What's /a/'s opinion of Valkyria Chronicles?
I really liked the game, albeit its somewhat mediocre story, so I didn't go in expecting much. The first episodes really surprised me by showing the group dynamic the game's narrative lacked but they fucked up the endgame with the love triangle bullshit.
PS: Isara is still best girl.
I've only ever been told to avoid the anime, so I haven't seen it yet. Is it worth checking out overall or should I just remain blissfully ignorant?
I'd say the first few episodes are worth it because they show the group as exactly that: a group. In the game they were more like piece in a chess board but in those episodes they sorta reinvent the game by constructing stronger characters. Then the Faldio-Alicia-Welkin romance bullshit kicks in hard and everything crumbles slowly from there.
I will say this, though: they handled Isara's death quite well.
Overall, I'd say it's for fans of the game only.
Guess I'll have to give it a try. One of the few things I like about the second and third games over the original is the increased interaction with all the squad units, and Isara's death in game was goofy as hell.
Good art, OK writing, some touching moments. Nice watch overall, but nothing stellar.
Never played the game.
To me it somehow works because I felt for the character. Some the events around it are hammy, sure, but its the closest the series comes to raw emotion in both formats. They change many of it in the anime but the same problem still lingers.
It was a moderately relaxing anime. The action scenes were well spread out, the scenes without a lot of action slowly progressed the plot or otherwise were fun to just sit back and watch. Characters were likable and well balanced; and none of them were strikingly over the top annoying, stupid, etc.
A decent anime to watch when nothing in particular is going on in your life and you just want to use up some time.
I just thought it was dumb because nobody tried to take cover from a sniper that just fucking shot someone, the sniper didn't try to take out any of the idiots gawking at the scene, and nobody tried to get a medic. I know you can't expect too much from a game's story and the rest of VC's wasn't that great anyway, but it just felt so forced. Of course, that's nothing compared to Avan shooting himself.
Wait Faldio in a love triangle? That's bullshit. He hardly even met Alicia in the game.
One of the worst game to anime adaptations I have ever seen.
I advise everyone to stay far away from the anime if you had any love for the game.
Yep. And it's as pointless as it sounds.
Game is great
Marina is best girl
Snipers are usually just scouts. The observe the battle field and report enemy movements. On the rare occasion they do shoot someone, they either need to change positions immediately or their mission is finished and they are pulling out.
I would sooner believe he was gay for Welkin than believe he had a thing for Alicia. I mean he shot her in the chest for goodness' sake
God tier game. Shit tier anime.
Making Alicia a Tsundere = Nope
Making a Faldio/Welkin/Alicia love triange = NOPE
Killing off Vyse as an unnamed pleb = FUCKING NOPE
Crazy Nazi Lelouch.
Why would a sniper even take that shot? I mean he's pretty much sentencing himself to death firing in enemy-controlled territory, not to mention he picked the most random person to shoot when he had a clean view of the whole unit.
Fucking Vyse killed the final boss and then activated double attack in my game, so he was just shooting 20 rounds into a corpse like it was nothing. He does not fuck around.
But scouts are scouts in VC world. Maybe the cutscene was supposed to imitate gameplay, and nobody reacted much because it was the Empire's turn.
>Making Alicia a tsundere
What le fuck, they actually did this?
>tfw anime adaptation was ruined
>didn't play the game
>watched the anime
You did it completely the wrong way around and should reevaluate your life.
Amazing game, horrible anime.
Game is 10/10 HOLY SHIT THAT ART DIRECTION, WOW, THE GAMEPLAY IS REALLY FUN TOO, I'M LOVING ALL THAT CUSTOMIZATION AND SQUAD SET-UP
Anime is shit.
Forgot what is the name of the glasses girl Welken went to school with?
>New Valkyria art by Raita pops up on booru
>New Alicia art by Raita
>her proportions actually look realistic and great
That comes as a surprise. Raita can go full retard with his designs and art sometimes.
I really need to pick up this artbook.
Also, I would wife Selvaria without a moment of hesitation.
