This game is great. I hate to say it, but I hated this game the first time around. However, in White Knight II they fixed the first game, now the combat is quicker, and it comes with tutorials. When I played this game last year, I thought it was nearly impossible, turns out I just didnt completely understand the combat. They also fixed a lame issue from the first one, now your distance from enemy matters. Before, running far away from an enemy would still leave you vulnerable to their attacks, however your attacks wouldnt be able to reach. This is fixed now to my relief. I rated this game like a 4 or 5 last time...whats my rating this time? 10..thats right...this game is truly epic, I feel like a fool that i didnt see it before. Also, the story and art are amazing. Good stories are hard to find from Japanese games these days. Sure its a little bit corny, but not even a fraction as much as Final Fantasy 13. Oh yeah, and buy this game, the multiplayer is a major selling point.
The thing you gotta know before renting is two things: it's all or nothing and the cutscenes are long. The first part means if you're not going to explore all of the little extras in the game- the Geonet, the guild quests and errands, building and customizing each character and their respective Ark- then the game will probably only amount to maybe a 6 and end a little too fast for most. The second means the cutscenes are long, and there's a lot of them.
Good news though, pause works through everything- except the multiplayer and geonet areas.
Once you commit yourself to it though the game is truly a good time. Building a town to provide materials to help upgrade you and your party/itself was a nice touch. The thing to remember is it also comes to guild level, and it's important not to rush it starting out- the levels and quests will come if you do the errands and knock out each quest once you have the gear/level to do so.
posted by BigEdward (PFLUGERVILLE, TX) Oct 17, 2011
Member since Jul 2008
to those who were extremely disappointed with Part II. It had been a while since I played the first one so when presented with the option to run thru part 1 again, I took it and spent a few days getting reaquainted with the 10 bazillion spiders, lizards and various other forest creatures I would be required to cut into forest mulch. Although quite often tedious, the story and characters kind of made up for it.
Then I got to part two, expecting to see something new and exciting but guess what, they basically put a fresh coat of makeup on part 1, stapled a few new cutscnes to it's back and called it something special. They also decided that making me hack thru the same forest creatures yet again and not even letting me fast travel to places I had already been was a good substitute for compelling game play.
I'm really glad I rented this, something would have been set on fire if I had payed real money for the attempt at a silk purse from a pig's ear.