History VideoGame / ValkyriaChronicles

5th Dec '17 3:29:07 AM Balmung
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* DiskOneNuke: The ZM Kar 8(g) from the scout challenge skirmish in the Challenges of the Edy Detachment DLC. The scout challenge is much easier than the other maps in the DLC to the point that it can easily be done with the equipment you have when you unlock skirmish maps and the ZM Kar 8(g) is far more powerful (if shorter-ranged and less accurate) than any rifle you can develop or be gifted by Cordelia and trivializes most infantry (and tanks if you can get to their radiator) for almost the entire rest of the game. The map's large ducat and exp reward amplifies its DiskOneNuke status, as completing it even a few times will allow you to buy all the weapon upgrades you want and level your troops well past their intended levels for the early game.
19th Nov '17 7:28:17 PM GoldenDarkness
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There is a sequel for the PSP, called ''[[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII Valkyria Chronicles 2: Gallia Military Academy]]''. It is set two years after the first game and involves civil turmoil as students are drafted in to fight the threats within the country.

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There is a sequel for the PSP, UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable, called ''[[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII Valkyria Chronicles 2: Gallia Military Academy]]''. It is set two years after the first game and involves civil turmoil as students are drafted in to fight the threats within the country.



The latest title, ''VideoGame/ValkyriaRevolution'', is an alternative universe spinoff to the series, depicting Europa in the titular event shaped after the Industrial Revolution, but based on the usage of ragnite instead.

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The latest title, ''VideoGame/ValkyriaRevolution'', is an alternative universe spinoff to the series, depicting Europa in the titular event shaped after the Industrial Revolution, but based on the usage of ragnite instead.
instead. It was released on the UsefulNotes/Playstation4, UsefulNotes/XboxOne, and UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita.

Following ''Revolution'', ''Valkyria Chronicles 4'' is in the works for UsefulNotes/Playstation4, UsefulNotes/XboxOne, and the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch with planned release in 2018.
1st Nov '17 3:56:03 AM PlasmaTalon
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** The extra armor General Jaeger puts on his tank just barely avoids this. While insanely durable the vehicle slows to a crawl, and obscuring the radiator runs the risk of cooking the crew alive. Requiring a series of support camps to perform maintenance and cool its engine mid battle. Once the plates are destroyed it becomes much more effective.
28th Oct '17 1:30:34 PM nombretomado
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* ChristmasInJapan: The Feast of All Spirits is heavily based on it. The codex describes it as starting out as a major religious holiday that in modern times is mainly observed by young couples.
21st Oct '17 8:33:47 PM Darkaros
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* GameBreakingBug: During the final stretch of the first Ghirlandaio mission, you are supposed to use ladders to climb up a fortified wall and destroy the gatling guns that are stopping you from reaching the final switch. However, in the PC version, only the right-most ladder will function as intended, and the others will place the unit you're controlling slightly lower than they were supposed to, causing them to fall endlessly through the floor.

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During the final stretch of the first Ghirlandaio mission, you are supposed to use ladders to climb up a fortified wall and destroy the gatling guns that are stopping you from reaching the final switch. However, in the PC version, only the right-most ladder will function as intended, and the others will place the unit you're controlling slightly lower than they were supposed to, causing them to fall endlessly through the floor.floor.
** You might escape from some of the bugs, but the [=PC=] version does ''not'' like unlocking the frame rate to beyond 60 [=FPS=]. In fact, the [=FPS=] option [[https://steamcommunity.com/app/294860/discussions/0/624075482697668186/ seems to be touchy in general]]; capping it too low results in noticeable slow-down, and somehow changing [=FPS=] can even affect if the in-game clock (seen when saving the game) works or not!
*** Some users report that enemy fire rate is tied to the [=FPS=] -- set it to unlimited, and watch enemy shocktroopers melt anything that's not a tank in two seconds or less.
*** In Chapter 18 part A, you're required to lower a ramp made of debris. If your framerate is 144 Hz, [[https://steamcommunity.com/app/294860/discussions/0/624075374602349935/ units may get stuck]].
22nd Aug '17 6:52:08 PM Winter
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* BeachEpisode: Extra Chapter "Squad 7 R&R", between chapter 9 & 10.

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* BeachEpisode: Extra Chapter "Squad 7 R&R", between chapter 9 & 10. As a reward for [[spoiler: rescuing Princess Cordelia]], the squad is invited to a private beach owned by the royal family.