The anime is fucking awful and ruins several characters.
yeah well it makes my dick go full retard
I want to have wild, sweaty sex with Selvaria in the missionary position and feel her almost crushing me with her strong legs.
The anime is uncomfortable, in a "no one involved in making this show has ever been in a war and it shows" way.
You can make a lighthearted show about war. You can make very good war comedies. But when war, for you, is a genre of movie, no more real than science fiction and less real than romantic comedy... when you've never been in a war and none of your friends have been in a war and none of their friends have been in a war... when you're making an imitation of an imitation...
It shows, and not in a good way.
I think her hip is dislocated.
>dat shower scene in the anime
She could feed both armies for a week with those guns.
This game is so hard to find at stores. I went to Walmart, Super Walmart, K-mart, Target, Best Buy, and fucking 2 Gamestops and none of them had a copy.
>Doujin where Selvaria gets it on with one of the soldiers and she get pregnant
My body was not ready
Bought mine used from best buy.
Just get it on amazon.
I found it in Wal Mart for $20 about a year ago.
>not buying your shit online
The game has beautiful art but the game mechanics are fundamentally flawed by being little more than capture the flag.
Did anyone do the harder DLC missions?
I already order it. I just feel a sense of defeat when having to buy something online.
If only those were available in my shit country.
Max was a fool.
the only redeeming part of the anime were the reaction images
game was fun though
Is anyone else thinking of buying this kit? It looks gorgeous but I'll never be able to make it look that nice.
Why would you do that.
Thanks for this pics. anon, keep them coming.
Where can i buy it?
Carisa best VC3.
this and the fact I am playing VC3 right now. Make want to get all 3 art books
The EX Hard missions? Yeah, those were fun to complete.
>Isara best girl
Who wouldn't love a girl who can do mechanical things and isn't afraid of anything?
the anime does give tons of alicia faces.
>letting Hentai artists design your characters
too bad sega killed this IP.
if they just have competent game maker in their company, they just dug a gold mine.
people who don't like Darcsens
when was the last time Sega didnt fuck up their series
Sega had to pander to the PSP crowd and abandon the PS3. So depressed right now.
>pander to the PSP crowd
You are a retard
let be honest the whole shift to the psp are wasnt the best of plans
Well, the whole point was the fact that VC1 didn't sell to expectations on the PS3. So I'm guessing Sega thought that the PSP (which is more popular in Japan) would be a good move.
But, since they fucked up the series with VC2's PSP release(I'll say it was a good game for gameplay, but the story had something to be desired), they decided again any NA release ever again.
The series is great, the show was ok, and all of our dreams of a VC3/4 in the states is all but gone.
Uhm, you do know that there's a mostly finished patch out, right?
>Well, the whole point was the fact that VC1 didn't sell to expectations on the PS3. So I'm guessing Sega thought that the PSP (which is more popular in Japan) would be a good move.
>But, since they fucked up the series with VC2's PSP release(I'll say it was a good game for gameplay, but the story had something to be desired), they decided again any NA release ever again.
>The series is great, the show was ok, and all of our dreams of a VC3/4 in the states is all but gone.
well the finishing blow was the F2P browser game piece of shit.
Yeah, I know.
But I still want it kinda "official".
I know, I know.
I though the reason why VC2 didnt sell was cause the whole shift in to the school setting making it not as interesting compared to the other japanese games. Plus the scale down made the gameplay more repetitive as well as the stupid class leveling method
Sadly never gonna happen.
I played that for a while. The artwork for the cards was kinda cool, but the whole pay-to-win shill was stupid.
VC-themed RTS/FPS when?
it was so awful I gave it away to a friend, and I rarely give away stuff
to this day I still don't understand why 4chan loves it so much
I think they were just trying to pander to the Japanese audience more. It worked, since VC2 and VC3 both sold better than the first game.
In Japan, that is. I'm not talking worldwide sales.
You don't understand it due to your lack of a soul.
I feel a sense of defeat when having to buy something from a physical store.
>I'll say it was a good game for gameplay
It's was alright, but it pretty much just made me think how much better the first was and how much more I'd rather be playing it at that moment. Splitting up the maps was what killed it for me - you had to become way too defensive to protect all those camps.
