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5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate to the Original Given the Hardware, September 2, 2010
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This review is from: Valkyria Chronicles 2 - Sony PSP (Video Game)
When it was announced that Valkyria Chronicles would be getting a sequel, I was simultaneously thrilled and intensely angry because that sequel was coming out on PSP.

I'm not as angry anymore.

There are things the PSP cannot do. It is not driven by a cell processor, and UMD cannot store as much as a bluray disc. I won't fool you by saying that this is a perfect sequel to VC 1 because it is not; the cutscenes are clearly done on a space budget.

That said, when you get down to the real game play, it's the same familiar setting with a few new tricks. What you lose in the conversion to a smaller screen with annoying dialog you gain in customization. You have more control over your squad's development and armament then you did before, which comes as an equitable trade. I wouldn't want to try VC on Hard EX on the PSP screen or with the PSP's controls, you just don't have the fine grained control to micro manage movements around terrain. But for VC2's maps it's fine.
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Initial post: Sep 28, 2010 10:44:11 AM PDT
Shawn Rozell says:
part 2 and 3 would of been better off on the playstation 3 bad move by sega by making it for one of the worse systems out there..

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 12:28:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2011 12:29:29 PM PST
That may have been a bad move for North America and Europe. But then again, in Asia (at least Japan anyways), the PSP has more prominence. In fact, if I remember correctly, when VC3 came out on PSP, it was the #2 best selling game in Japan. I guess it makes sense, since SEGA is head quartered there. For me VC2 is my first VC game, and regardless the platform, it's still a good game :-) and liberating in many ways from gameplay to story, for me. I do like the slice-of-life atmosphere with a plot hanging above. Also, so much customization (especially for a portable system), many lovable characters (or at least intriguing), gameplay is top notch. I just wish for bigger maps...but what they do with the maps they have is still pretty awesome :-)
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