History YMMV / ValkyriaChronicles

17th Jun '16 2:14:44 AM ChrisX
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** The Imperial characters. Are they ''really'' one-dimensional CardCarryingVillain who deserve no love because no matter how you spin it, imperialism, racism and invasion are bad, period? Or are they capable of holding their own sympathetic qualities and therefore can be liked on their own? This mostly applied to just Maximillian (having his own DarkAndTroubledPast of coming out from a horrible succession war that costed him his family, and [[EvenEvilHasStandards having strict discipline when it comes to warfare]]), Selvaria (has her own tragic past and unrequited genuine love on Maximillian as well as being [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]) and Jaeger (very affable and laid back as well as commanding a good deal of competence, as well as actually fighting because his own homeland is on the line). Gregor on the other hand tends to fall into HateSink because he has no such past and looks more like 'evil just because'.
11th Jun '16 11:21:01 PM AnotherDuck
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* TheScrappy: Gens. Gregor and Damon, though this is probably intentional. Also applies to pretty much every person with the Potential of "Darcsen Hater" in the game, notably Cezary and Theold - both are also disliked even more so because these two characters are rather low-standing members of their respective troop classes.
25th May '16 7:26:26 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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 [=PS3=] controller's Start and Select buttons.



* VindicatedByHistory: The game got little to no press during its initial PS3 release in 2008, although it gained a steady cult following due to its status as a SleeperHit, often stated as one of the must-play titles on the system. By the time the PC rerelease on Steam came around in 2014, the game skyrocketed to the top spots of the Steam and Green Man Gaming sales boards, beating out other newer titles released in the same week (which includes ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity and VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare !''). Sega even acknowledged that the success on PC was far beyond their expectations.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The game got little to no press during its initial PS3 [=PS3=] release in 2008, although it gained a steady cult following due to its status as a SleeperHit, often stated as one of the must-play titles on the system. By the time the PC rerelease on Steam came around in 2014, the game skyrocketed to the top spots of the Steam and Green Man Gaming sales boards, beating out other newer titles released in the same week (which includes ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity and VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare !''). Sega even acknowledged that the success on PC was far beyond their expectations.
6th Apr '16 1:40:04 AM Wuz
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*** Even just Penetrate by itself can be pretty effective. Using it on a Shocktrooper can allow you to slowly but surely chip away at the health of tough armored targets like [[spoiler:Jaeger's Lupus supertank, the Valkof lance tip, and even Valkyria Maximilian]].

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*** Even just Penetrate by itself can be pretty effective. Using it on a Shocktrooper can allow you to slowly but surely chip away at the health of tough armored targets like [[spoiler:Jaeger's Jaeger's Lupus supertank, the [[spoiler:the Valkof lance tip, and even Valkyria Maximilian]].
6th Apr '16 1:39:30 AM Wuz
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** Welkin Order: Penetrate (Ignore Armor), Order: Attack Weak Point (every hit is a critical hit, as long as it does any damage at all.) Takes 5 turns, but whoever that's ordered those two items will shred any tank or anything else in their vicinity.

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** Welkin Order: Penetrate (Ignore Armor), Order: Attack Weak Point (every hit is a critical hit, as long as it does any damage at all.) Takes 5 turns, command points, but whoever that's ordered those two items will shred any tank or anything else in their vicinity.
4th Apr '16 5:06:44 AM Wuz
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* DracoInLeatherPants: '''Selvaria'''. Maximillian doesn't love her back and [[spoiler:she commits mass murder-suicide]], so she's TheWoobie instead of an unapologetic slayer of thousands who describes conquering Gallia with a rape metaphor.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: '''Selvaria'''. Maximillian Maximilian doesn't love her back and [[spoiler:she commits mass murder-suicide]], so she's TheWoobie instead of an unapologetic slayer of thousands who describes conquering Gallia with a rape metaphor.



** Additionally, there are two times the game tricks you into thinking [[spoiler:Alicia]] may die. One is a chapter preview that shows [[spoiler:Alicia in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, which is especially notable because it comes shortly after the FinalDeath of Isara due to a sniper bullet]]. The second is when [[spoiler:Alicia starts building up the nuke attack that Selveria used to commit massively destructive suicide]]. Neither results in her death, but since similar situations did just recently kill others, it might have you worried.

