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  • Summary: Fierce Combat & Explosive Tactics!

    As heroic Commander Welkin, you must lead a small platoon in defense of your country against the evil invading Empire. Turn-Based tactics meet action-packed real-time shooting in this beautifully crafted epic. Fight in third-person, real-time
    Fierce Combat & Explosive Tactics!

    As heroic Commander Welkin, you must lead a small platoon in defense of your country against the evil invading Empire.
    Turn-Based tactics meet action-packed real-time shooting in this beautifully crafted epic.

    Fight in third-person, real-time battles!
    Epic storyline filled with dramatic warfare!
    Customize your platoon with 50 characters!
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  1. Oct 26, 2018
    91
    In terms of a great bargain it’s hard to get better than a game like Valkyria Chronicles and the quality of this port on the Switch means it’s a must-buy for anyone curious about the series or considering adding it to their Switch library. And the only thing that makes an SRPG better is the portability of having it around to make dull moments like bus rides and family events breeze on by.
  2. 90
    Since Into the Breach hit at the end of August, there has been a barrage of quality strategy games on the Switch, so it can be tempting to skip Valkyria Chronicles. But don’t do it. It’s a brisk game, and there are some things like the graveyard for fallen troops that I wish were carried into future titles. War may be hell, but Valkyria Chronicles is a little slice of heaven.
  3. Dec 27, 2018
    85
    Still a great game, worth playing if you haven't played the series and enjoy the genre.
  4. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    The Switch Port isn't the cheapest solution to enjoying the original Valkyria Chronicles right now, but since it is for Switch, it is pretty much the definitive way to experience the game on a handheld. If you don't really care about portability, I would say the most ideal way to experience this game is to get the PS4 version or the PC port, as they're both cheaper and a more fluid way to play the game. But if you want to play the game on the go, then this the version for you.
  5. Oct 23, 2018
    80
    As a ten-year-old game, Valkyria Chronicles still holds up impressively well; this is some of the best strategy action that gaming has to offer and having it available on the go is an enormous plus. Although there are some minor balancing and performance issues, Valkyria Chronicles offers up an emotionally-gripping, beautiful and fun strategy experience that offers a considerable amount of value for the price of admission. We’d give this one a high recommendation to anybody looking for a quality strategy RPG for their Switch; it may be marginally rougher than Valkyria Chronicles 4, but you really can’t go wrong here.
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    80
    Whether you’re fresh to the series or already experienced Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Switch earlier this year, it’s still worth checking out the original. What it might lack in visual polish it more than makes up for with a rich story, affable characters and satisfying and strategic gameplay. Here’s hoping we see the second and third game make the leap to Switch too.
  7. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    The spark that made the original Valkyria Chronicles shine bright on other platforms still shines bright on Switch, in a game that is beautiful, rewarding, and timeless in its take on turn-based strategy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Oct 17, 2018
    10
    An absolute must play. Beautiful graphics, music, and gameplay. Words don't do the story justice. A truly spectacular game.
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    10
    simply one of the most well made games i have EVER played, even me.. not being a fan of this particular game type and gen.
  3. Aug 8, 2019
    10
    I picked this up after Tim Rogers recommended it and I was blown away. I wanted a strategy game to tide me over until fire emblem three housesI picked this up after Tim Rogers recommended it and I was blown away. I wanted a strategy game to tide me over until fire emblem three houses released and this was just so perfect.
    The art style really holds up incredibly well and the missions become increasingly more intense. I came to care about my squad a great deal as a result. I'm proud to say I didn't lose a single soldier.
    The story was also quite fantastic and it had a great ending too.
    For only twenty dollars this is such a great 30 hour rpg. I couldn't recommend it enough. It seems to be a hidden gem sadly. I hope more people get into this series and we see more entries. I'm playing valkyria chronicles 4 at the moment and so far it's also excellent :).
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  4. Nov 3, 2020
    10
    For a change, I don't have much to say here other than this is a masterpiece. If you don't like stategy, you won't like this. Imagine playingFor a change, I don't have much to say here other than this is a masterpiece. If you don't like stategy, you won't like this. Imagine playing chess in 3D with a different scenario each time, if that sounds like your cup of tea then you will love Valkyria Chronicles. The game is beautifully presented and I played it in original language, so if there is any of the usual, terrible voice acting these games have, I didn't hear it. I have played some of VC4 in English and the voice acting was terrible American rubbish.

    Fhe only thing I have played that I can liken this to for how it plays is Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn. If you like that tough strategy vibe then this is for you. If you are someone that is impatient, regularly fails exams, or is as thick as two short planks, then your enjoyment here is probably very limited.

    I have read some reviews mentioning grinding. It has been a while since I played but I don't recall grinding in this game.

    Super impressive game. Will never feel dated, as it is just too good in the gameplay department.

    It looks really beautiful and I am not a fan of pastil style, washed out graphics but here it just works.

    It can seem like some of the levels are designed to never be beaten. I remember playing the same level a few times and getting obliterated but then I spotted a different approach and it worked.
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  5. Jul 19, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Story 9.5/10
    Suka sama story pendeknya.. bisa juga lihat animenya sebagai tambahan referensi. Banyak event" yang mengenang.. builtnya bagus slow pace dari awal dimana kamu awalnya benci sama salah satu karakter hingga mulai berkembang dan menjadi suka. Dan yang paling bikin sedih disini Isara mak.. Isara (╥﹏╥)

    Gameplay 9/10
    Suka turn based strategi gini.. ada order dan potensial buat mempermudah pergerakan, save game sebelum mulai melangkah, grade turn yang harus dipenuhi untuk dapat rank tinggi serta exp dan duct banyak. Mungkin kedepannya bisa dipadukan antara Valkyria Chronicles 1 dan 2 jadilebih enak untuk fast summonnya ga perlu nunggu 1 turn. Sound 8.5/10
    Yah lumayan aja.. berasa pas bgm dan battlenya.. cuman openingnya udah bagus tapi ga ada lagunya. Pengen kayak Valkyria Chronicles 3 begitu ada lagu openingnya. SFX udah mantep sih. Voice act untuk versi japan udah bagus.. saat rosie nyanyi juga pas banget.

    Grafik 7.5/10
    Switch Limitation Hardware .. ya saya tahu itu .. resolusinya ga terlalu bagus tapi masih enjoyable buat portable tapi kalau di dock meh aja. Tapi fitur video capturenya bisa diimplementasikan dengan baik tidak seperti Valkyria Chronicles 4 di switch tidak bisa screen maupun video capture.

    Character Design 8.5/10
    Suka sih sama characternya tapi ga semuanya punya story background yang cukup bikin penasaran dan juga tidak terlalu digali lebih dalam.
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  6. Nov 17, 2018
    8
    Very good game, and much cheaper than V4 which came out about the same time.
    Some of the missions are more puzzle than strategy (The massive
    Very good game, and much cheaper than V4 which came out about the same time.
    Some of the missions are more puzzle than strategy (The massive enemy tank) and probably requires some grinding in skirmish mode to get your troops up to a level where beating this one is going to work. But other than that it's a great game. Enough depth and strategy and well worth the small asking price (as I write this it is less than half the price of V4 and almost as good)
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  7. Nov 7, 2018
    0
    Game could have been good, if it didn't resort to cheap enemy cheats. Lazy designed bosses that just run through your ranks and dodge everyGame could have been good, if it didn't resort to cheap enemy cheats. Lazy designed bosses that just run through your ranks and dodge every shot you throw at them. Its just not fun.
    If you buy this, be prepared to reload certain missions often and waste hours on un-fun bosses.
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