Digital Spy writes: "Level-5 has ambitiously attempted withWhite Knight Chronicles II to update the JRPG genre with MMO elements, but the experiment has not quite worked. The quests and upgrades feel poorly applied, meaning the game struggles to establish its true purpose and identity. Stripping away all the extra elements brings just a pretty standard JRPG that offers little really to get excited about. The lack of proper tutorial will turn some players off almost instantly, while the overly-complicated battle system brings plenty of frustration. The game is certainly not a terrible experience for those players willing to stick around, but it's also far from a classic in the much loved JRPG genre."