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* StormingTheBeaches: Squad 7 makes two landings over the course of the campaign.
** In chapter 3, the squad is ordered to recapture the Vasel Bridge. Instead of making a suicidal frontal assault, Welkin waterproofs the Edelweiss and drives across the river to secure a beachhead while the rest of the squad follows in boats.
** In chapter 11, Gallian forces make a landing at Marberry to help secure the northern industrial region. Squad 7's landing zone is defended by several indestructible machine gun towers in addition to trenches, pillboxes, and multiple tanks. Isara's new smoke rounds for the Edelweiss prove vital for survival.
17th Aug '17 7:13:58 AM PlasmaTalon
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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:General Jaeger has one after his second battle with Squad 7. Realizing that helping Maximilian invade Gallia in exchange for the liberation of his own country makes him a hypocrite and leaves.]]
9th Aug '17 7:02:39 PM Folamh3
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Gameplay-wise, ''Valkyria Chronicles'' is unique, as it is a mix of TurnBasedStrategy, RealTimeStrategy, {{Eastern RPG}}, and ThirdPersonShooter. During battle, players use a pool of Command Points to directly take control of individual units so they can move and attack. While the player is controlling a unit, other units not being directly controlled will automatically fire on them if they pass through their line of sight, making cover and strategy in approaching your target much more important. All characters the player controls are separated into five classes: Scouts, Shocktroopers, Lancers, Engineers, and Snipers each with their own strengths and weaknesses. In between battles, players can use experience and money earned from battles to level up specific classes and purchase new weapons and upgrades for their troops. There are also tanks, which do not level up but can be upgraded.

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Gameplay-wise, ''Valkyria Chronicles'' is unique, as it is a mix of TurnBasedStrategy, TurnBasedTactics, RealTimeStrategy, {{Eastern RPG}}, and ThirdPersonShooter. During battle, players use a pool of Command Points to directly take control of individual units so they can move and attack. While the player is controlling a unit, other units not being directly controlled will automatically fire on them if they pass through their line of sight, making cover and strategy in approaching your target much more important. All characters the player controls are separated into five classes: Scouts, Shocktroopers, Lancers, Engineers, and Snipers each with their own strengths and weaknesses. In between battles, players can use experience and money earned from battles to level up specific classes and purchase new weapons and upgrades for their troops. There are also tanks, which do not level up but can be upgraded.
4th Aug '17 1:04:22 AM TheBigBopper
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4th Aug '17 1:03:42 AM TheBigBopper
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** The Second Europan War that forms the backdrop to the game is based on UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Like the Entente and Central Powers of World War I, The Atlantic Federation and the Imperial Alliance were both unsatisfied with the postwar balance of power and began to rearm as the resumption of hostilities came to be seen as increasingly inevitable. Thus, a new continent-wide war breaks out some twenty years after the first. The Empire invades three of the Federation's border republics, an act of aggression mirroring Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939, using new techniques of mechanized warfare and rapid advance to quickly overwhelm everything in its path. Emperor Maximilian takes the place of Adolf Hitler, a charismatic leader with ambitions of world domination who takes advantage of the climate of ethnic nationalism and racism that was allowed to fester during the interwar period. The Darksen people take the place of the Jews and Roma, who are distrusted by people on all sides and find themselves subjected to ethnic cleansing and genocide as a scapegoat to justify the Empire's conquest. Finally, the Valkyria serve as a counterpart to Nazi Germany's idea of the superior Aryan race, and their investigation of Valkyria sites and artifacts mirror the interest of high level Nazis in archaeology and the occult. Indeed the powers of the Valkyria and their ragnite lances take on the same strategic importance as weapons of mass destruction such as the atomic bomb did in World War II, with the major powers racing to obtain them first in order to gain an overwhelming advantage. The main thing for which there is not a direct comparison is that Gallia, which serves as a FantasyCounterpartCulture for Switzerland by its policy of armed neutrality, is invaded by the Empire for its ragnite, while in real life Nazi Germany left Switzerland alone.

