If you’re the type of gamer who glazes over when you hear the word “strategy,” Valkyria Chronicles is the Japanese SRPG that might change your mind. An original IP from Sega Japan, Valkyria aims to satisfy the hardcore, niche gamer while also giving PS3 owners the exquisite eye candy they deserve for shelling out $400 for a console with action-charged gameplay and sketch-style cel-shading.
We started our Sega
Europe was at war in 1935, honest. According to the gospel of Valkyria Chronicles, there was conflict a-ragin’ through Europe around this time, with the continent divided between two major forces: a bloc called the Atlantic Federation (in the West of Europe) and the invading East European Imperial Alliance. Thud in the middle of this mess was a tiny neutral country called Gallia, located roughly where the Netherlands lies, and
Normally, we’d think that any PS3 exclusive from a third-party publisher would be well known simply because there aren’t very many. But Valkyria Chronicles, a PS3 exclusive from publisher Sega, remains criminally unheralded. That needs to change, because this quirky strategy RPG, with its lush graphics and weird, anime/sci-fi take on WWII, has all the earmarks of a sleeper hit in the making.Reason #1: It’s freaking
Dec 6, 2007
A longboat packed full of hairy, sweaty Vikings gagging for a spot of raping and pillaging might not have been a pretty sight back in the day, but believe us when we tell you Battle for Asgard is more welcome than a refreshing mug of mead and more gorgeous than a busty beer wench.
For instance, utilising a novel lighting system, Vikings islands resemble a dreamy landscape of fantasy. Rolling hills, verdant valleys, sprawling settlements, snowy peaks - it reminds us of Fable with
Jan 11, 2008
On paper, Viking: Battle for Asgard sounds a lot like Dynasty Warriors, although this game is based on Norse mythology rather than actual events. The days of Ragnarok (the end of the world) have arrived and the demonic goddess Hel has unleashed an undead army on your heroic Viking people.
You take on the mantle of mankinds last hope, Skarin, and do battle for the Vikings homeland of Midgard. Of course, Vikings were best known for going berserk on the battlefield, overcome with
For 360 and PS3 owners, the month of March is a bit of a wasteland. Where's a gamer to turn for mindless violence and blistering action during this drought?
Viking: Battle for Asgard may be the answer. Wait... Viking what? Yeah, the fantasy-based hack 'n slasher isn't prominent on many players' radar. Here are five reasons why it SHOULD be.
Oct 8, 2007
The echo of shattered bone and slopping coils of intestine resonates around the Leipzig demo room, as The Creative Assemblys James Carey gleefully demonstrates the inventive ways you can slaughter a foe. Creative Assembly might be renowned for their “historically accurate” Total War series on PC, but its apparent that their new next-gen project, Viking: Battle for Asgard, joyously chucks any semblance of beardy realism out of the window in favour of fantastical, gory
Dec 26, 2007
Viking: Battle for Asgard is shaping up to be a kick-ass berzerker-rage bloodbath, as evidenced in our earlier previews. Now we got a chance to talk to developer Mark Suthers about his bearded
Much like the Winning Eleven series, there are two ways to play Virtua Fighter games. Theres the “casual” post-bar, fight-it-out-with-a-friend kind of way, and then theres the slavish, almost scientific approach - fueled by the sort of devotion thats made the series so hugely popular in Japanese arcades.
For those who prefer option one, Virtua Fighter 5 wont disappoint. On the surface, its definitely a next-gen game, with hyper-detailed looks not so different from the stunning
Ever since it literally kick-started the 3D fighting genre 12 years ago, Virtua Fighter has had a dedicated following among hardcore fighter fans. Now those fans have a reason to salivate, because Virtua Fighter 5 is nearing completion and will most likely head to the PS3 and/or Xbox 360 after it pounds through