Valkyria Chronicles “Best PS3 SRPG” “Best PSP Game”


Critically acclaimed PS3 strategy RPG Valkyria Chronicles has been proclaimed the “best PS3 strategy RPG” by the Guiness Book of Records.


Whilst the prize is admittedly of rather dubious value considering Guiness’ ability to evaluate games apparently extends no further than cribbing scores from review aggregator sites, few could object to some positive publicity for Valkyria Chronicles, which was unfortunately developed by Sega.

Of perhaps even less value is Valkyria Chronicles 2‘s receipt of Gamespot E3 awards for best RPG and best PSP game – considering Gamespot’s reputation in this area this may attest to little more than the size of Sega’s marketing budget.

And yet still Sega refuses to make a proper sequel for the game.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I am not surprise. For an sRPG game, it was one of a kind. Valkyria Chronicles game-play is innovative and enjoyable, which why most people it more than most of the sRPG games. It was a departure from your standard sRPG game such as Disgaea

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I doubt the score. How much they are paid for just have that hanging on their wall? The official website doesn't even show the record if it I bet the record is just to boost their product sales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Valkyria Chrinicles goes beyond scores for me, it's a personal favorite. But out of all the awards it deserved to win, this one is the oddest and the least game-related I could have imagined it would get.

    Now port Valkyria Chronicles 2 on PS3 Sega!! Oh and add more females, the game is a sausage fest from what I've heard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wonder how much Sega shelled out to Guinness to get that ruling... Are they seriously trying to suggest that a game is the best ever [whatever] on the basis of getting scores of 86 out of 100? Who made that decision, the California Board of Education? Or do SRPGs just all suck so bad that a low B is the best they can do?

    And we wonder why other countries are convinced we're all stupid...

    $10 says someone over at SquareEnix sees this and ports the original FF Tactics over to the PS3 for shits and giggles. Guaranteed that can get better than an 86%. Jesus...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not convinced by how they decided that it was the best for those two catagories, but I do think that Valkyria Chronicles is the best RPG for the PS3 even now.

    In fact I'll easily put it in the top 5 games released so far.

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    Comment by Tracee-sama
    19:47 11/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmm, guinness said that Valkyria chronicles is the best game for the PS3? hmm, maybe i should consider getting this one.

    Comment by PhillB
    14:41 12/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not much of Guinnes earning scores (86 < 90).

    Still, if fans are happy with that, anyone can buy any prize nowadays.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 11/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I the only one who dislikes Valkyria Cronicles?

    Comment by PhillB
    14:36 12/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are (not) alone!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Valkyria Chronicles was an amazing game, no-one but sega could follow up a beautiful game like it with the absolutely insulting pile of shit that is Valkyria Chronicles 2

    Sega = making great games and having management turn them to shit since 1990

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 11/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah and my brother said to me to not buy it just because it have no trophies >.>

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    Comment by the7k
    16:14 11/07/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't worry - one day, your brother is going to realize that trophies/achievements are a big fat waste of time.

    It took me 13 Platinum Trophies and several 100% PSN games (included MvC2, which was a complete pain to 100%) to finally realize that I was playing games not for fun, but to increase some arbitrary number.

    The game that did it for me was SAW. I borrowed it from a friend, and about 1/3 of the way through, realized it was the worst game I'd ever played and was ONLY playing it to get a few trophies.

    Refusing to play games because they lack trophies will mean you are going to miss out on not just Valkyria Chronicles, but also Metal Gear Solid 4, Eternal Sonata and several other great games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 11/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You buy games based on trophies????

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:51 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please no. Just no. Don't believe a thing Guinness says. They don't know shit about the game world.

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    Comment by Templa
    04:58 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No wonder, there is no other sRPG except Valkyria Chronicles for PS3.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:41 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wat? 86% on gamerankings are something to be proud of nowadays? They should be ashamed of such a low score instead. (Not that scores would matter anyway) OoT got 97.48% and still kicks ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Scores are but human opinions anyway.
    Combine that with the fact that humans are flawed and all that really matters is what the individual (i.e. you) thinks; for themselves, or as a blind sheep.

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    Comment by alidan
    07:00 11/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    scores aren't opinions, but consensus (i have no idea how that word is spelt, but heres hoping i picked the right one in spell check)

    it it was 1 person yelling FUCK THIS GAME or THIS GAME IS GOD than yea those are opinions, but a over all score is generally where people put the games.

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    Comment by alidan
    07:44 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you cant compare any game to the perfect game. its just unfair.

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    Comment by IceColdEskimo
    04:57 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game is awesome. I've yet to get through the "Behind her blue flame" DLC... (I think that's the name). Glad it's getting some recognition (although weak) and I hope more is done with the series.

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    05:02 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's one fine example of good DLC. Completed it several times, and I still love it.

