Summary: White Knight Chronicles II is a mixed bag. The online component is a ton of fun and reminiscent of some of the best MMO’s, but it is tied to a single-player game that is mostly uninteresting, repetitive and dull.
Conclusion: White Knight Chronicles is a game that isn’t quite the sum of its parts. The parts actually add up together pretty well on paper, but in reality the MMO and single player Japanese RPG styles don’t merge too well, and what you’re left with is a fun combat system with a cluttered HUD, generic...
Excerpt: I had never heard of Dream Chronicles, and it seems to have barely registered as a blip upon its release on XBLA and PSN, so it comes with a great deal of surprise that this was actually an award-winning, best-selling game in 2007. Well, best-selling indie/casual game, to be specific.
Summary: The graphical point and click / puzzle-adventure genre of video games has certainly had its share of hit games over the years. Titles like those in the Myst series were extremely popular during the mid-90‘s on the PC platform and set the standard for any similar games that would follow.
Excerpt: There was a time when point and click adventure games ruled the world. Games like The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, the Gabriel Knight series and others helped to define an entire generation of gamers.
Excerpt: The Dream Chronicles series has been around for a while, but it’s just now making its way to consoles. Playfirst had tweaked the graphics and even slightly changed the viewpoint for the Xbox 360 and now the PS3 release of the first game in the franchise.
Conclusion: Dream Chronicles doesn't go anywhere. It's antithetical to the concept of adventure, allowing the failure of its mechanics to leave a more distinct impression than its puzzles and presentation.
Conclusion: , won’t find as much enjoyment in the experience as others. For the price of $9.99, it’s hard to say this title is a must have considering of titles currently on the market for the same price and offer more content.
Excerpt: There was a time when the adventure and puzzle genres were big. They were always most popular and most successful in the PC realm but with the advent of full digital games for consoles, we’re starting to see many such productions on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.