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  • Summary: White Knight Chronicles II is enhanced with stunning graphics, over 400 weapon and armor choices, and new fan-requested features. For the first time, players can create an Incorruptus (a unique knight) for their own avatar and use it during online multiplayer quests for the first time ever.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 45
  2. Negative: 7 out of 45
  1. Sep 25, 2011
    91
    The rewards for engaging, learning, and conquering Chronicles II are many, especially for those who enjoy falling into the sticky trap of co-operative online roleplaying games, where loot is hard-earned with time and skill.
  2. Jul 4, 2011
    78
    White Knight Chronicles II is a good quality sequel that fixed most of the errors of the first episode. It's not perfect, not a next-generation RPG, not a masterpiece, but is a pretty good game, if compared to the (low) current rating of similar products.
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    74
    White Knight Chronicles 2 lacks some innovation over the original game, but it delivers a solid experience for RPG fans.
  4. Jul 6, 2011
    65
    Level 5 have once again created a vast and competent RPG, but it has failed to reach the upper echelons the best in the genre achieve, being more slow-and-steady rather than thrill-a-minute. JRPGs have fallen out of favour recently, so buyers need be aware that this is very much JRPG-centric. There's plenty of content to keep fans of this type of RPG happy, but it certainly won't appeal to everyone.
  5. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    Mixing the JRPG and MMO genres is a great idea, but with WKC2 Level-5 fails again and gets a mixed result.
  6. Apr 9, 2012
    50
    Hardcore WKC fans may be willing to pour hundreds of additional hours into this sequel, nay - expansion - but most will likely be turned off by the confusing story, niggling flaws and generally repetitive nature of the combat and questing.
  7. Jul 1, 2011
    20
    If you were to find the perfect illustration of the downfall of Japanese RPGs, it would probably look like White Knight Chronicles II. Its combat system is wonky, trying to find the pieces of itself and finding only the player's weariness, its story and characters are so tasteless that one might wonder if we're still in 2011, and finally, its shameless recycling of maps and stuff from the first one doesn't do it any good. Only the multiplayer manages to linger on in our thoughts, baring a little esteem, but it's definitely not enough to dive into this tiresome adventure. Please don't fail on ninokuni like you ailed on this one, level-5, please.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Feb 21, 2013
    10
    Most modern gamers don't like any game with a turn-based element. Maybe it's the thought of thinking that scares them. White Knight Chronicles is one of the 5 best computer RPG's of all time and WKC2 is just as good. Typical rpg elements present in sequels are missing (most characters return from the original), but it does feel bigger and better. The gameplay is brilliant and designed to make the player who just wants to kill or destroy everything quit and play something much that requires much less thought. Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    This is a really good RPG. I was a fan of the first and this one has just gotten better. Must buy for any RPG fans. The amount of content in the game is very nice, and it does for sure have replay-ability. Combat is better then the first game with more options. This is a solid JRPG, and one of the few we have seen come to the states in the past few years. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    10
    this game is really GOOD!! if you liked the first game you will like this game too, the graphics are better the updates in the gameplay Definitely make correct the mistakes made in the first game,the same good amount of time of gameplay and do everything in the game,now you raise you guild rank level much more quickly and dont saty behind of others playing,new weapons( now the weapons dont have penallity on VIT =) everything really good i just think that they could have change the chances to get some hard iten...they still whit itens that have 1 percent drop..that could be frustate sometines..and the history still practicly the same...anyway it dont stop the game to be one of the best choices of JRPG if you have the one you MUST have this one Expand
  4. Apr 13, 2012
    8
    Great! if you haven't play wkc1 before~
    Good! if you play wkc1 with this remaster version... that realise they are using the same map for
    wkc2
    this isn't wkc2, its just a wkc1.5
    AWESOME! if you can play online without d/c issue T.T
    and thanks to the online pass bind to the PSN account, i need to create another PSN account....
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  5. Oct 19, 2013
    7
    The game was good but the story is lacking not enough dept the characters are mid core the game play is good most of the score is from game play!!!!!
  6. Dec 5, 2011
    7
    let's be clear.. there is no White Knight Chronicles I & II, only White Knight Chronicles - a single game, and it can be played in its entirety here. while each individual game scores low on review aggregaters, when viewed as one whole game it's a solid JRPG, though it's not too innovative, other than the MMO-lite monster hunts. it'll take you at least 100+ hours to work through story and quests and is a must for any JRPG fan. i don't want to give it an 8 but 7 seems too low, so 7.8 seems fairer.. Expand
  7. Sep 21, 2012
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. while this game gets an improvement on the battles, everything else is just the same and worse;
    Yes, WKC is fun, beautiful and extensive Voice overs sure catches an eye, plus the story is competent, in WKC2, there are NO new characters, the plot is THE SAME, no change in graphics, Online content is limited to Per-account online pass, which ruined my experience since i gave my pass code to my wife who also plays.

    Your Avatar still is silent and oblivious of the world, the game forces you to clear already visited dungeons at least 3 times each, and the new option of Creating your own Knight, it's just an extra option, that has ZERO story value, ZERO plot impact and ZERO interactivity with other party members.

    The las battle is ridiculously hard if you didin't played online and the ending gets hacked off to force you go online to finally end the game properly.

    WKC2 feels far more like a overpriced DLC than a new brand game that adds new content.
    Also, the last 2 dungeons and it's hours and hours of gameplay are boring as hell
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