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White Knight Chronicles - Level 5's Groundhog Day Present - February 2, 2010 in NA


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#1 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:29 AM

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http://ps3.ign.com/a...3/733845p1.html

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Sounds like a mix of Shadow of the Colossus (huge as Fuck enemies), FFXII (battle system and free-roam navigation), and Level 5 awesomeness.

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#2 Mana Knight

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 11:34 AM

I really can't wait. The game definitely seems like a must have. :D
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#3 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:25 AM

http://ps3.ign.com/a...4/734330p1.html

Level 5 made the PS2 sing with Rogue Galaxy and Dragon Quest VIII. Judging strictly by the early screenshots in Famitsu, it seemed that the team's first PS3 project, White Knight Story, wouldn't be the technological marvel that those two titles were.


And then I saw it move.

Sony Computer Entertainment is airing a short trailer for White Knight Story exclusively in its PlayStation 3 theater here at the Tokyo Game Show. The trailer consists of a short game play sequence where the main characters run about over an expansive forest field, encounter some enemies, then face off against a boss.

This may sound like a typical RPG demo. But wait until you see White Knight Story in motion. In our early preview of the game, we posted some comments from Level 5's Akihiro Hino, the producer of the game, regarding the title's focus on animation. He wasn't just hyping up his game; White Knight Story looks like no other Japanese RPG before it thanks to its next generation animation.

In a typical RPG, when you instruct one of your characters to perform a sword attack on in enemy, the character will jump at the enemy, slash his sword, then jump back. The enemy might block the attack, or might take on the full blow. Either way, the sword will probably pass right through the enemy.

That's how RPGs looked before White Knight Story. With Level 5's animation system, swords realistically strike other swords and shields, rather than cutting right through characters. If a character blocks an incoming attack, you'll see his shield go up and physically block the sword. The collision is perfect. In White Knight Story, two characters sparring really look like they're sparring.

From a modeling and shading point of view, White Knight Story is a pretty good looking next generation title, with distant views of its natural landscapes and smooth, at times surreal camera movement. See it in motion, with the most realistic animation ever seen in the genre, and you'll understand what the next generation of RPG visuals is all about. The game's battle scenes look less like gameplay footage than they do the hand scripted sequences that we've seen in countless RPG cut-scenes before.

The TGS demo shows the characters and enemies performing a number of moves over the course of a single battle. The battle starts with your three allies splitting up to take on the three enemies. The main character engages in a sword fight with one of the enemies, and quickly lays waste to him. He then
grabs a second enemy, allowing a female party member to take him out. The third enemy attempts to flee, prompting everyone in your party to follow in pursuit.

This is where the White Knight of the title enters the scene. Your party members are stopped by a giant fire beast. One member runs into attack, but is batted away. The main character tells the female character to step aside, as he shouts out a chant and transforms into the White Knight. The 7-meter alter form charges at the fire beast and leaps in for an attack. Just as you're getting hyped up to see the game's animation engine work on large scale enemies, the demo comes to a close.

White Knight Story looks far along in development. It has all the menus and maps in place, it has attractive titles that introduce new areas and bosses, and it even has voices, with English subtitles (which we presume were specially prepared for the TGS version).

Hopefully this is an indication that we'll get a chance to experience what could be the next generation of RPG gaming in the not-so-distant future.

:drool: I cannot wait to see a video of all of this.

#4 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:08 AM

http://www.gamevideo...m/video/id/6341

Check it out and see what the fuss is about.

#5 ArthurDigbySellers

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 02:12 PM

http://www.gamevideo...m/video/id/6341

Check it out and see what the fuss is about.


Yeah, it looks really sweet. The only Level 5 RPG I have played is Dark Cloud 2 and for some reason, this reminds me of the battle system - although vastly improved.

I think I am completely over turned-based RPGs and random battles. Bring on more RPGs like these.

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#6 newtype06

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:20 PM

can anyone youtube it?

#7 mik

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:52 PM

Level 5 rules. I loved Dark Cloud 2. Sooooo many great looking RPGs coming for PS3 and 360--I only hope they all make it to the US quickly.

#8 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:14 PM

can anyone youtube it?

Why? If you don't want to watch it on there, just download it and watch it at your leisure instead of having to see any quality removed to be on youtube.

