Valkyria Revolution: Vanargand Edition - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Sega
  • SKU: 5848019
  • Release Date: 06/27/2017
ESRB Rating: Teen
Blood, Language, Sexual themes, Use of alcohol, Violence
$29.99
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
74% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (99 out of 135)

Product Details


  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 06/27/2017

Synopsis


Liberate a nation from their oppressors in Valkyria Revolution for the PlayStation 4. You equip your character with an arsenal of customizable weapons that can be upgraded, and you combine battle tactics with political awareness to ensure your team is victorious. Do what it takes to survive in Valkyria Revolution.

Features


This special Vanargand Edition comes with a bold pin inscribed with the Vanargand's ferocious coat of arms, a 12-track soundtrack written by the extremely talented Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Stella Glow), and stunning outer box

In an alternative world based on the European era of industrialization, players will band together with Jutland's elite soldiers, the Vanargand unit, to fight against the merciless Ruzi Empire

Though it bears the name of Valkyria, the Valkyria Revolution eschews the original series' traditional turn-based strategy to replace it with the new hybrid of fast-paced real-time combat and tactical acumen across battlefields

The world of Valkyria Revolution is brought to life by the unique visual style provided by a new graphical engine and vibrant soundtrack composed by the celebrated Yasunori Mitsuda

The powerful drama of the game can be experienced in the original Japanese voice acting with English subtitles or in the brand-new English translation

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Customer rating

3.9
74%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    Posted
    miguel
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I respectfully disagree with the lower rated review because you can't say Valkyria Revolution isn't like Valkyria Chronicles gameplay without taking into account that Chronicles is a lot older and games evolve in some cases. Nonetheless, I would say Valkyria Chronicles is the Final Fantasy 6 or 7 of the series where Revolution is the Final Fantasy 15 of the bunch. It's really good but it's not Final Fantasy 6 or 7 and no one should go into it expecting it to be since JRPGs were much difference during the time. It's worth buying at this price because it's already pretty cheap. Sega needs people to show love to their quality games like this and Yakuza if we ever want more games to come to the states like this one. Not buying this game and future releases that are similar means Sega is less likely to take a risk in bringing stuff like this over to the U.S. Sonic Mania and Forces can probably survive a price drop if they're not good because they will most likely still sell okay and get new entries of some sort. Pick this game up, it's fun. No it's not Persona 5 or Final Fantasy but if you're done with those this should be next in line. P.S. first prints come with some cute little extras so if you wait that might not be available in later prints (soundtrack and pins).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I enjoy this game a lot, however...

    Posted
    StokedRider
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    While I really enjoy this game's characters, the story, the soundtrack, and the boss battles, there's a lot of annoyances here. If any of the following turn you off, you may not enjoy this game: 1. There are TONS of cutscenes, more than actual gameplay, and the cutscenes are split up by a TON of loading screens. I haven't seen this many loading screens in a game since Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. Luckily, this game's a lot better than that one. 2. Gameplay takes a backseat to the story. Personally, I'm a fan of many of the characters, so the story is interesting to me. I'm normally not one for anime, however I am enjoying this. That said, it's too bad that they're so frequent since I'd like to be able to enjoy more of the gameplay if there was more of it. 3. Graphically, I think the game looks pretty nice, however it's still pretty dated with stilted & robotic animations that would be more at home in a PS2 game. This doesn't bother me much since many Japanese games are behind western games in this regard. There's a lot to like here, however there's a lot to dislike too, so just be aware of that before buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun and beautiful, but different

    Posted
    Emiya
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    Valkyria Revolution is the newest game in the Valkyria series and the most important thing to note is that it is a spin-off. Making a return are the beautiful, water-colored visuals that the series is known for and the fantasy pseudo-WWII Europe setting. The character designs are great, the music is scored by Yasunori Mitsuda and it's fantastic, and the game features top-notch Japanese voice acting. What's different is probably the most divisive thing that could have changed. Rather than the turn-based- grid-based strategy RPG approach of the previous games, this game takes to a more pseudo-real time combat system that utilizes an active-time bar found in many Final Fantasy games. This is a huge departure for the series, but as it is a spin-off, differences are to be expected. And despite the great change, it still retains an element of strategy and planning that veterans of the series would be familiar with. Valkyria Revolution is a good game with a couple of flaws, but I would recommend RPG fans to give it a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Impossible To Play

    Posted
    Misuteri
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    I was really excited for this collector's set. It looked great. The pin is cool. But that's about it. The game itself is nearly impossible to play. There are so many loading screens. In the first hour of the game, there is 5 minutes of actual game play. The rest is loading screens and so much talking. There are a lot of cut scenes and I'm not against that but it has to load every time one start. The worst part is the loading screens aren't quick. Running it on my PS4 Pro, the loading screens are just as long as the scenes themselves. The graphics are another disappointment. The moving painting style ruins a lot for me because it's in every scene. It's like a bad filter over an anime. Besides all of the technical mediocrities, the story itself is slow and lackluster. The combat is fast and is often over before you know it. I'm not sure if a diehard fan could get passed all of these hangups.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Shouldn't be compared to the other games

    Posted
    Suzaku
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    Starting off, this *is* part of the Valkyria universe but should be seen as a side story and doesn't play the same as previous games, which isn't a bad thing. Visually, it's easy to tell this isn't a native PS4 game. Animations are somewhat stiff at times and aren't completely fluid. Graphics could be better, but this game is also on a portable system, you can tell the engine used is scalable to work on weaker hardware. There is also a major difficulty spike more than half way through the game that almost requires you to have skills and gear maxed out to that point. It can get rather frustrating if you don't like or want to grind. But if you don't mind that and get past the fight easily; the game, story and characters are entertaining enough. The music is also great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a true Valkyria game, but fun nonetheless.

    Posted
    Neilmiser
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    Forget everything you know about the Valkyria series. This is a reboot and it has nothing in common with the other games, save for some thematic influences. This is a strict ARPG with only minimal strategy elements, and the squad-based action that goes on is akin to the character switching you see in games like Dynasty Warriors 8 or some such. It's fun, but mindless and repetitive. You go around large scale battle scenes fighting off grunt enemies until a boss appears, and that's pretty much it. There's some rescue missions and huge super-boss scenes, but it's basically Dynasty Warriors: Valkyria. If you like hack n' slash with some minimal strategic and ARPG elements, look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not your regular Valkyria experience

    Posted
    Dann
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This spin-off of the Valkyria Chronicles franchise is not the same game. The playstyle is more hack'n'slash action oriented than the tactical, squad-based gameplay of the core games. Although it takes place in the same world as the Chronicles' series, this game is extremely repetitive and lackluster. If you're a fan, you might find some of the story elements interesting, but outside of that, you should not enter the fray with this title. The pin that comes with this edition is pretty nice though!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Valkyrie Revolution

    Posted
    MRMR
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    The Valkyria, the embodiment of death, is returning to the battlefield in Valkyria Revolution, and players will have to do - and sacrifice - whatever is necessary to liberate their homeland. With an engaging story full of political intrigue, a battle system that mixes real-time combat and tactical strategy, a gorgeous visual style, and more, the game will immerse players into the frontlines of a desperate war.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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