Wednesday, 13 April 2011

White Knight Chronicles (International Edition) A Game For MMORPG Fans...

This game is one of those games that has minor flaws in its battle system and in its graphics. For example, no matter how far you are from the enemy you cannot really avoid being hit. This is because the game play depends on the numeral level you are in. If your agility or evasion rate is high enough then that may prevent you from being hit regardless of your distance from the enemy. The graphics of this game is excellent, however, the game play battle system looks unrealistic. I would say this game is a cross between previous games like Ragnarok, Rogue Galaxy for the game play and Kingdom Hearts for the graphics.

As in Ragnarok, the battle is all dependent on the numeric status you earn. In fact your enemy will miss if your evasion rate is high, so if you go in battle mode every action you take will depend on your status. There’s no physics involved, which makes it unrealistic at times. There are path of weapon or magical specialist you can level up as you progresses in your training to whatever kind of build you want to take.

In the battle mode, your action is controlled by the ring timer called the action gauge, which is almost the same feature in Rogue Galaxy. As for the graphics, there is a sense of realism but the only problem with it is the lip sync isn’t that perfect.

One thing I like about this game is the geonet system, which is a good idea. With this you can form a party with friends, have a chat with anyone who came to visit, or you can visit their town and socialize or party. Another feature that I like is the option to create your own town, which is pretty cool. Its like creating “SimCity middle ages styles”.

Overall, this game may not be perfect but its still one of the game you’ll enjoy because of the socialising, you can even do an all nighter. Furthermore, after your first walkthrough is finished, you can actually get rare items at your second walkthrough. I love this setup about the game because it can still make you pretty busy even after you finish the first walkthrough. You can get to keep your equipment and levels on your second walkthrough and do more new hunts on the second. One last thing, I will not tell the story of the game, but the entire theme is mostly focused on one person and its not your character.

Gameplay: 7.6

I must admit, the battle system took away some sense of realism in the game play this is why the score is a bit low, only for this reason alone. I think the only way for this to improve is for the developers to do an online download patchup to which players can install a new and realistic game play.

Graphics: 8.0

Excellent graphics, the developers really maximized the use of the blue ray, the only concern is the lip sync isn’t coordinated and some of the character creation colour skin makes it look a bit like a cartoon.

Sound & Music : 7.8

The music is closely based on medieval era but at times the battle music and the background music is redundant.

Lasting Appeal: 8.0

Fans of MMORPG games will enjoy this game. If your not the social type of person it might not appeal to you.

Overall verdict: The game play is just not perfect and some player are just playing jackass, it took away the fun of the experience away. But again this is an mmorpg so that would be expected so its. 7.7

additional note: This review will continue on the late summer of 2011 After they release the WKC 2 in Canada.

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