Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story

  • Console: Nintendo Switch
  • Game source: Personal Purchase
  • Availability: released 2nd October 2018

Game overview

So the publishers outline this game as a Fantasy RPG Academy. You are in charge of and tasked with building your very own Hero school

  • Become the greatest principal
  • Develop your students
  • Help the citizens of Valthiria
  • Master might and magic
  • Craft a variety of weapons & armor

Do all of this while forging alliances with one of 5 rival queendoms to influence your experience and change the fate of the land that lead to different endings.

What’s it like to play

At time of writing I’ve currently completed approximately 30 hours in this wonderfully crafted world! I’ve enjoyed my time training up hero’s, completing quests both real time and errands (those run in the background while you’re doing other activities). Visual I found its candies for the eyes, with bright colours all in a 3D world. You can partake in dungeon quests which allow you to take a group of 4 hero’s into in order to complete a task, then on successful completion, return to the academy in order to claim your experience and loot rewards. The dungeon environments can, after time, appear somewhat repetitive, however, the developers have attempted to combat this issues by introducing new enemies to fight as you progress.

The music fits well with the game and there is a surprising amount of voice acting, which to the most part serves it purpose. I personally would have been just as content for it not to have been included.

I personally didn’t experience any issues regarding frame rates despite being a fair amount of on screen AI characters moving and interacting with the academy environments. However, during combat as the game progresses and new bigger skills are unlock the frame rate can dip but not to the point it’s unplayable.

Controlling the game I found best using the Nintendo pro Controller. I found the control layout to be excellent and didn’t take me long to familiarise myself with them.

Conclusions

I really don’t have anything negative to say about the game the things I touched on above are really nitpicking and didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the game. While I’ve actually not fully completed the story part, I did manage to upgrade the academy fully and decorate the grounds to my own liking, albeit limited to preset locations. I will revisit Valthirian in the future. Sadly I am a gamer that quickly moves on to the next thing before completing some games a bad habit I’m desperately trying to stop!

Gamer Talk recommendation of

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 4 out of 5
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