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Valkyria Chronicles 4 - Review @ Niche Gamer

by Hiddenx, 2018-10-07 10:03:10

Niche Gamer checked out Valkyria Chronicles 4:

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Review – Waifus, Shiba Inu, and Warfare

The original Valkyria Chronicles was one of my favorite games of 2008. It featured a great setting that combined alternate, low-fantasy military history with animu, a huge cast of loveable characters, and an extremely unique combat system that mixed traditional SRPG elements with a pseudo-third-person shooter. As much as I loved the original, I must admit that I never played the sequels or spin-offs, primarily because they were limited to handhelds that I didn’t own. But finally, after roughly a decade of waiting, Valkyria Chronicles has received a new mainline entry on consoles. In many ways, Valkyria Chronicles 4 feels like a reboot designed to return to it’s roots, and while I feel it sticks a little too close to the first game’s formula, read on why to find out why the result is still an excellent strategy RPG well worth your attention.


The Verdict: 9

The Good:

  • Massive cast of well-developed and charming characters, including some top-tier waifu material
  • Interesting setting that blends animu nonsense with real-world history
  • The unique and fun BLiTZ combat system finally makes its return to consoles and PC
  • The CANVAS engine looks as beautiful as ever on current generation hardware
  • Close to 70 hours of content if you choose to go after everything (and you should)
  • Solid pacing in both the story and introduction of mechanics

The Bad:

  • A tad bit formulaic as far as sequels go
  • Many issues that have been around since the first game return, including Scout Rush and pathfinding problems
  • The upgrades remain a little bit on the boring side, especially the armor and secondary weapons.

Information about

Valkyria Chronicles 4

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released