Couldn't see a thread about Valiant Hearts yet so thought i'd see if anyone else has been playing this?
I love what Ubisoft has beein doing with their Ubi Art engine lately. I thought Child of Light was pretty good albeit not completely my type of game however I picked up Valiant Hearts at the weekend and couldn't put it down.
The gameplay isn't exactly taxing; basic puzzles and an emphasis on storytelling rather than combat. But the style and animation is charming and is absolutely packed full of WWI information. I've found it facinating and has been more of an interacive history lesson as i've learned a huge amount about the war that I didn't know before.
This is one of those games that I actually feel like I will be a slightly better person at the end of it for knowing more about a war which I really should have put more effort into learning about before.
Anyone else playing it? What do you think?
Thanks for starting this thread! Bought it day one and love it. Child of Light was great, moved me to tears, and so has Valiant Hearts. Hard to say which is "better", both are very good. The gameplay is compelling, the story is touching, and yes, there's quite a lot of historical background as it was made in cooperation with the centennial project. Let's not forget it's exactly 100 years since the war started, or at least since the archduke was sadly assassinated. One hundred years and the world has changed so much...wonder what people would have made of a PC, PS4, or X1 etc. back in July 1914...
Anyway, the game is highly recommended, very sweet and touching and different. Violence is clearly shown as a horror to be avoided and a waste of lives. The war is depicted as a meatgrinder, but not evil, rather a consequence of the human condition. However, being French Ubi couldn't help themselves so guess what nationality the only antagonist is (he's not that bad though)