A live streaming video of Japanese gamer playing the anticipated White Knight Chronicles has appeared online, giving non-Japanese gamers a detailed look at the online mode.
it would be nice if those geeks in chat room were able to STF for a few minutes! to much lag and pause, cant watch it rlly. But from what i saw a lot like FF12, little disappointed
Boss battles look epic! It has some similarities with ff12,but ff12 wasn't that bad. Besides the most dissapointing part of that game(FF12) was the story.
Looks like your right Too pawned. Perhaps this explains the mediocre reviews that the Japanese mags gave it, for not sticking to the standard JRPG formula. I should really play ff12 again sometime, but i got to the 3rd city and lost interest..
Watching it right now. I like it for now
Looks great hope they do expansions to the online part via DLC once in awhile. lol he got pwned by some savage mob.
the graphics is the best of all JRPGs so far. does anyone knows when the media create or famitsu will release their hardware numbers for week 3 of december?? EDIT the sphere grid reminds me of FF10, its a bit similar and the game play looks like FF12(which is good, FF12 sucked at the story and summoning and events)
The battle system looks really good. I can't wait to play this. Those are some big MF'ers.
so far so good online reminds me of FFXI meets EQOA. Looks like ffxi but plays like eqoa. which is good for me. love both games.
Looks nice so far but the sound was awful in that video. o_o
about the sound you just have to lower the Val..
I'm REALLY loving that music. I can't wait for this game. :)
Can anyone tell me how to stream/upload videos from your PS3 like this?
you need a video capture card for you PC
They need to go fight some battles.
man, watching someone play rpg is not the most exciting thing ever.. edit : but i'm gonna buy it day 1 anyway
Playing an RPG is definitely a lot different than watching one. I like both sides of it personally.
yeah playing should be fun. watching real-time streaming fan-wars on justin.tv chatroom is also quite amusing
It's pretty :)
The moment I turned on the stream I saw the character being put in underwear. Looks like there is some perv playing, I'll watch it from someone who shows the game and not some pixel underwear lol..
My impressions: Graphics are OK. What I was expecting. They serve their purpose, but most games look better. I didn't see any camera issues or anything like that. I think I've played this game before. 100 times. Originality is non-existent it seems. Random people standing around doing nothing until you come up to them? Really? Only text communication with most NPCs, no voices. Environment interactivity constituted pressing X when a ! popped up - how original. :| Character customisation options looked good. I've not seen any battles yet though.
Why does the guy playing keep taking off all the female characters clothes.....>_>
Only text? lame
some guy on the forum said this.... labwarrior:WKC may look like a PS2 game in HD, but has some good scale or at least sense of scale, which i like, but the world does feel empty and last gen, and very generic, worst than any other JRPG this generation so far might be our very own lab warrior from n4g. what do you guys think. the graphics maybe so so, but maybe because the scale of the world is so huge.
labwarrior is xbox troll, even famous on gt forums, dont pay attention to him. He just wishes this was on 360
Labwarrior is in the chat right now trolling. He says that the PS3 stinks and that Fable II is better than WKC(and bashing the console in general)... He been doing this for a couple of hours now. He's the kind of fanboy that if he could he would stab you with a knife if you say something bad about his console of choice. Don't take in consideration his opinion.
Nice smooth framerate, but where are all the inhabitants and why do they just stand around?
Maybe Famitsu was right? Hopefully the guy gets to some battles.
the size of the town is huge. 100hrs or more of EPICNESS.
looks like i might be buying this game when it comes out. i love rpg's and this game looks good.
This game sucks and will flop in sales, just like the resistance series!
Resistance has sold well over 2 million copies. Resistance 2 has sold over 1 million copies. They didn't flop. Resistance 2 just had a lot weighing it down, like negative reviews, huge game releases, and the media. It was a fantastic game, but most reviewers chose to look at only the single-player campaign and pass over the rest. Play the game. You'll see how great it is.
so how did the exclusive JRPG on your console sale? nothing past 1m i see
shh noob joined 14 hours ago lol.
I like how its very smooth, very little load screens at all. But damn, can this guy go fight somebody already....hes been running around doing nothing so far. I wanna see some gameplay
nice combat system, well panned out. not turn-based, and not button masher. i presume the circle completion speed will be based on some stats like agility. Ok, consider me a customer
this game is awesome!!! is looks a bit final fantasy 11 but a bit diffrent and looks alot better, can't wait to buy it ^^
This game looks and plays just like FFXII... Not a bad thing at all if the story is at least better. It looks better than all the X360 Jrpg combined anyway. =) When is this marvelous game coming to America again? I'm so hyped!
game play is cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait to play it
Lab is a fanboy so I don't care what he thinks, finally we get to see some battles.
must learn japanese to import...