> twf after being a 360 guy I finally got a PS3 last holidays
> bought this game from a recommendation in /v/
> loving it so far
I guess Sega still does make awesome things
(although this game is technically 5 years old)
the anime looked full of QUALITY, couldn't get past episode 1
You don't to protect them, just either wipe everything in the area out or take what you have to.
>wipe everything in the area out
Yes, and then there's the next area that they're connected to. You clear a map, and you if you don't take the camps, troops just come over again from the other areas.
I'm not saying the game is hard. It's just tedious going back and forth between the maps and grabbing all those camps.
And you stick a shock or two in that camp and nothing will come close to taking those camps unless it's a ArtValk or Heavy Gunner.
Anime is only worth 101 reaction faces of Alicia Melchiott and valkyria battles.
>And you stick a shock or two in that camp
And so how exactly are you disagreeing with me that you have to protect the camps?
I'm not, just saying how easy it is to do in VC2.
OK. Nothing to do with my complaint, but OK.
Is the VC3 OVA any good?
I heard it was better than the VC1 anime, but I personally haven't watched it yet. (I probably should, but a part of me wants to wait till the game comes to NA... which is never.)
It's a dozen times better, set between chapters 11 and 12 where it turns you were playing as the A-team all along.
How's the game and how does it work with the English patch?
It's good. A lot closer to the games.
I have that artbook! thought about getting two more to cut them apart and fill one wall in my room with them
Not liking the classic design!?
What real-life tank is the Edelweiss modeled on?
Skies of Arcadia anime when
Are there any Imca versions of these?
>Release a fantastic new IP
>critics give it rave reviews, people who buy it end up loving it
>no other game quite like it on the market and certainly no other game as good looking at the time
>However, fail completely to advertise the game. Not a single scrap of advertising done
>Game doesnt sell because it is not widely known
>SEGA logic: "I GUESS NOBODY LIKED IT OH WELL GUESS WE BETTER CUT OUR LOSSES AND SEE IF IT WORKS ON THE PSP!!!"
>kill the series even further
Why wont SEGA just die?
>taste this shit exists
You should have given away all your consoles whilst you were at it as you are clearly too stupid to be allowed to own one
quality is shit, but I have this
Such a cutie
It seems to be a mix of a Tiger, T-34, Panzer III, Panther...
I really can't say. It's quite unique in terms of appearance and functionality.
All I can say is that it's major influence is WW2 German armor, with hints of modern tanks too.
You just know Atlus is gonna be their next victim.
It's sad, but most likely true.
Also, as this thread is kinda nearing it's end, I'll just dump the Limited Edition Artbook for VC1
(Yeah, yeah, a small and somewhat shitty, but whatever.)
had to resize, stupid file sizes
Anyone actually caring about this?
Smelly dumb, Darscen scum.
HOLOCAUST IS A DARCSEN LIE
You probably visit /pol/, don't you?
I'm looking for full artbook scans for the longest time
I have all 3 books but it will be hard to lug them around when I have to move, I even tried making photos of pages myself but I don't have a proper camera, have you seen scans on the internets?
Me, personally? No. I haven't seen a full set of scans for any of the books. Bits and pieces, but not a full set.
Empire has the best girls but they keep wasting them.
Also, that finger.
>tfw when you have all 3 books in print.
Is there a VC where you get to play as the Empire and remove Darcsen?
They weigh a ton, mate
Lucky bastard. Worth the price? I've been thinking of picking them up myself.
Yes, Behind Her Blue Flames DLC for the first one
It seems to be based on several, including but probably not limited to:
- PzKpfw. III
- PzKpfw. IV
- PzKpfw. VI
- PzKpfw. VIB
Using Susie is the ultimate irony to that statement.
Do you happen to have a download link for those pics.?
b-but muh 6 million Darcsens...
I picked them up from some MediaFire account before it was shutdown. I'll see if I can upload them, if you want.
Everyone's favorite character.
