Sony released new screenshots of White Knight Chronicles for the PS3.
At least something worthy is to take it's place. -End statement
But from what I've seen, White Knight Chronicles will be better. Still, I can't wait for both! There are things in White Knight Chronicles that makes me think I might forget about Final Fantasy XIII... -Town Building -4 player online co-op with DLC missions as well (text and chat support) -Loot gathering -Weapon creation -customizable avatar (can be altered through the game) -This game has TOWNS! Lol..jk
Not to sure on the dungeon and dragons theme, and the graphics are poor but I hope the gameplay mechanics are similar to Final Fantasy. The online exploration will obviously bode well with most of the Western audience so I don't think the visuals will be that important. For what the game is, its looking to be very good indeed. Update* @Kamikaze135 Many of the aspects you listed (above) are present in most On-line RPG's so to compare it with a game that does not have On-line is rather unfair don't you think?
@Kamikaze - It has town building?? I didn't know that, will need to check this out, love that feature in AC2
I know the four player co-op is something that I'm looking forward to the most.
You're right, it's kind of unfair, but the things mentioned can all be done offline (besides the online co-op, of course. The online aspect is just a nice bonus to obtain more powerful items and to have fun once you're done with the game. Oh, and just in case you weren't aware, the avatar I mentioned plays as your ally through the single player component of the game along with being your online character. I think it's pretty cool that you can create a character and have him/her tag along in the story....even though he/she doesn't talk, lol. @gaffyh Yep, you save money and buy buildings, items, and other things to create your own town. You can access it from the save menu. Also, through out the game you can gather NPC characters and have them live in your town to populate it and set up shops there for you to purchase things from. Your town also acts like a lobby for the online component. You can make your town look like a village or even something modern (as modern as the game's timeline gets).
@gaffyh: I believe the town building is similar to their Dark Cloud games.
Been excited for this ever since Sony first showed it off years ago. Day one buy for my RPG fanatic heart. Hopefully WKC2 doesnt take 1 year + some odd months to localize for the west. :/ Edit: Why the eff is there a screenshot from FF12 in there somewhere that I just saw? <.<
You're a fool to think otherwise. WKC looks okay, I'll be picking it up because I'm an RPG gamer at heart but to declare it'll be better than FF13 is just foolish. It's been out for a year already and I have yet to hear/read anyone who's played it to describe it as "phenomenal" unlike FF13.
This game is a Must Buy, It has a lot of good things to miss out, so it really worth the purchase
I guess you haven't been reading the user reviews on FFXIII, lol. You also fail to understand what an opinion is.
myself dont care for towns that much; in most FF's or JRPGs, talking/walking around towns/townspeople is the most daunting part of the RPG, it's boring and yet u don't wanna miss anything so u go door to door in different room. Most of the time nothing worthwhile.
this will be my new final fantasy.I dont think that ill purchase ff13. I would like to see WKC maps Vs FF 13 maps.
Any updates on the release date? I haven't followed the game that much lately.Is it still up for a Feb release or what?
Very excited about this game. And for everyone knocking the graphics, I think that they're native 1080p. That and, they're very clean and the environments seem quite expansive.
It was confirmed on the PSblog...though the DLC was only hinted at. It's most likely missions or town items...which is awesome!
Just went and checked Amazon again. This is probably my most anticipated title of the year, next to The Last Guardian. Oh, and there's some cool PSP JRPGs coming out this year as well.
Hm.. That's great news! Not that much longer to wait then.. Shame it comes out a week or so after MAG. I'm gonna be split 50/50 with my time on those two.After that.. it's allll about Heavy Rain.. (If it makes that rumored Feb release)
to the people knocking on the graphics...have you seen another JRPG that looks equally as good? Excluding FF13 of course, since that game has the benefit of a 6 years production time + an insane budget.
I only wish for an old traditional rpg game like ff7.action rpg battle system really did bad for jrpgs except maybe for kingdom hearts but thats probably because it's nomura's work ;)
You say that but if a game like that were to be released people would hate it and criticise it for not be innovative and would say it is repetitive and linear.
@GrandDragon: people criticize anything these days so I won't care,let them talk all they want as long as we enjoy games ;)
Lost Oydssey. Traditional but good.
i would like to take this opportunity to thank SE for gimping their game and putting this game back on the radar. i really appreciate their efforts.
oh shut it
but it's true, i'm afraid. since news of the gimped DVD9 FF13 came out of Japan, thousands of people are now looking at the real Blu-ray game.
To be fair, the graphics and audio for FFXIII are much better than this game. Also, the PS3 version contains 1080p cut-scenes and lossless audio. The only effect the 360 had on FFXIII, was getting it released in the US earlier since Microsoft are anal about having games released worldwide within a certain time-frame...unlike Sony who don't really encourage or force speedy localization.
@cliffbo I agree Im more into this game then ffxiii, im so getting this in feb. Play3beyond.
I thought that PS3 exclusives were all superior to multiplats? Do you guys honestly think the graphics on this are better than FF13? Have any of you actually seen any footage of this? It looks terrible!
And it offers a lot of features - online, community, paper-dolling (head to toe love this in RPGs), customized avatars - that FF XIII does not. It's also well over a year old at this point. I hope you realize this. It's a first gen PS3 game. You should read the article on WKC2 (too lazy to find it atm), about the leaps that Level 5 have made, visually, for the sequel.
I know it's a year old, they're taking ages localising it. U say it's come leaps and bounds, I hope it looks a lot better than this one. It being a 'first gen PS3 game' isn't an excuse. Surely MGS4 is one of those? I remember seeing screenshots and thinking it looked pretty amazing but maybe I just haven't seen the right footage cos what I've seen looks poor. And 1080p? Really doesn't matter when the graphics aren't good to begin with. And I know it's got online and community, that's no excuse is it? And I don't know what paper dolling is so if you'd like to enlighten me...
Fool. I have the game. Have been playing since April and love it. The graphics are good enough for what it is. It's Level 5 here. Not Square Enix or Capcom. The game offers: -1080p - Town Building - 30-40 Hour story - Quests - 4 Player Online - Weapon, Material,Armour, Accessory and Item Crafting - Voice Chat - Solid Combat with the Ability to customize you're own move sets as well as create your own Combo attacks from the ground up Apart from 1080p cutscenes and a longer story, what on that list does FFXIII offer? I'll tell you. Nothing. It will be a great game but WKC strength is the community aspect and the online component. It's like Monster Hunter meets Final Fantasy if you will. It's a refreshing game.
But everything else in the game is amazing. However, the graphics for the towns in this game look better than the towns in FFXIII ZING!