Valiant Hearts: The Great War game for iOS is out now and looking to put tears in your eyes


Valiant Hearts: The Great War is an adventure puzzle game by Ubisoft, that was released for consoles and desktop earlier this year, and has now been ported to iOS.

Set during the events of the first World War, the game presents itself in a graphic novel style and puts gamers in the shoes of 6 different protagonists (5 soldiers and a dog), exploring their dramatic story (inspired by real letters surrounding the World War events, as Ubisoft claims). It arranges dynamic and fun mini-puzzles and arcade sequences right next to the dark, gritty truth of the World War. The console versions have received all-around positive reviews and the story has been found to be touching by many.

The controls are simple enough. Usually, you control your character by either touching the left or the right half of the screen. Actions are done via context-based taps; for example – tapping on an object to pick it up. Some levels have you solving riddles, a-la point and click adventure games of old; others test your aiming skills with a throwing system, similar to Angry Birds; others are purely reflex-based grinders.

The gameplay is varied, the animations are smooth, the soundtrack is superb, and the story cuts deep – needless to say, we like this title. It may be a bit steep, though, as far as mobile game pricing goes. The game is divided in four episodes. Purchasing the first one will cost you $4.99. The other three can be obtained via in-app purchasing them for $3.99 each, or a $8.99 bundle. So if you just buy the app and the episodes bundle, the whole game will end up costing just shy of $14.

Download: iOS ($4.99)


source: Pocket Gamer

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6 Comments

1. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Looks great! Too bad it's only for iOS. For now...

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not iOS only, PC and console too ;)

5. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

True, but in mobile context... :-)

6. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If it comes to Windows Phone, I will buy all 4 episodes. I plan on skipping it on iOS and if it comes to Android, I will skip it as well. Windows Phone needs build it's application ecosystem and my purchase on Windows Phone will mean more to the dev than my purchase for my iPhone or Nexus 5 as those ecosystems are already established. I used to do the same for Android, skip the iOS version and buy the Android version to help build developer trust in Android so that devs could see that they could make money for their development efforts. If a game is free, I usually make at least one IAP that is beneficial for me as a user and the developers for their efforts. I haven't bought it for my Xbox One, I'd rather have it for my phone.

3. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

And it should stay only on iOS and these consoles ..

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I have this game on my Xbox one and it is a pretty emotional game.

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