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YMMV / Valkyria Revolution

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  • Scrappy Mechanic: The basic melee attack being a 3-hit combo with a 5 second long cool down. Not only is it completely unnecessary since most standard enemies die in 1 hit, but it also locks you in place and prevents you from moving while other enemies can still attack you.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The game wasn't well received by both reviewers and longtime fans who felt that Revolution's Action RPG playstyle wasn't as good as the strategy gameplay that made the original Valkyria Chronicles trilogy a hit. Sega apparently got the hint, as the next game in the series, Valkyria Chronicles 4, went back to the series' Strategic gameplay.
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  • Wake-Up Call Boss: The first fight with Maxim is hard slap in the face. Just about every other enemy you've encountered to this point has been incredibly easy to deal with and were so weak they could fall to a stray wind. Then suddenly you're fighting a boss that has a shield just like you which has to be broken to even damage him, several attacks that can one hit kill your entire party if you're poorly positioned and tons of health. The second fight with him isn't much better since it comes only one chapter later and now you have to contend with clearing out the mooks he calls in to keep your party's morale up.