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Pour Some Cristal for My Homies. Let's Play a Splintered Horn Run of Valkyria Chronicles
GIG

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What you gotta know first
Valkyria Chronicles, released in 2008 by, is a Turn-based/Real-time Strategy game for the PS3. This game was critically acclaimed, with gorgeous graphics, fun gameplay, and interesting characters.

But of course, nobody bought the damn game when it came out. Despite the praise put upon it, it was quickly overlooked by other, more talked about PS3 games, And it stayed that way for some time, with IGN even "awarding" it "Best Game No One Played" award. Eventually, a price drop and word of mouth by the people who bought the game would give this game the attention it deserves.

The Story

Set in an alternate timeline of Earth in 1935, the game starts in the middle of a war across the continent of Europa, Europe's analogue, between the villainous Autocratic East Europan Imperial Alliance, and the not-as-bad-but-still-pretty-dickish Atlantic Federation. The cause of this war is the ever dwindling supply of Ragnite, the mineral that runs just about everything. Deciding it needs a little pick me up, the Empire looks to the Principality of Gallia, who is rich in the ore...

Questions

What did you mean by Turn-Based/Real-time up there?

Simple, the game utilizes the BLiTZ* battle system, which breaks up the combat into two steps: An overhead map to select unit's with called Command Mode, and the actual movement, attacking, and positioning of a unit called Action Mode. Utilizing Command Points, you select your units and use them to make the other guys fall down. After you run out of CP, the enemy take a turn to do the same. Repeat as necessary. Simple enough?

What do you mean by "Splintered Horn run"?

It's a self imposed challenge. The rules are kinda like the (in)famous Nuzlocke rules for Poke'mon, except instead of pocket monsters, it with dudes using guns and grenades.

My rules are as follows: LAST SECOND EDITED RULE: Any character that owns a Command Point is exempt from all but the first and second rule. It would be too hard otherwise.

Hey! Hey GIG! There's this character I really like...

Then ask me to pick them up. Whenever I get a roster update, I'll post that character's info and picture (in link form) and if anyone want someone on the team, I'll add them.

And that about covers it. Check back in an hour for my first update!
26th Oct '11 6:42:13 PM flag for mods
comments
Post it on Youtube! Pleeeeeeease? [puppy dog eyes]
rabbitRider 26th Oct 11
Sadly, I don't have any decent recording software. Otherwise, I'd have this up as a screenshot LP or even a Video one (with my wonderful Voice included), though I hope I can do one of those in the future.
GIG 26th Oct 11
SET EUROPA ABLAZE!
Fauxlosophe 26th Oct 11
I was one of those people that waited for a price drop before obtaining this game, and now I'd gladly call this one of the best that I've ever played. Solid gameplay, interesting characters, and the music...oh, I could write an entire paragraph or two about the music alone. Here's hoping that many of the men you take under your wing in days to come will survive to the end of the war, and that you enjoy yourself while fighting for the sake of Gallia's future.
EndarkCuli 26th Oct 11
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