But that's not Alicia
I haven't played the game in like a year and can still hear that faggot's laugh
dat extra ammo perk
>Avan best girl
I'm stuck between Isara and Marina. Fuck, so hard to choose.
>not the Irish Sniper
Best part of the English dub, any fuckign weeb faggot who doesn't like Irish accents can suck my dick
At least Marina can shoot straight.
>playing Valkyria Chronicles dubbed
I agree, the dub was amazing in VC1
oh my god that crossover is the best
Open up that mouth faggot and suck my dick
I bet she doesn't give head
Woops, forgot to actually post the damn image.
Eh, she is too pure for that... and too dead...
I always liked Anisette more than her sister. A lot of characters in VC2 were pretty cool I thought. I still don't understand why Morris and Colette didn't have each other in their like section though.
Best sniper, yes. Best girl, not even remotely close.
>Lucky bastard. Worth the price? I've been thinking of picking them up myself.
Oh yes, definitely. Especially the first one because it has delicious Raita concept art.
If you don't mind uploading them i'll be glad.
Oh god, I totally forgot about her condition, and you just had to remind me
Oh yeah, and all this content they cut out from the final game.
Yeah, no worries. I'll get em and post a link for all to enjoy.
it was pretty mobile in cutscenes though
When will we ever see more fanart of that game that came from one of his joke drawings?
If it costs two and can't one shot a tank, it probably isn't worth it.
I'll be sure to get that link, when the fucking file decides to upload.
>tfw you will never serve Maximilian-sama
wasnt the story more like
>release game, critically acclaimed sells very nice to young males
>SEGA only thinking of Japan, decides that it wants to get more females to like the game, so they add more males and a school setting so try and capture more otaku and fujoshi and release it on PSP cause Japan loves handhelds and games sell more on PSP
> Game sells ok in Japan (not sure)
>Game bombs elsewhere in the world
> SEGA: I guess the world didn't care for VC so I'll release it in Japan onry.
It's all because they included Vyse in the game. They cursed it!
>Well known creator that made Black Jack and Battle Royale
>Incredible designs and tons of promise/potential
>Doesn't get passed volume 1
I'm replaying this slowly, this time with the Japanese voice (the English dub is actually good though, and I say that as someone who doesn't watch any anime dubbed).
VC was the biggest reason I picked up a PS3. Planning to play VC3 and watch the OVAs afterward, which should be a while since I stalled on VC2 a while back.
VC1 - shit anime, even Alicia's reaction faces aren't worth it
VC2 - worse game than 1
He now reminds me Sam from MGR
"CAUSE SONIC DURR!!1!one!"
So, did anyone actually use command orders? I personally never did, if only because the damage boosts were never enough and I didn't particularly need the other boosts.
VC3 OVAs are pretty badass, I haven't played the game but enjoyed them
afair they are useful for scout rush tactics, like you cast additional protection and damage to a scout and one-turn the mission for an S-rank
did you make S-rank run in VC yet?
The one that boosts potentials is op as fuck, especially when you have high level troops.
Alright, I'm retarded.
Anyone got a good place to share this .rar?
The hell you talking about, damage boosts allow a damn scout to kill a tank in one turn.
All you had to say was
hey at least they included Jap voices
that horrible dub... and rewrite-like translation
Link (That I hope works): https://www.dropbox.com/s/pqesnr7uf6qnqsf/Valkyria%20Chronicles%20Artbook.rar
I love Valkyria Chronicles. The first game is my favourite PS3 game of all time. Back then in 2008 when I played it, it was fucking great... I'm still of that opinion. I was actually surprised too back when Demonoid did a best games of the decade and Valkyria Chronicles ended up in the top ten as well.
The anime is bad, it's worth it for Alicia reaction faces though.
If you want to watch a VC anime, watch the VC3 OVA's. They're pretty great, and are at least worth watching, especially with the fan translation out and all.
