Valkyria Chronicles is a turn-based strategy RPG set in the continent of Europa, modeled after real-world Europe during wartime. Europe is torn by war between the two great powers of the Atlantic Federation and the East Europan Imperial Alliance, and the neutral territory of Gallia is dragged into the war when the Empire invades to claim the territory's Ragnite ore resources. The player experiences the story from point of view of Welkin Gunther, a Gallian who is forced to command his father's experimental tank Edelweiss in order to protect his homeland alongside watch captain Alicia Melchiott. Together they join the Gallian Militia to push back the Imperial invasion and uncover the mystery behind the Valkyrian race said to wield incredible power.

In each mission, players deploy a platoon of soldiers drawn from a roster of up to 50 recruitable characters. Depending on the mission, players also have the option of deploying heavy support in the form of a tank. The number of characters or vehicles who can take action are dictated by the remaining "CP" available to the player each turn, and players choose how they wish to allocate these to order which units on the field.

The actual actions that an active character can perform meanwhile are dictated by their own remaining "AP", which can be allocated to any combination of movement and attacking. Players will have direct control of an active character, moving them without being confirmed to a grid and shooting or using other subweapons with manual aim. This flexibility of control remains one of the most fondly remembered features of Valkyria Chronicles, and it even extends to tanks should the player be allowed to bring one for the mission at hand.

Valkyria Chronicles also featured a unique visual direction where despite using 3D polygons for most in game models including characters, graphics appear as if they were drawn in watercolor thanks to what Sega called the "CANVAS" engine. This look was intentional on the part of the developers, who sought to create a unique style for 3D graphics without realism.


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Oh, to return to home sweet Gallia once more. But 'lo, long has it been since Valkyria... posted Oct 27, 14 7:53pm

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I’ve always liked my Strategy Role Playing Games (SRPGs) and in my experience, few...

Good game, but it does get repetitive. But for those that enjoy Fire Emblem and whatnot, this is a good buy as well. ValkyriaChronicles PS3

Looks like Sega's lauded RPG Valkryia Chronicles has been doing well sales-wise, as yet another pack of DLC is... posted Feb 24, 10 10:42pm

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Score: 85 Innovative, fun, sad and enthralling. ValkyriaChronicles PS3
love the graphic, the story, the characters.. I wish the story is longer ValkyriaChronicles PS3
Very unique game, quite enjoyed ValkyriaChronicles PS3
  • Genre: Turn-based (PS3)
  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Released
    North AmericaNov 11, 2008
    EuropeOct 31, 2008
    JapanApr 24, 2008
    AustraliaNov 14, 2008
  • Also known as:
  • Valkyrie of the Battlefield in Japan
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