Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo Impressions
Flowers are first drawn onto the screen, then color spreads and the world of Valkyria Chronicles 4 is brought to life. Right away, Valkyria’s graphics are impressive. Not just the cutscenes, but the actual gameplay too. That said, does it have fun gameplay? I played the demo of Valkyria Chronicles 4 some yesterday and now I’m ready to give you my first impressions of the it. Should you check out the demo too?
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a beautiful game, there is no denying that. The game looks great on the Nintendo Switch. What about its gameplay though?
The demo for Valkyria Chronicles 4 is pretty big. I haven’t finished it yet, but I just had to write about the demo anyway. I have played two missions, one was a tutorial and the other was a much bigger and complicated fight. Both battles were good but its the second fight that I want to focus on.
After the tutorial and some really good story scenes, I went into the second battle of the demo. The map in this battle was huge and the fight actually lasted a few hours. If that battle is any indication, you may want to set aside a few hours for each battle. Thankfully you can save and quit after each battle (and each of the cutscenes).
In this large battle, I got to see several of the “job” classes that the game has to offer. I was especially impressed by the sniper, who can zoom in on the enemy and shoot at them, and the Grenadier, who can take out enemies with mortar shells. She is especially useful for taking out the snipers and machine gunners in this large second battle.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 battle system is pretty unique. It reminds me of Codename Steam a bit, mostly because you have points that only let you walk so far like Steam. However, firing at enemies works more like an action game in Valkyria. Of course, unlike an action game, your characters can only fire at the enemy once per turn.
Like I said before, these battles can last a long time. The reason for this is that you only have so many turns before you have to let your enemy take their turn to move. After they move, its back to you (and so on). Valkyria is most definitely a turn-based strategy game despite its third person action look during battles. There is a lot of strategy that most go into all of the battles.
I was very impressed by this second battle. I can’t wait to play more of the demo! If I encounter any other cool things in the demo, I may write about this game again. For now let me say this: if you are a strategy rpg fan, you must check out this demo! And I think you’ll want to pre-order the game after you’ve played the demo!
Have you played the demo for Valkyria Chronicles 4? What do you think of it?