Hidden Information and Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles has been a slow burn for me.  I've been playing it slowly but consistently since I first tried it in December.  It's been a fun strategy RPG.

But, I've gotten to the point where I'm fed up with one aspect of the game.  They do the thing where they have unfair hidden information moments in the game and they can often instantly end a mission.  This is horrible in missions that can span 30-90 minutes.

I've had so many times where I get more than half an hour into a mission and get instant failed because of some bullshit thing that was never explained or choreographed.  I made it close to 75% of the way through the game but I'm completely fed up with it.  It's basically to the point where there's no way to beat a mission on the first try.  Often it takes 3 or 4 attempts before even seeing all the hidden mechanics in a mission.

I love the moment to moment gameplay and the story has kept me very engaged, but I can't deal with it anymore.  I'm putting down Valkyria Chronicles for good.

I would love to see them take another swing at this game on a big budget.  I've heard Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3 make a lot of compromises because they're on mobile systems.  If they ever make a full-fledged Valkyria Chronicles game again on a console or PC I will jump on it.

That being said, I still loved this game and highly recommend it to SRPG fans.  I'm going to go see if I can find a way to play Valkyria Chronicles 2 on a system I own.


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