Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"The saying of not fixing something that isn’t broken doesn’t tend to get tossed around a lot in the game industry since experimentation can be the key to success. In the case of the Valkyria Chronicles‘ franchise however this type of experimentation has led to some rather odd results. After a successful first game that was even remastered and released once again on current consoles the series went on to appear with a PSP sequel and then a third game that was never released in the West. After some further experimentation the series has returned to its roots in Valkyria Chronicles 4 and that saying has never been as true as it is with entry in the franchise."