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. The combat system, while fun, is not as deep, rewarding or satisfying as the combat system in some of the best RPG’s. The story is weak and hurts the game’s pace. Some battles can be too long for their own good.
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 storyline and design and a multiplayer component that is a side-component at best. It could’ve been so much more.
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. The genre still sees a steady flow of releases, particularly in the PC market, but rarely do the titles make as many waves in the industry as Myst and others did back during those times.
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. For those who do pick up the title, you are getting a solid puzzle adventure experience in The Dream Chronicles, albeit a short one.
Excerpt: At first look, White Knight Chronicles: International Edition looks like any of a number of Japanese Role-playing Games (J-RPG) on the market. Considering that the title was actually released in Japan in December, 2008, it would be understandable if the graphics were a little dated. The characters themselves, especially the supporting cast, do seem a bit plastic, not quite as life-like as those from games released more recently, but this does not detract much from the...
Summary: It has been a long road for White Knight Chronicles . The game hit in Japan a little over a year ago, only recently hitting the North American shores, but there is a reason: this is one very large game. There are tons of side missions to explore, plus a long and adventurous storyline that ties into an online functionality.
Excerpt: For Japanese gamers, 2008's fantasy RPG, White Knight Chronicles (or “White Knight Chronicles: International” , as the U.S. release is called) is old news. The last two years have been tough for American gamers as they waited not-so-patiently to get their hands on the title, and their anticipation has only been augmented by the knowledge that the game comes from Level-5 studios, developers of 2007's incredible RPG, Jeanne D'Arc .
Excerpt: , as the U.S. release is called) is old news. The last two years have been tough for American gamers as they waited not-so-patiently to get their hands on the title, and their anticipation has only been augmented by the knowledge that the game comes from Level-5 studios, developers of 2007's incredible RPG,