Valkyria Chronicles is a single-player, tactical role-playing third person shooter game. It was developed by Sega General Entertainment and is available for platforms; Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3.
Valkyria Chronicles takes place in Europe and is believed to be based off of the early stages of Europe during World War II. In the game storyline, The East European Imperial Alliance has attacked the neutral nation of Gallia because of its abundant supply of Ragnite ore. The game revolves around this conflict.
As a player you control the Gallian Millitia to fight away the Imperial Alliance enemies. There are multiple modes in which you can control the game’s combat and manoeuvre your militia units.
In command mode you have an overhead view of the map of the battlefield. You are able to see each member of your militia and, by zooming in, you can control them in action mode. This makes it extremely practical to quickly change between modes during combat, allowing the player flexibility in carrying out attack and defense strategies.
Action mode is used to carry out limited movement and other combat-related abilities. Target mode enables you to assume direct control over the characters aim while the real time action freezes. Use this mode to make head shots and such and focused, targeted strikes. Commanding your units during the players phase costs command points but this can be a useful in-game advantage depending on what you’re trying to accomplish.
In the game, the player uses his/her militias to achieve various conditions depending on the players’ objectives. Most missions are to capture an enemy and if you accomplish this outcome, you gain a victory. Once you complete a mission; the storyline continues forward, you earn money, and you gain experience which is used to upgrade items and character classes.
You may fail a mission if a member of your militia is killed, the main battle tank is destroyed, or if the main base camp is captured by the enemy. Therefore there are numerous gameplay scenarios can occur during a battle phase of Valkyria Chronicles, and this game is a lot more complex than what we’ve described.
In Valkyria Chronicles, each character carries a specific role. For example, Alicia is a mid-range rifle scout and Welkin is a tank commander. Other classes include shock troopers who specialize in anti-tank warfare, snipers, and engineers. Foot soldiers; scout, shock trooper and snipers are best when used against anti-tank units, which can easily destroy your militias tanks.
Each of your troops are offered the same weapons, each one also has a unique set of abilities or stat modifiers. i.e. a sniper unit would obviously perform better using a sniper than, say, a shock trooper.
Your units and their abilities are not the only things that influence the game’s combat: the environment of the fighting plays a big role as well. Snipers are able to be sent to roof tops to take out or eliminate enemies below them. Tanks can knock down walls and other obstacles to create new paths for your militia.
Buildings and structures also offer a shield between you and the enemy, and can be used by troops to take cover. Trees and plants offer cover as well but won’t block bullets or firing. However they will reduce your chances of being seen.
As your troops venture and advance across the battlefield, control points can be captured. These are key locations which can be used for bringing in back up forces, and reinforcements when required. Players can use Welkin to issue orders such as artillery strikes, medics, and supportive morale. Such abilities are only possible by being brought back to your command points. Discover the importance of these control points by playing the game!
If you want games like Valkyria Chronicles, there are two sequels available ong platforms like PlayStation Portable (PsP): Valkyria Chronicles II and Valkyria Chronicles III. There are also several manga titles and an anime series based on this game because of its success. We hope you enjoy playing the game as much as we did!