History YMMV / ValkyriaChronicles

15th May '17 6:30:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BrokenAesop: Good God, it just gets ''painful'' to watch after a while due to ''all'' of the Aesops in the game being broken in rapid-fire succession. This runs hand in hand with IdiotPlot and makes you wonder what the hell is even going on anymore.
** In one scene about halfway through the game, [[TearJerker Welkin and Alicia try to provide medical aid and comfort to a dying Imperial scout]], discussing how many of the Imperial soldiers are actually just [[PunchClockVillain Punch Clock Villains]] who are NotSoDifferent. Later, [[spoiler:most of the Gallian army is wiped out, and ''no one'' cares. '''At all'''. Granted, while everyone is still in shock at the explosion, news comes of a giant tank making a beeline to the capital.]]
** One of the main themes is unity, no one is better than any other, and that fighting as one is the key to victory. Completely disregarding that the most efficient ways to win involve heavily investing in Alicia to do a DungeonBypass or get the Eidelweiss into position, or that [[spoiler: Alicia's Valkyria powers]] saved Gallia at least twice when everyone else was at a complete loss.
** Silly Faldio, power isn't what wins wars! It's teamwork! [[spoiler: But it helps if your enemy's strongest soldier conveniently turns traitor ''just enough'' to spare the only unit in your entire army that has a snowball's chance in Hell of succeeding, and takes herself out.]]
** The story goes to great lengths to show that racism is bad, but then it characterizes the Valkyrur as bloodthirsty, scheming monsters who are responsible for [[spoiler: everything people blame on the Darcsen]], and [[spoiler: Alicia]] abandons her powers due to InternalizedCategorism. So racism ''is'' okay, as long as you hate the ''right'' race.
** Valkyria powers are bad because they're a rough parallel to weapons of mass destruction; Welkin makes an impassioned speech about teamwork and how Squad 7 doesn't need to rely on them! ... Except they do. Twice. [[spoiler: Once when Alicia coldcocks Selvaria in a one-on-one fight, and again when she blows off the Marmotah's armor plating.]]
** ThePowerOfFriendship is stronger than anything, so we should team up to keep our homeland safe! But not with those [[spoiler:Federation]] people, they're jerks. Not that we're going to call them out for it or anything.
** People are not defined by their race! That's why it's okay for [[spoiler: Alicia]] to put aside her powers and continue on living as a normal human, because her powers don't dictate who she is, and AristocratsAreEvil even when they're Gallian and on the heroes' side. But then we find out: [[spoiler: Princess Cordelia is a Darcsen. She's the very top of the aristocracy, but because she's a Darcsen, she isn't evil and therefore defined by her race.]]
4th May '17 9:36:40 PM Darkaros
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* GameBreakingBug: You might escape from some of the bugs, but the [=PC=] version does ''not'' like unlocking the frame rate to beyond 60 [=FPS=].

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* GameBreakingBug: 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!



** In Chapter 18 part A, you're required to lower a ramp made of debris. If your framerate is 144, [[https://steamcommunity.com/app/294860/discussions/0/624075374602349935/ units may get stuck]].

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** In Chapter 18 part A, you're required to lower a ramp made of debris. If your framerate is 144, 144 Hz, [[https://steamcommunity.com/app/294860/discussions/0/624075374602349935/ units may get stuck]].



* PolishedPort: The Steam release is very well optimized, it has as many resolution options that your monitor can handle, and it runs at a buttery-smooth 60 FPS.
** On the other hand, the control prompts don't even mention that you can use your mouse at all, particularly noticeable at the shooting controls. It still has a "Press Start Button" title page and the mouse doesn't work on the menus, forcing you to use WSAD/Spacebar or Up-Down-Left-Right/Enter. F and Escape open up two different menus too, which comes off as a little obtuse although it makes more sense with a [=PS3=] controller's Start and Select buttons.

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* PolishedPort: The Steam release is very well optimized, it has as many resolution options that your monitor can handle, and it runs at a buttery-smooth 60 FPS.
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FPS if you opt for it. There are, however, several problems with [=FPS=] filed under GameBreakingBug which are (thankfully) fixable.\\
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On the other hand, the control prompts don't even mention that you can use your mouse at all, particularly noticeable at the shooting controls. It still has a "Press Start Button" title page and the mouse doesn't work on the menus, forcing you to use WSAD/Spacebar or Up-Down-Left-Right/Enter. F and Escape open up two different menus too, which comes off as a little obtuse although it makes more sense with a [=PS3=] controller's Start and Select buttons.
4th May '17 12:27:21 PM Darkaros
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** Some users report that setting the [=FPS=] to unlimited also sets enemy shocktroopers' rate of fire to the asme value! Give them unlimited frame rate and they'll melt anything that's not the Edelweiss in two seconds or less.

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** Some users report that setting enemy fire rate is tied to the [=FPS=] -- set it to unlimited also sets unlimited, and watch enemy shocktroopers' rate of fire to the asme value! Give them unlimited frame rate and they'll shocktroopers melt anything that's not the Edelweiss a tank in two seconds or less.
4th May '17 12:26:26 PM Darkaros
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* GameBreakingBug: Do not, under any circumstances, run the [=PC=] version with unlimited [=FPS=], as the port has an unintentional bug in regards to framerate. Specifically, enemy shock-troopers have their weapon's rate of fire TIED TO FRAME RATE. Give them unlimited frame rate and they'll melt anything that's not the Edelweiss in two seconds or less.

