Famitsu showed little love for White Knight Chronicles by giving it a 29 out of 40, but those are reviewers. What did the average gamer in Japan think of Level 5’s part offline, part online RPG?
Amazon provides more insight in their user reviews section for White Knight Chronicles.
White Knight Chronicles has a mean score of 3.04 stars from 245 user submitted reviews. Users criticized the game’s cumbersome equipment handling and the combat system. One reviewer that gave White Knight Chronicles one star slammed the writing saying elementary school students could write a better story. Harsh!
Another user that awarded the game four stars said the story was straight forward and moves from the middle to the end quickly. The same user was impressed by the avatar customization system and hopes Level 5 will improve the game’s systems for a sequel.
Level 5 tweaked White Knight Chronicles a ton after it was released in Japan. New weapons, quests, and Georama towns were added via online updates. Sony eventually put all of these patches on a Blu-ray disc and created White Knight Chronicles: EX Edition which was sold at a lower price. This version is closer to White Knight Chronicles: International Edition, the version that’s out in North American stores today.
Twenty-one users rated the re-release and gave it an average score of 3.67. The North American release has extra features like voice chat, which should come in handy during the online mode.