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95 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Innovative Strategic Gameplay...not to mention Beautiful!, November 6, 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Valkyria Chronicles - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
First off the graphics are superb. They are not just traditional cell-shaded graphics. If you capture any given frame of the rendered graphics it looks like a pencil drawing that has been colored with vibrant watercolors. Simply beautiful.

Each battle, or operation as it is called in game, begins with the assignment of units to the battlefield. Once these are placed the player phase begins. You select which unit to move from a top-down battlefield map. Upon selection the map fades to the actual battlefield and the camera zooms down to a 3rd person view of the unit. You are then free to run around (as long as action points are available) and position the unit for its attack per turn. Rinse and repeat(not always that simple) until victory is yours.

The combination of graphics, unique and solid strategic gameplay, when mixed with the solid story the game tells make for a highly satisfactory and worthwhile gaming experience...if you like strategy games. Definitely a welcome addition to the PS3's thin library of these type of titles.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2008 1:38:28 PM PST
Groan...14 five star reviews!? What the hell? Another title to buy in this ridiculously crowded season. Being a huge strategy buff I was really praying this game would be God-awful. Thanks for the review anyway. Grumble. Grumble.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008 11:48:01 AM PST
Robert White says:
Agree 100% with your review. This definately is a sleeper hit, and overshadowed by all the other "AAA" games coming out this holiday season. I played through the demo a few times before purchasing it, and definately agree that this game is worthy of picking up!

Posted on Jan 7, 2009 11:50:49 AM PST
Damm, I just bougth COD 5 WAW. This game must be the best one out there to get 5 star reviews. IS IT THAT GREAT!!!!! Is there anything close to it. Bioshock was excellent and I just prepaid for Resident Evil 5. I hope RE5 is not a disappointment. I'll have to check this one out.
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