An Alphy said:
is valkyria revolution/chronicles any good? i see one of them has a Strategy tag, which im not the biggest fan of that genre
Valkyria Chronicles 4 plays a lot like an alternative history anime-esque (because of the art style) WWII XCOM with teenagers and young adults - a tactical squad shooter with permadeath for characters (though you are granted a very generous amount of time to revive fallen allies, unless you play like an idiot and send someone off to their death), though I figure it's not as hard as XCOM. It does have its moments where you'll either be replaying the mission for the gold medal a few times or just use a guide. Overall was very impressed even though tactical RPGs and squad shooters are not my thing. Some pretty humorous moments, too, and a few heavy (within the context of the story) beats here and there. The complete edition goes on sale every once and a while that has additional side missions for story, some costumes (iirc only swimsuits for the squad), a meeting with the playable characters from the first game and are then recruited for use (nostalgia trip for fans of VC1), and a non-canon story that lets you recruit 2 OP bosses from the campaign for your squad.
Haven't played Valkyria Revolution yet, but it's an action RPG/hack 'n' slash that fans of VC see as the black sheep of the franchise.