PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed

SEGA tweets a confirmation of yesterday's indications that a PC edition of console strategy RPG Valkyria Chronicles is in the works. Here's the short and sweet tweet: "Gallia, to arms! Return to the original battle on PC. More info coming soon... "
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 06:14:
Jerykk wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 03:07:
PHJF wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:08:
What a weird game to port: going on seven years old.

PC gamers missed out on this genre entirely: Front Mission, Fire Emblem, Disgaea...

That genre being... turn-based strategy? Pretty sure PC has plenty of that.

None even remotely as grand and crazy as Valkyria Chronicles...
Agreed, calling this TBS is inaccurate. Sure, it's technically true, but it's a very generic description for something that differs from others in its genre.

The way I've seen it described is actually RPG, which I think is more accurate. It's turn-based, but it's also real-time. You move your characters as part of a turn, but they have to endure suppressing fire while moving (which stops when nobody is moving or taking an action, allowing you to cheat the system somewhat).

Anyway, the story is the best part, and the basic premise is an alternate WW2, complete with an oppressed ethnic group, elitist racial supremacist aggressors, etc. Also, I disagree about the main characters' English voice actors.
Spoiler: They are both arguably naive idealists who would rather not be fighting (one more than the other), and their voices convey that.
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Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
Oct 29, 2014, 10:21
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Oct 29, 2014, 10:21
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Jerykk wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 03:07:
PHJF wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:08:
What a weird game to port: going on seven years old.

PC gamers missed out on this genre entirely: Front Mission, Fire Emblem, Disgaea...

That genre being... turn-based strategy? Pretty sure PC has plenty of that.

So you're saying Final Fantasy is on the same plane as Baldur's Gate?
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Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
Oct 29, 2014, 08:51
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Suppa7 wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 08:29:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 06:14:
None even remotely as grand and crazy as Valkyria Chronicles...

Did you not play alpha centauri?

http://www.gog.com/game/sid_meiers_alpha_centauri

Were there anime girls in SMAC ?

Either way, the fault here is that you assume I mean 4X strategy, Valkyria Chonicles was more an ANIME with TB elements. Very very unlike anything else on PC, with the exception of a few Indy games. Also it had strategy elements not found in any other tb game
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Oct 29, 2014, 08:29
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 06:14:
None even remotely as grand and crazy as Valkyria Chronicles...

Did you not play alpha centauri?

http://www.gog.com/game/sid_meiers_alpha_centauri
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Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
Oct 29, 2014, 06:14
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Oct 29, 2014, 06:14
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 03:07:
PHJF wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:08:
What a weird game to port: going on seven years old.

PC gamers missed out on this genre entirely: Front Mission, Fire Emblem, Disgaea...

That genre being... turn-based strategy? Pretty sure PC has plenty of that.

None even remotely as grand and crazy as Valkyria Chronicles...
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Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
Oct 29, 2014, 03:07
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PHJF wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:08:
What a weird game to port: going on seven years old.

PC gamers missed out on this genre entirely: Front Mission, Fire Emblem, Disgaea...

That genre being... turn-based strategy? Pretty sure PC has plenty of that.
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Oct 28, 2014, 17:07
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PHJF wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:08:
What a weird game to port: going on seven years old.

PC gamers missed out on this genre entirely: Front Mission, Fire Emblem, Disgaea...

I'd argue they're basically Japanified versions of the old SSI RPGs from Phantasie up through the Gold Box games. They started out as a turn-based simulation company so they had plenty of practice on that front.
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Oct 28, 2014, 16:56
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Pew pew pew. This was one of those experimental genre hybrids that didn't get any traction. Turn based FPS with positioning/class effects. Even have to worry about suppressive fire. Very fun in my opinion. Maybe this port will jump start some creativity in the RTS realm again? Here's hoping for some falling dominos.

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It's funny, my daughter played the demo on my PS3 for a while and said it was really good, though she wasn't much of a strategy gamer. I started playing it - a lot. Just the demo though. Finally she walked by and said, 'Why don't you just buy the full version, cheapskate!'... Yup, I guess she got me there. Now I don't have an excuse, I'll definitely be grabbing this...

As for it being a port, I think the worst port in history would have to be Ride To Hell: Retribution. Man, I don't know how the orig....wait... *puts hand to earpiece*...I'm being told that this wasn't a port just the game itself...Oh. My. God...

*cue quick-zoom Doge meme and dun-dun-DUN! sound*



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Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
Oct 28, 2014, 15:11
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The story is way too anime for me, but the game was really good.
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Oct 28, 2014, 15:08
 PHJF
 
What a weird game to port: going on seven years old.

PC gamers missed out on this genre entirely: Front Mission, Fire Emblem, Disgaea...
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Oct 28, 2014, 14:48
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It's imho the best PS3 exclusive. The story goes off the rails later on and some of the humor is... interesting, but overall it just oozes love and care and the turn-based/real-time mix might be the best solution for tactical RPGs I've ever seen.

That said it's a great game only with Japanese audio. The English voices are top notch (for a game), with the exception of the two main characters who are absolutely insufferable. I have no idea what they were thinking.

I assume this will be your average Japanese port which means no Japanese version, crappy audio and low resolution so that's that.
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Verno wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 12:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:22:
It can't be a worse port than FFX13

I seem to recall a few people defended that port, that's the sad thing.
I don't recall anyone defending the FFXIII port. Defending the game, yes. Defending only 720p? Nope. So not sure what you are talking about...that being said, Durante's fix makes FFXIII perfectly playable at 1080p or higher, so that's good.

...although now that you mention it, FFXIII's port wasn't the worst. I'd argue other ports were much worse...ports that have issues that can never be fixed, ever, like crashing bugs.

So in a sense, I do think people take 720p more seriously than they should. Dark Souls at 720p or FFXIII at 720p were/are both perfectly playable with almost zero bugs. It's the broken coding/crashes that truly ruin a port (Saints Row 2 would be an excellent example, also Deadly Premonition).

Anyway, great to see Valkyria Chronicles coming to PC. I never played it but heard it is fantastic.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:22:
It can't be a worse port than FFX13

I seem to recall a few people defended that port, that's the sad thing.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:22:
It can't be a worse port than FFX13
Do NOT tempt fate! Just don't!
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Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
Oct 28, 2014, 12:11
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great TBS games...can't wait to get them on PC.
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garrywong wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:15:
Ecthelion wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:05:
The visuals in this game are lovely, and should be even better in resolutions above 720p.

You are buttuming here that the port will allow you to play at higher than 720p

It can't be a worse port than FFX13
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Ecthelion wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 11:05:
The visuals in this game are lovely, and should be even better in resolutions above 720p.

You are buttuming here that the port will allow you to play at higher than 720p
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This news blows my mind. I managed to play halfway through it on the PS3. One day I'll finish it....on the PC!
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This is great news. This is one of my favorite PS3 exclusives (not any longer...), and it's great to see it reach a larger audience.

If only they would make a true follow-up, or a new game with the same engine. The visuals in this game are lovely, and should be even better in resolutions above 720p. The combat is also addicting, and I even went to the trouble of hacking a PSP to be able to play the Japan-only third game in the series.
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