Obligatory YouTube link for those who want it. And, yes, I totally used “literally” when I literally meant “figuratively,” but I only caught it as the video was uploading and fixing a one-word mistake meant 3+ hours of recording, re-encoding, and re-uploading. Figured I could stand to let one dumb word use fly.
Anyways, Valiant Hearts is like that shy person you know that’s obnoxiously self-deprecating. It’s good. I liked it. I just wish it saw in it what I did, and had the self-esteem to be proud of those great moments. The less good moments aren’t *bad*, either, they’re just… burying the great stuff. Which is a shame. Like I say in the video, there’s a heartfelt and touching story in there if you strip out all the doofy parts.
Also: Totally didn’t realize the totenkopf was a thing until people on YouTube pointed it out. Still, even if the pointy hats and skeleton iconography are accurate it’s still in service (given the framing) to making the German soldiers menacing and evil. *shrug* Script after the jump.