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Valkyria Chronicles (2008)

Senjo no Varukyuria: Garian keronikeruzu (original title)
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The Empire's Imperial Army has invaded Gallia. A young man, Lt. Welkin Gunther, the son of the late Gen. Belgen Gunther, forced himself to enlist in the militia and forming Squad 7, making ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Wittenberg ... Welkin Gunther / Hans - Pig (voice)
Colleen O'Shaughnessey ... Alicia Melchiott (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Largo Potter (voice)
Hedy Burress ... Brigitte 'Rosie' Stark (voice)
Laura Bailey ... Isara Gunther / Audrey Heitinga (voice)
Steve Blum ... Zaka / Cezary Regard / Nils Daerden / Ambassador / Imperial Soldiers (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Irene Ellet / Dorothy Howard (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Faldio Landzaat (voice)
Julia Fletcher Julia Fletcher ... Capt. Eleanor Varrot (voice)
John DeMita ... Kreis Czherny (voice)
Patrick Seitz ... Leon Schmidt / Gen. Radi Jaeger / Imperial Soldiers (voice)
Kate Higgins ... Princess Cordelia gi Randgriz / Martha Lipponen / Freesia York (voice)
Dwight Schultz ... Prime Minister Maurits von Borg / Capt. Giorgios Geld (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Gen. Georg von Damon / Jann Walker (voice)
Candi Milo ... Homer Peron / Emile Bielert (voice) (as Candy Milo)
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Storyline

The Empire's Imperial Army has invaded Gallia. A young man, Lt. Welkin Gunther, the son of the late Gen. Belgen Gunther, forced himself to enlist in the militia and forming Squad 7, making him the tank commander/1st Scout leader where he commands a battle tank "Edelweiss" and driven by her sister Isara Gunther who joins as the mechanic. Also joining him are over 50 units including Alicia Melchiott, the girl whom Welkin met just before the attack of the Imperial Army and a 2nd leader of the Scout units. Brigitte "Rosie" Stark, a former bartender and singer and the leader of the Shocktrooper units. Largo Potter, the leader of the Lancer units. Welkin must use all his strategies and put an end to the war. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Valkyria Chronicles See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sega See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS (PlayStation 3 version)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Three protagonist characters from the video game Skies of Arcadia (2000) (Skies of Arcadia in US) make an appearance in this game. Vyse and Aika appears as recruitable soldiers by the name Vyse Inglebard and Aika Thompson while Fina (though her name was never mentioned in this game) appears as the Medic to assist on evacuating fallen allies. See more »

Goofs

During the Chapter 14 cut-scene called "Awakening" where Faldio uses the Valkyrur's lance to awaken Alicia, the subtitles were incorrect because it did not match Faldio's voice dialogue. The subtitles reads, "Awaken, Valkyria. Your foe aims to rob this land of peace... Kill them all!" The correct subtitle would've been, "Arise, Valkyria. Your adversaries want to bring a war to this land... Kill them all!" as Faldio would say that for the voiced dialogue. See more »

Quotes

[says it when Alicia triggers her "Valkyria" Potential]
Alicia Melchiott: I'm a weapon... No, a shield.
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Connections

Followed by Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

A Love Passed On
Lyrics by Taihei Sato
Composition by Hitoshi Sakimoto
Vocals by Megumi Toyoguchi
(Japanese version only)
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World War 2 style anime tactical RPG
28 June 2016 | by elessardunedainSee all my reviews

Anime style story-driven tactical RPG about courageous Squad 7 of militia fighting a hostile nation that invaded beautiful and peaceful country of Galia.

PROS:

  • Beautiful comic book style graphics.


  • The game uses fictional countries and nations, but definitely has a WW2 feel. If you like WW2 themes (I do), the game is great.


  • Fine character development and touching story.


  • Good voice acting.


  • Good music.


  • Lots of tactical options. Every unit serves its purpose. Multiple options to win every battle.


  • Some levels are challenging, but as a person that sometimes has to refer to tutorials and FAQs, I was able to complete all by myself.


MEH:

  • AI moves might be better. There are times when enemy is able to ruin you, but instead of destroying one tank, delivers equal number of attacks on both your tanks. So you have a feeling that AI goes easy on you. There is no difficulty setting.


  • Japanese dev had to squeeze a cute winged piglet there. It serves no purpose at all.


  • There are times where it is sort of naive, but it's still good.


CONS:

  • Controls are sort of clunky, definitely prepared for gamepad, not a mouse.


  • Your tanks get stuck.


  • Some parts are unskippable, which may be painful, because sometimes you know you royally screwed up after enemy's first move and you'll need to reload from save for sure, but surprise surprise, you have to wait for enemy's all moves to do anything (it can take 2-5 minutes).


As you can see, important stuff in the game is really good. There are some nuisance bugs and glitches, but it's all within norms. I recommend Valkyria Chronicles wholeheartedly.

GAMEPLAY 8/10

GRAPHICS 9/10

AUDIO 9/10

STORY 9/10


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