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.
Summary: Parents need to know that White Knight Chronicles is a fairly standard Japanese role-playing game that it features fantasy violence. There is no blood or gore, but players can have their characters slash and aggressively jab monsters with bladed weapons. Parents should also note that there is mild profanity (“hell,” “damn,” “bitch”), reference to alcohol (our hero works in a winery, but doesn’t drink), and a few light allusions to sex and romance (via words like...
Excerpt: You probably remember the nay saying that took place in the months after the PS3's launch. Every aspect of the system was picked apart, from the price tag to the game library, which prompted loyalists to keep up the "Just wait for (insert game here) and it will be a PlayStation world once again" drumbeat. Metal Gear and Final Fantasy sequels usually filled that spot, but so did an RPG few knew very much about – White Knight Chronicles.
Excerpt: Level 5’s PS2 RPGs were highly-regarded and stood out quite easily due to their unique takes on the genre. Dark Cloud was an early system highlight with its blend of traditional RPG gameplay alongside city-building, while Rogue Galaxy was an excellent latter-day release for the system that stood out thanks to its partial cel-shading (much like Dark Cloud 2) and excellent voice work.
Excerpt: North America waited a long time for White Knight Chronicles , an epic-looking role-playing game from acclaimed developer Level-5. After being announced years ago, it was released in Japan in 2008, and PS3 owners on the other side of the world anticipated the RPG that the system so desperately needed.