Valkyria Chronicles is on sale this week only for $29.99... PlayStation LifeStyle tells you where you can get it for that price, and why you shouldn't miss this PS3 exclusive RPG.
Already bought,feel sorry for the Ps3 fans crying for RPGs yet aren't buying this one.
Bought on PAL release day, haven't finished it yet though. Will do once I'm done with Eternal Sonata. The only thing I've had against it so far in the little I've played is that the English subtitles are totally different from what is said in Japanese. Which for someone like me - who understands Japanese at an average level, can be quite irritating in a dialogue-heavy game with lackluster English VO.
Strange, the US version of the game seemed to have decent voice-overs, I wonder if it's the same as the PAL version, and I just didn't notice. Also, how is Eternal Sonata? I may pick that up if I can find it cheap enough.
My PS3 is fairly new and I'm yet to play a lot of older games. Trying to buy VC right now while playing Folklore, amazing game BTW.
The voice overs are fine. I think they did a pretty good job on the English VO's, especially with Rosie's singing voice; I thought they would BUTCHER that when I saw it coming, but it was actually really good. The problem, he's saying, is if you're on Japanese voice setting. The English subtitles to the Japanese VO's. They don't match up, and I noticed this problem too.
But I'm broke..
the reason why the japanese dialogue and the english subtitles are (most of the time) different, is because the subtitles are based on the english dialogue which was changed for the dubbers to match the mouth movement of the japanese speaking characters.
I bought this game and it's an incredible JRPG. Sony fans that b!tch about the lack of JRPG's and didn't pick this game up should slap themselves.
I was out the door and I bought it. I can't play it yet cuz my bro is watching NASCAR. I also have my eye on Folklore. I'm going to buy that with the prize money I won from a Street Fighter 4 tournament that i got 2nd place in.
Save your money, or buy Killzone 2 or upgrade your computer. This game is overrated and boring.
A lot like you then, AgentVX? I'd say two bubbles is pretty damn overrated for you.
Eternal Sonata is great, buy it! I haven't really given the English VO a fair chance, but since I'm an anime addict I generally prefer Japanese VO even if the English holds up. I may try the English VO once I start playing it again though. The main problem is that the dialogue is worse than the original Japanese, not necesarrily the VO itself.
you must have high standards cause VC is reason enough to buy a PS3 it's my second favorite PS3 game after MGS4 Please, everyone, please buy Valkyria Chronicles NEW, not used
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this is my one year project , I have to beat it by december. This games is nice as it lets you watch the chapters when ever you want so its easy to just pick up and play. I usually play it when I smoke and am in a thinking mood . It has taken me a few tries for each chqpter to beat but the story progression flows smooth . Its a different experience and I highly recommend this game to anyone. I have a feeling in 10 years will be highly sought after and that's why this is one of the games I'm holding on to
Been wanting to pick it up for a while... at $27 ($30 and another 10% off), I ran out to get it.
it was abysmal. dont see why people hold it in such high regard. I'll have more fun playing 2D worms thanks.
Because it's a terrible demo that does so very little to portray the true depth of the game. I also agree that, when I first played the demo, I was confused as to why everyone loved it. But now that I've finished the full game, I can easily say 80% or more of the game's tactical complexity and depth are infuriatingly missing from the demo. I could seriously write up a list... orders, smokes, upgradeable weapons, the lore storybook, swappable characters, unlockable potentials, mortars, flamethrowers, the Audience Hall... Then again, it's kinda difficult to stuff that much depth into a 15-minute demo. Hell, it took about 4 or 5 stages in the game to introduce everything. It starts off ludicrously slow. Like, uh... anime. It's more than worth it though.
Yeah, the demo is actually only a skrimish in the game which are used as training and gain experience....like usual, games that have a lot of variation can't be judged by a demo. I love RPG but I understand that some people gets bored, I do also get bored sometimes but because I like them I keep playing them...not sure if I make sense but where I'm going is that Valkyria Chronicles is awesome and not your usual RPG, it's a pleasure to play it, easy to pick up, great story and it never gets old. Really rewarding!
You're quick to judge. The demo was only just the first skirmish. The full game offer a lot more.
^-^ Thus why I don't even trust demo's that much anymore as well... I said the exact same thing for the demo for this game and "Dead Space" and I ended up loving them both.
Didn't really like the game personally. It was okay (played the demo) but I don't see what's the big deal about it. I have more fun playing Disgaea than this.
