Monday 9 May, 2016
I eventually did beat the giant boss-tank (somewhat infamous as an "unfair mission" it turns out) with some help - not a walkthrough but an explanation of stuff I hadn't realized (like, that shooting the tank didn't help even if the reticule changed to a color that indicated that it might/would). Anyways, since then I made progress on a few more missions until I realized that...hmmm, this was taking a lot longer that I wanted to, and then I started to play something else, and then...well, I've run out of excuses other than the fact that I want to make more headway on the PS3 unplayed list and I feel like I got a lot of fun out of this and that the future looked a bit more grim in that respect (as in, harder missions, more restarting, but essentially the same game mechanics).
If memory serves (plus a short look at an online FAQ), I finished episode 10.
That tank battle! That was the beginning of the end of my time with Valkyria Chronicles. I lost that battle 3 or 4 times. Felt awesome when I finally beat it, but you're right, the future was grim, slogging through increasingly difficult and lengthy missions. I ended up watching the last however many chapters on YouTube.
Sunday 15 May, 2016 by dkirschner