DS writes, "Every so often a game comes around that takes the conventions of a genre and makes you really think about what a great gaming experience truly is. That happened when the original Valkyria Chronicles was released on the PlayStation 3 back in November 2008. The only problem was that this brave, new IP arrived in the busy fall gaming season and was overshadowed by other, more popular and well-known titles. The game emerged from the ashes a critical success, although initial sales were far from stellar. Still, over the last two years the game has gone on become recognized as a pinnacle of strategy RPG gaming, across all platforms."