Music is amazing in both the towns and the field. Graphics are detailed and animation is fluid. Frame-rate is solid. Worlds are massive, map is intuitive, shops are traditional, customization of characters is incredible. So far, I'm very impressed and excited for localization! I don't care about online play, and I still want to see some serious combat, because most of this video has so far been running around and shopping and not much fighting.
Like a guy on the open zone already said. This game looks and plays just like FFXII... But that's not a bad thing, it still looking awesome.
Kinda what i expected a nice and possibly great game reminiscent of FFXII , with possibily a good multiplayer . Too bad couldnt turn the chat off , but at least fullscreen made it go away .
Wow, looks great. It's 1080P, right? It looks really nice.
Finally,, a next gen rpg thats worth playing! I dont know why you people are b*tching about the graphics. I think they look sic. Also, I like the way that you can change the look of your character with different types of armour and such. The game isnt just button mashing like Tri Ace seems to over do. Its just like old rpg's with a turn based system, but you can move around instead of just standing there waiting to be hit. It actually looks better then I thought is was gonna be. Day one purchase for me.
eck flop incoming
Probably, but it will still be amazing. Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, Viewtiful Joe, and Wario Ware: Smooth Moves all flopped too. Do they suck?
Just watched them take down a giant and it was cool. Looks like on larger foes you can actually target specific points to attack. All in all pretty neat looking.
This was one of the reasons I bought a PS3 in addition to my 360 and I am sort of dissapointed by how it looks. I'm more excited for FFXIII, Versus, and SO4 (in terms of JRPG). Maybe lowering my expectations will result in me enjoying this game more when it hits the states...
if you bought the console for the game among other things , then you should have known how it looks already . nothing really changed , except for the fact we learned a few months ago it would run in 1080p and have multiplayer... But yeah if a flash average stream from the game (hell i believe the guy's tv is on 720p anyway ) dissapoint you , indeed better lower expectations
I don't think anyone knew exactly what it looked like in motion until recently, correct? I just think it doesn't look a whole lot better than a PS2 RPG when you see it in motion. Hopefully it plays really well bc I'd love a good PS3 RPG/
Lucky for you the PS3 won't go to waste as all those jrpgs you listed will hit the PS3.
Yeah, regardless of how this turns out there are some SERIOUS games in the pipeline for PS3...I'm sure Square will begin to lend more support and non-RPG games (GOW3, Uncharted2, GT5, Ico's next game) have me really excited. I love how I come on this website giving my opinion that I am disappointed...never said the game is bad...wouldn't know until I played...and i get multiple disagrees.
Welcome to n4g. You get disagrees for saying anything even if you say the Water is wet.
Thanks Gun for showing em how it goes round here.
I wish I can see some gameplay that was like the first trailer...like the timed counter-attacking, or the guy switch characters, or helping another character double team. I know this is the online mode but so far its looking like FF11-12...at least it has an online though, so the single and multiplayer must be pretty damn good. I just hope this sells like hotcakes
....what about the ce........4..........c..g....$ 600...bl..u....
@NicCageMYHero Uh no they havealways shown the gameplay so far , and even more recently ... only we get a look on the final thing .
The player is grinding Money and Exp on Blue Gaints. In fact after some time he went in town sold items and bought armor then back to farming. And people like Labwarrior say how the game has no enemies it sucks blablabla. Detruit Cooknclean all trolling. Its annoying. I guess some fanboys never played JRPGs and only play shooters
The graphics look great. I dont know what everyone is talking about. Also its a live stream, its gonna look even better on my 1080p set hanging over my fireplace. I imagine I will be spending many hours with my friends playing this game.
it looks ok
why doest this guy use any of the chain attacks or combos like what we've seen on the walkthroughs
Japanese, and therefore doesn 't know how to do it. i'm playing Final Fantasy: Dissidia on my PSP right now, and i'm about 100% positive that i'm missing out on a lot of the games intricacies because i don't speak Japanese. still a great game, though. it's hard trying to play a game in a language you do not speak, and it's amplified by quite a bit when that game is an RPG, where reading is over 80% of the package, even in battle. that's just MY guess as to why he doesn't use a lot of that stuff.
The fact that it plays like FFXII doesn't really bother me. After all that was for the most part, a well executed fighting system. What I don't like is that it even LOOKS extremely similar to above mentioned game. Level 5's games used to stand out visually with their different graphical styles, and so far with the footage I've seen, it looks too much like Final Fantasy. GENERIC Final Fantasy.
