Today another proof surfaced that gamers do not have taste and are destroying the sales of every original game. Valkyria Chronicles is the next victim. Click on read more for the full story.
its normal this game is overrated
Yet another disgrace to gaming. You need to leave immediately.
Go back to your derivative shooters, would you kindly?
I believe it could be a really fun game, but people see the name "SEGA" and run the other way! I was hoping that this game would hit 360... but since it's not, i'll have another game to pick up when I get a Ps3! I hope gamers do come around and embrace this one...
Whatever, from what I played of the game it is the best strategy rpg out this gen. It's a shame that it's not selling better... I had to put off purchasing it b/c of all the other games I had to get this holiday. That's why developers shouldn't be putting out all their games on the holiday... This game would have sold better over the summer.
IMO, it's cos it is an SRPG. This game seems good (from what I played in the demo), but I am very reluctant to buy it because the only SRPG I have liked is Jeanne D'Arc (and Advance Wars to a certain extent, it got boring after the first game). If it was just a standard JRPG it would probably have sold very well.
I can't say wether this game is overrated, but it's definately not my type of game. I downloaded the demo and didn't enjoy it. I liked the art and presentation, but I'm just not into these type of games. This is something for more hardcore gamer I guess.
its kinda recession proof but if you have got like 4-5 games to pick, you still won't get them all at the same time Say for owners with only PS3 LBP, R2, COD-WAW, VC, Fallout, Rockband 2...etc. or if you are interested in particular stuff maybe you would get WWE or Naurto Even if it is affordable to pay 300-400bucks for all these games its not like you get the time to play it all
The issue with this game is that it's extremely niche... And even within this niche they added game mechanics that pretty much drove away much of the players... But especially with the US' case I think they timed everything poorly... This game should not have been released on a day that had 60+ game releases which includes 2 other PS3 exclusive (Resistance 2, Naruto), proven franchises that people would bet their money on. Since this game is a new IP most people would hesitant to buy it. (The original schedule release date in the US was actually a better choice since it didn't contain any PS3 exclusive games or even that many PS3 games in general... But NOOOOOOOooooo, they just had to push it forward a week earlier.) Just like "Mirror's Edge", this is a game that should have been released around January or March of next year where there are a few or even no high profile releases... SEGA made really bad moves when releasing this title and now it got lost in amidst the large pile of established franchises, sequels, and shooters... I'm one of the 33K that bought this game in the convinced several of my friends who own PS3s to get this game...Since SEGA won't advertise here, I would gladly do the job for them!!
I enjoyed this game, even though I thought it was kinds short. But I agree - this game is a **little** over-rated.
I'm sorry but it sounds like you are all saying that a game that YOU like should be selling better. Does it ever occur to anyone that just because you like the game doesn't mean that it will do well. You guys also seem to think that just because a person doesn't like a game that you like that they are unenlightened gamers. Maybe they just don't like cartoony graphics with a simplistic gameplay and a mediocre story. A litle over-hyped? I just want the time I wasted the demo back, let alone renting the actual game.
@ kodiak. Ur are an overated @ Information Minister Hahahaha, great Bioshock referred XD
This game has a very steep learning curve which actually turned me off from playing the demo longer then 5 minutes so I can see why others would give up and not buy it.
I think it is because ps3 gamers do not buy games. I bought a copy of the game but with all the games this season, its there waiting to be played.
WTF overrated? Have you played this game? its so great I don't think they invented a word do describe how good this game is
this game is sooooooo underrated sony hype it up a bit advertise it, its actually a very good game loads my friends and etc loved it after plying it around mine and bought their own copy. (by the way they aint even n4g users so the never knew it was out) its actually a very good rpg, good gameplay (it may look akward at first) and its the only rpg this gen that got over 9 by ign cmon this is an exellent rpg thats unoticed, sony needs to advertise these good games i know many people that dont even know about this game but when tehy play it they love it
Well the gameplay might be great, but I think most people have a problem with the art direction of this game (myself included). Although the painted look is great, the characterdesign and the whole setting is quite strange and might not appeal to western gamers so much.
This game is not an RPG...
It does have some RPG elements. It's a very mixed bag of a game. I think the sales will pick up once people are done with all the other huge releases from this season. Games like this really make me want to get a PS3. It sucks that I don't have the money for it right now.
SRPGs don't sell very well. I did lower than I expected though. Still, it's a great game. One of the best this year.
It isn't Sony their job to advertise it, but it's the job of Sega. Sega should have advertised this game instead of Sonic Unleashed
It really makes me sad that great games like Valkyria or Mirror's Edge are selling so bad, while games like Far Cry 2, Sonic and the new Need for Speed are selling much better. Gamers... I'll never understand them
because people like established ips, which is why you used sequels as your examples, trust me i would much rather play mirrors edge than need for speed, but in gaming familiarity goes along way.
See, I don't really care if they sell good or bad. I am happy they exist. Studios try to do different things, and that's good. I can enjoy a game no matter if it sell 10k or 1M. The only thing which would concern me, if the studios would stop making them because they go broke by doing so. Hope that's not the case. Its on my shopping list. But haven't had a chance to get it yet. I am so thru with my holidays budget, sadly...
Since this game has come out I've only been able to find it at Blockbuster, I've never once seen it at EB or Walmart so I always just assumed it was produced in low quantities. btw I live in Canada.
