I was excited when I heard that Valkyria Chronicles was coming to Steam. It was one of my favorite gaming experiences on PS3, combining some unique story telling with excellent gameplay, strategy and design. I was glad that PC gamers would finally get their hands on this gem, and it seems they were glad, too.
Valkyria Chronicles debuted this week on Steam at number one. It is currently ahead of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Assassin’s Creed Unity and even the Just Cause Collection which is 80% off. John Clark, the senior VP of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe said in a statement,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans for their support in the phenomenal success of this launch. We’re also delighted at the response from the Steam community which indicates that newcomers to the series are finding it as enchanting and engaging as those who have played it before.
The game is currently for sale on Steam for $20. It is worth every penny, but for those who are stingy, I suppose it will also end up on sale in December. Still, I would recommend picking this up if you’re looking for a game that combines real time strategy with unit upgrades and relationships. It’s a deep experience and dammit, all this talking about it makes me want to load it up on my PS3 again.
Are you one of the many who helped this game rise to the top of the charts? It certainly deserves to be on top, although I think the way Ubisoft treated its PC gamers in the run up to the launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity might also have hurt their sales at launch, helping Valkyria Chronicles to the top spot.
Last Updated: November 13, 2014