The Principality of Gallia
A blog dedicated to Valkyria Chronicles, known as Senjou no Valkyria in Japan, a tactical RPG for the PS3, and its sequels, VC2 and VC3, both on the PSP. Needless to say, all of the subject matter of the posts here is Valkyria Chronicles-related, and therefore the characters, locales, music, in short, everything belongs to SEGA.
Pretty neat site, the focus is on sharing some fan and official art work from the franchise.
A few days ago I got this crazy idea in my head: What would Valkyria Chronicles be like if it was released for iOS devices?
The First Europan War was caused by friction between the Autocratic East Europan Imperial Alliance and the Federation over Ragnite resources.
The Industrial Revolution of the 18th Century led to skyrocketing demand for ragnite, pitting Europa’s twin giants in a race for resources. When the crown prince of the Empire was assassinated at the start of the 20th Century, tensions spiraled into an all-out war. Though the Imperial force employed a corps of newly developed tanks, hostilities soon became bogged down in fruitless trench warfare, and the two exhausted powers ultimately signed a cease-fire agreement.
During the war, Gallia’s military, led by General Belgen Gunther’s tank corps, foiled an Imperial invasion attempt.
Interesting premise that could easily be expanded upon.
Despite my recent article I am still surprised that the developers and writers went with a civil war story line for Valkyria Chronicles 2 and returned to the previous Europan War II conflict in Valkyria Chronicles 3 rather than examine conflicts that led to the second Europan War.
For a fresh, new JRPG franchise like Valkyria Chronicles it’s no surprise that to this day, nearly a year later, there are still fans that are opposed and refuse to support the franchise due to Sega’s decision to move the franchise to the PlayStation Portable (PSP) rather than continue the success of the first game by releasing sequels of the game on the PlayStation 3 (PS3).
The argument at the time that Valkyria Chronicles 2 was announced for the PSP was that Sega wanted to increase the fan base of the franchise. (more…)
It was only a short, few months ago that Namco Bandai released a few pieces of artwork for their next “mothership” Tales game to celebrate the franchise’s 15th anniversary (which coincidentally is today!) and they even launched a site counting down the days to the next Tales game.
Well, the clock finally hit ZERO and we now know that this new Tales game is Tales of Xillia and it will be the first PS3-exclusive Tales game thanks to the minute and a half long promo that was posted with the game’s reveal. (more…)
So I tried out the Valkyria Chronicles 3 demo, via Anoop at AndriaSang.com (4gamer.net), and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I am devasted that I will have to wait nearly a year to play this game, hopefully with the option to choose English subtitles and Japanese audio this time. (more…)
So as I sit here, having finally completed the story mode of Valkyria Chronicles II, I feel a little empty and even a little surprised at the outcome. It’s taken me about a little over half a week of game play (109-110 hours) to finally beat it, yet I don’t feel all that satisfied now that I am done and have to pretty much wait another year until Valkyria Chronicles III which is revisiting the story of the Imperial invasion of Gallia.
On the bright side I was slightly surprised at what happens once you do finish it. (more…)
Here we are at the end of this short marathon.
After having gone through four of the top five JRPG sequels I would like to see on the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and even a few honourable mentions we’re finally at the finish line.
So, what sequel to a JRPG do I crave the most to see on the PlayStation 3?
Well if this article’s picture caught your attention, good, as it might give you a hint as which title it is. You might even get surprised when you find out! (more…)
I wanted to link all nine (I picked a low, random number here) of you who read this excellent review of Sega’s Valkyria Chronicles 2 for the PSP by J.D. I’ll be writing a more exhaustive review myself soon, especially now that I have gotten further in the game.
Riera, Kurt and Imuka – Valkyria Chronicles 3's Troika
It wasn’t that long ago that we heard that a new Valkyria Chronicles was in the making, heck, it wasn’t all that long ago that we got a new Valkyria Chronicles, so imagine my surprise when just 2 days before Sega is to release information about their latest Valkyria Chronicles game when it’s been leaked via scans of an upcoming issue of Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu. (more…)