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** Additionally, there are two times the game tricks you into thinking [[spoiler:Alicia]] may die. One is a chapter preview that shows [[spoiler:Alicia in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, which is especially notable because it comes shortly after the FinalDeath of Isara due to a sniper bullet]]. The second is when [[spoiler:Alicia starts building up the nuke attack that Selveria Selvaria used to commit massively destructive suicide]]. Neither results in her death, but since similar situations did just recently kill others, it might have you worried.



* AnticlimaxBoss: The OP makes it seem as if [[spoiler: Alicia]] and Sylveria's eventual showdown will be dramatic affair. It ends up being cruelly {{subverted}}, as Sylveria gets utterly curbstomped twice. Which causes Maximillion to [[YouHaveFailedMe turn his back on her]], now that she was [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer of use to him.]]

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* AnticlimaxBoss: The OP makes it seem as if [[spoiler: Alicia]] and Sylveria's Selvaria's eventual showdown will be dramatic affair. It ends up being cruelly {{subverted}}, as Sylveria Selvaria gets utterly curbstomped twice. Which causes Maximillion Maximilian to [[YouHaveFailedMe turn his back on her]], now that she was [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer of use to him.]]



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We never actually get to see Maximillian annihilating the army of ninjas sent to assassinate him.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We never actually get to see Maximillian Maximilian annihilating the army of ninjas sent to assassinate him.
3rd Apr '16 8:50:27 AM Wuz
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The entire game is rendered in a unique and colorful watercolor art-style. There are very few other games that render the entire game in such a style.
28th Mar '16 7:32:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* SpiritualLicensee: The series is one to the ''SakuraTaisen'' games. Helped in part be the developers having worked on the previous series.

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* SpiritualLicensee: The series is one to the ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games. Helped in part be the developers having worked on the previous series.
11th Mar '16 7:48:22 AM Wuz
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** Alicia, lethally accurate, highly mobile, and eventually able to heal to full in a turn, [[spoiler:and unleash her Valkyria powers when injured]]. She can solo many levels. Most orders given to other soldiers eventually exist to support her one woman war. Scout Rush in general is a GameBreaker (see DungeonBypass above). It's just that as the game progresses, "scout rush" becomes "Alicia rush" due to how powerful she is. This is the reason why the production team decided to nerf the scouts down a bit in Valkyria Chronicles II.

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** Alicia, lethally accurate, highly mobile, and eventually able to heal to full in a turn, [[spoiler:and unleash her Valkyria powers when injured]]. She can solo many levels. Most orders given to other soldiers eventually exist to support her one woman war. Scout Rush in general is a GameBreaker (see DungeonBypass above).in main page). It's just that as the game progresses, "scout rush" becomes "Alicia rush" due to how powerful she is. This is the reason why the production team decided to nerf the scouts down a bit in Valkyria Chronicles II.
2nd Feb '16 6:12:55 AM Wuz
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: See DesignatedEvil. Depending on the translation and the player's viewpoint, Faldio is either a scumbag who [[spoiler:shot Alicia]] just because he wanted to win an arms race, or a militia captain who saw the survival of Gallia as being worth the risk of taking the one plan he believed was sure to work, when no one else knew what to do. Faldio definitely regrets what he had to do and expresses remorse over losing Welkin as a friend, but his TheEndsJustifyTheMeans talk can end up quite convincing despite him being explicitly punished for it.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: See DesignatedEvil. Depending on the translation and the player's viewpoint, Faldio is either a scumbag who [[spoiler:shot Alicia]] just because he wanted to win an arms race, or a militia captain who saw the survival of Gallia as being worth the risk of taking the one plan he believed was sure to work, when no one else knew what to do. Faldio definitely regrets what he had to do and expresses remorse over losing Welkin as a friend, but his TheEndsJustifyTheMeans TheEndJustifiesTheMeans talk can end up quite convincing despite him being explicitly punished for it.
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