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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?
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

So where is 2 and 3

Review from Steam

The review is based on 119 hrs of the gameplay. I enjoyed most aspects of the game, while some of the content is meh.
The Good:
A nice mix of genres: turn-based strategy + RPG + Shooter. The shooter aspect makes me feel more engaged in the game. The weapon damage varies depending on where the player aim, and the "hit chance" is determined by the character's location.
The battle system design:

The faster the player completes each battle, the better rewards the player gets. It does feel challenging to finish some missions to get an "A" ranking. A lot of the trial and error with different squad setups and pushing strategies makes each mission enjoyable.
Direct command, orders, and ship orders: they add more layers to the strategy aspect. The proper combination of direct command, orders, and the squad can help the player finish the mission easily.

Squad stories and character development: There are a lot of characters in the game, and each of them has some nice backstories. If the player uses a character long enough, a squad story will unlock, and you get to know why they have certain perks on their character screen. The player will also get to know what happens to each of the squad members after the war (after you beat the game, their personal entries will be updated)
The art style: see the screenshots and gif on the game page.
The in-between:
The stories and some main characters: I enjoyed the game stories overall. However, certain characters are quite annoying in early-game. (The main characters follow the JRPG character stereotype). I enjoyed the squad stories and the side characters more than the main characters.
The bad:
The grind... To get all the squad stories, the player needs to replay so many missions to promote all the side characters. Also, the money and experience you received from one play-through are not enough to upgrade your squad and their equipment. Post-game is even worse because there is more upgrade the player can purchase. I spent at least half of my gameplay hours on grinding. If you are planning to 100% on this game, be prepared to spend 60+ hours on grinding.
Overall, this is a solid turn-based strategy game with a shooter element implemented. The main characters follow the typical JRPG, and the art style is really good.

Review from Steam

I loved this game, It's an improvement to Valkyria Chronicles 1 but it's dragged down a bit by the series' core concepts that haven't really evolved alongside the feature creep.
For pros:
+ Story is a lot better than in VC1, exploring a more interesting concept
+Squad E is more interesting than Squad 7, and each main cast member goes through a well executed character growth arc
+Squad Stories for secondary characters of Squad E, which gives more personality to the rank and file members of the squad
+The Empire's cast, despite still being a bit cartoonishly evil, has more relatable characters that go through arcs of their own.
+Command, Ship Orders, and the APC enable more interesting tactics for finishing levels
+Story missions and Skirmishes are far more interesting compared to VC1's
Cons
-The series has barely progressed in its core concept, all the new gimmicks (Command, ship orders, APC, Glory, Last Stand etc) are really interesting but the mileage you get from them will be limited due to the series' map scale and ranking system
-There's so many characters that some will feel under-developed compared to the characters that are well executed
-Squad Stories are one of my favourite things in the game, but grinding the Rank Points to unlock them is an insulting process.
Overall I really loved the time I spent with the game, I hope the series continues but that it considers some kind of evolution to its core concept.

Review from Steam

"Claude, I'm trying to sneak around.....but the clap of my ass cheeks keeps alerting the winter witch" - Kai (probably)

Review from Steam

Its like World War 2 but with waifus.
Think Fire Emblem meets Company of Heros.

Review from Steam

Nice art. Fun game to play for fan of Fire Emblem, Advance war...

Review from Steam

anime WW2 but the Germans are nice and the Russians are a bit mean