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Submitted by OliverKO 1540d ago | review

White Knight Chronicles II Review (El33tonline)

"... Once you enter the “dungeon mode” of WKCII, however, it becomes a boring, repetitive and relentless grind-fest which quickly makes you forget the pleasant things about the game. Unfortunately a lot of modern Japanese RPGs share these unfortunate characteristics, and I’ll admit that there are plenty of gamers out there who like this type of drawn-out, extreme challenge. However, I’m not one of them and I feel the developers could have at least added an easy difficulty setting to make the game more accessible and quicker to “breeze through” than it is in its current state." (PS3, White Knight Chronicles 2) 2/5

KozmoOchez  +   1540d ago
Shouldn't allow RPG scrubs to write reviews about RPG's...this guy claims its too hard for him, therefore score gets lowered. Waste of a review.
WildArmed  +   1540d ago
I lol'd at that too.
I ,for one, am happy to hear that the difficulty was raied.
WKCI story was a breeze.
The Online quests had quite alot of challenge in them in later ranks.
Challenge is fun, I'm not here to 'breeze' through any games.

I loved Resonance of fate / DS for it's challenge.
JRPGs are usually built on their Story..
but in some cases, it's the gameplay.
WKC has a great online component - team based co-op gameplay.

Much like how DS n RoF had quite amazing gameplay.
KozmoOchez  +   1540d ago
I agree, the first one was too easy as far as single player goes. I didn't feel too overpowering, but I did feel as if nothing could take me down as far as boss battles go, and i wasn't even using a strategy guide for them - that's how easy it was.

I usually have to pull out a strategy guide for at least 1 or 2 bosses in FF games, but that's due to them specifically making bosses have secret weak spots or secret patterns that no normal person would pick up on their own. But WKC, find out which of the three physical attack types they are weak against, and couple that with their magic weakness...battle over
Pintheshadows  +   1540d ago
Poor baby found it too hard. The first one wasn't so I don't reckon 2 will be. It isn't Demons Souls.

The reviewer should try playing that.

Is this what game criticism has come too? It's too hard for me so it clearly isn't good. FFS.
himdeel  +   1540d ago
This reviewer just seems like a noob. From everything I read Im pretty interested in getting this game. Especially since it includes the first game. Besides the difficulty he complains about it sounds like a traditional jrpg.
OliverKO  +   1539d ago
If you read the full text, you'll see that Tom's request for an 'easy' setting has to do with decreasing the repetition and grind of White Knight Chronicles II, rather than outright ease of play.

Tom played and devoured Demon's Souls and has finished that game multiple times - he thinks it's a high watermark for games in general and loved every second of its difficulty because of the resultant rewarding gameplay. It sounds as though White Knight Chronicles II includes little to no reward for overcoming challenges.
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FamilyGuy  +   1539d ago
There is no grind in the story mode, you don't have to run around extra to level up, you just have to know the proper way to kill enemies. He's complaining that he had to go through so many monsters to get through it. Wanting an "easy" mode with less fighting, seems kinda dumb seeing as you can run pass most enemies.

Maybe that was his problem, he ran pass too many trying to rush the review so he had to go back and grind to beat a few bosses. Maybe he setup his attacks in a poor way.

Wanting an easy mode sounds ridiculous for an rpg. His other gripes are fine, at least you can tell he played it and mentions that playing online wasn't possible.
OliverKO  +   1539d ago
Thanks for your level-headed response - rare around these parts! ;)

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