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    Valkyria Chronicles III Confirmed for PSP

    Fans of Sony's portable device will be happy to hear that the third Valkyria Chronicles game will be repeating the platform performance of the second. Join the Nameless of army squad 422 for some strategy battling goodness.

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    Numeric note: Although the game is being referred to as Valkyria Chronicles 3 in Japan, we're sticking with roman numerals for now. Valkyria Chronicles 2 became VCII when it came over here, and we're anticipationg that the third game may do the same.

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    The dialogue will ending up sounding like Borg because in Star Trek, Borg "units" refer to themselves and other units by number rather than name.

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    Its great to see this series blossoming, regardless of the platform.


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    That's a shame, I'd love to another PS3 title in this series.
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    I'm certainly happy that the Valkyria series is continuing, regardless of what platform it is on. Of course, now I need to get a PSP even more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevega View Post
    That's a shame, I'd love to another PS3 title in this series.
    I'd prefer a PS3 entry myself, and with the way the system is gaining steam, I think there may be one in the future. I must wonder at the lack of a nintendo entry, especially since the graphics aren't THAT crazy, it would certainly be doable. Is there an exclusivity thing going on here?


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    Sega can shove it! I hate portables...
    Never buy a game published by D3 Publisher that is not WKCII. They cheated on their fans by releasing a game that they didn't support not even for a year and they released a rushed translation.

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    I don't have a problem with portable systems but I believe some games are just better suited for home consoles, VC being one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordKaiser View Post
    Sega can shove it! I hate portables...
    I can't begin to tell you how many fantastic games you are missing out on with that blanket statement :/


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    I encourage everyone to actually PLAY VCII before you hate on it for being on the psp.

    Battles are still detailed and require heavy strategy, and the story, while definitely more light-hearted than the first, is still good.

    Yeah yeah, the PS3 is better, but be happy the series is continuing at all is how I feel, especially at a high level of quality.
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    VCII couldn't have come out at a worse time for me personally. I'll get to it eventually.

    I feel like I've missed out on quite a few good PSP games recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Confessor Rahl View Post
    Its great to see this series blossoming, regardless of the platform.
    This, I'm just glad VC isn't being ignored by Sega.
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    I just want more than 5 units per area and more than 6 units per battlefield. Give me that and I will shut up.

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    More Valkyria Chronicles is better than no Valkyria Chronicles, especially knowing sega's track record of not making sequals to great games (Panzer Dragoon Saga, Skies of Arcadia, The real shining force and phantasy star games).

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    http://www.andriasang.com/e/gallerie...ns/2132426075/

    Screenshots. They've returned to the VC1 Canvas art style.

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    both the VC3 and WKC PSP trailer can now be downlaoded from the Japanese PSN store XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyosaka View Post
    I encourage everyone to actually PLAY VCII before you hate on it for being on the psp.

    Battles are still detailed and require heavy strategy, and the story, while definitely more light-hearted than the first, is still good.

    Yeah yeah, the PS3 is better, but be happy the series is continuing at all is how I feel, especially at a high level of quality.
    Battles are not detailed, and they absolutely do not require strategy. You can send Scouts running through gunfire to kill the enemy guarding the base and repeat this process until you reach the area where you need to take out a boss or capture a main base, at which point you just spawn your Shocktroopers (maybe a Lancer too if there are tanks) and flood the enemy. For missions where you need to gather boxes or kill every enemy, you just Scout-rush. This works for virtually every mission the first 60% of the game, story missions excluded. The game actually WANTS you to do this so you can A rank the missions. Even later in the game, all the game does is add gattling towers or V2s to serve as giant roadblocks that force you to bust out your tank/lancer, but even this is not "heavy strategy". You're still just rushing, but now you have another unit leading your force sometimes. I never lost a mission except the first one with Dirk, simply because I tried my usual strategy and it, for once, failed. In fact, this strategy worked for the final battle. I Scout-rushed past most enemies until I reached the final boss' area of the map, after which I simply spawned a sniper and a lancer and took him out effortlessly. The final battle. =/

    That's not the real problem with VC2, though (though it is a problem). The problem is the class system which reintroduces the tedious grinding and micromanaging aspects of SRPGs that VC1 did such a good job avoiding. There's also a terrible lack of map variety and a ton of useless side missions you have to complete to advance the story, making the game stagnate and grow boring extremely fast. It also doesn't help that even if you can overcome the pacing, the story and main characters are terrible and cliché.