I dont know what you mean when you say it looks like a generic FF? I think it looks better then any RPG out to date. Maybe you meant to say that This is exactly how every Squeenix game should look from now on? And if you actually played rpg's, you would see that the game looks like a next gen Dragon Warrior ( or Dragon Quest for all you noob rpg player's). Just look at the guy's spear. Its got Dragon Warrior 8 written all over it.
What I meant is the character design is uninspired, and the dungeon crawling looks exactly like FFXII. Heck even the monster design looks like FF. Also, did you see the little furry guy? Just tell me thats not a moogle ripoff. And for the record, yes I play rpgs, dragon quest included. You say it looks like a next-gen dragon quest and i have to disagree with you. Dragon quest always uses the same battle system and the art style is always designed by Akira Toriyama. WKC has a bland, generic art style that bears more than a passing resemblance to final fantasy. I've played every Level 5 game except for Jeanne D'arc, and I honestly think they ditched their own signature style and went for something more sophisticated and ended up looking like final fantasy. I just want you to know that despite that Im still excited about it and will still probably get this game at some point. I just think they dropped the ball a little bit on originality on this one and am pretty disappointed by it.
Damn, it reminds me of Dark Cloud.
wow watching that just made me want it even more. give us us/eu release date dammit
When they first portrayed White knight, they gave the impression the game would play and look like the real-time cutscenes in this game. The more the game developed the more it became just another JRPG with pretty graphics. I don't see any real innovation in this game other than a decent look battle system. I still see issues with the game (like when a door opened on a character he magically went through it). I would have like to see the all the characters even while running. Too much space need more Towns folk to make the place seem more alive. The guy ran a lot (which can be typical in a jrpg when there is lot of space and nothing to do) so you only see one character for like 20 minutes then go to a cutscene and see all the characters hanging with him in the story sort of breaks the smoothness of the transition from play to story. Same thing happens when going back from story to game play. It goes back to just showing one character and when the player takes off running still only showing the one character. Yes, this is typical behaviour in many JRPGs but, in my opinion, a flaw that continues to shine on many JRPG. While the Battle System is cool the Graphic portrayal of damage still looks similar to JRPGs of old (for instance sword striking enemy flashing light and enemy's whole body shifts) and when the creature dies it does a robotic static scripted death (just like old school). It just seems to fight against the incredible graphics that otherwise accompany the game (amazing reflections, especially off the marble floors with lighting be fantastic). The flowing clothes and shadow detail is fantastic but the body's seem plastic which makes me feel like a grown man playing with barbie dolls (especially the cloth changing part of the game). All that clothes changing and we only really see our creations during Cutscenes or if we stop to look around (which is o.k but not ideal) Now it was my impression that all this static, empty stuff on old school JRPGs look cool on our old school systems because it was pretty great graphics for what limited resources were available on our old school system but the PS3 is much more powerful system with 50GB Blu-ray disc with a hard drive to stream off of. I just don't see the Generation Leap with this game that I was hoping for. I also don't see this game bringing any new people in the genre or bridging the gap between those people who don't like static animation with lifeless world and usually play online games or the few RPGs that attempt at fixing these issues with JRPGs. I am still more impress with game play videos of Valkyria Chronicles game play than watching this game online But I regress...... This is a Hardcore JRPG wet dream come true. Holding to old ideologies of JRPGs of the past with beautiful graphics and a great battle system.... Oh and a Fantastic storyline to boot. Its a good thing I like JRPGs......
To the comment made by Dragonwarrior, you hit it on the nail as to what I was hoping to point out. This game is old school done pretty! Great if you are hard core JRPG However..... The original idea push by this game gave the impression it wasn't going to be traditional but innovative; and bridge the gap between different Genres while maintaining RPG qualities. That is not what this game ended up as and I think this is what will confuse some reviewers and perhaps some gamers looking for a "Next Gen" JRPG with innovation and something to standout amoung the others. When they realize that this is just another JRPG with pretty graphics and a great storyline and review it and play it with that intent, instead of expecting something different, The scores and gamer opinions should better reflect what this game is about. I wasn't dogging the game. Just pointing out some misconceptions I believe people had about the game. This game is for Die Hard JRPG fans who like the idiosyncrasies that come with JRPGs and what has kept some gamers away. White Knight gave a lot of people the impression that it was going to be the one to change the way we play JRPGs and still keep us Hard core fans happy. Even though I love JRPGs (and will get White Knight),that doesn't mean I agree with everything in JRPG games that seem to be associated with them ( for instance: Town Folk who seem like an after thought (lifeless) or the vast empty towns with to few people in it). I also felt the deaths could be less scripted and robotic). This was just good criticism and still looking for that JRPG innovator. I mentioned Valkyria Chronicles - this did a great job blending RTS with JRPG and also had Great Gr