Funny you mention, because a while ago someone at least was interviewed and said that though they were bought by Sega Sammy, Sega's holding company, they still pretty much do their own thing separate of Sega. THE KEY POINT IN THAT INTERVIEW was that Atlus, as a result of being purchased by Sega, also has access to Sega's ENTIRE IP CATALOG. Basically if Atlus wanted to, they could take any Sega IP, and just bring it back. An Atlus developed Sakura Wars (THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN. It's a PERFECT IP for Atlus given how Sakura Wars is) or Valkyria Chronicles isn't 'impossible' anymore at least
Alright, that's it.
Was fun, everyone! Link for .rar is >>100638315
After all these years, I'm still depressed about Isara's death
nobody cares weeb
>"CAUSE SONIC DURR!!1!one!"
Holy hell and I thought I was the only one that shared that train of thought.
>Tfw Valkyria Chronicles has mostly accomplished more in the first game than Sonic ever did with his entire series
Wake up Sega you really have potential. Work on more Yakuza games and get to finishing Shenmue, why are you wasting your talents on sanic
Holy shit I cannot into typing when I'm tired. But basically: Here's the interview in question of the chief president of Sega Sammy Holding Company done in Famitsu a while back:
No problem, glad I could help another anon out.
Speaking of .rar files... I do have a folder of hundreds of Alicia reactions... Should I upload that one too?
The more, the merrier, right?
Thanks for the link, bro.
You know what? Fuck it, I will.
A lot of the images are useless, but there are some jewels in there.
Give me a a few minutes and I'll get a link for it too.
Here you all go, as a parting gift.
Spread the love! of Alicia
At the time it was introduced VC had all the advantages afforded by 4th gen consoles at its disposal, whereas there's only so much you can do with a 16-bit cartridge-based format.
One of these days I'll get around to scanning the VC 2&3 artbooks
>Best girl dies
I wish she was reincarnated as Alicia and Welkin's kid
I don't remember her being so stacked.
Honestly that's a bro like thing to do, but I'd recommend everyone buy them.
All 3 are available in English and reasonable prices. The amount of work that went into translating them seems massive, because if you look they are very text heavy.
Not to mention the publisher was bro enough to translate and release the VC3 artbook even though we never got the game. I think they deserve your money.
No, it doesn't happen. But that would make a great fan-fic, eh?
Well I only have few pages done so far, I'm not really a scanning expert so I have no idea how to get rid of the goddamned moire pattern
Then upload what you got.
It's her beta design
Isara got shot and died. Didn't Alicia and Welkin got together in the end and had a kid and named her Isara Gunther(or so I hear) as well?
Yeah, it would make a great fan-fic. Thing is I don't read fanfics.
Median filter. G-blur if it's really bad.
>Unresolved plot points.jpg
Her tank was OP as fuck when you use it VC3
Why does Raita not work on video games more? He put so much effort into these character designs?
is there a page for juliana?
Too busy making his own doujinshi
Yeah, but I don't have that scanned now
>tfw no Raita dojins
Aaand I'm out
>most random person to shoot
>one of the themes the game deals with is the racism the Darcsens suffer from
She's also the tank driver, I imagine he may have seen her exit the tank, so perhaps he thought killing her would delay the squad.
When you get to customize it, I assume?
Because its initial configuration is absolute garbage.
Hell, her and her brother are pretty garbo in that one co-op mission. Hubert was the only saving grace on their team.
Tanks in VC1
>Wow what a useful shield
>One shot bosses from the other side of the map
>MORTAR PEW PEW
You know, just check exhentai, there is loads.
He is a hentai artist, after all.
At its highest level it has the most well rounded stats out of all tanks and can just mortar bases to shit
I know, but he doesn't do dojins of VC
The sod is that?
Mortars are nice. Definitely miss them.
If only there was a turret that had mortars, flamethrower, and heavy anti-personnel vulcans. I would never use anything else.
just pretend the magical girls are valkyria
Where's my sequel where they all get dicked?
>Jane Turner using the Ruhm
Truly a death machine
Why do people seem to like the Grey Haired girl? Eddie or whatever her name is?
She doesn't seem to be that great in game. Is it really just a case of "my waifu"?
Edy. Her seiyuu isn't particularly notable, but Japan probably likes her because of the twin-tail tsundere. She was alright in the game, but nothing special.
Never used her, sturmtruppen is shit