Valthirian Arc Review
Developers: PQube Games
Systems: Nintendo Switch, PS4 & Steam
Overall Rating:🏹🏹🏹 out of 5
Have you ever wondered where all the powerful knights and wizards come from? No-one is born a hero. It is your job, as principal of Valthiria Academy, to train the most promising students to become heroes of legend! With the five queendoms vying for control of the land, your academy plays a vital role in bringing peace back to Valthiria. Meanwhile, a dark shadow looms to the North…
Become the greatest principal:
Oversee the development of your hero school, build structures, upgrade facilities, and manage the day-to-day activities of your students.
Help the citizens of Valthiria:
Deploy students on timed errand missions across the world or head out to take on quests with your own squad to experience the adventure first-hand.
Master might and magic:
Use powerful skills and cast explosive spells in real-time combat with a party of four students.
Develop your students:
Train your warrior, mage, and ranger students to hone their abilities and unlock powerful sub-classes such as paladin, scholar, harlequin and more!
Craft weapons and armour:
Gather materials from enemies and develop recipes to craft more powerful equipment to enhance your student’s abilities.
Experience a grand RPG story:
Forge alliances with one of five rival queendoms to influence the fate of all Valthiria and experience different endings.
This game is a decent effort at a hybrid JRPG game, Using the building, upgrading, hack n slash elements of a variety of other games to bring together a multidirectional adventure.
Visually the game is good, it has good animation and a lovely anime type style. It can become glitchy and pixelated at times but not often enough that it becomes a nuisance.
Audio is fairly basic but I did find it rather calming and soothing. There isn't much variation between each of the game stages but it was pleasent.
The story is very linear and I struggled to really engage with it or with any of the characters. There is so much to focus on that the gameplay detracts from the story.
The gameplay is the strongest element for this game, great variation in what to do and plenty to focus on, multiple playthroughs will mean different characters and different directions of focus when upgrading.
Overall the game is ok and I enjoyed certain aspects of it, however I just couldn't engage with the story and that ultimately limited the amount of hours I was willing to put into the game. It is worth a go though if you are a fan of JRPGs.