Valkyria Chronicles was the game I chose to purchase to celebrate 2 months of exam studying...and at first I was overjoyed with the game. At last game that is truly challenging I thought....I rejoiced at my regular failures in battle...

But that quickly wore off to frustration...being a non-regular RPG gamer (only real experience is FF games) I found I was quite lacking in the tactical elements...and that progress was slow...also I was slightly disspaointed at the lack of utilisation of the PS3's power...the anime is a quirky edition - but the story book mode of telling the plot felt a bit pre-dated.

However - Valkyria is a game that rewards patience and virtue - and is a great game which youi will wittle many hours away playing over the festive period if you ask for it to be put in your stocking!