Let's get it out of the way first: Valkyria Chronicles is a Japanese role-playing strategy game.
While this may have some people dismissing the game out of hand, it will doubtless delight others eagerly awaiting the latest Final Fantasy to make its debut on the PS3.
Hopefully this unlikely, visually stunning combination of genres will receive the mainstream audience it deserves.
Overall, Valkyria is an original and excellent title and while it does have its faults, hopefully this game will be picked up by a bigger audience and not just missed in the rush for Little Big Planet and Resistance: Fall of Man 2. Sony has already announced that it will be supporting this title with extra downloadable content so there is no excuse not to pick up this game.