IGN Video Review
I seen both video and written review and think that if they make a sequel and fix the battle system Issue the next WKC could really have great potential. I think that For an Online Jrpg that came out in 08 the graphics are good and the way you set your combos is a fresh idea. I cant really judge it Story wise because I havent played it but the main problem seem to be the tacky Battle system that looks alot like the one in FFXII(if you ever played it you'll know what i'm talking about)which wasnt that Great. If you're a big Jrpg guy like me and dont really mind them getting low scores from Western reviewers , I would recommend that you rent the game 1st before buying it. that's what I did with SO4 and ended up buying it even though it got Soso reviews.
Wtf? I bet FF XIII one of the most liner RPG's will get a score it doesn't deserve. This is BS to be honest. TGSI
Just because this one isn't as linear doesn't make it a good game. My biggest disappointment with this review is that they mention the game ends on a cliffhanger. I absolutely hate to play a game, get to the ending and be given some opening to a sequel instead. That SUCKS! I'm sure FF13 is better, way better than this and I don't get how any of you think otherwise.
And watch the same retards give FFXIII a 9/10 when it doesn't look any better than this, lmao.
What the hell are you smoking? While FF XIII might be as linear as a piece of string, it definitely looks better than this.
Even if FFXIII is linear the game dont suffer dated graphics from 2008 and a broken gameplay ala FF12 .
I'm going to rent this game at least.
I thought we were supposed to get an improved version. This game as first glance seemed promising, but is actually broken. Hmm...what a shame.
The top game sites are not going to review a liner RPG any higher. Based on what was said in the Japanese reviews, if all I read is true, it could also end up in the 5/10 range. Just don't expect too much from FF13.
This is n't one of those reviews where you can't understand the score; he explained it perfectly. He didn't have fun. That is not a great verdict... Very disappointing indeed, but I'll probably rent it as well because you never know what can grab you in a game that a reviewer didn't notice or care about. @specialguest: They delayed it because of technical issues in the Japanese version. These issues are mostly fundamental gamely and story issues, I don't believe they were working on that.
Wow, is it really that bad? I might have to rent it first.
Seriously the only reason you guys are even bring FF13 into this thread is because it's no longer a PS3 exclusive. Give it a rest already FF10 was extremely liner its still one of the best Final Fantasy games in the series. Seriously this game alone already dispels your silly myth, JRPG's on the 360 = crap. There are 2 JRPG's on the PS3 released outside of Japan Cross Edge and this both boomed just as bad if not worse then any 360 JRPG. So stop being pathetic and hating on FF13 just because its on the 360. The PS3 version is still better it doesn't have compressed Audio and CG. Am not saying White Knight Chronicles is a bad game, JRPG's are always underrated. If you enjoy them just buy the game but seriously can we drop the FF13 hate its getting old. The game will be no worse thanks to it being on the 360 aswell this review alone sort of proves that.
I rlly dk whats wrong with this reviews but i bought the game 2day and im having a blast with my friends online. I dk about the story cus i Only finished the first chapter. But im having a lot of fun with my friends right now
You can always buy it used...Yeah I'm not liking that enemy attack distance thing. What he pretty much explained is the same sh!t i hated in FFXII.
I don't understand why the battle system is an "issue"? Final Fantasy XII had a very similar battle system where you only controlled 1 team member at a time and the rest were controlled by the computer that you issued tactics for (remember gambits?) and it was identical in that you could free-run, but it still played out like any other Final Fantasy game's battle system: you wait for your turn, then you attack, and some randomization factor determines whether it's a hit, then the enemy attacks and a randomization factor determines whether that's a hit. It didn't matter in that game whether the animation connected, the free-running wasn't there to turn it from turn-based into action-based, it was mostly just a presentational thing where instead of cycling through menus while your party members stand there, you had some more control over them while you waited for your turn meter to fill up. It's just the same in this game. I don't see why that's a problem. I think fighting in this game is perfectly fine and very fun due to the combo system.
hey man you're right but FF 13 has been disappointing in many ways.Only english voices, awful theme song (Leona Lewis). FF 12 had towns wtf? FF 10 had towns! No matter what this game feels gimped, is 360 to blame who knows?
