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  • Summary: Fierce Combat & Explosive Tactics!

    As heroic Commander Welkin, you must lead a small platoon in defense of your country against the evil invading Empire. Turn-Based tactics meet action-packed real-time shooting in this beautifully crafted epic. Fight in third-person, real-time
    Fierce Combat & Explosive Tactics!

    As heroic Commander Welkin, you must lead a small platoon in defense of your country against the evil invading Empire.
    Turn-Based tactics meet action-packed real-time shooting in this beautifully crafted epic.

    Fight in third-person, real-time battles!
    Epic storyline filled with dramatic warfare!
    Customize your platoon with 50 characters!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    91
    In terms of a great bargain it’s hard to get better than a game like Valkyria Chronicles and the quality of this port on the Switch means it’s a must-buy for anyone curious about the series or considering adding it to their Switch library. And the only thing that makes an SRPG better is the portability of having it around to make dull moments like bus rides and family events breeze on by.
  2. 90
    Since Into the Breach hit at the end of August, there has been a barrage of quality strategy games on the Switch, so it can be tempting to skip Valkyria Chronicles. But don’t do it. It’s a brisk game, and there are some things like the graveyard for fallen troops that I wish were carried into future titles. War may be hell, but Valkyria Chronicles is a little slice of heaven.
  3. Nov 4, 2018
    83
    Being able to play Valkyria Chronicles on-the-go is such a treat and the overall experience holds up beautifully a decade after its debut. If you still haven't played this SRPG classic then you should definitely give it a try.
  4. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    The Switch Port isn't the cheapest solution to enjoying the original Valkyria Chronicles right now, but since it is for Switch, it is pretty much the definitive way to experience the game on a handheld. If you don't really care about portability, I would say the most ideal way to experience this game is to get the PS4 version or the PC port, as they're both cheaper and a more fluid way to play the game. But if you want to play the game on the go, then this the version for you.
  5. Oct 23, 2018
    80
    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.
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    80
    Whether you’re fresh to the series or already experienced Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Switch earlier this year, it’s still worth checking out the original. What it might lack in visual polish it more than makes up for with a rich story, affable characters and satisfying and strategic gameplay. Here’s hoping we see the second and third game make the leap to Switch too.
  7. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    The spark that made the original Valkyria Chronicles shine bright on other platforms still shines bright on Switch, in a game that is beautiful, rewarding, and timeless in its take on turn-based strategy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 17, 2018
    10
    An absolute must play. Beautiful graphics, music, and gameplay. Words don't do the story justice. A truly spectacular game.
  2. Nov 17, 2018
    8
    Very good game, and much cheaper than V4 which came out about the same time.
    Some of the missions are more puzzle than strategy (The massive
    Very good game, and much cheaper than V4 which came out about the same time.
    Some of the missions are more puzzle than strategy (The massive enemy tank) and probably requires some grinding in skirmish mode to get your troops up to a level where beating this one is going to work. But other than that it's a great game. Enough depth and strategy and well worth the small asking price (as I write this it is less than half the price of V4 and almost as good)
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  3. Nov 7, 2018
    0
    Game could have been good, if it didn't resort to cheap enemy cheats. Lazy designed bosses that just run through your ranks and dodge everyGame could have been good, if it didn't resort to cheap enemy cheats. Lazy designed bosses that just run through your ranks and dodge every shot you throw at them. Its just not fun.
    If you buy this, be prepared to reload certain missions often and waste hours on un-fun bosses.
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