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Nyoro SF
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(01-19-2017, 05:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by RyougaSaotome

So I just cleared chapter 1 and while it was still mostly breezy easy, there were a few enemies in the final map that did super fast/crazy damage if you didn't take cover or use smoke grenades.

The most fun I've had so far is when the game forces you to actually use all the tools at your disposal to effectively take out squads without getting super damaged. I'm hoping that happens more often the further I get in.

So the book structure is still there, but you don't actually start in the book. When you go back to the book to rewatch cutscenes etc, you'll find optional cutscenes that you can watch that'll flesh things out. If you don't wanna watch them, you can just mainline the story. It's kind of neat.

Heh, just like VC1, where optional cutscenes were marked with an asterisk. For those not in the know it's a history book this time unlike the journalist's memoir from VC1. In VC3 it was an intelligence briefing through film. VC2 didn't have any of that cause the game doesn't exist.

I definitely hope resource management comes more into play later where you're forced to give more direct orders and such. And maybe they nerfed Amleth's Rush Blaze.
isaacnukem
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(01-19-2017, 05:24 AM)
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The graphics look great. Did the composer also do the original Valkyria Chronicles music?
jb1234
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(01-19-2017, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by isaacnukem

The graphics look great. Did the composer also do the original Valkyria Chronicles music?

No, that was Hitoshi Sakimoto.
Whoompthereitis
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(01-19-2017, 05:42 AM)
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VC is one of my faves, but I'm ready to love this on its own terms if it ends up being good.
disappeared
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(01-19-2017, 05:48 AM)
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First I've seen or heard of this. Looks a little more grown-up (i.e. no mo shit)?

And Matsuda's composing?

And it's coming west? On XB1?

Interesting.
Massive Duck, C.M.
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(01-19-2017, 05:49 AM)
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I really didn't dig the demo and impressions I've seen have not been kind, but man I really don't know
CertifiedFP
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(01-19-2017, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Parakeetman

Thats like asking will an English release have the original JP text in it.

*Looks to our glorious saviors, FROM Software and Miyazaki, and their love of English-only voice-tracks with Japanese subtitles. Even in games that will never get an English release.*

Originally Posted by Massive Duck, C.M.

I really didn't dig the demo and impressions I've seen have not been kind, but man I really don't know

TBH, I'm willing to bet one of my Steam trading cards that this is simply another case of what Demon's Souls suffered where the demo simply cannot be an accurate representation of what the whole package will be.

People like to forget that before Souls went big-league, Demon's Souls got torn apart by critics for its ill-conceived TGS demo.
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(01-19-2017, 01:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by RyougaSaotome

So I just cleared chapter 1 and while it was still mostly breezy easy, there were a few enemies in the final map that did super fast/crazy damage if you didn't take cover or use smoke grenades.

The most fun I've had so far is when the game forces you to actually use all the tools at your disposal to effectively take out squads without getting super damaged. I'm hoping that happens more often the further I get in.

So the book structure is still there, but you don't actually start in the book. When you go back to the book to rewatch cutscenes etc, you'll find optional cutscenes that you can watch that'll flesh things out. If you don't wanna watch them, you can just mainline the story. It's kind of neat.

Awesome!
PS4 or Vita?
How are the RPG elements?
Is the story interesting so far? No spoilers
Kysen
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(01-19-2017, 01:58 PM)
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Started the game yesterday and already wishing for a harder difficulty :/ Really liking the action combat though. Seems like this game has way more character growth than the last.
Spikematic
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(01-19-2017, 01:58 PM)
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Mitsuda is doing the music?! Holy shit! Following this title with great interest now.
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(01-19-2017, 01:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by jb1234

No, that was Hitoshi Sakimoto.

I hope he returns to the series when Sega decides to make a follow up to the first game.His style matched the fantasy-militaristic theme perfectly IMO and the main theme was incredible.
LiveFromKyoto
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(01-19-2017, 01:59 PM)
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Valkyria is dea...

Originally Posted by Nyoro SF

A POLITE REQUEST: While I don't anticipate this thread being very popular, I ask that you do not devolve this thread into whining about Sega, whining about how this game is not a Chronicles game (something it was never claimed to be), begging for HD remakes of VC2 and VC3, or posting assumed woe-is-us fantasies about how the Valkyria series is "dead" or "finished".

