Valkyria Chronicles was one of the best role-playing games to come out of Japan this generation. Its turn-based strategy gameplay was as addictive as it was challenging, while the watercolour and sketch-style presentation helped tell a deep story sprinkled with many subtle messages about the impact and repercussions of war.
It's just a shame nobody really bought it, isn't it? I've filed that fact under the 'Tragic Injustice' folder over here. Luckily for all of us, Sega saw fit to continue the brand and has followed the 2008 PlayStation 3 classic with a sequel on the PSP. And I won't mince my words here - Valkyria Chronicles II is a truly great game.