More details about the background WKC story and some more online info, from RPGamer
"Additional online missions may become available as downloadable content after the game is released." Interesting if this feature is planned because the length of the game could be astronomical. "The status of voice chat in White Knight Chronicles' online mode is still to be determined" Sounds to me like suicide if Level 5 and Sony dont implement this.Voice chat is crucial this day and age so unless they want WKC to get 8/10 I suggest they finalize voice chat
There is no doubt they would add some kind of voice chat. If they dont they fail. Pretty simple equation.
they will implement it.
Voice Chat is one of the main reasons why MS and Level 5 have a bad relationship. Look it up. MS tried to force Level 5 to put VC into Fantasy Live Online and Level 5 couldn't find a good way to do it. That's when things with the game went silent for a year, eventually leading to the cancelation.
Does anyone know if the japanese version will have English subtitles or not? If not, how long does it usually take for a japanese game to be released in North America? I seriously can't wait to get my hands on this game. Hopefully the game sells well because Level-5 deserves it. I also read somewhere that this game is going to be a trilogy. Can someone confirm this?
but it sucks... Vent FTW!
True, but you forget that it was that same very feature of voice chat in True Fantasy Live Online that: 1) had the game cancelled 2) Screwed up Microsoft's relationship with level 5. Sony aren't stupid.. if voice chat can't be done for launch then it can't be done Now all Sony need to do is convince Level 5 to take True Fantasy Live Online, rename it to True Fantasy, and release it for the PS3.
...how else are we supposed to know what our teammates want us to do? Freakin in game messages??? The only way I'll let this pass, is if Sony implements cross game chat before the release of this game - which I don't see happening.
WoW did pretty damn well with text chat at the begging, stop whining.
...but, this is not WoW, this is not MMORPG, this is not PC. This is White Knight Story/Chronicles on PS3, everyone who has a ps3 is not going to acquire a keyboard just for text chat, and ingame messaging will waste time....this is not a keyboard & mouse click game, you have to use the ps3 controller...if it were a keyboard/mouse ps3 game(oblivion could have been), then maybe text chat woould be ok - but it is not
@2.1 It's called Ventrilo. People used it since Day One of WoW. Without it, raids would have been impossible.
which is why this game should have it too!
The online mode sounds a little like World of Warcraft. Voice Chat is necessary and I think both Sony and Level 5 are aware of that.
does not have voice chat...but most ppl use ventrilo
WoW has voice chat. They put it in like a year ago. Even tho most still use vent.
Well i kinda meant that...but most people still use ventrilo...also, its not right to compare this game to WoW
while i too want to see voice chat. texting is not dead. if you have played any mmorpg/mmo on a console text chat has worked while communicating with large groups during raids, farming, guild chat etc.. by the time this game is out there will be the keyboard add on for the controller. again, i want to see voice chat but its not a deal breaker for me. i still load up ffxi and eqoa on my ps3 and its all text chat with large communities.
I have a keyboard&Mouse, but how many people have one to make this work like a MMO on a PC?? They NEED voice chat and text chat.
sony needs to drive home the ability to use keyboard and mouse and include it more in games. i've been able to be in a group questing, chat with guild members, private chat with a friend and yell at a fellow gamer from another group to shut up and stop yelling cause silly chat log is overlapping with mine LOL all on a keyboard on a ps2 game. thats not to say that it isnt time sony stepped up their voice chat game (which is probably starting with what they call their official sony bluetooth headset) i'm just saying the if implemented well, instead of that silly on screen scroll keyboard crap it could work. and work well. online gaming has existed before xbox live and team speak. even socom which uses a headset in game had lobby chat via keyboard. they should package and sell a small keyboard/mouse for the ps3.
To me it sounds like what Level 5 learned on True Fantasy Live Online they are putting into White Knight. I so hope people love the online play in White Knight so Level 5 can get back to work on True Fantasy Live Online. Even Mr. Hino said He would love to finish the game. So I really hope White Knight sells well so TFLO can some day come out. Level 5 really are showing people they know what they are doing and if you want your RPG fix you need to buy there games. All there games are great so I know White Knight will be great too.
Voice chat is not really necessary I never use it and I may never use it.
it's not necessary, but it should be there if needed. i don't use it but it's good to have there if you want it.
this game screams voice chat. Although for some its not necessary for them to use the feature, everyone else wants it. this is the type of game that you need to be in communication with your partner. Everyone who has played MMORPGs (since this game has that MMORPG Twist) knows how vital it is to use voice chat.
some pc players are so old school, and calls us console gamers whiners when we ask for voice chat... (Now this is my take on gameplay based on the one video i saw): but when you have both hands on your DS3(or SIXAXIS) and you need to tell someone to save your @$$ from some guy/monster/thing, you don't want to drop the controller to go to a keyboard, or press the PS button then find that person(who may not be your friend) and use that on screen keyboard to say "HELP ME" or use watever ingame chat thing they have while trying to create your attack combo - BAD IDEA! Now this won't make me not want the game, but it could make me hold back from playing online much - unless its w/ my n4g friends, we could set up some type of pc chat and do that while playing
PRetty much everyone uses text in FFXI. The system works well in it. /say to ahve everyone around you see what you type /tell [Insert Character Name] that ones pretty obviousy, /linkshell to talk to people in your linkshell. A linkshell would be like a guild or IM in FF. and /shout to tell everyone in the area you're in. Not many use voice chat at all...
Agreed, FFXI had no use for voice chat honestly. However, small group events sometimes made use of vent. Makes tactics way tighter. Either way, I'm sure Level 5 is competent enough to make a system that works. When have they not?
you can in game text in resistance & metal gear online . MGO is great for orders & can be disable by chaff grenades & sop damaging weapons. Try it. Just be responsible with it.
I doubt the Japanese version will have voice chat, but by the time the game makes it to US/Europe it will, at which point it will be patched into the JPN version.
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