Valiant Hearts is an adventure of four brave hearts, surviving in a world torn apart by war. It tells you a tale of friendship and human relation. More importantly, it tells us about the futility of war. Emile
, a peace-loving family gets devoured of its happiness when a couple of soldiers show up with an order of forced enlistment of Karl into the military. Emile, saddened by the fact that his son is forcefully working in the military, leaving Marie alone, enlists himself into the military. There he meets Freddie
, who'd soon become his friend whom he can trust with his life.Walt, the dog
. The one character of the game whom all people much adore. He's helpful and loyal. Hours into the game, Walt becomes so emotionally attached to you that you never feel like taking your eyes off of him for even one second, he..he just becomes a part of you.Anna
, loving and caring, with a passion to help people, seeing her father has been taken by the Germans to make a warfare machine, sets out on a path to rescue him. Valiant Hearts does an excellent job in
-Characterization of Anna and Emile.
-Depicting a deeply moving and inspiring wartime story.
-Giving you fun-to-solve puzzles.
-Delivering a simple gameplay.
-Having visually artistic scenarios and environments.
-Playing enchanting soundtracks.
-Putting stress on helping people in wartime rather than killing them.
-Teaching Call of Duty how a dog can be of more use.
-Forcing you to use Uplay.On the other hand, it does not do such an excellent job in
-Characterization of Freddie.
-Preventing some puzzles from getting in the way of story-telling.End of your journey, you lie heart-broken, soul crushed, tears dropping down your eyes,
you don't even realize what happened, why it happened. You ask yourself, is this the cost of a War?Valiant Hearts teaches us that a dog as a companion is more than enough to touch people's hearts, it teaches us that friendship is really what matters in life, it teaches us that there is charm in helping people rather than killing them.
While puzzles and gameplay not being its best parts, Valiant Hearts excels in its story telling and will break your heart in the best possible way!My Rating - "As good as it gets"
Traditional Rating - 9 on 10.