...r to my heart.
CircusOfClouds
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(01-19-2017, 02:03 PM)
The reviews on Amazon Japan are mostly one stars. People are complaining about the graphics, sound design, UI, and boring combat. Those user reviews on Amazon Japan are notoriously harsh though, so take that for what it's worth
LiveFromKyoto
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(01-19-2017, 02:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by disappeared

First I've seen or heard of this. Looks a little more grown-up (i.e. no mo shit)?

When has Valkyria ever been moe?

TBH the artwork in this looks to me like it skews a bit younger.
Parakeetman
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(01-19-2017, 02:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiveFromKyoto

When has Valkyria ever been moe?

TBH the artwork in this looks to me like it skews a bit younger.

Number 2 tried a bit too hard to be "slice of life" with the whole school setting. Which is why things shifted back in the right direction with 3. At least thats how I saw 2 and know Im not the only one also with how others viewed it.
LiveFromKyoto
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(01-19-2017, 02:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Parakeetman

Number 2 tried a bit too hard to be "slice of life" with the whole school setting. Which is why things shifted back in the right direction with 3. At least thats how I saw 2 and know Im not the only one also with how others viewed it.

Sure, but there's a difference between that and the game looking like this:

thesaucetastic
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(01-19-2017, 03:31 PM)
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How is the plot so far? Since that seems to be the selling point here.
Nyoro SF
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(01-19-2017, 04:53 PM)
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For some reason amiami is not charging me for my order... that's a first. Usually they ask me for money before the game even gets there. But if they keep delaying, it will be ages until I get a chance to play, how annoying... hopefully they don't become an unreliable service from here on out. Maybe I should've ordered directly from Amazon JP instead this time.
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(01-19-2017, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nyoro SF

For some reason amiami is not charging me for my order... that's a first. Usually they ask me for money before the game even gets there. But if they keep delaying, it will be ages until I get a chance to play, how annoying... hopefully they don't become an unreliable service from here on out. Maybe I should've ordered directly from Amazon JP instead this time.

You think they oversold stock or something? A buddy of mine had issues with them with Coven, similar to what you are describing here.
u_neek
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(01-19-2017, 05:15 PM)
As a Dane, I am loving the Danish character and location names.

In case you didn't know, Jutland is the name of Denmark's main archipelago...


...while Elsinore, which appears to be the game's main hub (?), is a town close to the capital of Copenhagen:
BadWolf
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(01-19-2017, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiveFromKyoto

Valkyria is dea...



...r to my heart.

lol
Nyoro SF
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(01-19-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Parakeetman

You think they oversold stock or something? A buddy of mine had issues with them with Coven, similar to what you are describing here.

I shot them a message. They're pretty good at responding quickly to those. We'll see what the deal is... don't want to lose a storefront that's been reliable for me for the past 4+ years.

Originally Posted by u_neek

As a Dane, I am loving the Danish character and location names.

In case you didn't know, Jutland is the name of Denmark's main archipelago...


...while Elsinore, which appears to be the game's main hub (?), is a town close to the capital of Copenhagen:

Makes me want to do more traveling. Reminds me of how I went to Venice the same year that Bayonetta 2 came out and recognized the style of one of the levels.
CertifiedFP
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(01-19-2017, 08:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by u_neek

As a Dane, I am loving the Danish character and location names.

In case you didn't know, Jutland is the name of Denmark's main archipelago...


...while Elsinore, which appears to be the game's main hub (?), is a town close to the capital of Copenhagen:

Yeah but geographically the game takes place smack dab in the middle of the Ottoman Empire.

\_(ツ)_/
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jae
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(01-20-2017, 12:37 AM)
Apparently I bought the PS4 version (and season pass...) off PSN last night after taking an ambien.

The 2nd demo and the prologue demo were fine. Was planning on waiting for a price drop, but will dive in this weekend after I wrap up my FFXIII replay.
Shengar
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(01-20-2017, 01:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by CertifiedFP

Yeah but geographically the game takes place smack dab in the middle of the Ottoman Empire.

_(ツ)_/

Now I want Valkyria game sets in pseudo-ottoman vs pseudo-austria conflict.
T-thanks
CertifiedFP
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(01-20-2017, 02:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shengar

Now I want Valkyria game sets in pseudo-ottoman vs pseudo-austria conflict.
T-thanks

I want VC4 to be a remake of the greatest campaigns of Europa Universalis IV

Make Byzantium Great Again.

