Back in 2006, Level 5 announced a new RPG by the name of White Knight Story. Since then, the name has changed to White Knight Chronicles and is due to release in the states this February as White Knight Chronicles: International Edition.
Funny how they try to call White Knight Chronicles a mediocre title and then go on to say that it's against a top tier RPG like FF13 when FF13 is the real mediocre title (averaging about a 6/10 and being the worst game in the FF series seeing as how it's already being rated worse than FFX-2 which USED to be the worst game in the series). Not to mention WKC plays more like a RPG compared to the linear action game that FF13 is. In this case I would say WKC is the top tier title and if their basically saying that WKC going up against FF13 is stupid (despite them being a month apart by the way) then I say a mediocre title like FF13 (based on import previews & reviews) is even more retarded for going up against God of War 3 in the same month. You can debate all you want about it by saying the target audience isn't the same but you could say the same thing about WKC compared to FF13 as one will play like a RPG and the other will play like a action game. As far as WKC & FF13 goes, one game is targeted towards people who want to play a good RPG while the other is targeted to people who will buy anything with a brand name slapped across it.
What I find funny is that they are saying that the game's "mediocre" just from playing it for a couple of hours. And what is worse, the international version has lots of improvements and on top of that what Sony's really pushing with this game is the online play which rpgamer cannot even play because the game's not out yet nor people to play with anyway. But the game's mediocre... Just look at this review from the japanese version: http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
More excited for WKC also. It will have towns, npc, etc. Also it will have an online component along with town building. FF 13 appears to be the more shallow of the 2.
Have you even played FFXIII for yourself? Most of, if not all the import reviews are from people who say whimsically ignorant things such as "story is just okay but I don't speak full Japanese." Point there being wait till you play it in your native language, even if you already played the Japanese version. But I doubt you played it at all. Fanboyism and hate on almost everything I see about FFXIII, and you fuel a lot of that on these forums. Not saying you're wrong, hell I could play FFXIII and hate it, but it seems unlikely to me. What happened to people making their own opinions anymore?
ill likely get this and FFXIII. between those two and GOW3, i should be a pretty happy gamer for a while.
and sites said Halo 3 was 10/10 makes sense why i'm still getting both WKC & FFXIII ZOMG! i have my OWN opinion!
@Vgamer...that review holds little credibility now as the game has been patched a fair bit since then, and the multiplayer has evolved a lot. If it gets 8/10 there I expect 1Up to give it 9/10 when they review the international version
You know, it'll be really disappointing if the game is mediocre. I'd be pissed since i waited for a year or so all ready.
I could swear that Final Fantasy X and XII have outsold God of War I and II. Off of that I'd judge that God of War is stupid for going up against Final Fantasy XIII. lol
i'm getting this over FFXIII, i'd rather get a full game then a gimped one
Just watched the latest video regarding this on PSBlog, and it looks amazing, like a truly next gen title in every way. Online quests stuff looks really cool, and I'll probably try and get this as soon as it comes out.
wkc-star ocean-ff13 thats the order i'll be playin in wkc is the only one i'll pay full price 4
meh, this game looks pretty epic to me, regardless of what these so-called rpg sites say. I'm still getting both this and FFXIII. if the advertising of this game was better I would probably be more hyped by this game than FFXIII. both are a must buy for me though.
i trust level-5. has never let me down. this writer must be a sore-lore xbot. the ps3 is getting jRPG's now and the crapbox is dead.
This game looks alright, the graphics are definitely mediocre. Their final product is crap, the videos showing the WKC they promised were amazing.
Does it have dual track?
( RAGE ) Sadly no ...out of the 3 big rpgs coming early 2010 , the only one with dual track is star ocean international ..
