Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Valiant Hearts Valiant Hearts The Great War, is an amazing, two dimensional animated comic book game with a great mix of puzzle-solving, explorations, and action. This game was created by Ubisoft Entertainment, and was released on June 25, 2014.

Valiant Hearts takes place in the time when World War 1 (The Great War) started. As you play through the game, you’ll be introduced to 4 different main characters, each being playable in the game as you progress further. You can play this game with the gamepad, keyboard, and mouse.

Dear Gamer: If you were expecting a “GO KILL THAT GUY” type of game from Valiant Hearts because it’s a game about war, you can either expect less of that, or get dissapointed and complain about how boring it is. If you’re the type of gamer who loves history porn or even just the type who wants a good-to-amazingly-well-thought-out-of story, then you’re in for a treat.

And so the War has started

And so the War has started

The game involves very little combat, yet many environmental puzzles. Despite the minimal combat situations that you do in-game (“I mean it’s set in World War 1, there’s BOUND to be combat somewhere”), the game’s story and character development were all well thought-out, especially the thoughts about the war itself. It will let you experience a wide variety of emotions such as happiness, sadness, anxiety, and from time to time, anger.

Gameplay Screenshot in Valiant Hearts

Gameplay Screenshot in Valiant Hearts

Even if the game does have several good points, it still has some flaws and minor setbacks. Valiant Hearts can be quite frustrating, as it requires some backtracking to progress through the story. There are also some times where you may get stuck at seemingly-obvious-to-do-yet-it’s-done-waaaayyy-more-differently situations. Not to mention that there are some minor bugs in Valiant Hearts, but those things can be chucked at the “It’s not a big deal” trash bin as you progress further into the story of Valiant Hearts.

This is George, we can’t play with him.

Oh right, before I forget, there’s actually this 5th character in-game which we can’t play. I was expecting to play this other supposedly-playable-character in the game named George, but in the final release of the game, he’s only given a minimal role, and for a single scene only. He’s not even playable, which kinda sucks. Then again the game was still amazing and enjoyable with or without the 5th character.

Conclusion: In the end, “Valiant Hearts: The Great War” is a game that never ceased to amaze me. From the story, the music, the game play, and the character development, it was all amazingly well done. I have to admit, and I’m not even embarrassed to admit it. My heart tore apart in the end and I cried for several hours like the time you accidentally bumped your little toe in the table. This game makes you realize just how horrible war was(and it still is), and how we’re all just tearing each other apart with all the mindless and unnecessary killing. I never really minded history before, and playing this game, I realized that war is the darkest and the most disgusting thing that we human beings have ever made.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go grab my box of tissue and cry over this wonderful masterpiece again.

Total time it took to finish the game: 5-8 hours if you’re going to collect all the collectibles and historical fun-facts throughout the game.

Final Rating: 9/10

You can get this beautiful game from Steam for 15$!

Click here to go buy it now!

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Posted on November 14, 2014, in Adventure and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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