Actually Square-Enix the theme song ain't half bad when I first heard it I though what the hell this is going to be pathetic. And I have to admit I was wrong download the trailer of PSN it works really well. Don't get me wrong I know its a ploy to bring the game to a wider audience. But that's not always a bad thing I would love the Final Fantasy series to become a megaton hitter like Call of Duty. There have always been only english voices in the western versions of final fantasy games so that's also a none issue. Final Fantasy 13 does have towns not as many admittedly. Nothing about it feels gimped unless you have been looking for it to be gimped all along. Final Fantasy 12 wasn't a great game and Final Fantasy 9 wasn't either. At least that's my opinion. When I see it getting bad review's that ain't from Rabid PS3 Fanboys with half a brain cell, constantly referring to FF13versus simply because its exclusive. I will admit that it's not an amazing game but as of yet the only real review I have seen is 39/40.
Sorry to late to edit my earlier post but check this, http://www.youtube.com/watc... Leona Lewis's theme song works epically well. And it will bring Final anyway to a wider audience. It even gives you goosebumps its fairly epic if you ask me. Its one of them idea Square-Enix had that sounds like Madness when you say it But works really well in practice.
I actually feel better about my "LOST ODYSSEY" purchase now... Now you see why I hated how that game was reviewed, though it wasn't as negative, major points were taken out because of the old-school style. Even from the Final Fantasy creator himself. Points would be added to this game because of the online(I hope) but whatever. Maybe it's not in the likes of the old-school JRPG or Level 5 we are used to. Then again guys, it's the first damn game on a new steep learning curve of a platform(The PS3), so I guarantee you the next game will fare a lot better. I've always said Square seem to set the Standard based on over the top Traditional JRPG but even if Final Fantasy XIII is looking decent, it seemed to have strayed away from what made the "Squaresoft" gems great.
That song is awful..... especially for final fantasy. With new tecnology it would have been great for the players to decide how to play the game (like STar Ocean 4 Int.) Plus Wada talking Dlc already seems pretty obvious what their goal is. FF 10 is probably the best in the series and FF 9 is the creator's favorite so I disagree w you there even though my fav is FF 8. FFv13 looks awesome but they haven't shown gameplay! I would be happy if it stays exclusive so it can look like UC2 or GOW3 instead of another multiplat. FF 13 had better graphics when 1st announced too just saying. Squennix haven't made a quality game this gen so I hope it comes out awesome Im just not sure it will. I downloaded the trailer and it blows damn song ruins it.
When they first announced it it was a target render they where never going to keep that quality. And seriously don't conform to every stereotype the game was almost complete before they started work on the 360 version. The game in stunning and wouldn't look any better if it wasn't released on the 360. (like it possibly could anyway) I showed a few people that video they all loved if but if you go in with the mindset of hating it it's most likely not going to change. But hey its your opinion I personally like the song. What makes you think GOW3 looks so amazing, its been hyped the hell out of by this site. Don't be so naive as to jump on every hype train the runs through n4g. Sure kratos is stunning, but the environments won't be nearly as epic as Final Fantasy 13's. Ermm and Square-Enix has made a quality game this gen its called final fantasy 7 crisis core. Also The Last Remnant was awful on the 360 due to hardware limitations. On the PC however its one of my all time favourite RPG's. They have also made plenty of megaton hand-held games.
Well KZ2 was a hell of a lot closer to their target render just saying. FF 7 Crisis core is an awesome game but I was talking about HD consoles. Last remnant I was anticipating and Squenix cancels the ps3 version cause they are incompetent I guess. Well the song is my opinion I'm just not as hyped for the game as I would be with these BS decisions. Squenix have screwed over ps3 owners till now with Star ocean 4 and FF 13 so we'll see.
