This week's Famitsu issue revealed some new details in addition to announcing a release time frame for White Knight Chronicles 2 on the Playstation 3.
I just hope they dont do crappy CGI again. I preferred the in-game cut scenes over the CGI. SO US will get this when? >.> Man I cannot wait for this. WKC is absolutely the best jrpg i've played for awhile. (Ok. Demons Souls being the exception bcoz thats the God of all RPGs) Hopefully i'll have my ff13 copy soon.. till then gow3! I'm glad they sped up the action bar.. being a tank w/ full s/s + heavy armor has a heavy delay of 6 seconds. But i still love the game very much.. time go get Guild Rank 11... but first.. to +10 my GR 10 set!
That was my biggest contention. Oh, and it's kinda hard to play a spell-caster on account of all the interrupts. Hopefully they add a concentration skill or something. It would be ace if they let us import our character from the first one too.
Spell interruption was annoying at first. But once people understood the roll of a tank, I didn't have many problems during my Mage rebirth. It was extremely fun with those elemental affinities.
"White Knight Chronicles 2’s environments will also be more dynamic as the scenery can change with the different seasons and weather patterns. " That's the coolest thing I see in this article! I can't wait to see what it's like.
But honestly, I do 90% of my questing solo and 10% grouped. And I've been playing a caster since the get-go. Still, it's nice that you can cast spells in full body armor; that helps quite a bit :)
"SO US will get this when? >.>" Stop ignoring the rest of the world...
I thought the game was good, but lacked a little polish; it needed a little more time in the oven. I found a few faults in the game's SP, and a few online: In the SP you can't heal using other characters' abilities which aren't in your party, outside of battle. You'd have to change party members to heal, then change back. It's a minor fault, but these kind of things are noticed.
The provoke and threaten are limited to sword and spear. I like sword myself but provoke is only one target. The delays for using abilities is horrible, most of the abilities take so much time to activate that using them to increase/decrease damage results in a about the same output.Assuming you figure in the ability just before a combo. with bonus Power up > Ability + 100 + 100 + 100 + 100 (back to normal) 5 moves total damage 400! No power up > 90 + 90 + 90 + 90 + 90 5 moves total 450! One more thing a few of the higher level armors are disgusting or look like they're more for female genders. I loved this game but a few things made it a little annoying.
lol Sorry, I did not mean to offend you. Eu and US usually receive their localization at the same time. My questions was really asking is when will this be localized if they release in Summer '10 in Japan. @1.6 I found the non-healing form non-party members to be fine. I've grown accustomed to it from playing older JRPGs. Yes it definitely could use more polish, I"m hoping for the sequel to blow away it's predecessor. @1.7 Yeah, I tend to use intensify only if i'm nude. so it's like 2 seconds per attack or if i'm about to combo. Otherwise the waste of one turn ends up you doing less damage (as you have already shown)
But imo they should do Dark Cloud 3 next, then White Knight Chronicles 3 after DC3
Well here's to hopeing. They'll be free after summer ;)
no thanks about dark cloud ... sorry dark cloud fans BUt when you start a trilogy ( white knight ) you've got to finish it first before doing anything else
Summer release ftw. Hopefully, they get it localized by winter over here - though winter 2011 is more likely :(
I can't wait for this game. I love the first WKC. I just hope they don't remove the online portion since that part was the best...
I dont think they will. THe reason why WKC stands out from the rest JRPGs is bcoz of the amazing geonet
well you might be happy as it is rumored that you can be in a party of 6 people overall online for quests.
I'm not sure if i'd be happy about that 4 party works great atm. And ofc dividing up exp and money hurts lol >.< But we'll see how WKC2 comes together in a few months!
"THe reason why WKC stands out from the rest JRPGs is bcoz of the amazing geonet" Really? I thought it was because it flopped harder than the rest if the JRPG'S, man it even scored less than Last Remnant
Aye, it did. But it didn't stop me enjoying WKC more than any other JRPG I've played. (and my main gaming genre is RPG or Action) Being the fanboy you are, I'm still going to answer you seriously. I dont expect trolls to understand, but here I go. Critics in general are starting to hate JRPGs for being 'traditional' JRPGs.. Usually I have faith in the Review system, but for tradtional JRPG they never seem to work. Games like Lost Oddesey and WKC get put in the back seat while they are both amazing games. http://www.metacritic.com/g... Feel free to put me on ignore if you dont like hearing about JRPGs. -.- @below Yeah, it seemed like all the FF13 reviewer 'wished' it to be something else.. Instead of a JRPG, they wanted an open world wRPG? Reviewing RPGs is waay too of a tricky business. I usually buy RPGs from the word of mouth of other RPG fans. I'll definitely give ToV a try.
