to see Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3 remade forThis game is in one word FANTASTIC. I'm expecting a new one in the short term and also I'd love to see Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3 remade for the PS4. In fact, Valkyria Chronicles 2 it's in my personal all time top five rank, even if it was only released as a minor game exclusive for the PSP. Get it, give it some time to check that lenghty tutorial and then only enjoy Expand
  4. May 31, 2016
    9
    I remember being tempted by this game back when it was originally released back in 2008 but opted against it for some reason but it caught myI remember being tempted by this game back when it was originally released back in 2008 but opted against it for some reason but it caught my eye again in the ps store and it though what the heck lets give it a try.

    And i am very glad that i did as it is top quality story based strategy game, likeable characters and the HD remake looks stunning.
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  5. May 21, 2016
    9
    This game has good characters, good story (takes a bit of time to get going), and good strategic slow paced combat. The art style and musicThis game has good characters, good story (takes a bit of time to get going), and good strategic slow paced combat. The art style and music add a lot to the magic of this game. Welkin, the leader of your squad is a very likable character and most of them are likable once you learn their past and get past their shells. Highly recommended to fans of recent Fire Emblem games and anyone wanting a good story with likable characters. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2016
    8
    I absolutely love this game and played it when it came originally on the PS3. The remaster is gorgeous and the game is fun as always. But II absolutely love this game and played it when it came originally on the PS3. The remaster is gorgeous and the game is fun as always. But I must ask: did they change the difficulty? Because I remember I breezed through it, years ago, and suddenly am facing some challenges now. Maybe I am getting old. The good news is: this game isn't. It is fresh and new as you would expect from a new release. Anyone even a little interested in RPG and real time strategy games should not let this one pass you by. It is an absolute gem. Expand
  7. Aug 8, 2016
    0
    The game probably deserves a good 5/10 (meaning not worth playing unless REALLY bored) but I needed to give it a 0 to bring the overall downThe game probably deserves a good 5/10 (meaning not worth playing unless REALLY bored) but I needed to give it a 0 to bring the overall down to where it should be. I am not going to argue that the story is boring, the cutscenes are poorly done and so on. I do think that this is true, but many people seem to like it so I wouldn't focus on that very much. The biggest problem with this game is the combat and how poor the mechanics are. First of all you will go into each battle with little idea on whom to bring with you and as this is important you can find yourself in a bad situation and need to restart. You will get a B if you play well and try to enjoy yourself if you want an A make all scouts and storm the enemy camp. So let me ask you, does that seem like a good mechanic to you were most of the time most of your soldiers are useless? Also, actually attacking is a disadvantage as enemies can shoot you endlessly while you approach, hence killing you and this is automatic and happens all the time (unless you flank). Also, it says they stop firing at you as soon as you aim, but no they can still get a few many shots in before the system kicks in also helping in the killing you part. Hiding behind cover is overpowered for enemies, as what was killing an enemy after 2 hits now becomes 20 hits so good luck and basically no unit can kill them in one go (so they will return fire). I have just started this nothing yet and I assume you can see that the strategy part of this game is messed so I'll summarize:
    - all but scouts and engineers move a very shot running distance making it a pain to move them.
    - as a result you will find having only half you team doing something as you can select the same person multiple times (run multiple times).
    - enemies can appear in the story parts in which you have no chance of defending (not letting anyone die) unless you knew of this before hand.
    - You get significantly less turns than the enemy making it feel unfair in many battles.
    - too be honest the difficulty is not that high (pretty easy) you just need to replay almost each encounter twice if you want good results.
    - most classes feel pointless based on type of battle.
    - no real progression, no new weapons/armor unless you do something special and upgrades are not that good.
    - Need to memorize who likes who and what their stupid weaknesses and strengths are (you need to memorize this in before battle cuz you wont see it during the battle).
    - Can't tell who are leaders in your party unless you are already in battle (gives extra moves).
    - if you liked xcom like me, just know this is nothing a like that, the strategy part here is almost none existent. All you need is the knowledge of how the enemy will move as they are very predictable after they use their cheap trick, which you cannot defend against at first.

    DO NOT BUY IT!!!!!
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