/s obviously. Honestly, I don't want a real plot for VC4. Honestly, I'm holding out for a VC that's a proper 4X.
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LifeBrandRobot
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(01-20-2017, 02:58 AM)
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Will buy when this comes out in NA. FFXV has awakened a thirst for console JRPGs.
DJIzana
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(01-20-2017, 10:18 PM)
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So... Yasunori Mitsuda and Sega just did a video for the OST of Valkyria Chronicles: Azure Revolultion but... did any one else notice this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5zbt4jIoQ0

This song.
https://youtu.be/A5zbt4jIoQ0?t=389

vs

https://youtu.be/Eg3VJDE7WYU?list=PL...YowAjfmlD&t=42

Nearly identical in a lot of ways yet different... wow... I love it! :D
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CertifiedFP
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(01-20-2017, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by DJIzana

So... Yasunori Mitsuda and Sega just did a video for the OST of Valkyria Chronicles: Azure Revolultion but... did any one else notice this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5zbt4jIoQ0

This song.
https://youtu.be/A5zbt4jIoQ0?t=389

vs

https://youtu.be/Eg3VJDE7WYU?list=PL...YowAjfmlD&t=42

Nearly identical in a lot of ways yet different... wow... I love it! :D

Rehashing Final Fantasy OSTs is a Valkyria series tradition, breached only by The One We Shall Not Speak Of.
jb1234
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(01-21-2017, 04:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJIzana

So... Yasunori Mitsuda and Sega just did a video for the OST of Valkyria Chronicles: Azure Revolultion but... did any one else notice this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5zbt4jIoQ0

This song.
https://youtu.be/A5zbt4jIoQ0?t=389

vs

https://youtu.be/Eg3VJDE7WYU?list=PL...YowAjfmlD&t=42

Nearly identical in a lot of ways yet different... wow... I love it! :D

Probably unintentional. Both pieces are overusing various film score cliches. That's probably my biggest disappointment with Valkyria's soundtrack so far. It's definitely written by Mitsuda but it's so slathered in cinematic gloss that it's all style and no substance. I listen to a track and can't remember a single thing about it because the tunes just aren't memorable. I'm sure it'll be fine in the game. though.
CertifiedFP
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(01-21-2017, 04:23 AM)
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BTW here's the full song in question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duwZ2a1Rq0Y
Strings
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Originally Posted by CircusOfClouds

The reviews on Amazon Japan are mostly one stars. People are complaining about the graphics, sound design, UI, and boring combat. Those user reviews on Amazon Japan are notoriously harsh though, so take that for what it's worth

There was crazy distracting pop in, and texture swapping in a really apparent set radius in the final demo / first chapter of the game I played. So the graphics thing makes sense at least.
CertifiedFP
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(01-21-2017, 08:34 AM)
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Honestly, I don't even care if the game ends up being bad (as in, BAD, not mediocre) - The series holds a special place in my heart that's completely unrelated to the first duology's quality, but rather what it symbolized.

I picked up the first game for PS3 when I was on the verge of quitting gaming for good when Halo 4's complete awfulness drove me into rageselling my 360 and it's collection. I hated anime before for the most part, dismissing it as a childish timewaster. But for some reason, after playing Valkyria Chronicles for some reason, I made the biggest mistake of my life - I started watching anime I watched the anime adaptation of the game. And then I started watching anime for some reason. And before I knew it I was some fucking wreck of a weaboo.

Valkyria Chronicles was a fucking Gateway Drug.

Don't do drugs kids.

I will forever blame 343 Industries for this turn of events occurring. Halo 4 was so horrible it turned me into a weaboo from the shock.
Strings
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(01-21-2017, 12:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by CertifiedFP

I will forever blame 343 Industries for this turn of events occurring. Halo 4 was so horrible it turned me into a weaboo from the shock.

Ahaha. My anime origin story is way less interesting:



Saw that gif on a friends usb in high school. Somehow ended up with him giving me all of Death Note.
AlucardGV
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(01-21-2017, 12:38 PM)
so i watched some video and it doesn't look they fixed it enough...how was it received in japan?
mellan_Konsten
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(01-22-2017, 01:07 AM)
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Come on people, don't be shy with your impressions now :)
Nyoro SF
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(01-22-2017, 01:13 AM)
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I'd post impressions but Amiami totally screwed me over. They still haven't invoiced me. Sent them a message and they said they'd invoice me in 24 hours, but it's been 48. Sent them another message and we'll see what's up. First screwup from them in years...
mellan_Konsten
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(01-24-2017, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nyoro SF

I'd post impressions but Amiami totally screwed me over. They still haven't invoiced me. Sent them a message and they said they'd invoice me in 24 hours, but it's been 48. Sent them another message and we'll see what's up. First screwup from them in years...

