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In the wake of a revolution, Jutland's elite soldiers, the Vanargand, must band together to defeat the Ruzi Empire and stop death itself—the Valkyria. With an engaging story full of political intrigue, a battle system that mixes real-time combat and tactical strategy, a gorgeous visual style, and more, Valkyria Revolution will immerse players into the frontlines of a desperate war.
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I’ll emphasize again that Revolution is not Valkyria Chronicles 4, nor is it a full $60 title; $39.99 will net you the full experience, and for that price, the game is, if nothing else, a very solid value. In my estimation series, newbies lacking preconceived expectations will probably have the most fun with Revolution, but it’s hard to imagine fans being thrilled with the game’s at times confused direction even if they do fully understand its proclaimed spinoff nature.
The true misery of Valkyria Revolution is how much of the series’ roots show through, and how much Revolution itself doesn’t know what to do with them. The qualities that defined earlier Valkyria games are mostly vestigial, but Revolution doesn't present anything strong enough or distinct enough to replace them. What it does do often directly conflicts with those legacy bulletpoints, making a game that feels like a bland timesink at its best and a fractured mess at its worst.
It pretty much takes everything that was good about the prior games and just throws it out of the window, replacing it with tedium and banality. It feels very cheap too, with the lack of meaningful side content, facial expressions and decent storytelling making it seem unfinished. Honestly, I really wanted to like Valkyria Revolution but I couldn’t. There’s not really a lot for fans of Valkyria Chronicles to like about it. It’s pretty much inferior in every way.