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Generally favorable reviews- based on 126 Ratings

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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: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    95
    Valkyria Chronicles 4, ten years after the release, still a marvelous strategy / RPG game. It has a rich gameplay, a great scenario, an amazing amount content, and a brilliant OST.
  2. 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.
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    87
    It adds a handful of new and interesting mechanics to its tactical battles, nearly all of which improve the formula in tangible ways, but otherwise plays it fairly safe.
  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. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    Exactly the sequel we were hoping for when we finished the original Valkyria Chronicles back in 2008. Deeper, denser and harder, VC4 hits all the right spots for a triumphant return to the home consoles. Only blemish, it plays, feels and looks like 2008, having copied a large amount of assets (and problems) from the original title.
  6. Sep 24, 2018
    80
    Valkyria Chronicles is considered one of the greatest RPGs of the last generation, so this true sequel coming ten years later always had some lofty expectations to look up to. The combat significantly improves upon the original and RPGamers that value interesting, strategic battles will be extremely pleased with Valkyria Chronicles 4. However, it doesn’t quite manage to emulate the same interesting, thought-provoking plot that dealt with delicate themes in a mature manner. Nevertheless, while the narrative of VC4 doesn’t reach those lofty heights, sixty hours quickly disappeared in the course of playing it. Perhaps that’s more indicative of its quality than comparing it to something it’s not.
  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: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Apr 8, 2019
    10
    WOW!! I can't believe this is on the Switch! Absolutely perfect.. I play it on the train for daily commute and enjoy this game sooooo much!WOW!! I can't believe this is on the Switch! Absolutely perfect.. I play it on the train for daily commute and enjoy this game sooooo much! i can't believe it looks and operates perfectly on the go! just an amazing GAME!! Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2020
    10
    This game is really fun its almost like a turn based rainbow six game. The progression felt good and once you figure out the orders andThis game is really fun its almost like a turn based rainbow six game. The progression felt good and once you figure out the orders and potentials that fit your style of gameplay the game is pretty smooth. There were definitely some difficulty spikes but once you adjust your strategy things are always manageable. The art is beautiful and the story is also great. 10/10 must play for strategy fans. Expand
  3. Nov 29, 2018
    10
    The best game in the series. It starts things off like the original, but the maps keep you on your toes. Every mission has new surprises inThe best game in the series. It starts things off like the original, but the maps keep you on your toes. Every mission has new surprises in store for you... and the characters and the story are great too! It is easily the best turnbased SRPG of the year. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    9
    Es el juego que debes jugar si te encanto fire emblem tree houses, RPG's que son primos hermanos, pero bueno, este juego tiene todo, historia,Es el juego que debes jugar si te encanto fire emblem tree houses, RPG's que son primos hermanos, pero bueno, este juego tiene todo, historia, jugabilidad, arte, musica, un rpg de estrategia genial y hermoso, lo unica razon por la que no pongo 10 es por que la historia se cuenta de manera narrativa y en forma como de historieta con muchas, demasiadas viñetas y se vuelve demasiado tedioso, pero por lo demas, encantador! Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2018
    8
    Did not know the brand before but this game is terrific
    a 3D performance for me who love turn by turn strategic
    However it is a bit too much
    Did not know the brand before but this game is terrific
    a 3D performance for me who love turn by turn strategic
    However it is a bit too much talkative and have this visual novel aspect that I'm not fond of when I don't play visual novels...
    Les stalk and more action...
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  6. Jan 17, 2020
    8
    I'm not a huge fan of strategy rpgs however this one is pretty great. For me the game took about 51 hours to complete the main story plusI'm not a huge fan of strategy rpgs however this one is pretty great. For me the game took about 51 hours to complete the main story plus squad stories and skirmishes. The first half of the game can be somewhat dragging at times due to it mainly being about character development but I wouldn't necessarily say that's a bad thing. My one gripe about this game would be the latter half of the game being incredibly focused on way overpowered bosses which ultimately made me change the difficulty to easy just because of the frustration and just wanting to finish the remainder of the story. The story is very well done albeit somewhat predictable, but it's what kept me playing the game. Overall even after some of the frustrations I would definitely recommend this game to any rpg fan. Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2019
    4
    What killed the fun for me where the many invisible walls and the very oldschool level design in general. Why can't soldier jump over a 2 footWhat killed the fun for me where the many invisible walls and the very oldschool level design in general. Why can't soldier jump over a 2 foot fence or even a tank not pass it. Hey but try yourself, there is a free demo available! Expand

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