You may come to a point where you wrap up Fire Emblem: Three Houses and want more. The easiest – and probably best – answer for that situation is to play more Fire Emblem. With no shortage of entries across the 3DS and other legacy consoles, there’s more than enough to scratch the itch.
But if you’re reluctant to let go of your Nintendo Switch, there are some other great strategy games on the platform that are worth checking out! These games don’t necessarily have the exact mix of tactics and RPG that Fire Emblem provides, but these five strategy titles are still in the same realm while adding their own flavour to the mix!
With London, Paris, figuring out how to watch the rest of the NBA Finals while in Europe, and a date with the Spice Girls at Wembley Stadium ahead of me, the last thing I should be concerned about is what games I’ll be playing for the next few weeks. Odds are, I won’t have much of any time to play stuff. And that’s for the best! I’m excited to explore new parts of London and England that I didn’t get to last time, while immersing myself in a whole new world in Paris.
And yet, here I am, making preparations to ensure that I have something fresh to play during the flights, trains, and whatever little down time we have. Partially cause those moments of down time could be great for trying something new while giving me more things to write about. But mostly because I have the attention span of a peanut and require constant mental stimulation.
In light of the circumstances, this list is comprised entirely of Nintendo Switch titles. It’s also a little price-conscious, as this adventure has already proven to be a pricey one before we’ve even stepped on a plane.
Mashing together elements of anime characters and story, European watercolour visuals, Advance Wars strategy, and the type of third-person action you’d find in the Gears of War series, the first Valkyria Chronicles was a novel take on the turn-based strategy game. I didn’t play it until years after the fact and it made a strong imprint on my heart, even though it got too tough towards the end and I never finished it. Not having owned a PSP, I wasn’t able to play the next two entries in the main series, but Valkyria Chronicles 4 is just weeks away from arriving on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Having taken the lengthy demo for a spin on the Switch, I’m very excited to rejoin the battle.
I was taken aback at how long the Valkyria Chronicles 4 demo was to the point where I didn’t have enough time to finish it while streaming the other night. For now, here’s a look at the first two missions in the demo! Full demo impressions coming soon!
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Sega’s innovative strategy series Valkyria Chronicles is getting a new sequel. Unlike the poorly-received spin-off that came out recently, Valkyria Chronicles 4 marks a return of the franchise’s unique blend of turn-based strategy and third-person combat. While I never finished the first game, I really enjoyed what I played of it. With it coming out to the Switch, I think I would prefer to play this on that device, as I would gladly sacrifice some graphical fidelity in exchange for the convenience of the platform. Being able to play a meaty strategy game on my commute would be perfect. Looking forward to playing this one in 2018!
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