Me too. I went to EB games and couldnt find it
took me a while but i found my copy in downtown toronto (Eatons Centre)and i friggin love this game, really hope (but realistically looks unlikely) this game sells better, if not i may have to snag another copy for collecting purposes,who knows it may be a future collectors game (ala valkyrie profile ps1 or legend of zelda NES)
I was wondering if people had the same problem as me trying to find the game when it came out. My Wal-mart, Target, Toys-R-Us didnt have the game when it come out and the Gamestop I got it from only had a limited number. Sega main focus was on Sonic when they should have split the attention and marketing for both.
I found it in an EB. However I had it imported through Amazon.ca
Exactly. I haven't seen any commercials for this game at all! It makes me laugh how some people are like, "There are no JRPG's", then when one comes they just ignore it. TGSI
I would absolutely love to buy this game. But I've got one problem: I'm broke! I probably won't be able to play video-games as much next year since I've got my A-levels to study for. Seriously game developers chose the perfect year to release a megaton of games. Especially a year where people around the world are trying to save money because of the economy f**k up!
What makes it even more stupid is developers never choose to release in the summer. Wow I'm on break and there is nothing for me to play. I would have bought anything had it come out in July. But all the developers seem so keen on getting a piece of Christmas that they crowed each other out in a recession.
But nobody tells you to buy a game when it comes out. Its not hot cakes, games don't get old. Now there is a library. In summer, buy what you like. The games won't disappear all of a sudden.
Im going to pick it up. Hopefully this game will start selling better. There are just too many other games out.
not my fault, i got it at release day. The art style is stellar imho
Last gen it was Okami, ICO, Rez and other classic games. This generation there are already a few titles that are selling not nearly as well as they should be. The more we progress, the less great games like this will sell. Why bother when we have Gears of war and Halo to mindlessly tide over 14 year olds everywhere? When crap like Wii Shovelware and Wii Shovelware: the Sequel dominate the sales charts? Hell, who needs to think when they play games? Just mindlessly shoot stuff! Nobody needs to play strategy games like this anymore! :-/ I think you can also blame SEGA for not giving this any marketing attention at all. Hell, if it weren't for this website, and the various previews throughout last year, I wouldn't have even known about the game.
nice sterotyping everyone who plays gears and halo as 14 year olds. Maybe some people dont like this sort of game, the world would be a boring place if we all had the same opinions.
sorry but i really don't see what's so special about this game. the look is unique but the demo left me disappointed. i think it's not for everyone.
apparantly this game is available in the UK and has been a few weeks... I've not seen one copy of it anywhere. I want to get it but with christmas looming right around the corner I'll be waiting till the new year in case a friend has picked it up for me.
Open your eyes or broaden the places you shop. Sorry to be blunt but Gamestation have this for £19.99 on sale so maybe start there??
What Troogamer said. I've also seen it in Game, HMV, and even Asda. Although i already have it so it doesn't really effect me :)
tryed the demo and h8ed it lol did look cool but i didnt like the hole run meter and sh!t why cant they just make it a normal TPS lol
IT IS A STRATEGY RPG. NOT GEARS OF WAR. JESUS CHRIST, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
now i gotta take it away
I am buying this game early next month.
I am currently broke like most PS3 gamers but I'll be buying this game soon enough.
I'm planning to buy it when the price drops...
Look at my above post for the price drop
a very good rpg
yeah i know h8 GOW 2 i just didnt like the feel of it
Sorry, your statement just sounded really narrow when you said "why not make it a tps". Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
yeah sorry 4 the missunderstading lol i like the hole anime part but not the war part u know
i love rpg's but I didnt like it from the demo. The art style and the game itself just seemed a little too feminine.
A breathe of fresh air, this in my opinion is one of the most original, unique and great games in recent years and none seems to give a crap about it. We need more of Valkyria, Shin Megaten and Breathe of Fire.. but we the way things are...
get a GF
I'm sorry but not everyone is like you. Some of us can wait for it... get a girlfriend and be a gamer. @loss Yeah, we need more unique RPG and more unique games.
Bubbles to you for using a Barney quote from How I Met Your Mother. Well played!
The game has dropped from £40 to £20 thats 50% off in the UK and the deals at gameststion so stop complaining that you are waiting for price drops or im broke!!! Get the game from gamestation NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sorry if I dont like JRPG's does that mean I dont have taste, wow excuse me. Im sure as a JRPG its a good game, but it has such limited appeal especially in the states that is bound not to sell well. This site has no right to say that I have terrible taste in gaming since I have no interest in JRPGs.
I bought eternal sonataa and reistance...sorry if not everybody likes strategy rpgs games...
Never heard of this game
Exactly, its not gamers faults that sony doesn't markey its games.
Hell, Sony barely advertised MGS4 and you think Sony is going to advertise this game... don't think so. However it isn't Sony's fault, as SEGA should advertise this game instead of more poor Sonic games.
They should have just made a new skies of arcadia. But thats just my opinion.
This game is fantastic and I can easily see it becoming one of those "super-expensive hard-to-find" gems in the future that some hardcore collectors will pay out the ass for.
Yep, this is true, but that works for those of us who actually bought the game, doesn't it?
i'm getting this game soon, i'll prolly keep it in ym collection of rpgs, I have a feeling its gonna worth a pretty penny in 5- 10 year(not that I have a plan to sell any of them), it will be with the likes of star ocean ; valkyrie profile, vagrant story, , lunar, such great games yet so hard to find
I played the demo for this game and I couldn't get used to it.
I actually felt the same way, so you're not alone. While the art style in the game is simply gorgeous, the gameplay just couldn't reel me in. I'm more of a mindless shooter guy though to be honest, but I applaud SEGA for their effort on this game. Maybe sales will pick up down the road for VC, SEGA sure deserves it and so do the fans hoping for a sequel.
It better be good!