posted by wkendgam3r (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jul 1, 2009
Member since May 2009
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
A intense strategy game. I played the demo and was instantly hooked. I just had to rent the game, the game take quite a long time to play its turn based. So if you're an impatient gamer you most likely will not enjoy this game. I suppose this is a hyrbrid RPG/Action game, you actually move each individual character and you choose where you would like to shoot and where to position the character to shield yourself from gun fire. Just like any other RPG game you gain exp and distribute it to certain classes of characters not, just distributing to each single character. But, like one some said earlier in the reviews, its a game you'll either love or hate.
I'll start by saying this isn't the type of game that usually interests me, but for some reason I was attracted to it. I enjoyed playing it for a while but the "action" was soooo slow and though the story was good it was way more than I needed. I just wanted to play, not read or watch a movie. I like the strategy side of it a lot, but I found that when I have 1/2 hour to play a game it wasn't going to get me anywhere in this game. Great Potential, and many RPG palyers will love it. I guess I am what I am.
This is far and away my favorite game on the PS3. I tend to judge games based solely on how hard it is to put down the controller and with Valkyria Chronicles it’s nearly impossible.
The game play is unique and addictive, the story is epic, and the graphics are stunningly beautiful. It’s unlike any other game that I have played in that it mixes RPG, turn based strategy, and first person shooter mechanics.
I would say there’s 50 – 60 hours of play time the first time through the game, so it’s a really good deal that way. I would strongly encourage everyone to at least rent this game. If you do, I think there’s a good chance you’ll be clicking the KEEP IT button.