Personally, I did not like the demo, but I got the game anyways. BEST GAME EVER. The demo does not do it justice. Take the demo and multiply it by 100 and you get the game. Yea, it's that good. My favorite game in a long, long time.
Well I guess I'll rent the game and give it a second shot. The game did have some great artistic style when I first played and saw it in action though.
When I played the demo, I saw it through purely BECAUSE of the artistic style. Aaaand I had GameFly and it was easy to swap games in a second and a half.
I don't know if the demo is a good representation of the full game but I did not find it interesting it seemed like an RTS not RPG. Maybe I rent it one day to check it out more , but I'll probably just wait and see what Sacred 2 is like.
I feel sad for anyone who has not experienced Valkyria Chronicles. It was worth every penny, even at $60.
Yup. Paid $60 for this game a few weeks ago. Bought it alongside RE5. VC is unbelievably deep. I'm loving both of them.
But honestly I think that the best ps3 RPG is Demon's Soul. RPG FANS IMPORT THIS GAME!! It's an extremely challenging dungeon crawler in a dark gothic world, but very rewarding. I would almost say it's an horror rpg, the world is totally twisted. The bosses are epic!! It gives a Shadow of the Colossus feeling. Oh, and the game is fully in english in this version : http://www.play-asia.com/pa... Happy gaming!
but i'll wait for the NA version, which will be easier.. if it ever comes out the best thing about VC is the characters.. and of course, the art style, combat, and presentation are also top-notch.. it's a SRPG like final fantasy tactics
VC is a great game well worth $30 for any SRPG fan. Took me almost 40 hrs to finish and was only fustrated with a few missions, most near the end. The ability to save before or after a turn comes in handy especially near the end as there are a few missions which last around 2 hours to complete. A quality and satisfying experience highly recommended. Remember to watch till the end of the credits. Demon's Souls is great but it's difficulty level is extremely challenging as you start near or at the beginning of the level when you die. One needs to be patient as well as skilled to tackle this game but oh, what atmosphere. Lots of surprises and awesome enemies. The Asian version as stated is in full English and it's online component works across all PSN regions. Been waiting for a game like this for a long time, a high quality dark fantasy adventure, finally. It cost me $70, shipping included and it is worth it as well.
Not saying that Daemon Souls isn't awesome but I got Folklore, and its a pretty amazing game. Great story, lovely art style, awesome bosses, great real-time combat. I think Folklore is one of the most underrated and overlooked games in the 2007 PS3 exclusive lineup. If you havent played it please do. I'm looking forward to VC when done with Folklore. 30$ is too god to pass up.
Just tried to buy the Asian version of Demon's Soul from Play-Asia. It's freaking sold out everywhere! WTF is up with the lack of copies!? Sony seems to have underestimated the game's potential. It's seems like a trend with Sony! Sigh, ordering anyway. I guess I just have to wait. Anyone know if this is coming out stateside?
http://www.gamestop.com/Cat... Is it really news when a game is on sale? I thought N4G discourages this type of post.
Well, I think it's a valid thing to post, because gamers are usually interested in deals. Not everyone has the money to constantly buy games after all, especially in poor economic times.
game price posts in the past...has this changed?...should there be a 'deals' section?
It's because it's Valkyria Chronicles. C'MON MAN. AAA title if I've ever seen one.
That this article was posted because I wouldnt have known otherwise. Quit being a douche.
Already bought it
And don't have Valkyria Chronicles? Its best RPG this gen. I bought it on release date, but I didn't finish yet...i'm stuck :(
Where are you stuck at?
I'm a nut about proper voice acting, excellent lip-syncing and facial animations and motion capture that really sells the picture. In short, think "Uncharted: Drakes' Fortune" presentation level. Will I like this game? I only played the demo and it didn't sell me in terms of what I'm looking for in an RPG like the above-stated. Should I give this game a second look? $30 is definitely enticing.
lol... I thought the facial animations in Uncharted were exaggerated to hell and back. But yeah, I'd say it's worth it. The animations are much more pronounced and full of life in the cutscenes than in actual gameplay, and even in actual gameplay I think everything looks great. Maybe it's just the art style.
...You dont know what you are missing....
Easily one of the best games this gen not only on PS3 but all platforms. Everyone out there who owns a PS3 needs to pick up this game so we can see more great original games like this in the future.
And anyone who doesn't have a PS3 needs to get this. This game is what sold the PS3 to me.