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* GameBreakingBug: Do not, under any circumstances, run You might escape from some of the bugs, but the [=PC=] version with does ''not'' like unlocking the frame rate to beyond 60 [=FPS=].
** Some users report that setting the [=FPS=] to
unlimited [=FPS=], as the port has an unintentional bug in regards to framerate. Specifically, also sets enemy shock-troopers have their weapon's shocktroopers' rate of fire TIED TO FRAME RATE. to the asme value! Give them unlimited frame rate and they'll melt anything that's not the Edelweiss in two seconds or less.less.
** In Chapter 18 part A, you're required to lower a ramp made of debris. If your framerate is 144, [[https://steamcommunity.com/app/294860/discussions/0/624075374602349935/ units may get stuck]].
21st Apr '17 8:21:44 AM Darkaros
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* ThatOneLevel: "Chapter 7: The Battle at Barious" is often looked upon as this as it's easy to get killed if you don't know what's going to happen. That's when the game suddenly jumps up from its seat and shoves a difficulty spike down your throat.
** For those wondering, you have to take down a giant tank which is only vulnerable at specific turns, not to mention it having anti-personnel turrets all over it to destroy anybody that tries to get close. To top it all off, once you get close to beating him, Selvaria shows up for the first time to aid him. [[NighInvulnerability She cannot be harmed]] and if she targets any of your units, they are as good as dead.
** "Chapter 9: [[spoiler:Kidnapping of Cordelia]]." You have to block an APC and shoot it down with bullets alone, no explosives [[spoiler:as that would harm the princess]]. The city streets don't leave much room to maneuver, though, and if you're not careful, the APC can easily gun down one of your soldiers and then [[FinalDeath run them over]].

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* ThatOneLevel: ThatOneLevel:
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"Chapter 7: The Battle at Barious" is often looked upon as this as it's easy to get killed if you don't know what's going to happen. That's when the game suddenly jumps up from its seat and shoves a difficulty spike down your throat.
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For those wondering, you have to take down a giant tank which is only vulnerable at specific turns, not to mention it having anti-personnel turrets all over it to destroy anybody that tries to get close. To top it all off, once you get close to beating him, Selvaria shows up for the first time to aid him. [[NighInvulnerability She cannot be harmed]] and if she targets any of your units, they are as good as dead.
** "Chapter 9: [[spoiler:Kidnapping of Cordelia]]." You have to block an APC and shoot it down with bullets alone, no explosives [[spoiler:as that would harm the princess]]. The city streets don't leave much room to maneuver, though, and if you're not careful, the APC can easily gun down one of your soldiers and then [[FinalDeath run them over]]. If you don't take the game-provided hint of blocking the first few streets, the APC can easily outpace your non-Scout troops. Alternatively, see BreatherLevel. The small number of units makes Orders disproportionately strong (notably, the Lancer-unlockable ones that increase vehicle damage).
19th Apr '17 3:44:10 PM Darkaros
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* BreatherLevel: Episode 9 is a "puzzle" level setup that is substantially easier to get high rankings on than other levels, even on the first playthrough. It's possible to win in a single turn with a strong Shocktrooper and (ab)using order(s).
7th Apr '17 5:47:19 PM nombretomado
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** Amongst villains? Selvaria is really ''that'' well-loved for being a rather sympathetic AntiVillain who's [[EvilIsSexy sexy]] and [[AFatherToHisMen cares a lot about her squadron]]. Not only she gets a DLC for her own, she's also confirmed to appear in ''ProjectXZone'' as the representative of the 1st VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles, meeting up with VC3 characters (Kurt, Reala, Imca), though still as an enemy.

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** Amongst villains? Selvaria is really ''that'' well-loved for being a rather sympathetic AntiVillain who's [[EvilIsSexy sexy]] and [[AFatherToHisMen cares a lot about her squadron]]. Not only she gets a DLC for her own, she's also confirmed to appear in ''ProjectXZone'' ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' as the representative of the 1st VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles, meeting up with VC3 characters (Kurt, Reala, Imca), though still as an enemy.
10th Mar '17 4:00:42 PM DavidCowie
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* ThatOneBoss: Selvaria the third (and final) time you face her.

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* ThatOneBoss: ThatOneBoss:
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Selvaria the third (and final) time you face her.


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** The final boss seems straightforward: knock out the towers powering the boss, then knock out the boss. However, the towers are hard to hit, and keep coming back on line, which eats into your "kill boss" time. Once the boss's health gets below a certain level, he starts regenerating, so if you can't finish him off on what's left of your turn, you may not be able to finish him off on your next turn either.
8th Jan '17 6:24:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight:
** The anti-tank lances seem larger and, umm, pointier than a rocket launcher would need to be. And the fact that those pointy heads are meant for ''penetrating'' tank armors isn't exactly helpful. Also, is it really necessary for them to be held at [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything waist height]]? The Mortar lances aren't much better, given that they're still held at waist height, but at an angle, and they do splash damage.
*** Even worse, only males hold them at waist height. Females hold them over the shoulder.
** Any Gallian weapon seems to have this effect: just look at how long and thick those barrels are on the rifles and machine guns when you have them modified for firepower, and the shape of the underslung flame throwers and grenade launchers...
3rd Jan '17 5:42:32 PM Wyldchyld
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** Has the potential to occur with many of the other recruits due to the fact that every last one of them has a unique appearance, personality and backstory. For example, [[ColdSniper Marina Wulfstan]] is quite popular as well, though it helps that she's {{badass}} and the best sniper you can recruit for your squad.

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** Has the potential to occur with many of the other recruits due to the fact that every last one of them has a unique appearance, personality and backstory. For example, [[ColdSniper Marina Wulfstan]] is quite popular as well, though it helps that she's {{badass}} badass and the best sniper you can recruit for your squad.
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