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Strategy RPG for Playstaion 3

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The Girlfriend Review

  • Jul 20, 2009
Sometimes, being a good girlfriend means sitting on the couch and watching him play a game or playing a game together. I'm a moderate gamer; the new controls are generally more complicated than I'm willing to commit to. He is a hard core gamer. Some games are easier to watch than others, and some are easier to play. This review is not for the hard core gamer. This review if for the girlfriend (or boyfriend, who am I to judge?) that sits on the couch and watches.
Clocking in at just over 40 hours, this game sometimes seems more like a cartoon than a game. The game is set up as a "storybook" with each mission constituting a chapter. Most chapters have one mission. At first, I found the missions kind of boring to watch, but after a few chapters, I found myself telling yelling at the screen (or Mike)! "Don't go there.....You forgot to heal.....Use the sniper!!!" Sometimes the battles could be frustrating, and when they took more than two tries, I'd get bored and leave the room to do something else.
The characters are charming and compelling and the animation is beautiful. While the story was at times predictable, I found myself staying up past my bedtime, telling Mike that we could play just one more chapter, because I wanted to find out what happened next.
Mike liked the game so much that he's already downloaded a couple of additional missions for the game, and I'm sure we'll download more if they are released.

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review by . December 21, 2008
posted in The Gaming Hub
I have been a fan of the RPG genre for years, I enjoyed both the Western and Japanese flavors, however, my interest in JRPG has been waning in the recent years, due to the generic story and lack of innovation.  So when I first learned about Valkyria Chronicles from Sega, I was a little sceptical, but the word of mouth for this game are all very favorable, so I picked up this game hoping it will change my mind.    The first thing you'll notice about this game is the beautiful …
Quick Tip by . February 21, 2011
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Oh boy, when this isn't an amazing game, then I for sure don't know what one is. Valkyria Chronicles has everything you can wish for, fantastic cast of characters(Vyse, Aika and Fina are returning from Skies of Arcadia baby!!), a lot of action, amazingly well thought maps which more than once challenges your tactical skills and a good written story, about a fictional WWII.   The game is told in chapters, like a book, with mostly fantastic made cutscenes in nice cell shading, you can modify …
Quick Tip by . May 27, 2010
If you loved Skies of Arcadia, get this one made by the same team!
review by . March 06, 2009
posted in The Gaming Hub
Pros:    +Deep, strategic combat  +Very well polished and presented graphics  +Excellent story!  +Well done voice acting  +Great music    Cons:    -Lackluster enemy AI    Sega has a strange history of producing games.  Sometimes they produce some high caliber games, like the original Sonic games or Skies of Arcadia.  Other times they produce some questionable games like …
review by . May 15, 2009
posted in The Gaming Hub
Valkyria Chronicles is one of the best games I've played in recent memory. You are young commander Welkin, son of a legendary hero from EWI (the first European war) and are called into duty to repel the invasion of the Empire from your homeland of Gallia. Ah, but this won't be easy for you and your team...the Empire has a powerful ally...a race called Valkyria. The story isn't hard to follow and bears a striking resemblance to Europe during WW II. The cutscenes follow Welkin on his journey from …
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Valkyria Chronciles is a tactical role-playing game published by Sega, for the PlayStation 3.  The game takes place in Europa, a fictional version of 1930s Europe.  Gallia is attacked by the East European Imperial Alliance for its' ragnite ore.  Players operate as Gallian nationals fending off the invasion. 
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