History YMMV / ValkyriaChronicles

21st Oct '17 8:32:36 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=]. 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]].
9th Oct '17 1:05:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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 TheEndJustifiesTheMeans 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 TheEndJustifiesTheMeans talk can end up quite convincing despite him being explicitly punished for it.



** [[ShootTheDog Of course, in his defense, Gallia was pretty short on options by that point.]] On the other hand, [[KickTheDog he had started to consider]] [[spoiler: Alicia]] [[KickTheDog more of a weapon than a human being by that point as well.]]
1st Oct '17 1:01:07 PM nombretomado
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Quite mysteriously for being a very Anime series, there seems to be a fairly sizable Russian fanbase who perform feats up to and including remaking the Edelweiss and Nameless Tank for use in WorldOfTanks, though they are no longer necessary, as far as the [=SEA=] server is concerned, as these two tanks were officially added into the game for that server only in mid-2017.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Quite mysteriously for being a very Anime series, there seems to be a fairly sizable Russian fanbase who perform feats up to and including remaking the Edelweiss and Nameless Tank for use in WorldOfTanks, ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', though they are no longer necessary, as far as the [=SEA=] server is concerned, as these two tanks were officially added into the game for that server only in mid-2017.
27th Sep '17 9:07:51 PM ReiKusanagi
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** It has a popularity showing in the west in general due to it being an early PS3 title and the mild western vibe it has. From there word of mouth spread endearing various people to the game, resulting in the PC port outselling some of the AAA titles also launching at the time.



* 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=] release in 2008, although it gained a steady cult following due to its status as a SleeperHit, SleeperHit and early title, 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.
30th Aug '17 7:48:51 AM PsychoNormal91
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* StrawmanHasAPoint:
** General Damon is AmbitionIsEvil personified; he happily sends Squad 7 on suicidal missions as a meat shield for his own soldiers just to pad his own win-loss ratio. This comes to a head when he captures Selvaria, swooping in after the battle is over to take credit, and has her pistol-whipped to knock her out. Welkin and Alicia act like this is just the most horrible thing ever, but Damon counters with a pretty solid piece of logic: she's a ''Valkyria''. The only safe way to take her alive is to do it while she's unconscious and unable to use her magic powers. When she regains consciousness, [[spoiler: she uses those powers to detonate a castle and destroy the entire army in very short order, proving him right]].
** Faldio spends most of the game being punished for awakening [[spoiler: Alicia's]] Valkyria powers because he cared more about military power than the free will of a Gallian citizen. But, as he points out, if he hadn't done it, there would be no Gallia to fight for because it would have been conquered via the otherwise-unstoppable military power of a Valkyria. Everything about his character arc revolves around him committing this terrible act and eventually [[spoiler: dying to redeem himself]] because of how horrible it was, aligning with the WarIsHell themes of the story, except Gallia [[BrokenAesop only survives the war because of what he did]].
19th Aug '17 1:49:27 AM slain
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** Selvaria the third (and final) time you face her.

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** Selvaria the third (and final) time you face her. Most of her difficulty comes from the fact that she has a ''machine gun'' and will use up to three of her AP to ventilate any sucker in her tremendous field of vision (as in, she can attack the couple of exposed allies ''at your starting location'' far); and that she's a Scout (270° sight cone) with Ace Engineer evasion (if you aren't backstabbing her or proc Undodgeable Shot, she's almost certain to dodge). She's rather frail for a boss if she gets smoked (so she can't counter or see) or pinned between tanks (especially if the Shamrock is either Gatling or Flame), but good luck getting a tank all the way there to begin with.



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.

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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.close, plus two powerful, invincible anti-tank turrets that can break walls just as easily as a tank. The only way to defeat the anti-personnel turrets is to pop them off with Lancer fire, which is fairly inaccurate (and ammo-limited without Engineers to resupply) this early in the game. The fastest way to destroy the radiators is not to bring a Lancer up there and use all three shots, but a rather simple solution that's not particularly obvious, save for the shape of the radiators. 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, infantry, they are as good as dead.dead. Better yet, she also comes in with a force of powerful soldiers (including the stage's Ace) who ''will'' run around and clean up if you're out of position.
18th Jul '17 8:34:53 AM Jediuser
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* TheScrappy: Susie Evans takes this up in the anime. Although she serves a larger role than in the game, acting as Alicia's childhood friend who is part of Bruhl's town watch with her, she typically doesn't do much besides cry, faint, or act like a clumsy [[TheDitz ditz]] whenever she's on screen.
14th Jul '17 8:48:28 PM HashiriyaR32
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Quite mysteriously for being a very Anime series, there seems to be a fairly sizable Russian fanbase who perform feats up to and including remaking the Edelweiss and Nameless Tank for use in WorldOfTanks.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Quite mysteriously for being a very Anime series, there seems to be a fairly sizable Russian fanbase who perform feats up to and including remaking the Edelweiss and Nameless Tank for use in WorldOfTanks.WorldOfTanks, though they are no longer necessary, as far as the [=SEA=] server is concerned, as these two tanks were officially added into the game for that server only in mid-2017.
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.
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