Valkyria Chronicles Game to Get TV Anime Next Spring

14 11 2008

!?!!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-11-12/valkyria-chronicles-game-to-get-tv-anime-next-spring

IT DESERVES AN ANIME! I’m not kidding, even though I don’t have the game (It’s out now for the Playstation 2), judging from the gameplay trailers and the tutorial videos, and from the demo that I saw and played at PAX, Valkyria Chronicles, In my Humble Opinion, is the greatest game ever. It uses this clever thing called the “BLiTZ” ( Battle of Live Tactical Zones) -wiki, and the “Canvas” graphics engine (Basically Watercolor + Anime; it looks awesome; ) -PAX Pamplet. From the trailers I’ve seen the story line looks considerably good, it’s what you’d expect in an anime.

Basically BLiTZ is, is its a clever blend of Third-person shooter, Turn-based Strategy, RPG, and Real-time strategy. It leans towards the strategy portion, though, since you can’t really expect a first person shooter from just a “aim at the head and shoot” sorta thing. Here’s a (couple) screenshots [Taken from the Military Training II from the official Japanese Website for the game]:

There’s 6 classes (excluding the tank): Scout, Infantry, Anti-tank, Engineer, Sniper, and Shocktrooper (Assault/Front-line Infantry). You start out with a certain number of command points, in a turn, you pick a character and then manuever him/her around (uses up bar) and then take a shot, heal, or repair (engies only). Most missions consist of capturing command points and stuff, and it’s all tactical, a great relief from the normal gears of war, or the call of duty games that are getting old. Each of the characters have a distinct personality, which really adds to the game’s sense, you’re not commanding generic faceless troopers, that’s the enemy’s job. One of the main ones I’ve grown to like is an engineer named Herbert, who’s always flexing his arm sockets, and complaining that he’s tired. Although the scene where you call in the medic (and she runs in) automatically gets kinda annoying, even though she says different stuff each time.

Demonstration:

Herbert: “Hey medic… you’ll help… right?”

Medic: “I’m on my way, hang in there!”

-or-

Herbert: “Maybe I should get a medic in here…”

Medic: “You’ll be alright, that’s a promise!”

Marina Inoue did the voice for Alicia in the Japanese version, If she would do her voice for the Anime, then I’m all eyes (and ears) for it.

Oh and for the anime, whaddaya know, Aniplex has it covered. AWESOME!
Anyways, look forward to the Spring season. I really…. really… want a PS3, now, just for one game… THAT.

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14 11 2008
16 11 2008
annabelle Goldsby

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