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Doesn't matter if it's a flop or not, as long as you enjoy the game you play. All you bots care about is a game that gets good reviews. Even if you don't enjoy it, you just come out here boasting that it's a GotY. In the end, it's just personal taste. Tell me, what is the story of Mass Effect 2? What? All you know is it has 96 on metacritic? Good riddance
omg no =( i had so high hopes in this. guess ill stay with star ocean than.
You have no idea how sad i am , but i preordered it long time ago and (can't trade it back) where i live a game is 200$ i only hope that those freezing and stuff don't happen to me , i only want to play and have fun , see you online on my town :( EDIT: one thing keeps me happy and is the online stuff and georama system , they must be fun ... i hope :(
Julie how in the world do you pay for a game if they cost that much o_o? I don't know I'm still reserving judgments about these reviews, installing the game currently and going to play a bit before my last class then continue on with the rest afterwords. Personally I don't know about their reviews as of yet, as they did give Cross Edge a 3.5 and I ended up enjoying that game quite a bit.
Nuri everything here is overpriced i paid like 750$ for my 80g ps3 :3 same for the 360 , i have to play the games till i get crazy then i sell them sadly :( well i don't sell every game i keep the really good ones :)
@Julie If you don't mind me asking, where do you live?
I'll pm you that lol :p
Julie, wow I would hate to be in your shoes at this time then. Sounds like it may be somewhere in Australia maybe :/? That or NZ perhaps are the only places that come to mind.
Monte Carlo perhaps?
Julie, have played the game for 6 hours and haven't had any freezing probs on the sorry or on the online. the game is fun, don't worry about this review.
Level 5 should cut their losses make Dark Cloud 3 instead of WKC2.
They SHOULD make a Dark Cloud 3 but they should not skip WKCs 2, especially since it's already in production and ESPECIALLY since the story of the first one has a open ending.
I wasn't impressed with the original dark cloud at all, I played it cuz there was no other RPGs to play around that time.
Very dissapointed. The character design is just horrid. So bland and boring. Give us Unique personalities with stories to match!
I dont buy game base on review's.I had my eye on this game for a while so im getting it today
i judge the games i want myself, i rent it and decide if its worth my Money... I have this Game from my Bro he was in Japan last year an he bought WKC and i have played 12 hours so far and i can tell you this game deserves more than 8.5 out of 10.... my personal review would be 9.1 cause i love games like this... Man IGN lost some credibility points from me...
So does that mean you don't try well reviewed games because you're not a media puppet? Reviews are opinions. It seems like people only bring up the "Media Puppet" argument when a game they want is reviewed poorly. Everybody is different, but if reviews in the past have matched your own opinions, why disregard them when they don't. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but if 4 out of 5 people call something sh1t, don't be surprised when you find corn.
Could you please elaborate on why it's so great? Does the "combat waiting to strike" ticker decrease as you level up? This is a big reason why I may not get it. I want to get it, but I don't want to be bored during combat. After Demon's Souls, the bar has been set much higher for me.
everything i've seen to do with this game and that was all from the Japanese version... Just like Kain81 and dimitry21 i don't let reviews till me what game i should buy if i did that i would of never experienced and enjoyed all those games... I'm getting this game and HR and SO4 and FFXIII and all the other JRPGS that are on the way. I hate being dictated and told what i should buy and what i shouldn't i have a mind of my own i ant no computer that needs to be told what to do. Take Risk and Enjoy Gaming To The Max....
I get what your saying, but what is the point in reviews then to give you a heads up about what to spend your time/money on. Money's not a problem but I have very little time for gaming and if i start I really like finishing... Valhalla knights is the only game this generate I can think of playing and not finishing, I ignored reviews for that as the ideas behind it sound good. I've played many games however that didn't get very good reviews and still liked them a lot.
A these people are playing WKC right now and all of them say that the game's one of the best jrpg this gen: http://www.justin.tv/riccio... http://www.justin.tv/projec... http://www.justin.tv/munkim... http://www.justin.tv/bkarev...
