119 CommentsRefresh
Posted by piecat

I'm glad you decided to play this game. It really hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.

Posted by Vandersveldt

First! To put it lightly... I don't think the uh... subtlety.... required for this type of game was exactly present in the person holding the controller.

Posted by newmarcom
Posted by FLStyle

Completed it, loved it, can't wait for DLC. My second fav game after MGS4 of 2008.

Posted by CarolynP

I'm playing through this in my spare time. I normally can't get into strategy games, but I'm really enjoying this one so far, although the little pig with wings is a bit too much for me to handle.

Edited by Death_Burnout

Oooo very nice, Mr. Snider in a quick look video!

Saw this a while ago, might have to get it! and do it a favour :s

Seems it's still very possible to pull a Brad... :p

Posted by RawShark

I like anime. But I'm put-off somewhat by the total anime-ness of this damn game. It's war, war is gritty. Yet this guy's running around, find a single enemy, gets hit a couple of times with no vivisble effect, shoots the guy twice in the head, guy falls over, and then he proceeds to pump his fist, and he's like "YOSH!". Christ.

Posted by Irishjohn

I love this game, really fantastic.  Restored my faith in the PS3, a little.

Posted by fraser

amazing game

Posted by fuumo

a great game nobody played

Posted by borgmaster

I played a good bit of it, great game, but hard....at least for me

Posted by dvorak

Quick Looks are pretty much becoming my second favorite part of the site after the Bombcast.

Posted by Brad


Easy for you to say when you're not going live to tape and trying to fill airtime with meaningful conversation the whole time you're playing. :P

Posted by Anviltongue

Brad...I don't usually play these kind of games, but even I was screaming at the screen, "Gah!  Move your sniper back...NOOOO!  DON'T MOVE THAT GUY UP THERE!  HE'S GOING TO DIIIIIIEEE!" 

Much love, Brad.  Much love.

You did sell me on the game, however.  Now all I need is a PS3.  I'll go sell my kidney and get back to you on that...

Posted by RHCPfan24

It's look like an interesting game. I want to get it when its price drop, which should be soon, unfortunately.

Posted by m1k3

I really like the game, I wanna see what they do with the upcoming anime series

Posted by Coleslaw893

I have this game but I haven't played it yet. There's 4 Gamestops within a 25 mile radius of where I live and only one of them had ONE copy left so I scooped it up.

Posted by License_To_Bill

Thanks, guys. Almost makes me wish I had a PS3. Almost.

Posted by giyanks22

Looks okay, but I don't like waiting forever to make my moves...

Posted by IncredibleBulk92

This does look like a pretty awesome game actually,  If only I had a PS3, there's no chance of this ever coming to the 360 is there?  I would totally buy this.

Posted by CashBailey

How long do you think it'll be before other gaming sites are ripping off the 'Quick Look' concept?

Posted by stephengotlost

Yey! They listened to our feedback and continued filming quick  looks with two commentators.

Posted by DragoonKain1687

This is not only the best JRPG so far this gen, but it was one of the best games of 2008. In fact, was it not for MGS IV it should have goten GOTY. At least RPG GOTY. Lots of extra stuff, weapons, accesories, and hours of game.
PD: The game sold more than enough units for its Genre. With 300k it sold more than any Disgaea up to date, and is close to Fire Emblem and Tactics Ogre, the most succesful SJRPG.

Edited by MeatSim

To bad it's a ps3 exclusive game.

Posted by Gunrock

This game is just awesome and it deals with themes i wasn't expecting for a T rated game, and yes i love the anime look i think it makes it look fantastic.

Edited by PLWolf

If I didn't have triplets on the way, a new house, and my wife still had her job, I'd go buy this right now.

But I have to settle for a gamefly rental or wait til June and my birthday. Great video, Brad and Dave. I enjoy all of these a lot and I can see myself getting completely addicted to playing this game.

Posted by KinjiroSSD

You never know. They may port it to 360 since its a Sega game, not Sony. I kinda wish they did port it because I love it and wish it gets the sales it deserves. However, I have a feeling the market  for a srpg would be even smaller on 360.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I would buy this game...If I had a PS3.

Posted by dietmango

Awesome game. Too bad it didnt really sell much.

Posted by kingmasters

holy cow it finally happened

Posted by Milkman

No offense Brad but you're pretty bad at this game.

Posted by alConn

These quick looks own, keep 'em up, they are informative and the commentary is great.

Edited by Nakirendral

Glad to say that this game was the first game I purchased for my PS3 since I got my MGS4 Bundle last year. This is one really fun and different game from the usual RPG I've played lately, and that there WoW.

Keep the Quick-looks coming guys, easily my fave part of the site!
Posted by Brydello

Fantastic game.

Posted by benderunit22

This is the 2nd best game I played last year. It's a shame it didn't sell, certainly deserved better than a lot of other crap that sold millions.

Posted by zitosilva

I'm glad you guys made a feature for this game. It really deserves more attention, it's defintely among my top 10 of 2008.

Posted by snide

Yeah, I didn't get a chance to play it till I got back from Australia. I definitely would have revised my best of 2008 list if I'd have messed with it before the trip. I really really really want to see someone take the engine/playstyle and adapt it to a Forgotten Realms game.

Posted by AndrewB

This game looks absolutely awesome, but I would worry that later levels become much harder/impossible, much like Advance Wars is to me. I'm just not great at any of these turn-based games, with perhaps the exception of Final Fantasy Tactics games, although even that is a bit sketchy.

Posted by fingofongo

I cannot find this anywhere
And I don't feel like buying from amazon (though even they don't have have it in stock (amazon.ca))

Posted by spiceninja

It looks nice but in my experience with these games I've found them to be boring and tedious.

Posted by Morris

i think its time i buy this game

Posted by CoolDrMoney

Nice quick look guys. I would definitely consider picking this one up if I had a PS3

Posted by VibratingDonkey

The demo didn't click with me and I actually wasn't interested in this game, but you've successfully changed my mind. I get the appeal of it now. Think I might be in the mood for trying out something different.

Posted by codycody

This is rumored to have been discontinued already.

Posted by RenegadeSaint

I need to pick this up.

Edited by TwoOneFive

such a beautiful game man. too bad its not selling well. its probably the first rpg i actually enjoyed. its different. its a change of pace for me which is nice, but its just as engaging as anything else. 

Posted by LifeByDegrees

I support more Valkyria Chronicles content. I would also support random interjection Ryan, Jeff, and Vinny commentary. A Giant Snakecast style Giant Valkyriacast: Video Edition- with a giant multiplayer match/review would be awesome.

Posted by keyhunter

So it's basically operation darkness but you don't get to shoot hitler.

Posted by Jeffsekai

this makes me not want the game, looks terrible

Posted by creamclouds

I love watching these Quick Look videos. Keep em coming. this one was great