Valkyria Chronicles II does gameplay right, but lacks polish in other areas. It's not a bad game by any means; in fact it is very addictive and fun to play, but is lacking in a few key areas. It's not really a problem with the series being moved to the PSP, as the portable system is more than capable of handling what the game throws at it. The problem is in the fundamental change in focus. The original was a straightforward affair with a strong narrative while this is more a mission focused, segmented game with a shallow plot trying to hold things together. What could have been a great portable follow-up is instead a game which attempts to carry itself on gameplay alone, but falls beneath the weight of Avan's annoying laughter.