www.pushingplay.com writes "Hour Play is a review format that looks at the introduction of a game rather than the game in it's entirety. In Hour Play we judge the game based strictly on an hour of gameplay, not including cut-scenes, menus, or character customization.
Valkyria Chronicles is a unique mix of old and new. It's a strategy RPG from Sega exclusive to the PS3 that throws in some innovative game play mechanics on a well worn story. With a beautiful art style and nuanced but accessible game play, it's a game that fans of strategy RPGs should not miss and players who have not previously enjoyed or experienced strategy RPG's should give a try. I gave the game an hour play to see if the game had any substance to go along with it's impressive art direction."