Valkyria Chronicles 4 confirmed


#17

Sounds like the answer is “no,” according to the article. It’s a real-time action RPG:


#18

Oh, well if we’re talking real time that pretty much removes all the charm for me, I tolerated the setting for the sake of the gameplay.

This in my opinion misses the entire point as to why VC was a successful port to PC earlier this year.

Sigh, leave it to SEGA to snatch defeat from victory. And here I thought they already had all of their time committed to slowly ruining CA, apparently not.


#19

They say this about the changes to the world…

…but it sounds like it also applies to the games themselves. Namely, this is the first installment of a related but separate series, not a sequel to VC.


#20

Huh. So they’re Shin Megami Tensei-ing it. Probably makes sense from a business perspective.


#21

Bump, because the game has finally been announced for real!!!

Mmm, watching the trailer it seems we´ll have a battleship/submarine as a base of operations for a part of the campaign, and I think I saw artillery too.

Of course the story seems a little more over the top than VC1 and 3, but we’ll see. It also seems they have plagiarized the scene from Nadia: Secret of the Blue Water that traumatized me when I was little, so I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt.

Image from said scene and VC4 trailer comparison

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#22

Sweet.

Coincidentally, this series has been on my mind recently because I remembered that Valkyria Revolution existed, and was looking for reviews, and on the way saw Dark Rose Valkyrie, an (unrelated) PS4 JRPG with a similar-looking setting. So, for a minute, I got excited that there was a spin-off game to the series that I had somehow missed, then a couple days later here’s an actual new game!


#23

reasonsToBuyNintendoSwitch ++;


#24

Sega’s massive incompetence has killed this series for me. I’m done without glowing reviews.

  1. The game this thread is about is TERRIBLE, even to a huge fan of he series
  2. The 2nd game is mediocre, likely to make it work well on the psp, but maybe i am excusing them too much
  3. The 3rd game never was localized outside of Japan

So i’ve come to the conclusion that this series sucks and that the first one was the exception to the rule.


#25

Really? I played the first one last year (and upon rereading the thread I discover it was 2 years ago), and thought it was fantastic. I knew there were sequels, but never any I could play. So I was hoping this would be good.


#26

The “game this thread is about” is Valkyria Revolution, which is an dynasty warriors style slash-em-up, I think? But also pretty bad.

VC 2 was highly compromised because of the PSP. VC3 was better, but subject to many of the same issues as VC2, however the story was better, and there was enough extra content that it no longer felt overly repetitive.

There was an easy to use VC3 translation patch which, while not perfect, was entirely playable.

In order to fully enjoy the series though, you do have to enjoy the “anime garbage”, because that’s as much a part of the franchise as the tactics gameplay.


#27

Also, and I know that it’s part of the franchise and all, but as time goes on and we get more games, it starts to seem like Gallia was just lousy with secret Valkyria.

I guess that they could have all been dormant for centuries, and then all their powers re-awakened at the same time due to the war. But still.


#28

Well, I was hoping for this but wasn’t particularly optimistic.


#29

A PC release?? My day just got brighter.


#30

Yeah, one of the podcasts mentioned Sega had confirmed it.


#31

So just to be clear, 2 is forever stuck on PSP and 3 never got a US release nor was it ported to PC. Is that right?


#32

Yes, with the added note that 3 was also PSP only.


#33

Thanks. Anything I’ll really miss story-wise by skipping those two?


#34

I don’t think so. VC2 was set at a military academy after the Second Europan War, and VC4 is set during, so there wouldn’t be much connection there.

VC3 was explicitly about a “Black Ops” division, whose activities were secret during the war, so they probably won’t have much direct connection. I assume there will be some cameos from favorite VC3 characters, but that’s about it. There’s another Valkyrie introduced in 3, who could show up I guess, but none of the characters are particularly important.


#35

Thanks! That’s great to know - I loved the first game, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this one has to offer.


#36

Yes, you would be not missing anything : VC2 was a huge turd, both storywise and gameplay wise (on top of the limitations discussed here previously, the gameplay was to grind the same missions over and over to get random military awards so you can level up your team. The guy who designed this was a complete ass).