I see. However, it's sad if you are the only one here who bought it.

Did you get the PS4 or Vita Version?
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(01-24-2017, 02:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by CertifiedFP

I will forever blame 343 Industries for this turn of events occurring. Halo 4 was so horrible it turned me into a weaboo from the shock.

holy shit, my sides are in orbit

XD
Parakeetman
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(01-24-2017, 02:48 PM)
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PlayStation 4 vs. PlayStation Vita version comparison footage.
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(01-24-2017, 02:58 PM)
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Does anyone know if this game has pro features

Originally Posted by CertifiedFP

Honestly, I don't even care if the game ends up being bad (as in, BAD, not mediocre) - The series holds a special place in my heart that's completely unrelated to the first duology's quality, but rather what it symbolized.

I picked up the first game for PS3 when I was on the verge of quitting gaming for good when Halo 4's complete awfulness drove me into rageselling my 360 and it's collection. I hated anime before for the most part, dismissing it as a childish timewaster. But for some reason, after playing Valkyria Chronicles for some reason, I made the biggest mistake of my life - I started watching anime I watched the anime adaptation of the game. And then I started watching anime for some reason. And before I knew it I was some fucking wreck of a weaboo.

Valkyria Chronicles was a fucking Gateway Drug.

Don't do drugs kids.

I will forever blame 343 Industries for this turn of events occurring. Halo 4 was so horrible it turned me into a weaboo from the shock.

ROFL this is by far the funniest thing I've read all week. Halo 4 was sort of the major turning point of my gaming life. I had already stopped playing games that much but once I played tHalo 4 I lost a lot of interest in gaming.
Linkura
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(01-26-2017, 01:32 AM)
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So, uh... is anyone playing this? Bueller?
ironmang
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(01-26-2017, 01:36 AM)
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Is this getting an NA Vita retail release?
Nyoro SF
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(01-26-2017, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Linkura

So, uh... is anyone playing this? Bueller?

Order got confirmed and is on the way for me. I'll post regular updates once I have it. Gonna be a lot more leery about ordering from amiami in the future.

Originally Posted by ironmang

Is this getting an NA Vita retail release?

Digital only. Here's an extra info link.
http://gematsu.com/2016/12/valkyria-...s-vita-q2-2017
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jae
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(01-26-2017, 01:45 AM)

Originally Posted by Linkura

So, uh... is anyone playing this? Bueller?

A little bit. Don't care for it and haven't gotten that far. Should have waited for the bomba price.
CertifiedFP
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(01-26-2017, 01:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nyoro SF

Order got confirmed and is on the way for me. I'll post regular updates once I have it. Gonna be a lot more leery about ordering from amiami in the future.



Yes, it shall. Here's an extra info link.
http://gematsu.com/2016/12/valkyria-...s-vita-q2-2017

Vita version is digital only though.

Originally Posted by Linkura

So, uh... is anyone playing this? Bueller?

People have been having trouble getting copies imported, soooo...
Nyoro SF
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(01-26-2017, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by CertifiedFP

Vita version is digital only though.



People have been having trouble getting copies imported, soooo...

Oops, read too fast. That happens sometimes...
Digital only for Vita in the West.
Linkura
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(01-26-2017, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by jae

A little bit. Don't care for it and haven't gotten that far. Should have waited for the bomba price.

Thanks!

I did notice some people saying they were having issues with shipping. Just please don't forget about us once you get the game! :)
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(01-26-2017, 02:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJIzana

So... Yasunori Mitsuda and Sega just did a video for the OST of Valkyria Chronicles: Azure Revolultion but... did any one else notice this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5zbt4jIoQ0

This song.
https://youtu.be/A5zbt4jIoQ0?t=389

vs

https://youtu.be/Eg3VJDE7WYU?list=PL...YowAjfmlD&t=42

Nearly identical in a lot of ways yet different... wow... I love it! :D

Hey, another fantastic FFXV song you never hear in the game!
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Originally Posted by CertifiedFP

BTW here's the full song in question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duwZ2a1Rq0Y

This is excellent! Lyrics straight from "Dies Irae"; I wish they'd written something original, but I'm not complaining. The whole OST is pretty good.

It's being savaged on Amazon.jp so far but I might take the plunge anyway, because my Vita us looking for a game to play, and anything Valkyria-related needs the support.

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