Though Level-5’s audacious 100 hour boy-becomes-knight RPG, White Knight Chronicles, failed to unite the role-playing community in harmonious solidarity, the game sold well enough in its native country to warrant young Leonard another go in his medieval mech.
White Knight Chronicles 2 is already out in Japan, picking up a respectable 33/40 from renowned Japanese magazine Famitsu. A sequel in the truest form, players can import their character straight from the first title into the sequel. In fact, to play the second White Knight, the main storyline of the first game must be completed. Conveniently, the sequel comes with the original bundled for free on the disc.
It’s a risky move, one that could easily backfire if prospective buyers balk at the idea of having to play one game to even start another. Then again, for those who skipped the first, White Knight Chronicles 2 surely presents a thrifty purchase.
We liked the first – Katy writing the definitive treatise expounding its various traits, virtues and flaws – and we’re interested to see how the gameplay updates – changes Japan’s reviewers noted as welcome over the original – sit with our resident RPG lovers.
White Knight Chronicles 2 has yet to receive a Western release date.