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** The Second Europan War that forms the backdrop to the game is based on UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Like the Entente and Central Powers of World War I, The Atlantic Federation and the Imperial Alliance were both unsatisfied with the postwar balance of power and began to rearm as the resumption of hostilities came to be seen as increasingly inevitable. Thus, a new continent-wide war breaks out some twenty years after the first. The Empire invades three of the Federation's border republics, an act of aggression mirroring Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939, using new techniques of mechanized warfare and rapid advance to quickly overwhelm everything in its path. Emperor Maximilian takes the place of Adolf Hitler, a charismatic leader with ambitions of world domination who takes advantage of the climate of ethnic nationalism and racism that was allowed to fester during the interwar period. The Darksen Darcsen people take the place of the Jews and Roma, who are distrusted by people on all sides and find themselves subjected to ethnic cleansing and genocide as a scapegoat to justify the Empire's conquest. Finally, the Valkyria ancient Valkyrur serve as a counterpart to Nazi Germany's idea of the superior Aryan race, and their investigation of Valkyria Valkyrur sites and artifacts mirror the interest of high level Nazis in archaeology and the occult. Indeed the powers of the Valkyria and their ragnite lances take on the same strategic importance as weapons of mass destruction such as the atomic bomb did in World War II, with the major powers racing to obtain them first in order to gain an overwhelming advantage. The main thing for which there is not a direct comparison is that Gallia, which serves as a FantasyCounterpartCulture for Switzerland by its policy of armed neutrality, is invaded by the Empire for its ragnite, while in real life Nazi Germany left Switzerland alone.



** The Imperials are a mishmash of Imperial Russia, Austria-Hungary, Imperial Germany, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany. Imperial soldiers have names to match this, such as Johann, Hanz, Otto, etc.
*** If Jaeger's any indication, his homeland within the Empire bears at least a passing semblance to Hungary.

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** The Imperials are a mishmash of Imperial Russia, Austria-Hungary, Imperial Germany, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany. Imperial soldiers have names to match this, such as Johann, Hanz, Otto, etc.
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etc. If Jaeger's any indication, his homeland within the Empire bears at least a passing semblance to Hungary.



* ZettaiRyouiki: Hmm... where to start? Alicia, Rosie, Isara... Pretty much any Squad 7 girl who isn't in pants, in which case, they're in skirts and knee socks.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: Hmm... where to start? Alicia, Rosie, Isara... Pretty much any Just about every Squad 7 girl who isn't in pants, in which case, they're pants dresses in skirts and knee socks. This includes Alicia, Rosie, and Isara.



* AdaptationDistillation: Tha manga is better than the anime in its story telling. It helps that the extras are now integrated into the story, meaning someone's EnsembleDarkhorse now gets more characterization and stuff.

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* [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie]]

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* [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie]]%%* AnyoneCanDie



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Cezary tells Nadine to stay with him to be safe during a battle in the forest. Whether it means he's becoming less of a jerk or really does have feelings for her is up for you to decide.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Cezary Cezary tells Nadine to stay with him to be safe during a battle in the forest. Whether [[spoiler:Whether it means he's becoming less of a jerk or really does have feelings for her is up for you to decide.]]



* [[LoveTriangle Love Square]]: A very interesting, complicated one which is better than in the anime: [[spoiler: Welkin might have feelings for Juno and Alicia and know his best friend Faldio has feelings for Alicia. Alicia has feelings for Welkin but feels conflicted because her good friend Juno has feelings for Welkin too which in turn makes Alicia fall for Welkin's best friend Faldio. Juno has feelings for Welkin but is unaware that her good friend Alicia also has feelings with Welkin too as she thinks Alicia has feelings for Faldio. Faldio has feelings for Alicia who may have feeling for him but feels conflicted as Welkin may have feelings for Alicia but Juno too.]]

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* [[LoveTriangle Love Square]]: A very interesting, complicated one which is better than in the anime: [[spoiler: LoveTriangle: Welkin might have feelings for Juno and Alicia and know his best friend Faldio has feelings for Alicia. Alicia has feelings for Welkin but feels conflicted because her good friend Juno has feelings for Welkin too which in turn makes Alicia fall for Welkin's best friend Faldio. Juno has feelings for Welkin but is unaware that her good friend Alicia also has feelings with Welkin too as she thinks Alicia has feelings for Faldio. Faldio has feelings for Alicia who may have feeling for him but feels conflicted as Welkin may have feelings for Alicia but Juno too.]]



* ShownTheirWork: The manga author thankfully averts doing HollywoodTactics and instead did some research on [=WW2=] and modern combat tactics and made most of the characters do accurate and practical battle tactics like giving covering fire, taking cover, snipers working in pairs using camouflage, teamwork, etc.

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* ShownTheirWork: The manga author thankfully averts doing HollywoodTactics and instead did some research on [=WW2=] and modern combat tactics and made most of the characters do accurate and practical battle tactics like giving covering fire, taking cover, snipers working in pairs using camouflage, teamwork, etc.


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