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  • Summary: A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War. Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight in a desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Sep 10, 2018
    90
    Sega has managed to craft an incredible entry in the long-suffering franchise that is fun, fully-featured, and gorgeous. In a time for the industry where a game like Valkyria Chronicles should struggle to find footing, Sega has proved that this dark horse has many bright years ahead of it.
  2. Sep 25, 2018
    88
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 represents the resurgence of the saga, returning to the origins and debuting on Nintendo Switch. Its graphic aspect and its war plot, brings a breath of fresh air. Despite this, and although it is a very complete game, it does not bring great novelties to the original formula.
  3. Oct 1, 2018
    85
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 is arguably the high point of the series with great and varied tactical action and customization. However, its attempt at being a serious drama about the high cost of war on both sides is undercut by a ridiculous amount of gratuitous objectification.
  4. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 stumbles in its narrative, but great characters, a unique aesthetic, and an engaging combat system make for the best game in the franchise since the original.
  5. Sep 25, 2018
    80
    An enjoyable but extraordinarily safe follow-up that carries the torch for this beloved strategy RPG series into the next generation.
  6. 80
    Where it lacks in the storytelling department and capturing the emotion of the narrative, it makes up for in the depth of gameplay that it offers.
  7. Sep 15, 2018
    70
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 take the series back to its roots for the better. The new E Squad may use the very same twists and stories as the first episode, but the game itself stills delivers a solid war experience somewhere between the tactical genre and the TPS. Unfortunately, only those able to accept its naive manga tone may enjoy this light experience : indeed, the endless and sometimes pointless conversations are a real nightmare.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Oct 5, 2018
    9
    Even though there's a 4 at the end of this game, it might as well be the first notable sequel in the Valkryia Chronicles series to come out onEven though there's a 4 at the end of this game, it might as well be the first notable sequel in the Valkryia Chronicles series to come out on a non-portable console in a decade. VC 4 is almost a carbon copy sequel to VC 1, even though the story is it's own thing and doesn't require having played the first one to enjoy. The gameplay is a mix of SRPG and an action RPG, to create its own brand of gameplay that's still not been seen much in other games. It's fun and enjoyable but not for the the faint of heart as connecting on attacks can be a problem sometimes. The story is wonderful, but I have to dock it a few points for not having anything to do with the original game. It's very emotional though and does a great job of getting you to bond with the characters in the game. The ending is very well done and really kept my interest the entire time. I loved all the characters in Squad E as they all have their own personalities and are beautifully voice acted. It's something that is very impressive with over 30-40 characters that each are their own people. It was very well done. I would say though that I'd recommend playing this on another system that's not the Switch because I had tons and tons of slow down towards the end of the game with lots going on the screen at a time. It got to a point at the end of the game where it really started to affect my enjoyment of the game. It never froze on me but got to a point multiple times where it was very close to doing so. It's not something that ruined the experience but I'd recommend anyone who's interested to try it on a more powerful system to hopefully avoid that problem. VC 4 is an amazing and different RPG style game that I really hope does very well in the west. Enough to let Sega know that we want remasters of 2 and 3 on a proper console as they are essentially brand new games, especially for everyone in the west. It's definitely something that I hope to see in the future. Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2018
    9
    mi review es antes de acabar el juego. el juego regresa a lo que fue el primer valkyria con su hermosa arte, su historia es tan buena como elmi review es antes de acabar el juego. el juego regresa a lo que fue el primer valkyria con su hermosa arte, su historia es tan buena como el primero y mejor que el 2 y 3 (que fueron historias mas románticas y juveniles dejando de lado mas la crueldad de la batalla). hermosa jugabilidad y el factor suerte por la cuestión del rango del disparo es aveces frustrante (mas si usas un sniper ya que piensas que el disparo no va a fallar pero lo hace jajaja), lo malo es que le quitaron algunas innovaciones que habían hecho en los dos juegos anteriores pero creo que quisieron apegarse a lo que fue el éxito del primer valkyria. en lo personal el juego me encanta y tener la posibilidad de la movilidad del switch en este juego es perfecto ya que te da mucha mayor comunidad (aunque personalmente el juego nació en Play y se debería de jugar en play pero la versión de switch es bastante buena tanto gráfica como en calidad). le doy un 9 por que amor este tipo de juegos de estrategia. Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2018
    9
    Great story, great gameplay, great graphics. Has the heart of a Valkyria game!
  4. Sep 27, 2018
    8
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 is nearly a clone of Valkyria Chronicles 1, which in this game is actually a good thing and a relief after the AzureValkyria Chronicles 4 is nearly a clone of Valkyria Chronicles 1, which in this game is actually a good thing and a relief after the Azure Revolution that was terrible.

    That being said while it IS a good game there is one important flaw that I need to address: the story. The story feels more or less like the devs came up in a bit of rush, then stretched it thin using many micro fillers. It's not bad by any means, but I can't say that it's good either. The first one in the series had a much better story I'm afraid.

    Don't let my review disappoint you too much though, you'll still enjoy it, just don't expect it to be quite as epic as the first one
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