History Videogame / ValkyriaChronicles

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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* 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.[[folder:
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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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4th Aug '17 12:54:34 AM TheBigBopper
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** In contrast, the Second Europan War that forms the backdrop to the game bears only a passing resemblance to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII's European theatre. It started twenty years after the first one and features the Empire steamrolling its enemies for the first stage of the war, but the similarities pretty much end there as at no point in World War II did UsefulNotes/NaziGermany invade Switzerland (for which Gallia is a FantasyCounterpartCulture).

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** In contrast, the The Second Europan War that forms the backdrop to the game bears only a passing resemblance 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII's European theatre. It started 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 one and features the first. The Empire steamrolling its enemies for the first stage invades three of the war, but 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 similarities pretty much end there 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 at no point 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 did UsefulNotes/NaziGermany invade 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 (for which Gallia by its policy of armed neutrality, is a FantasyCounterpartCulture).invaded by the Empire for its ragnite, while in real life Nazi Germany left Switzerland alone.
30th Jul '17 8:37:41 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Like many [=JRPGs=], ''Valkyria Chronicles'' is very story heavy and contains many themes. The most evident are the tragedies of war, racism ([[PeopleOfHairColor of the hair color variety]]), fighting to defend one's homeland, friendship, family bonds, and love. Every character you can control (and a good deal of [=NPCs=], too) has their own personal biography, special traits, likes and dislikes, and personality quirks, making it feel like you are actually controlling real people in an actual war. However, unlike many [=JRPGs=], Valkyria Chronicles chooses to avoid a high fantasy setting and instead opts for a very UsefulNotes/WorldWarII themed world with light fantasy elements.

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Like many [=JRPGs=], ''Valkyria Chronicles'' is very story heavy and contains many themes. The most evident are the tragedies of war, racism ([[PeopleOfHairColor of the hair color variety]]), fighting to defend one's homeland, friendship, family bonds, and love. Every character you can control (and a good deal of [=NPCs=], too) has their own personal biography, special traits, likes and dislikes, and personality quirks, making it feel like you are actually controlling real people in an actual war. However, unlike many [=JRPGs=], Valkyria Chronicles chooses to avoid a [[HighFantasy high fantasy fantasy]] setting and instead opts for a very UsefulNotes/WorldWarII themed world with light fantasy elements.
25th Jul '17 11:12:09 AM Divra
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* SuperPrototype: The Edelweiss was built as a one-off for Welkin's father, but was actually submitted to Gallian High Command for evaluation. It was declared an excellent medium tank, but since it was hideously expensive to produce and medium tanks had no real place in the Gallian combined arms paradigm, it never went into mass prodiction.

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* SuperPrototype: The Edelweiss was built as a one-off for Welkin's father, but was actually submitted to Gallian High Command for evaluation. It was declared an excellent medium tank, but since it was hideously expensive to produce and medium tanks had no real place in the Gallian combined arms paradigm, it never went into mass prodiction.
23rd Jul '17 3:35:34 PM nombretomado
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* SchizoTech: Varies widely between pre-WW and post-WW2 tech. Firearms technology is late-WW2 tech, with the standard infantry rifles of all sides being semi-automatic rifles (Gallia's is roughly based on the Gewehr 43). Airplane technology is pre-UsefulNotes/WW1. Tanks are inter-war tech, roughly. Tactics vary as well, with TheEmpire using a classic blitzkrieg but then also using [=WW1=]-era trench warfare.

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* SchizoTech: Varies widely between pre-WW and post-WW2 post-[=WW2=] tech. Firearms technology is late-WW2 late-[=WW2=] tech, with the standard infantry rifles of all sides being semi-automatic rifles (Gallia's is roughly based on the Gewehr 43). Airplane technology is pre-UsefulNotes/WW1. Tanks are inter-war tech, roughly. Tactics vary as well, with TheEmpire using a classic blitzkrieg but then also using [=WW1=]-era trench warfare.



* 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 [=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.
8th Jul '17 1:16:32 AM Divra
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* SuperPrototype: The Edelweiss was built as a one-off for Welkin's father, but was actually submitted to Gallian High Command for evaluation. It was declared an excellent medium tank, but since it was hideously expensive to produce and medium tanks had no real place in the Gallian combined arms paradigm, it never went into mass prodiction.
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