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Thread: Valkyria Chronicles... PC?!

  1. #1
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London

    Valkyria Chronicles... PC?!

    One of my favourite PS3 games looks like it's making its way to PC!

    SSDs and massive memory should mean that one of my barriers to replay, slow loading times, should disappear on the PC.

    Now if we can only persuade Sega to port Vanquish.

  2. #2
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: Sulphur, whatever
    Hurray! (Except for the pig.)

    Vanquish, and Bayonetta, would be absolutely splendid.

  3. #3
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Gotta admit I've never even heard of this one.

    Looks cool tho.

  4. #4
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Great news! I find PS3 to be an utterly wretched console. The less games that I have to buy for it, the better.

  5. #5
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: Sulphur, whatever
    At least half of that is you being sore over the last one dying on you and taking the disc with it, though. And sure, the update process is horrifyingly slow, the UI could be smoother, and the web browser is terrible.

    But the games -- ah, the games.

  6. #6
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    I had completely forgotten about my first PS3 dying until your brought it up. I have a burning hatred for the PS3 is because the OS is a smouldering pile of shit when it comes to almost everything internet related.

    Eg download a digitally distributed game. Wanna play it immediately? Nope, gotta install it first. So the game is installed now, but wait there's patches available? Gotta install those first before you can play.

    Apps for PS3 are no different to games. Patches aren't cumulative and thus aren't included as part of the original download of the game/app. I remember when I first booted Uncharted 2, it downloaded and installed 18 files one at a time. The current version of U2 is v1.18 so it wouldn't surprise me at all if it was actually downloading every one of those 18 patches one at a time.

    Why the fuck do digital distribution goods have to installed? They should be ready to launch as soon as they're downloaded. I can perfectly understand if I needed to install disc-based games, but digital distribution stuff? Fuck off.

    Xbox 360 has a much better user experience by fucking light years. The only reason I've kept the PS3 around is because of the exclusive games it has. If the PS3 exclusives that I deemed worthwhile were all re-released onto better platforms, I'd toss the console off of my deck immediately.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Odd how a whole heap of JRPGs have been getting PC ports this year. Primarily Square Enix ones.

  8. #8
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by icemann View Post
    Odd how a whole heap of JRPGs have been getting PC ports this year. Primarily Square Enix ones.
    The FF7 port released onto Steam sells well. Aforementioned success prompts the release of FF8 onto Steam, which also sells well. FF3 DS remake is ported to Steam... and so on. There, your mystery is solved.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Ah. Hadn't looked up sales figures.

    Hope Xenogears, Chronotrigger and Secret of Mana get on there.

    Square prior to the merger with Enix had barely had much of an interest on the PC end of things, besides a few ports of Final Fantasy games here and there. Though those were few and far between.

  10. #10
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Steam has literally changed the marketplace. Steam gave Japanese publishers liked Square, Namco, Sega, etc a standardised delivery system to work that they would feel comfortable with, having come from the console world.

    Another thing is it is no longer the "dark ages" of 2006-2010. The PC marketplace is so profitable now that it's too lucrative for aforementioned publishers to ignore any longer. Eg Tekken 7 is coming and you know that only well it make a profit, but it will have a very long sales tail end because A. PC is a generation-less platform and B. any losses taken via heavily discounted Steam sales is countered by selling units in sheer large volumes.

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Completely agree.

    There is very little difference nowadays (other than the location it's used in the home) between the various platforms since the vast majority are now accessible across all of them. Which helps.

  12. #12
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Any chance of ever seeing a Red Dead Redemption PC port?
    I think that's the one I wish for the most.

  13. #13
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    The game I planned on buying a PS3 for back in the day, and the game I have yet to play now that I have one.

    Hell, now I'll just buy it for the PC!

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    PS3 wise, Demon Souls, the Resistance games and inFamous would all benefit from PC ports.

  15. #15
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Quote Originally Posted by icemann View Post
    PS3 wise, Demon Souls, the Resistance games and inFamous would all benefit from PC ports.
    QFT.

  16. #16
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Quote Originally Posted by demagogue View Post
    Any chance of ever seeing a Red Dead Redemption PC port?
    Probably not. I've heard (and this is maybe just forum rumors but anyway) that the code for the modified GTA IV engine was a real mess and they barely just got it running well on the consoles, but if they were to ever make a PC port it'd take a whole lot of work to untangle that mess and put it back together in a way that'd run well on PC. Considering that people already weren't too happy with the PC port of GTA IV, RBR would probably be even worse.

    But then again PCs have moved on since 2010 and a lot of people have upgraded. So if R* were to release a port now, or in a few years, maybe people would be able to run it even if it was a less than optimal port. So uh, yeah I don't know! RBR was a great game tho and it would certainly be neat if PC folks got to experience it.

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: May 2000
    Location: North of the equator.
    I've said it before...

    http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthrea...=1#post1799959

    But I don't think that was enough. If I was trapped on a deserted island with only one ps3 game to play... Valkyria Chronicles would most definitely be it. It is the only game that everyone owes it to themselves to play if they own a ps3. It is just that damn good. Many of these newer games like to toss around the words 'Masterpiece' or 'An Instant Classic' without even giving those words a second thought. This game, on the other hand, is the real deal.

    Hell... I even picked up a PSP handheld just for the sequel alone (for one damn game). That's how good the game is. And now that it is coming to the PC... you can bet your ass that I'm gonna buy a copy.

    Updated review link

  18. #18
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London
    Pre-order's up on Steam; releases on the 11th of November.

  19. #19
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    It's out! Apparently the port is ok and everyone likes it. Soooooo.... should I buy it? I should, shouldn't I? OK OK CALM DOWN EVERYONE I'LL BUY IT sheeeeesh

  20. #20
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: Sulphur, whatever
    What kind of a question is that. It's the charming-est, gonzo-est, ridiculous-est hardcore tactical RPG ever made.

  21. #21
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Oh man. Huge difficulty spike on that mission where you defend the city gate. Had to redo that one 6-7 times before I got it. And after the part where you pick out your squad the game crashed for me. I'd taken my time too and tried to pick team members that liked eachother but then I had to do it all again. Those minor quibbles aside tho, I'm having a good time with this game! It's got a ton of personality, and the gameplay seems pretty solid.

  22. #22
    As with any JRPG, stats make a huge difference. Make sure you play all available side missions. I'd also advise replaying some of the older missions to try to improve your ranking.

  23. #23
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Damnit. I wasn't expecting this for another few months at least, and I already blew my monthly game allowance.

    LIFE IS UNFAIR!

  24. #24
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Figured I could get in 30min of Valkyria Chronicles before work this morning, when I next glance over at the watch an hour has flow by. Oh shi

  25. #25
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    In 37 minutes, I'll be Valkyriaing up my chronicles. It's been 6 years since I played this game over a friends house, and decided to get a PS3 because of it. I say it's about damn time. >

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