Trophy Support STAT!
I didn't like the demo and couldn't understand all the people who seemed to have a hell of a time with the game. But still I bought the game today for $29.99 + tax to give it a try.
I just unlocked every report in the game a few days ago. I can't believe I have played a rpg twice. It's truly a masterpiece, and people shouldn't judge it based on a simple demo.
will continue playing this masterpiece now that this article mentioned it i acuall forgot.. playing to much nhl 09 and killzone 2. but from wut ive played so far.. BEST FVCKIN RPG'ish GAME so far this gen... truly worth playing for $60 and Worth the time. if you havnt played this game and are hurting for RPG's then you strait suck and thats that. Same goes for folklore too,that game is INCREDIBLE,different but in a traditional style of way. HURTING FOR RPG'S THE FANS CRY ?? give me a break dudes go out and look for once and think outside the box and be open minded,you just might find that ps3 has a good number of AAA quality titles out there.
This game isn't really an rpg, which is probably why it hasn't sold so well. It's a strategy rpg which is a relatively niche genre. I only played the demo and I actually enjoyed it, but strategy rpgs just aren't to my liking.
As the 3 factors I'm interested in most from RPGs are: 1. Exploration (towns, dungeons, and such.) 2. Finding hidden items. 3. Upgrading equipments (Though I see that Valkyria shares this system as well.)
It's funny but I didn't ever bother with the demo and only saw it when a friend was showing me at his saying "how can you rave about this mess" the other day. I, sadly, had to agree as the demo gives very little other than the bart basics of a skirmish to gfo on and a full game like that would be hella dull. Aaaanyway, I lent him mine for the night, he then bought his own copy and is really into it now and, like me, is wondering what the DLC will bring. Playing as the empires cool but I'm betting there'll be a fair bit more plus trophy support. Great game that despite being RTS tinged relies more heavily on the characters than most true rpgs at the minute. Buy it if you hjaven't as I reckon only one in ten will find it anything other than brilliant.
i've been trying to hunt down this damn game here in Los Angeles for fricking AGES, and all the game stores are sold out of it. i hate Gamestop with a passion, but Valkyria Chronicles for $30 tempers that hate into "don't hate them enough to not buy VC for $30"
I cant find this game for sale anywhere :( I guess i'll have to just rent it from blockbuster and keep it...
You douche! I work at a rental store and i fvcking HATE when people do that. Return the damn game you didn't buy it!!
If i don't return the game..they make me pay for it.So technically i would end up buying it.And as you said, you WORK there.You don't own the blockbuster franchise.You lose nothing. Cry more? :)
I checked EB Games, Gamestop, Futureshop, Walmart in February and couldn't find it. I'm sure I'm not the only one that didn't try to buy it on day one.
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Just bought it for 30
I would buy it if I found it that cheap around here (I'm not in US or EU), but even if I found, would be hard to decide, I like RPGs but aren't the biggest fan around, also it's a Strategy RPG, which is a hit and miss with me... I know it's good regardless of genre, I read the reviews, but in top of so many insecurities, after RE5 I'm broke, I didn't even get SFIV cause I was broke from holidays, and had to wait for my payday to get KZ2 and RE5. I'm not sure how I will game this year, but I'm on hold high now, at least 'till Infamous get released (if good).
I remember having a bad day, on the day i had to decide whether to buy it or not. Long story short i bought it and had never regret at all. Put a big smile on me throughout the whole game. Only thing they need: is a longer gameplay, online balance competitive mode, and Bam!!!! Best srpg of the year!!!! : )
It has it's faults, but is still one of my favourite games of all time. Hope the rumour of a Trophy patch is true. Can't wait for the DLC.
As good as the price is I doubt I will be picking VC up. I gave Valkyria Chronicles a try/rent last year and wasn't too impressed. I ended up going through 8 chapters and decided that the game wasn't for me.
Just grabbed mine this morning. Liking it so far, though the pacing's a little slow. Not worried though, still got a long way to go.
hell yea I got it, been waiting for this game to drop in price. $30
It took me ages to find it for a decent price. I don't thinks stores are restocking it due to initial low sales, sadly. A damn shame, but maybe Sega will see there is demand for it and even get it in the hands of online retailers.
I'm getting near the end and I'm about 24 hours in. Makes for one hell of a game to use a weekend up on. Not to mention the best English dubbing I've heard in ages. This blows away anything this gen has has to offer up to his point.
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