Valiant Hearts - The Great War (NA)
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This is the story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. In Valiant Hearts, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course of the game. Friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.
- An animated comic book adventure
From the green forests of the French countryside, to dank trenches and snowy fields, go back through history in this emotional adventure game delivered with a unique tone and art style.
- A mix of exploration, action and puzzles
Move into action and help your heroes survive the Great War by solving puzzles or sneaking through enemy lines… live a touching and comical adventure.
- Follow the stories of these Valiant Hearts...
Lost in the middle of the trenches, play each of these characters and help a young German soldier find his love!
- … And their faithful canine companion
With the help of your trusty companion’s canine sense of smell, send him through barbed-wire obstacles and shell holes to solve puzzles or avoid enemies… Rely on him: this dog will be your best friend!
- Relive the Great War
This fictitious story takes you back to famous WW1 locations, like Reims or Montfaucon, revisiting historical battles on the Western Front, such as the Battle of the Marne or the Battle of the Somme!
- Powered by UbiArt Framework
Valiant Hearts makes the most of the UbiArt Framework and its motto “Bringing Art to Life”. This powerful engine provides the ability to transfer creative concepts and bring them to life in video games.
- A team of senior artists at Ubisoft Montpellier
Small is beautiful: a small but highly talented team, including the Audio and Art Directors of games such as Beyond Good & Evil and Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and key level designers on Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends.
Nice story but simplistic puzzlessergebelanger22 | Dec. 17, 2014 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
This game went under the radar for a lot of people, including me. However, as soon as I started it, I liked it.
I really like the visual design of it. That may be a con for some people, but not me. I think that you like or not that style.
The story is very interesting, from the begining to the last second of it. Sensitive heart refrain. The end was not made by Disney.
That being said, the gameplay is really basic. It is made of few simplistic puzzles. Sometimes you need some objects to open a door or to fire some dynamites, but you never really get stuck. You play few characters, which have different objects in their hands which adds a little variety to the game.
There are plenty of objects to collect in the various levels. Each of them have an element of history attached to them, which is nice for history lovers like me. You can see how many there are in each levels, which are not too long, so you can replay them and try to find them all. I personnally was able to find each of them without too much difficulty. It took around 10 hours total.
If you like good stories and learn part of the history, this game is definitely for you. You will learn a lot of fun facts on the First Great War and see that there was no mercy at that time.
Great Game!884okeoJ | July 8, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
Valiant Hearts explores an area rarely explored in video games, that of the first World War. It is primarily a puzzle game that focuses heavily on story telling and artistic merit. In those ways, this game passes with flying colors. The hand-drawn graphics add a lot to the game, and the story is absolutely fantastic. It makes you care about the characters in a way not many games these days do.
The weak part of the game is the gameplay. The puzzles are all fairly rudimentary, and there are no innovative mechanics. That being said, this is not a game which relies on addictive gameplay, more on story. In conclusion, Valiant Hearts is a great story based game that is a definite buy for anyone looking for a World War 1 game.
A great and emotional gameSharkiller | July 7, 2014 | See all Sharkiller's reviews »
This game is just perfect in its kind.
Since you start the game you feel the atmosphere of World War. When a sequence starts the game gives you genuine information about the war, you learn fun facts while you play, important dates, important events, and so on, by playing what is done is revive a parallel step, ie, relive the story from everyday life, which is extremely interesting.
That's why the game is perfect ... more than graphics and gameplay, you give a general sweep accompanied by fun facts for the Great War, obviously not replace the book but I think everyone would have actual notion of what was the great war.
GAMEPLAY: 8 For the first time I see a game in my life about war that is not based on fire bullets and thats nice. Maybe there is more, but this game have something special. Not a 10 because have some stucks here and there.
GRAPHICS: 8 In its class is a real gem, how drawings are managed are fantastic in its simplicity, and animations you always immersed in the middle of a life-style comics. Not a 10 because could be more differences between characters.
SOUND 10 The music is great. Some levels you have to play to the beat of the music, great music, and is fantastic. The voices that narrates the story are great too.
INNOVATION 10 The game is unique on his kind. Is very immersive and addictive.
100% recommended to play.
Valiant Hearts: A Sad Disappointmentmrminecrafter1 | June 24, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »
I really had high hopes for this game. The storytelling is really fantastic in this game as well as the artistic style. It's more like a comic book than a video game overall. There are hardly any mechanics in the game and the ones that do exist are barely passable. I love story-driven games but a bit more gameplay and the game would've done better. Soundtrack and sound is excellent. The game overall isn't as great as I wished. Unfortunately, this game doesn't stand out. Recommended for people who look for story-driven games.