If you have really high standards I don't think you'll enjoy it. as for me I'm really enjoying it, the graphics aren't the best but... yea its not all about that. enjoying it now and expecting better in the future of my play through
But that's not saying much is it. That's like saying a pig looks sexier than a hippo. You still have very low standards.
I'ma agree with bots on this one - it's a flop, but guess what? I don't care. Know why? There are so many good games coming out this year (well, for the PS3 at least - bots only have Mass Multiplatform 2)
More FLOPS than a fatty jumping up and down on a trampoline.
I've heard a lot of negative reviews about this game but I'm still getting it. As long as the game doesn't look like complete crap I'm fine. I can live without amazing graphics and long cut scenes (which I know longer have patients for). I just want a game that's fun and I can play with other people. As long as it's better than Lair and Resident Evil Online (sorry I hold grudges)I'm happy.
This is disappointing. I like JRPG in the past, but JRPG reverend for old ways have made them stagnant and unable to adapt and compete... That is their biggest down fall. Multi-player have became a big issue. Demon Souls tackled multi-player enough, but not too much and losing it traits as an RPG. That made it fun to play. The learned live in a world that no longer exist, but the learning will never be irrelevant.
The story doesn't have to be the best one ever told and the characters can be annoying, but a combat system that requires waiting or turn based just isn't something I like doing. After playing Demon's Souls and other western based games like Fallout 3, Bioshock, and Oblivion, I really can't stand turn based styles. Last week I was all in on WKC. The PSN videos are all amazing and make the game seem like a lot of fun. I really don't know if I can stand waiting to attack after playing a fantastic action RPG like Demon's Souls. Please, someone that has played this, does the waiting to attack become decreased once you level up?
It seems to me, the time is base on your skill with the weapon, so if you use a huge sword, you could be waiting for awhile to slash at a monster, it plays like a MMO. You can open the menu to heal but it doesn't stop a monster from attacking you, plus what I seen the armor can slow you down to. My guy now walks around slow but faster then he would be with a lower movement, you got about 3 slot bars, they fit about 8 or 10 skills in them and you can custom them anyway you want. Plus you can make your own combos, but the attacks have to be able to chain together, you can move around while in battle but it seems it won't stop you from getting hit but may take less damage if you are to far off. In the end, the game is pretty good on how it is build an by using your skill points to get sword master 1, you get upgrade stats.
http://www.justin.tv/riccio... watching the game here right now, the game actually looks pretty fun.
Playing it right now, its fun :)
Wow, the bots are really pathetic right now. haha, still bitter over a terrible 2009 and the fact that the PS3 has much bigger 2010 lineup. hilarious. SCC in April (also MULTIPLAT) and then what? Halo Reach, Alan Wake, Fable III, are all towards the end of the year. After ME2 and SCC (both MULTIPLATS) you guys got nothing.
Thanks for the Link WiiManiac. This guy is playing WKC live and is loving it so far. Seriously, check this out. http://www.justin.tv/riccio...
http://www.engadget.com/201... ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D Did i LAUGH HARD at reading that on 'engadget.com' ;-D + Forget these ChavBot Reviewers on the internet, this is more important - So far in 2010 - PS3 Exclusives for 2010 = '2' (MAG + White Knight Chronicles) xBox 360 Exclusives for 2010 = 'ZERO'!!! ;-D (xBox 360 has NO xBox 360 Exclusive Games and NO Exclusive DLC to)
IGN rating system for WKC: 5.5 Presentation There are a few interesting plot twists to be found in White Knight Chronicles, but the overall story isn't compelling. Lip synching is very poor. 7.0 Graphics The environments, while occasionally bland, are expansive and beautiful. The character models, on the other hand, do not look as good. 7.5 Sound The English voice actors do a great job overall and the game's soundtrack is very enjoyable, albeit typical for a JRPG. 5.0 Gameplay An extremely disappointing affair. The battle system is boring and there are a number of mechanical problems, like inconsistent combat rules and inaccurate area of effect spells. 6.5 Lasting Appeal I imagine a moderately thorough player will take approximately 30 hours to get through the main story. There's plenty more to do in the additional quests, especially with friends. 5.1 Mediocre OVERALL FFXIII is pretty much granted to score a perfect 10 on presentation, graphics and sound. Even if it only gets an 8 on gameplay and lasting appeal it will get an 9,2 overall score. It will be really unfair if FFXIII doesnt score a perfect 10 on presentation and sound. ME2 did and FFXIII comepletely blows ME2 aways in temrs of presentation and sound. ME2 didnt even had any memorable soundtrack, FFXIII has one of the best soundtracks of all time.
