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  • Summary: A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War. Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight in a desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 22, 2018
    90
    Due to its likable characters, engaging plot, and fun and unique as ever gameplay, Valkyria Chronicles 4 has definitely cemented itself as one of my favorite strategy games in recent memory.
  2. 90
    It's quite impressive that SEGA has been able to take something so revered as Valkyria Chronicles, and do it justice with the fourth title in the series. It's even more impressive that it was willing to admit that Revolution's experimental structure wasn't what fans wanted, and to go back to that original formula. It's hard to do justice to something so beloved, but given that the only flaw that Valkyria Chronicles 4 has is that it's not quite Valkyria Chronicles, that's exactly what has been achieved here.
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    87
    It adds a handful of new and interesting mechanics to its tactical battles, nearly all of which improve the formula in tangible ways, but otherwise plays it fairly safe.
  4. Sep 19, 2018
    80
    Whether you’ve been waiting for a great follow up to the original for a decade like me, totally new to the tactical RPG genre or looking for something new after whetting your appetite with Mario + Rabbids, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is totally worth a look.
  5. Sep 27, 2018
    80
    Valkyria Chronicles 4's cel-shaded graphics look sharp as ever on the Nintendo Switch, and the tactics provide a sturdy challenge over the course of more than 60 hours of gameplay. Alas, the cast and the story don't quite measure up to the original. If this is indeed a true revival for Valkyria Chronicles, I hope the next entry finds a new and interesting spin on the somewhat tired Second Europan War.
  6. Sep 24, 2018
    80
    Valkyria Chronicles is considered one of the greatest RPGs of the last generation, so this true sequel coming ten years later always had some lofty expectations to look up to. The combat significantly improves upon the original and RPGamers that value interesting, strategic battles will be extremely pleased with Valkyria Chronicles 4. However, it doesn’t quite manage to emulate the same interesting, thought-provoking plot that dealt with delicate themes in a mature manner. Nevertheless, while the narrative of VC4 doesn’t reach those lofty heights, sixty hours quickly disappeared in the course of playing it. Perhaps that’s more indicative of its quality than comparing it to something it’s not.
  7. Sep 15, 2018
    70
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 take the series back to its roots for the better. The new E Squad may use the very same twists and stories as the first episode, but the game itself stills delivers a solid war experience somewhere between the tactical genre and the TPS. Unfortunately, only those able to accept its naive manga tone may enjoy this light experience : indeed, the endless and sometimes pointless conversations are a real nightmare.

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  1. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    This is, without a doubt, the best Valkyria Chronicles game ever released. The games is almos the sames as Valkyria Chronicles 1, which isThis is, without a doubt, the best Valkyria Chronicles game ever released. The games is almos the sames as Valkyria Chronicles 1, which is actually a really good thing, since previous games had tried to innovate with terrible results.
    The game is based on a solid story, with unique gameplay and graphics that never grow old, add to that an amazing OST and you will have the best anime-ish game you can play along with Persona 5.
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  2. Oct 5, 2018
    9
    Even though there's a 4 at the end of this game, it might as well be the first notable sequel in the Valkryia Chronicles series to come out onEven though there's a 4 at the end of this game, it might as well be the first notable sequel in the Valkryia Chronicles series to come out on a non-portable console in a decade. VC 4 is almost a carbon copy sequel to VC 1, even though the story is it's own thing and doesn't require having played the first one to enjoy. The gameplay is a mix of SRPG and an action RPG, to create its own brand of gameplay that's still not been seen much in other games. It's fun and enjoyable but not for the the faint of heart as connecting on attacks can be a problem sometimes. The story is wonderful, but I have to dock it a few points for not having anything to do with the original game. It's very emotional though and does a great job of getting you to bond with the characters in the game. The ending is very well done and really kept my interest the entire time. I loved all the characters in Squad E as they all have their own personalities and are beautifully voice acted. It's something that is very impressive with over 30-40 characters that each are their own people. It was very well done. I would say though that I'd recommend playing this on another system that's not the Switch because I had tons and tons of slow down towards the end of the game with lots going on the screen at a time. It got to a point at the end of the game where it really started to affect my enjoyment of the game. It never froze on me but got to a point multiple times where it was very close to doing so. It's not something that ruined the experience but I'd recommend anyone who's interested to try it on a more powerful system to hopefully avoid that problem. VC 4 is an amazing and different RPG style game that I really hope does very well in the west. Enough to let Sega know that we want remasters of 2 and 3 on a proper console as they are essentially brand new games, especially for everyone in the west. It's definitely something that I hope to see in the future. Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2018
    9
    mi review es antes de acabar el juego. el juego regresa a lo que fue el primer valkyria con su hermosa arte, su historia es tan buena como elmi review es antes de acabar el juego. el juego regresa a lo que fue el primer valkyria con su hermosa arte, su historia es tan buena como el primero y mejor que el 2 y 3 (que fueron historias mas románticas y juveniles dejando de lado mas la crueldad de la batalla). hermosa jugabilidad y el factor suerte por la cuestión del rango del disparo es aveces frustrante (mas si usas un sniper ya que piensas que el disparo no va a fallar pero lo hace jajaja), lo malo es que le quitaron algunas innovaciones que habían hecho en los dos juegos anteriores pero creo que quisieron apegarse a lo que fue el éxito del primer valkyria. en lo personal el juego me encanta y tener la posibilidad de la movilidad del switch en este juego es perfecto ya que te da mucha mayor comunidad (aunque personalmente el juego nació en Play y se debería de jugar en play pero la versión de switch es bastante buena tanto gráfica como en calidad). le doy un 9 por que amor este tipo de juegos de estrategia. Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    9
    Great story, great gameplay, great graphics. Has the heart of a Valkyria game!
  5. Sep 27, 2018
    8
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 is nearly a clone of Valkyria Chronicles 1, which in this game is actually a good thing and a relief after the AzureValkyria Chronicles 4 is nearly a clone of Valkyria Chronicles 1, which in this game is actually a good thing and a relief after the Azure Revolution that was terrible.

    That being said while it IS a good game there is one important flaw that I need to address: the story. The story feels more or less like the devs came up in a bit of rush, then stretched it thin using many micro fillers. It's not bad by any means, but I can't say that it's good either. The first one in the series had a much better story I'm afraid.

    Don't let my review disappoint you too much though, you'll still enjoy it, just don't expect it to be quite as epic as the first one
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