Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Valkyria Chronicles: Oh....


Currently finished: Episode 18

I know lots of people are going to point fingers at me and say that I'm cold-hearted, but I'm still going to say, I am liking what's going on with the story.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a heartless person that cheers when things like this happen. I too feels sad and depressed. I just think having a dose of emotion like this once a while is healthy. If the stories are always flawlessly happy all the time, they'll become boring and predictable. A surprise once a while, pleasant or unpleasant, is necessary to keep any story interesting. It's just that I personally prefer the unpleasant surprises.

At the same time, however, this feels somewhat too...bolted on. Although the best surprise is one that nobody sees it coming, this one just feels somewhat out of place. I think it might be more of a plot device than anything else. That makes me wonder, does the game plays out like this too?

p.s. As usual, please make spoiler free comments if you do feel like commenting.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ep 18 is where...u know right? that also happans in the game, but its a little more dramatic, with everyone crowding round and all...

The Evil Cat ~ 豹 said...

That's interesting to know. I thought they've made it pretty dramatic in the anime already, hard to image how much more dramatic could they have done.