    I loved VC, and I actually disliked VC2 despite also loving the PSP and playing tons of games on it. VC simply doesn't look like a series that can truly shine on the PSP, and the fact that we've already seen it in all it's glory on the PS3 just makes this decision so much harder to swallow. That said, VC3 won't necessarily be a bad game, so long as it fixes all the garbage VC2 introduced to the series.
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    Haters gonna hate.

    That wasn't my experience with the game at all. True, the game does encourage you to scout rush to get an A rank, but it also encourages you to attack tanks and key soldiers to get items necessary to improve your troops, so in that regard it improves upon VC's "finish this battle in one turn" mentality. All the rest of your complaints about the battles hold true for the original VC. That's just the way the game is set up. It's not fair to criticize VCII without criticizing the original. You could always just flood shocktroopers to dominate scouts and other troopers. It always threw in tanks as roadblocks so you could throw in a lancer. This is not dumbed down PSP gameplay, the gameplay was this dumb on the PS3. The point is, it's fun. Also, if you find micromanaging your team "tedious", okay, but I actually enjoyed that change, as opposed to all individuals of each class being interchangeable.

    If the story isn't your thing, that's fine. It's not really my thing either. But I hate people who say that VC2 is a huge departure from the first one. The first VC is not "Hamlet" people! There was stupid corny stuff in that game too! If anything, this game does a better job at developing its "non-main" characters.

    My point is that VCII is largely faithful to the original, and most of its detractors seem to be placing the original on some pedestal that they feel is untouchable by VCII.
    thanks for reading

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    I wanted to like VC2. I like the PSP, I like the VC universe, I was fully expecting a pleasant experience before playing it. I'm not a hater, I'm a disappointed fan. But I like that you have to call me a hater just because I didn't like the game.

    Actually, the game is really easy, so getting the weapons from killing Aces isn't necessary at all, but most of the time the Aces, being the strongest enemies, will conveniently be blocking your way to main base anyway. I will admit Scouts were equally broken in VC1, but the game required much more strategy as a whole. In VC2, you win defend-missions by going out and slaughtering the enemy army like cattle, but in VC1 you needed to actually bunker down and defend to avoid getting crushed. The maps were also much larger, so Scouts would be left out in the middle of nowhere and serve as cannon-fodder for the enemies in VC1, but in VC2 Scouts can traverse a single map in one turn. Same thing for Lancers, you couldn't just suddenly spawn them and have them march behind the tank since the battlefields were so large. You needed to manage your CP properly or consider using an order to let your Scout/Trooper kill the tank if the base is that far away from the enemy tank. Speaking of orders, these are also completely useless in VC2. There were so many more things about planning to consider in the original.

    As for the micromanaging part, it's not like the people are more unique, classes aside. In the original, every character had rich, detailed models and you could really tell them apart, but in VC2 they all just kinda look the same. The increased character development for other squad members was indeed a positive change though, and I would like them to keep that one. As for the actual story and main cast, though, VC2 is just bad. I'm not saying the original was Shakespeare or even FFT-level good, but the story was still told well with some endearing characters. VC2's cast, however, is the typical cliché friend circle with the ditz, the headstrong nice guy and the level-headed, slightly arrogant badass and their character development (and the story itself) was laughably predictable.

    Honestly though, you can't be serious when you say I dislike this game because I'm a "hater" or I placed the original on some unreachable pedestal of glory. My complaints are personal, and not all will agree, but not all have to, seeing as this is an obviously subjective topic of discussion. I think I've explained my own views sufficiently, and given those views, of course I'm disappointed the series isn't moving back to the PS3.
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    As this means I don't have to buy a PS3 to get it, hooray. On the other hand I can see that the series would be able to take advantage of the PS3 to deliver a more complete experience than what they can get on the PSP.
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