God is a Geek’s Touching Review of Valiant Hearts

It's about war, but it's not about death and killing. That alone is an accomplishment.

It’s about war, but it’s not about death and killing. That alone is an accomplishment.


It’s a challenge to find the beauty in war. But the recently released Valiant Hearts: The Great War somehow manages to do it, as the game focuses on the stories behind the combatants, rather than the combat itself.

Set during World War I, this adventure emphasizes simple yet cleverly designed puzzles and a fantastic narrative that keeps the player coming back for more. This is the sort of artistry and depth of feeling we don’t typically expect to find in games concerning war, but here it is.

If you’re not convinced, check out God is a Geek’s stellar evaluation. Critic Colm Ahern pens a comprehensive, well-paced review that shows off the game’s surprising highlights. Its tone and style really fits the game in question, which gives the reader an accurate idea of the product.

Telling a captivating story is what Valiant Hearts does best.

Telling a captivating story is what Valiant Hearts does best.

Why We Like It:

— The critic embraces the drama and emotion that drives the experience forward. This is essential, as the reader has to feel involved in any review of a touching, emotional piece.

— It reminds us that we don’t normally see this sort of thing in video games. In other industries, such a reminder may not be as critical but here, when gaming is constantly under fire for being too violent, it’s a crucial point.

— Bottom line: Reading the review makes us want to play the game. Job well done.

Read Colm Ahern’s Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review Now

2 thoughts on “God is a Geek’s Touching Review of Valiant Hearts”

It’s one of the most impressive games of the year, I think. Anyone who’s looking for a great story should absolutely play it.

Hmm…I’ll have to try it. Don’t want to get my hopes up, though.

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