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Valkyria Chronicles

Nov 11, 2014 - PC

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8.8 / 10
PC Gamer
89 / 100
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
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78 / 100
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Valkyria Chronicles

While heavy on cutscenes, Valkyria Chronicles on PC is more vibrant than ever, and just as unique in its approach to tactics.

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Valkyria Chronicles is one of the most unique and fun strategy games I've ever played, despite a few flaws with the port.

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As bizarre a mix of genres, art style, and subject matter as you could ever hope to see, especially on the PC. But it all works and absolutely deserves this second shake of the die.

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Valkyria Chronicles was one of the strongest RPG's released in the 2000-2010 decade, regardless of platform or origin. This PC port doesn't offer many of the options PC gamers expect, but it preserves and respects that experience. The strong story and gameplay remains intact, despite some small hiccups.

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Scoring Valkyria Chronicles is really difficult for me. On one hand, I didn't necessarily enjoy the gameplay. On the other hand, the story was enjoyable and this really is an excellent PC port both visually and how smoothly it runs. For a game that came out in its original form so long ago, I tend to place more value on how well they ported the game to PC than how much I personally enjoyed it

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As a ten-year-old game, Valkyria Chronicles still holds up impressively well; this is some of the best strategy action that gaming has to offer and having it available on the go is an enormous plus. Although there are some minor balancing and performance issues, Valkyria Chronicles offers up an emotionally-gripping, beautiful and fun strategy experience that offers a considerable amount of value for the price of admission. We'd give this one a high recommendation to anybody looking for a quality strategy RPG for their Switch; it may be marginally rougher than Valkyria Chronicles 4, but you really can't go wrong here.

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Still a great game, worth playing if you haven't played the series and enjoy the genre.

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Although not Game of the Year, Valkyria Chronicles is worth 30 hours of your time.

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Valkyria Chronicles now available for Nintendo Switch

Valkyria Chronicles now available for Nintendo Switch

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