If it weren't for the fact that RPGamer covered some of the more obscure titles out there the site wouldn't be worth visiting what with the lousy writers they keep on staff. That said I do have some reservations about White Knight. From some of the import reviews I read it definitely lacked polish. I know Level 5 has a good track record and I was a fan of the Dark Cloud series as well as of Dragon Quest VIII but I was disappointed with Rogue Galaxy. Either way I'm going to rent it first to see if it hooks me before buying it. As for FFXIII, it's the first FF game that I'm not at all excited about. Call me crazy but I'm more interested in ME2, White Knight and Alpha Protocol than FF13.
I was also disappointed with Rogue Galaxy. I'm not a big fan of Level 5, but Dragon Quest VIII rocked. I hated that RG had no magic and as far as I could tell the only way of healing were expensive potions. Every new planet seemed the same; arrive, level a lot, buy many potions to heal with, and eventually encounter the boss. This is a personal interpretation of course, but I didn't care for it past 20 hours. As with FF13, I'm also on the sidelines about WKC. I'll wait and see just how it turns out. On another note, I'm really anticipating Star Ocean 4 and Last Rebellion coming very soon. Hopefully Namco will announce Tales of Vesperia PS3 later this year.
Star Ocean 4 was a good game. I rented it on the 360 and had a lot of fun with it. From what I read the PS3 port is suppose to be a much improved version. I wouldn't mind playing through it again so I may wind up picking it up when it releases. I haven't read much on Last Rebellion but I saw a debut trailer. It definitely looks interesting.
Like most rpg's it starts out slow but it gets really good in the second half and it has a satisfying ending. The only thing that really bugs me about it is you can't save anytime you want the game still uses save points but hopefully they will fix that for the ps3 version. I am also looking forward to the last rebellion since it looks like one of sega's former studios hitmaker is working on it.
Not surprised here. WKC never interested me in the slightest for some reason. Maybe it's just because of personal preference, but FFXIII looks way better to me. Not into the whole character creator thing, I feel as if the developers couldn't took the time out to make an outstanding lead character. Give me FFXIII, which looks to have the better story, music, and gameplay. Again, just personal preference. I'd take Star Ocean 4 over WKC as well. And say what you want about FFXIII or the FF series as a whole, but it's always pushed innovation in every title. Do you really want to play the same RPG for the 100th time with WKC?
i have never played a rpg where you can build you own town and transform yourself into a big monster kind of thing. so wkc is pretty new for me and not the same rpg for the 100th time. and by the way the character you creat is not the lead character directly. the game has a lead character that you cant creat. the createt character is the own that you can take online. the story is based on the other one.
Oh wow, talking about contradicting yourself there, mr. lee. Have you played WKC? If not, don't make assumptions about it either. Like you said, if you played FFXIII and hated it, then what? If you played WKC and love it, then what? Talking about making your own opinions. If it doesn't interest you, don't talk about it as if you know it. Now you are entitle to prejudging the game base on what other people say, what you've seen, but it seems unlikely you'll be judging it yourself, so maybe that's the only thing you'll care about. I personally enjoy traditional JRPG. So WKC is the way to go for me, plus it has online 4 players. But I will definitely play FFXIII for the story.
Stop talking out of your a$$. I own WKC and have the FFXIII demo and I can say now they both give different experiences. Level 5 were not lazy. The game focuses HEAVILY on team play and online questing. So having you create a character that travels with you in SP makes it so that when you're done, your character can then be taken into the GeoNet and get straight to questing without being bogged down due to low GR and levels. Secondly, the characters aren't boring. Story isn't WKC's strong point but when you see how the game ends, and then look at the WKC2 trailer, you will see why WKC story is the way it is. In my eyes, WKC is almost a prologue, because all it's doing is setting up events for the next 2 games. 100th time? I haven't played many JRPG's that have separate Online component where you can make characters, towns, weapons, armor, items and which is constantly driven with FREE DLC. Not to mention the combat is what you make of it. You can play it like FFXII if you want to. But, the fun is in leveliing up characters, unlocking new techniques,magic and moves, and putting them into your own unique combo sets which you can name and everything. I'm looking forward to FFXIII as much as the next guy. In fact it's my most anticipated game of this gen. But please don't hate on WKC, because it's clear you know nothing about it.
