Valkyria Chronicles 4
A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War! Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but with an all-new story focusing on Squad E of the Federation. 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. The BLiTZ Battle System and the CANVAS Graphic Engine return! Features A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War Take command of the determined, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hot-headed Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war — but will the bonds of Squad E's friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
Steam User 29
Tldr: This game is a meet point for art, strategy, jrpg, anime and war.
Each of the Valkyria Chronicles game has their own theme story to tell.
Valkyria Chronicles 1: Nationalism, Neutrality and Independence
Valkyria Chronicles 2: Racism, Civil War and Ultranationalism,
Valkyria Chronicles 3: Truth,
Valkyria Chronicles 4: Morality, Humanity, World War and Peace.
Now, let us begin to review this game seriously. Firstly, on the PC port.
PC Port: It is good. There is no lag. It can run on 60 fps constantly. The only bad is in 1 mission where there are a lot of destruction. The frame rate will drop. You will notice the drop when your pc is low-end like me. But, you can forgive it. Despite, with the drop, you can play it. The destruction destroy your frame rate lol.
Gameplay: It is a same with the first entry. Nothing different. Rather, they enhance the bullshit thing. The enemy is strong. Their placement is hell. If you don't be careful. It is easy for you to fail. Which is good. That is why we call this game as strategy game. Use your brain to destroy that bullshit with your own way. Also, don't skip the tutorial. If you don't master the basic then you won't finish this game. You won't be bored with the same gameplay. Rather, the story will distract you from it.
Character: I can see where people complain of character because of certain personality. There is cheesy one. There is gangster. There is tsun-tsun. There is angel-like. Many different personalities. Which is good. That is how it should be when it come to war.
Story: It is about world war. But with anime characteristic and less-blood. You can expect the story will deliver the message of conflict and peace. All the sacrifice for the peace. The morale in the war. You can see them all. I would like to specify it. But, the more I do it. The more I spoil it. The less message you get.
That is main story. Let's go to side story. The side story is where you can see the background of each character. You may sympathize with them or hate them. Each character is their own reason to go to war. They aren't a pawn for sacrifice.
Art: The art is excellent. They are expressive enough to tell the mood of story. It is good decision to make it canvas paint to depict the war story.
Music: BAD ASS.
The orchestral come in and out. There is no out of place background music. Rather, you will overjoy about it. You will be glad that you play this game.
Overall, it is 11/10. Your money will not be waste for this game.
Steam User 16
- Once you get into the characters, you'll like them
- The story has some pretty good parts. Some have nice twists, some have emotional parts and some are just interesting.
- The combat is always challenging and interesting.
- The additional squad stories have some good laughs.
- The DLC has the characters from the first game.
The Bad stuff:
- Not as innovating as the first, barely any changes to the formula (some additions would have been nice).
- The characters seem super cringey and pretty stereotypical. If you love your anime, you'll be able to see it right away and embrace it, if not, it's probably gonna be bad for your taste.
- The story can be a little tidious.
Buuuuut, I'd still recommand it. Also the achievements are possible.
Steam User 13
It expands and improves the gameplay from VC1.
However, the characters and story are a step down from previous games.
The plot doesn't pick up until halfway through the game so it's a matter of forcing yourself to stay interested.
Once it picks up, the storytelling slowly starts going off the rails. At some point, even the cast members start becoming self-aware of how ridiculous certain events play out.
The main cast have less development overall since they're already part of "the best" to begin with. The 'forced' anime cliche fanservice scenes do not help. While I haven't played VC2, those two can duke it out whoever has the worst characters out of the series. For a game that relies on it's writing for points (like most RPGs), it's a notable flaw. Period.
I'm still giving this game a thumbs up. VC4 is serviceable enough and scenes do have a skip feature.
Steam User 9
A Superb Sequel To An Already Superb Franchise
It's everything you love about the other entries in the series and then some. The new graphical enhancements are beautiful and the voice and music scores are brilliant. There are QoL changes as well that are greatly appreciated like uncapped frame rate and speeding up the enemy's turn etc. The Complete Edition is well worth the money. Even though I bought it on sale, it would be money well spent even at $50. The amount of content is crazy, and all the new side stories really made me fall in love with the cast even more. Even your soldiers outside of the main cast are given so much development, you start struggling with who you want to send onto the field because you like them all. I didn't think I'd ever like this cast as much as the VC1 crew but damn it they nailed it. I can't choose between the 2. The atmosphere of this game has me dying for another FF Tactics. The franchise is now my favourite SRPG of all time. I hope they make more cuz I can't get enough. I NEED to see one built around current gen hardware.
Steam User 7
Great sequel to the first game. 10/10
Steam User 5
The VC games are great and at first I was wondering if I would miss anything by jumping from 1 to 4 but so little has changed that it doesn't feel like I did. If you played the first one, it's basically more of the same but with a new Grenadier class (which is super useful and fun) and in addition to normal Orders you also have Ship Orders (which aren't very useful at all).
Other than that, it's the same familiar half turn-based combat and half real-time combat along with really long drawn out cutscenes filled with anime tropes. I played the main story and the extra character stories but not the skirmishes which added up to about 57 hours. Overall, I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. Minerva #1.
Steam User 7
It took me a while to get all the achievements, but this is the first game on steam that I've ever done it for. The soundtrack is great and with the DLC, you'll have DAYS of re-playability. The story line will make you roar with laughter and pull at your heart strings. One of my all-time favorites. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did.