For the first time since the very first Valkyria Chronicles, it feels like the series has realized its full potential. It’s easily the longest Valkyria game yet, but it doesn’t suffer for it. Longtime fans have a lot to love here and for newcomers, it’s the very best place to try the series out.
Есть качественный сюжет с развитием персонажей и сохранение духа серии. Еще понравилось разнообразие стратегических решений, некоторые из которых могут привести к победе даже в удручающих ситуациях
P.S. Теперь я прошёл все 4 части
Valkyria Chronicles 4 brings the series back to its roots and polishes that experience to a shine. It’s a return to form for the decade-old tactical RPG series and its best entry to date, albeit playing it extremely safe. While it does iron out some of the kinks that plagued its predecessors, it does little else.
really good game, cool mechanic, great graphic, amazing story. my only problem is that its sometimes just rushing down your enemy as fast as possible instead of making strategic moves because of the rank system.
havent played the dlc tho
my only complain is that for some reason in run really bad on my device, this is very true on some map with barely powerpoint fps, funny enough if you played "too long" the game will become more laggy for every stage you play. i would have give this 9/10 but this really let me down so hard
I was very much looking forward to this, having greatly enjoyed the first game years ago, but unfortunately with the small (miniscule) amount of improvement here it ends up feeling like a rehash. Don't get me wrong, the story and campaign are completely original and feature new characters and a few new mechanics. But pretty early it starts to feel overly familiar, and with the repetitive nature of the dialogue and the constant intrusion of tutorials and cutscenes, it becomes a chore to play this game.
The mandatory tutorials are especially tedious considering that most of the gameplay is identical to the first entry. So returning players will be mashing X to speed through them, but in the event that you fail a mission you will be forced to sit through all these tutorials again. The same goes for the cutscenes, which would be more cute and charming by way of introducing a new enemy or mechanic if they weren't overly wordy. As things stand you will grow tired of seeing the characters constantly interrupt the flow of battle. I wish the game kept note of which tutorials and cutscenes you've viewed before and offered a menu option to not present them again if you retry a mission at the very least. Overall, the presentation is slow and maddening, especially if you end up repeating missions
As for the actual gameplay and battles, if you've played Valkyria Chronicles 1 there won't be much here to surprise you. Even with a few new types of units and more complex battlefields, each battle usually devolves into simple trial and error. And the enemy A.I. is too easy by far so you are rarely punished for overextending to the point of having to retry or even change deployment positions. By contrast, the few new mechanics introduced are often confusing or ineffective, so you'll often fall back on tried-and-true strategies instead of truly experimenting. So instead of facing mounting challenges that force you to think creatively, it feels more like following instructions.
The story gets some points for more a diverse cast, featuring grunts but also more officers. However, it is presented in such a simple fashion that it's not likely any of these characters will become anyone's favorite. At best it's tolerable, at worst it can be obnoxious. That said, some early awkwardness is ironed out in side missions that add a lot to the charm of the cast.
Hardcore fans of VC1 will find a more-of-the-same type enjoyment here, but all others are encouraged to wait for a sale and/or just buy the original, which features a much more enjoyable story.
I want to give this game a high score, but there are several factors that force me to score it low. The RNG for attack accuracy is just brutal. One bad roll and the mission will be a failure. I missed 2 tank shots on a tanks weak spot in a row. Then my engineer gets one-shotted by an enemy Lancer from long range.
The rankings system is based solely on the number of turns taken. In one mission you can get an A-Rank by running one unit through the enemy lines. Pretty much to do well you need to load the mission, take one turn and then start the missions again. Skill is barely a factor in this game.
The story is awesome and the characters are very likeable. There is a load of content which is great. It is all let down though by my earlier points. This review is definitive and the only one worth listening to. Those who game this game a 10 are fanboys.
I loved the first VCs but this game was not that good. The characters are terribly flat and while there are some attempts to flesh them out, you realize quickly that its the entire storyline which is just not well done. The strategy elements are subpar, especially in comparison to earlier games. Felt dumbed down, which is never appreciated.
SummaryA 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.