I have to say that I'm an idiot for posting what I did. I won't blame it on me being overly tired when I wrote it, I was full of naive stupidity. I admit I was a hypocrite and I take full blame for that. Now let me say this: Dark Cloud let you create your own town somewhat by way of Georama. Sure, it wasn't that good, but it was still there. I had no idea the character you created wasn't the main character. Don't ask me why, but I thought it was. I don't like RPGs (or any game for that matter) where the character you create is your main character. Screams of developing ineptitude to me. I probably wouldn't play WKC for the story, just like I wouldn't play Star Ocean for the story. I will be judging both games for myself, as I'll rent them both. Can't really afford them with FFXIII, Heavy Rain, and GoW Ultimate Edition pre-orders locked down. Once again, sorry for my ignorant statements I made before. The likes of those will never be seen from me again. I like to think of myself as one of the good guys on N4G, and I'll do my best to live up to that reputation and push it further.
I cant find much information but is the story as good as tales of
The game isn't mediocre in my opinion. It's a great game. better than some of the poo that companies have been churning out this gen on the JRPG front. Plus it's got Online that is similar to monster hunter. How many JRPG's can you name this gen that has a deep online component as well as a deep single player component? The production values may not be as high as Star Ocean or Final Fantasy XIII but its a damn good game and It will hit the sweet spot of JRPG's lovers. I can guarantee that now. I bought it last April and have loved it since. Be happy you get the international version and didn't have to put up with the crap that was the JP version until the patches came out. It used to be fairly disastrous (E.g not even being able to pause in battles :/)
so its not good as STAR OCEAN 4? becuase i really really hated that game, horrible story/voice action/graphic/battel system&skills. did you play lost odyssey/tales of vesperia/eternal sonata/persona 4 how is it compared to them?
This will be my first JRPG purchase in years. (Don't consider Demon's Souls to be a JRPG, so that doesn't count)
Demon's Souls IS a JRPG since it was developed on Japan, but it's not what you can call a traditional JRPG in the veins of Star Ocean 4 or even Eternal Sonata. It's an amazing game that deserves attention, but if you're looking for a core JRPG experience, Demon's Souls will let you down.
That wasn't an insult against DS, it just felt waaaay more liie a WRPG. It was very good....I've New Game plussed more times then I can recall
This article is just based on one persons view of WKC. I gave up caring what other people thought about games until I've played them first. Not that its wrong to discuss our impression on what we saw and hope to see. Just stop the hate and talk about how we all know that WKC > FF13.
the online play really has me attracted to this game....as much as I want to buy ME, I am going to wait for the price to drop on that one and get WKC, do to the online play... so far this is just one persons comments...need more to decide...
SO THIS IS A PREVIEW BY SOMEONE WHICH HAS NOT ACTUALLY PLAYED THE GAME PROPERLY YET, HOW BIASED CAN ONE GET?? WKC will be awesome, no doubt about it now, I will do a proper review when I get my copy, which might take a while as no doubt i will get hooked to the online mode
I'm getting it and i was going to buy FFIII but i'm not because japan have the real version. One of my friends said his cousin came from japan and played the PS3 over here and said what is this he said he feel naked the japan PS3 have everything on it and better graphics. You know if it's not exclusive for the PS3 it going to be dumd down, thats why i'm getting WKC i will wait for Versus to come.
something i've learned a long time ago is that you can't just play a few hours of gameplay to get the full picture of a game. metal gear solid, final fantasy, fallout, RTS games, RPG games, gran turismo, battlefield, and a bunch of other games took me a while before i started liking them, but now i love them. play the whole game, try out all of it's features, then judge it scrupulously.
Well that was a waste of my time. The author doesn't even give any impressions of the game, other than saying " White Knight Chronicles doesn't look like a bad game by any means..."
people don't think FFXIII will be met with high reviews because the game design will be ripped apart by the western press. If early reviews weren't any indication S-E made a poor decisions....
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