The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2010 #47e: Valkyria Chronicles II

Posted in 2010 by trdn89 on May 24, 2011

20 points, 2 votes

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Will M: Another game I sunk a zillion hours into (at last count, triple-digits) this year. The story’s stupid (but all videogame stories are). The battle system, though, is EXACTLY what I’ve been hoping for/trying to invent in my head for about a decade; a third-person turn-based strategy, like Gears of Jagged Alliance or something.

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Coint & Plick 2008 #70c: Valkyria Chronicles

Posted in 2008 by trdn89 on February 22, 2010

5 points, 1 vote

Roberto Spiralli: I feel like Valkyria Chronicles will get lost in the shuffle for a lot of people but there should absolutely be more games like this. It’s the kind of thing that they used to make in the old days, when everything looked like shit so programmers had to really put some creative effort in to make their title stand out. VC is a turn based shooter and the basic mechanics are pretty much perfect: at once simple and complex, easy to play but with genuine strategic depth. There is a compelling story with a great cast of characters that gives the gameplay context; the game is basically a complete counter-point to MGS4 in this regard. It really is a beautiful game to look at and a joy to play.

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