But we can't say FF13 is going to look better then anything until it comes out, but WKC should have got a better score, like a 7 or 7.5 at best. I don't think FF13 will get 10 on a score, people seem to be more into FPS games then anything else.
FFXIII is the JRPG to get it seems. So does RoF.
Whats wrong with the presentation in mass effect? Also I thought the soundtrack was epic.. Have you played the suicide mission at the end? Astounding composition.
Got the game and I'm happy with it so to each there own.. I think ME's gameplay sucks I don't like shooters so that may be why. Story is cool so to ME's its not that great. It all comes down to what you like and buy at the end of the day. You can get with this or you can get with that just be a happpy gamer!! Ok back to WKC have fun gaming
i bought WKC & loving it the battle system is good u can speed up the bar ign didnt say that GRAPHICS are nice and there are alot of sidequest, lots of weapons the only thing i notice that im a little iffy about is the lipsinking, MY copy doesnt freeze people are missing out DNT SKIP THIS game BUY IT OR RENT IT DNT judge until u have played
So far, no lagging, load times, screen tear or pop-ins. Definitely doesn't freeze. Battle system is fun so far, and I'm only at the beginning so it will definitely get better. Graphics are pretty nice. All in all, I like it so far.
I will be picking this up, could care less what the reviewers say.
@Rush the only reason people are Blasting FF13 is because it took them 4 years to make two towns because the found it hard to make them in HD? And 10 was OK not the best, story is your typical SE crap some stupid hero who has no clue what going on around him till like halfway though the game , add some High School Romance and a rival that the hero knew since their child hood , Sounds Familiar ? Last good Final Fantasy, FF7 and 6 was the best
their opinion on heavenly sword was a 6 out of 10.but heavenly sword was not only an outstanding game,it is still in my collection. the haters can grasp at some of these low scores as if they mean anything,but the reality is that it is a good game for those that like jrpgs. it's like edge and their ps3 reviews.if you believe them,then you would think sony's exclusives like killzone2 suck.but the reality is way from the truth.not sayiing all ps3 exclusives are great.but we see how ps3 games are held to extreme standards,some of what i agree on.but when they give passes to other systems exclusives,that's a sad state of affairs.not just for gaming journalism,but reviews you just can't trust execpt your own. as for MAG,the haters like MLG are not seeing the bigger picture.not only does MAG work well,it works **256 player well.**not some 5vs5 laggy bullsh!t or 8vs8.those that like team combat will love MAG too.but there's more..... sony is using ps3 as a testing ground for future enertainment.while you haters are happy to play small combat games that call themselves war,ps3 gamers will get games that **PRODUCE** war.example: kingdom under fire 2 looks good.i liked the first one on xbox.(which i still have)but you play with tons of enemies onscreen that are not real players.but ps3 fans,after seeing MAG,will get sword fighting games,space combat games,ww1 games,even flying games where EVERY LAST PERSON OR VEHICLE is a REAL PLAYER.beyond your low player count games.they made 40 work,they made 60 work.and now they made 256 players work.WHAT IS YOUR NEXT GEN SYSTEM DOING? so hate all you want and play games like halo3 that you bought years ago with lag and no dedicated servers and small player counts.ps3 fans are in for 7 more years of games that will leave you haters behind.
err right to bad no one will care what you said since it just a stupid Fanboy rant Btw go play planet side then talk Noob. (or Battlefield2)
Wow fanboys calling other's fanboys man aint this great-_-