Posts Tagged ‘Valiant Hearts: The Great War’

Wot I Think- Valiant Hearts: The Great War

By Alec Meer on June 24th, 2014.

Wacky, wacky World War 1. Should I be weeping or clapping with joy? Valiant Hearts is one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played, but I’m not sure what it wants me to feel. One minute I’m being shown the terrible price of war – witnessing the hideous aftermath of a gas attack or using a bonesaw to brutally save the life of a shelling victim – and in another I’m defeating a magnificently-moustachioed German zeppelin commander by making a dog play a church organ at him.

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Hound Of Love: Valiant Hearts – The Great War

By Adam Smith on June 11th, 2014.

Valiant Hearts, an UbiArt game set during the dark days of the First World War, has always seemed like an unusual and interesting proposition. The E3 trailer showed during the company’s big staged event a couple of days ago but I only got round to watching it this morning. My head has been full of noise and my browser has been plagued with a hundred open tabs. Almost everyone I mentioned the trailer to immediately dabbed at their eye, lip trembling, and muttered something about ‘that poor dog, that noble hound’ before excusing themselves. What’s all the fuss about?

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RPS Verdict: E3 2014 Day Zero, Winners And Losers

By Adam Smith on June 10th, 2014.

The triple A team of Alice, Alec and Adam have spent the last 24 hours absorbing every trailer and piece of footage that has emerged from E3. Now they gather together with Graham ‘G-Man’ Smith to discuss their findings. Does the imminent arrival of a GTA V port please them? Are any of them still wearing socks or has No Man’s Sky blown them clean off? Is Cuphead really the game of the show? And will Valiant Hearts’ dog-in-a-war bring tears to their eyes? Read on for answers to all of those questions, and remarkable insights into the Oculus Rift and much more besides.

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Valiant Hearts Will Try To Make You Cry In June

By Alice O'Connor on May 8th, 2014.

Shut up no I won't cry about this dog and you can't make me stop it no I won't look into its eyes why are you doing this to me?

A word of warning: Ubisoft are trying to make you cry. On purpose. They’re making Valiant Hearts: The Great War and intend for it to make you blub. Are you going to take that from them? Are you going to sit here and just let a video game company seize control of your tear ducts, of your brain? Don’t let them! Don’t give them that power!

Get angry! Get furious! Stomp around the room right now, sweeping small items off surfaces and bellowing resistant slogans like “This isn’t on!” and “My tears are my own!” Then come back and watch the new trailer Ubisoft has released to announce Valiant Hearts’ June 25 release date.

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Video Interview – Valiant Hearts: The Great War

By Nathan Grayson on September 11th, 2013.

Ubisoft’s surprise World War I action puzzler Valiant Hearts: The Great War is looking marvelous. Developed by some of the best and brightest minds behind Rayman Legends and Beyond Good and Evil, the frank yet humorous take on the horrors of war focuses on five characters, each of whom cross paths with one another and also a day-saving, heart-melting Red Cross puppy. The tale isn’t biographical per se, but it’s absolutely rooted in reality, with many scenarios writ large by history’s mighty quill – and also small by pens on actual postcards from the time, given to producer/audio director Yoan Fanise by his grandmother. His great grandfather fought, and Valiant Hearts is in part an attempt to honor that service. I recently sat down with Fanise, and he showed me the individual postcards that inspired the game and told me precisely where fiction meets reality. 

And OK, yeah, we also talked about the dog.

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Impressions – Valiant Hearts: The Great War

By Nathan Grayson on September 10th, 2013.

How is your heart feeling today? Mine’s relatively normal, thanks, but then I’m just sitting in a living room with far too much caffeine coursing through my veins. World War I, though – now that thing required some heavy duty hearts. Bullets whizzed, trenches flooded, friends smiled and laughed in one moment and cradled each other’s dying bodies in the next. Valiant Hearts: The Great War is an extremely promising-looking adventure puzzler about the latter. People. Five human beings and their experiences during the war that sadly did not end all wars. Also, there is a big ol’ puppy and he is delightful. Call of Duty dog ain’t shit. And it’s all being put together by people who worked on the likes of Beyond Good and Evil, Rayman Legends, and King Kong. Read on for my impressions of Ubisoft’s secret weapon.

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