Valkyria Revolution

Rating Summary

Based on 73 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

56

Top Critic Average

10%

Critics Recommend

Based on 73 critic reviews
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Leif Johnson

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2017

Valkyria Revolution tells a decent tale of war, but the strength of that story is dulled by overlong, boring, and poorly animated cutscenes. It sacrifices the unique historical setting and art style of the Valkyria Chronicles series proper in favor of generic JRPG elements that fail to leave a strong impression, and its hack-and-slash combat offers little in the way of strategy and ruins its own flow with an poorly matched magic system.

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Avoid
Jun 30, 2017

Sega's spin-off of its much loved series only serves as a melancholy reminder of other, better games.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

4 / 10
Jun 28, 2017

An inexplicably dull follow-up to Valkyria Chronicles, that jettisons almost everything that made the original interesting in favour of bland Dynasty Warriors style combat.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2017

Players need to wade through too much dull story and repetitive combat to get a glimpse of Valkyria Revolution's redeeming qualities, and the trade off isn't worth it

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6 / 10
Jun 27, 2017

While satisfying at times, poor story presentation and an abundance of superfluous elements make Valkyria Revolution less than the sum of its parts.

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4.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2017

The true misery of Valkyria Revolution is how much of the series' roots show through, and how much Revolution itself doesn't know what to do with them.

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Jun 27, 2017

Valkyria Revolution tries valiantly to weave a tale of political intrigue, but it's undermined by repetitive mission design, poor menus, and an anonymous cast. If you were hoping for a worthy successor to Valkyria Chronicles, you will be sadly disappointed.

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Jun 30, 2017

Ultimately I'm not sure that fusing action and strategy for the latest Valkyria was a wise move, especially when the latter ultimately feels tacked-on in comparison with the depth found in previous games. Throw in gameplay that feels wholly isolated from Revolution's original, compelling, but also convoluted and overwrought plot and narrative delivery, and overall pacing and flow end up becoming a weak point despite their success during individual sections.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2017

But that level of sensibility doesn't come front and center enough. Valkyria Revolution is constantly at odds with itself. It tries to be an action game, but at the behest of fans, more strategic elements were shoved in. You'll go into an action-packed warzone full of enemies to slice up, then you'll be rewarded with a seemingly endless amount of cutscenes lacking sound and fury and signifying nothing. Sega shifted its direction many times during its development due to feedback, and I'm not convinced it was the right move. Maybe if they had just stuck to their guns and made it a full action romp it would have turned out better.

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Hobby Consolas
Hobbyconsolas.com

Top Critic

72 / 100
Jun 29, 2017

Valkyria Revolution offers a new combat system (instead of the classic turn based system) that doesn´t work well. Levels are too similar and the secondary missions becom boring.

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