Excerpt: Japanese roleplaying games aren’t often noted for their excessive handholding, and White Knight Chronicles II is certainly no exception. This is a sequel that fully expects you to have played the original, dropping you directly into the action without so much as a controller map.
Pros: Giant mecha-knights, Massive amount of content, Deep online play
Excerpt: The release of White Knight Chronicles II also includes the full, remastered original White Knight Chronicles, so when you first start your game, you have a choice to make. You can choose to begin with the first game and level up from scratch, or kick off from the start of the second game at level...
Excerpt: There was a lot to like about the first White Knight Chronicles , but there were enough niggles to keep it from the top. Such is the case with the sequel as it happens, even though the first game is included.
Excerpt: It’s a pretty epic year of releases for the PS3, with multiple AAA titles from some of the best development studios. While you’ll find games across a range of genres, JRPGs are lacking. This has unfortunately become the pattern for Western PS3 owners.
Summary: The first White Knight Chronicles game had the unfortunate fate of coming out just a month before Square Enix's behemoth, Final Fantasy XIII. This in turn caused a lot of people to hold off picking up what was a slightly above average RPG, so it seems only fitting that D3 Publisher would pack in the...
Conclusion: Level-5’s work on White Knight Chronicles II takes two steps forward and one step back. While they did improve upon some gameplay mechanics that fans of the first installment voiced their concerns about, there were other issues left intact for the sequel.
Excerpt: Giant, mythical, fighting machines, a princess to rescue from a tyrannical empire, and a team of rag-tag adventurers rushing to an impossible battle. No, it’s not Star Wars . This time, it’s White Knight Chronicles II . The game has a simplistic story, dull combat, and is a mess online.
Excerpt: Nearly two years ago, the original White Knight Chronicles (WKC) blended offline and online RPG play by giving you an avatar that could be used for both - he’d play a part in the offline storyline, and also be used for online combat.
Conclusion: Die-hard players will enjoy the new multiplayer content but will probably feel ripped off that it comes on a full-priced retail disc rather than a downloadable content pack for the first game.