posted by bluewave53 (GAINESVILLE, FL) Feb 17, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
This game looks like Everquest 1 when it 1st came out and its not even close to it in graphics kinda sad for the ps3 high specs. anyways thank god for Gamefly or i really would of been one for those people in the commercial this game isnt even worth a rent! lol
I remember fondly following a link from Penny-Arcade to the preview of White Knight Chronicles almost two years ago to be blown away by what was shown. I thought then and there "This is the game that will make me buy a PS3". Fast forward to now and this game is a trainwreck of everything BAD about MMO's.
Let me break it down for you: If you have ever watched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.. then you know everything you need to know about this game. You get a item that transforms you into a "giant knight" you fight enemies who transform into "giant monsters" (most look almost exactly like power ranger monsters), and you collect a "team" of people who can do the same thing. Awesome.. NOT!
Graphics wise the game is decent, and for those who swear the graphics are horrible I recommend taking a look at your PS3 System settings and turning on the "Smoothing" effect and 720p + 1080i. Why? Because I too thought the game looked like a PS2 game at first because I had turned off the smoothing in my settings and had only enabled 1080p. It turns out the game for some lame reason looks horrible if forced to 1080p resolution.. so, make sure you have the lower res options available.
Gameplay ranges from bad to what were they thinking. Its like someone decided to add all the tedious item gathering MMO stuff and forgot to add the fun. Combat is a joke and the "skill system" eventually devolves into all your characters having a very limited set of abilities that you will perform forever. Combos were "supposed" to be a cool way to make exciting attacks, however the price to using them + time VS damage output.. and you could have done 2 normal attacks for more damage.
The "Custom" character you can make is also a joke. You are NOT the star of the story, you barely even qualify as a sidekick. You have NO dialogue and the main characters have almost no interaction with you at all. The cutscenes you do appear in your either sitting in the most ridiculous statue