Wednesday, September 30, 2009

[Ended] Valkyria Chronicles: For Love and For Peace

Can I say that I totally predicted the ending once I saw what Alicia had turn into a while back? Because from that point on, everything in this story follows a very standard end story pattern.

The story of Valkyria Chronicles is somewhat exciting and moving. It was especially satisfying for me because they did not hesitate in killing major characters, important major characters.

However, the story itself is actually quite formulaic. I guess since it's an adaptation from the game, the anime itself can't really be blamed for it, unless they changed the story greatly from the game to the anime.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 83 (Not bad)
Comedy: 87 (Pretty good for what it had)
Action: 86 (Firing rifles...)
Art/Animation: 80 (Typical)
Sound/Music: 86 (Average)
Character: 85 (Interesting)
Plot: 86 (Somewhat formulaic)
Ending: 80 (Predictable)

Re-watch value: 60 (Not really necessary)

Overall: 84 - Standard well executed formulaic anime

Recommendation: It's a good anime, but it's a bit short from a great anime. If you've finished all the "must-watches", this would be a good one to watch next.

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