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    Comment by Niwa
    04:55 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not a bad game and glad it got a guinness.
    but did I forget to mention that pic for article is awesome

    Athletic girls=Awesome! <3

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    Comment by reperbone
    04:33 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it says,
    ''...achieved average ew scores of 86%...''

    so the game has cooties?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What exactly was its competition?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:56 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Disgaea 3

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    review scores

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    15:28 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I actually consider Valkyria Chronicles the best PS3 game so far, with only Demon's Souls coming close and with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Uncharted 2 coming up in my personal list.

    The anime-characterizations with the characters are very charming even if they run with the cliches and the same goes for the story.

    Strategy-wise, the game series is actually innovative in how it plays out and VC2 only improved the formula.

    And add on a BEAUTIFUL artistic style to the game series and the legendary Hitoshi Sakimoto soundtracks and you have a winner. EASILY the best PSP and PS3 SRPG IMO. Though recently, Peace Walker Metal Gear Solid game does give it a run for its money. But I still prefer the amazing charm-factor of the Valkyria Chronicles series.

    That said, I also want to see a second VC anime based on the second game.

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    Comment by oldtaku
    04:36 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a BAD game (I bought it, played it, liked it) but this is more a comment on how sad the RPG offerings are for the PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, the PS3's RPG offerings really are pathetic. Sony themselves have pushed the PS3 as an American-shooter console... an Xbox-competitor and nothing but an Xbox-competitor. Any RPGs face an uphill battle, and it has scared off new games.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    07:45 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    To celebrate, I have compiled here in this zip pictures of the late Selvaria Bles exposing her delishush armpits...

    Ugh, I'll never forgive Maximillian for telling a hot babe like Selvaria to kill herself...F*cker...

    Anyway, here's the successor of Selvaria for the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 2 game...

    Cute, ain't she..?

    Also, you might want to know that the character artist of the game is a Hentai artist named Raita...Here's some of his works... []

    According to my collection, he has 38 doujins...Don't miss his "Mahou Shoujo" series, it's pretty hot...

    There's even a girl there that has a resemblance to the late Selvaria Bles as one of the characters...

    I'll miss those tits and armpits...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Enough with the freaks, you weird armpit!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:12 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Much Thanks....

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Enough with the armpits, you weird freak!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "unfortunately developed by Sega"
    Why is it so good then?

    Not really a Sega fan, but it's getting rather annoying, those constant remarks. What did Sega mess up so hard other than the Bayonetta port and some Sonic games?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A room full of monkeys on a typewriter will eventually write Hamlet. Or something like that.

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    05:00 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, Sega is known for shitty decisions, bad planning and utter stupidity from its directors.

    Give this a thorough reading and you'll understand why remarks regarding idiocy related to Sega directives are not off the mark.

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    04:49 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...and a failure console and a failure add-on for a console, you mean other than that?

    Artefact always says things like that, get over it -.- Just follow the link and you will see why he said it.

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    Comment by ScottyT14
    06:34 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The dreamcast was amazing, sir.

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    Comment by alidan
    07:43 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea, and because sega supported it and every other console they ever made simultaneous around the world, EVERYTHING TANKED.

    when you make a new console you drop all others after a year or so. they were still makeing consoles from the 80's new.

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    07:36 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sir the dreamcast was a kick ass console please do not soil the saga name V___v

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    07:56 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sonic Adventure and Phantasy Star were my personal favorites...Oh, and House of the Dead 1&2 ~

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    Comment by Jeen
    05:42 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This game really needs a sequel on the PS3, although given how the first game ended storyline-wise, I doubt any of the original cast would make the cut.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel like ratings are based on people's opinions rather than a true measure.. I don't think it really belongs in the record books

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    Comment by pilandi
    07:51 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad Sammy took over Sega.
    But we still get to feel the Magic that only Sega can deliver occasionally.
    Games like Valkyria Chronicles and Ryu ga Gotoku, really show what good old Service Games can do.
    Its just that Sammy doesnt want to lose Money.
    So no Valkyria and Shenmue on a big Console anytime
    soon, because Sammy makes not enough Money with these two franchises.
    Instead we will see many more crappy Sonic games.
    That said fuck you Sammy!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shit, so Sega gets guinness for 2 "BEST" Rpg's?

    RoF and now VC?

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    10:42 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i love sega :D but they're decisions on this gen are slightly off. realeasing End of eternity and yakuza 3(with remove content) around XIII. but at least they publish games like bayonetta, vanquis and yakuza 4 and so on. honestly i would love a new shinobi that would be awesome :)

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    Comment by Myballz
    12:59 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sega is still around I am glad they release After Burn Climax It was fun while it lasted. I never really was interested in Valkyria Chronicles plus its a hard to find title.

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    Comment by Ciscotaku
    06:09 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I loved this game. did beat the game 3 times and got the DLCs for it.

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    Comment by Tateha
    07:10 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow. too bad sega are assholes.

    too bad.

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