Sunday, July 1, 2012
Better sneak this in now before our next update. The 3rd instalment in Sega's fantastic strategy RPG series, Valkyria Chronicles 3, is being fan-translated. The first game is, to my mind, still the best game on the PS3, in terms of inventive gameplay and stunning aesthetics. The PSP-only sequel, if we're being honest, sucked. They forced you to grind for random and arbitrarily given certificates to level your characters, meaning you spent the entire game using crappy recruits. The third game Sega said will never be localised because we didn't buy enough copies of VCII. Recently Sega has announced a 4th game in the series, a card game for browsers, effectively killing off one of the best new properties this generation. Thankfully VC3 is undergoing fan-translation into English. They've had some good progress, have test screens up, plus 2 videos. They seem to be making fast progress, so let's keep an eye on it. Good luck, gentlemen!