Valkyria Chronicles 4: An Underrated Favorite

  • Thursday, Jan 31, 2019
  • by Jerald Ancheta, 363 Views

 

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Sega, with assistance from Media Vision. Just like its predecessors, Valkyria Chronicles 4 melds charm and strategy into its game play. The game play of Valkyria Chronicles is turn based and the players can move as many soldiers (in a third person view) as they want as long as they have enough medallions. If the solider encounters an enemy (that enemy will shoot at them), the player can switch them into target mode, which will cause the enemy to cease fire.

In target mode, the player can control where the solider shoots, the game shows how many bullets the soldier can shoot and how many is required to kill the enemy. Once the player uses up all their medallions or ends their turn early (you can save up medallions for their next turn), the enemy will make their move. If the player doesn’t complete the mission in 20 turns, they fail. These missions usually involve capturing an enemy camp.

What I enjoy most about Valkyria Chronicles games is the huge cast of characters and how their personality melds with the game play. A normal mission of the game starts with the player positioning his soldiers on a map of the battlefield. There are numerous soldiers to choose from that have their own class and traits. Their class affects how they attack and decides what weapon or armor they can equip.

For example, a Sniper can only equip light armor (they are squishy, so don’t position them in a cross fire) and use a sniper rifle.

Along with their class, all of the soldiers have their own traits as well. These traits will affect how the soldiers will react when they are in combat (good or bad). For example, Jester has a gambling problem which might down grade his accuracy in target mode, but if he is near a female solider he might gets an attack buff.

Like every other Valkyria Chronicles game in the series (Except Valkyria Revolution!!), Valkyria Chronicles 4 is fun, charming and offers some pretty good strategic game play. I absolutely recommend it for TRPG and JRPG lovers.

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