You are right on that. Cant believe some reviewers gave ff13 a 5. ToV is another fantastic JRPG which recieved only good or average reviews in the west.
I have to be honest the reviews made me not buy it. I was shocked level 5 made a bad game especially after rogue galaxy. I am definately picking it up now though.
it only flopped for people living and breathing via review score . Wich would be the silliest thing an actual jrpg fan could do , given how they are usually treated . At least , if judging by sales , it easy to see that it actually was a big success in japan , and seems to be doing so-so , even ok in the west .
WKCs is truely the most under rated game to come out in recent years. The temporary/free extra content is great and really keeping me interested and the community and town creation is awesome. Over 200 hours spent already and this game has been the best $60 spent since Uncharted 2 (which I also got a ton of hours out of). Part 2 can't come soon enough, but at the same time im not sure when I'll be ready to move on. GR9 btw
I want WKC2 now! but that most likely won't happen so i'll work on my platinum trophy while i wait for WKC :) most underrated jrpg indeed. Also i thought the CGI was really nice, much better then the in-game scenes but if they improve the graphics for WKC2 i don't really mind either way.
Damn I wake unto this good news awesome, Im curious too know whether your avatar will get a knight? I wonder if the new character girl will have a major role as a knight. Playb3yond
it's probable that the new character will be the knight with a bow that we had the screen since some time now .. it's expected since we're missing one knoght from the first game. changing landscapes are good BTW
I skipped a few games like WKC and MAG because I just have too many games to play right now. I still have to get through Dragon Age and some other games. I also need to finish Borderlands and Assassin's Creed 2. Blame Demon's Souls for being so awesome; I didn't play anything else for 3 months straight. Now I have a massive backlog. I may eventually pick this up; I'm glad to hear that it's a better game than the reviews suggested. I put a log more weight on your opinions (excluding the roaming trolls, of course) than reviews. Most reviewers seem to be so fickle anymore. IGN will subtract a point or two for a minor techical issue, and EDGE, well, I'm not even going to get started at how useless their reviews are.
I hope they make the 2nd one harder.
The challenge is online.. The SP really is just a tutorial for Geonet.
So can't wait for this first one still one of my favorites in a long time love the Geonet stuff after this lets make Dark Cloud 3 happen plz
Oh how SE have sinked
Chapter 12 on FFXIII here and yes, WKC is the better game in my opinion. Reviewers went overboard with the 4's and 5's. WKC is basically the most underrated game ever! Eurogamer gave an 8 to the game on the import review and like a 5 to the western version. Kinda strange isn't?
WKC is an awesome game online. single player could really use some work, still because geonet was so fun, I'll be getting WKC2. The game did score low because of its boring storing line up until the end I'd say but the online gets a 8, I JUST HOW THEY MAKE A LIST OF ROOMS AND MORE ROOM CHOICE OPTIONS BECAUSE THE SYSTEM THEY HAVE NOW IS TERRIBLE
There are a lot of reviews and interest in a game that ranges from mediocre to bad. I personally am enjoying the game. The grinding is a pain but worth it. oh yeh and did I mention it's fun. My next rebirth will be tank till I can get parts and GR 10 for my 2H sword. p.s. Level 5 bring on the DLC
but it can be improved. it should be improved. speeding up the battle system is a step in the right direction. allowing more combo should be the next step because it makes the game less boring. make it like FF13, fast-paced. the enemies have high HPs so battles can still take several minutes but you won't notice it becuase you are always doing something.
This game is worth to play, thanks to the Multiplayer features. Cooperative up to 4 players with your friends is better than you think. And Geonet features. FFXIII, not a bid deal. WKC is more fun. WKC didn't flop, the only flop is from the reviews and people based on Reviews only, that is why they are making WKC 2. Because is SUCCESSFULL.
WKC is the best JRPG(please don't get mixed up with WRPG styled games like demon souls coz that baby is #1 in the wrpg department) i have played on since lost odyssee lol, FF XIII I have now traded in after completing it, it was way more average than WKC, now I hate reveiwers they are so blind WKC deserves 8/10, FF XIII deserves 7/10 I can tell WKC2 has so much in store for us, i hope more people in the EU/US buy this so we can have a guranteed release over here again, com on people do it!!
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