#9 Thomas96

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:40 AM

I'm very impressed with this game... It looks like a true next gen RPG.. time will tell though... I just like the fact that it's not another "Zelda"

#10 omegaweapon7

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:46 AM

hell yes, look like Playstation is dominating the RPG market all over again.

sadly, that also means im pretty much forced to buy ps3.

but then again, while I love having choices, I also hate buying 2+ consoles to play all the rpgs.

#11 newtype06

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:01 AM

Why? If you don't want to watch it on there, just download it and watch it at your leisure instead of having to see any quality removed to be on youtube.


well i need to post it on my blog and sadly it can only show youtube videos (livejournal) :(

#12 Michaellvortega

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:05 AM

I just wish we could end it already with the "boy who comes into the possession of :insert item here:" storys. Other then that it looks stright.
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#13 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:25 AM

well i need to post it on my blog and sadly it can only show youtube videos (livejournal) :(

Did you try the "add this video to your site" button below the video? If that doesn't work, you could just try to upload it yourself if you want it on youtube.

#14 Chacrana

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 04:21 AM

You know what this looks like to me? Gold. I think Sony really nailed TGS... well, the third party supporters did. I knew I'd be getting a PS3 at some point, but TGS has shown me through games like this that I need one.

it was probably in there because I'm a flaming homosexual.


#15 Zoglog

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 04:23 AM

man Fuck that low res

720p
http://anon.psjp.spe...whiteknight.wmv

much sex is involved

#16 DarkNessBear

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:21 AM

Holy fucking ballsacks.

This game looks REALLY cool. I didnt even think id like it...

Look at the fighting animations and crap! WOOO!


PS3 is fucking pumping out some amazing titles non stop...
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#17 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:31 AM

man Fuck that low res

720p
http://anon.psjp.spe...whiteknight.wmv

much sex is involved

My link is 720p. Just download it and enjoy.

#18 Zoglog

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:32 AM

My link is 720p. Just download it and enjoy.


only if you're an insider ;)

#19 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:38 AM

only if you're an insider ;)

:-s You don't need any kind of account to download from gamevideos at all. I've been doing it all week and haven't been loggen in, if my 1up account works for the site, so there's no need to sign up if you don't want to.

#20 Zoglog

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:22 AM

:-s You don't need any kind of account to download from gamevideos at all. I've been doing it all week and haven't been loggen in, if my 1up account works for the site, so there's no need to sign up if you don't want to.


ah, k I thought you were referring to the IGN one.

#21 Chacrana

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:18 PM

By the way, that was actual gameplay, right? Because I didn't notice any load times whatsoever which is a very important advancement...

Either way, this game looks like perfection. Level 5 started off kinda iffy with games like Dark Cloud... but wow. They've really become one of the best developers in the industry.

it was probably in there because I'm a flaming homosexual.


#22 Michaellvortega

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:19 PM

By the way, that was actual gameplay, right? Because I didn't notice any load times whatsoever which is a very important advancement...

Either way, this game looks like perfection. Level 5 started off kinda iffy with games like Dark Cloud... but wow. They've really become one of the best developers in the industry.


I thought both Dark Cloud games were pretty good.
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#23 Chacrana

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:22 PM

I thought both Dark Cloud games were pretty good.


The combat was kinda crappy and there were a lot of minor annoyances that added up. Y'know, like constantly having to repair weapons and drinking water every 2 minutes. The games had some good ideas, but they were pretty flawed in their executions.

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#24 Michaellvortega

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:28 PM

Yeah I forgot about the water BS.
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:40 PM

why was that .asx filed chugging after I downloaded it?

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:48 PM

The combat was kinda crappy and there were a lot of minor annoyances that added up. Y'know, like constantly having to repair weapons and drinking water every 2 minutes. The games had some good ideas, but they were pretty flawed in their executions.


You have a point with the repair and water but the former wasn't a major issue to most if the game is good which DC and DC2 are the 3D successors to the Enix Trilogy so I'm willing to be more lenient with them. However weapons that would only have so many uses annoy the Fuck out of me, see FF Legend.
Chac in terms of load time have you played "eNCHANT arM"? It's got almost none unless Ubi Soft fucked up the port to here since I didn't see any in the Asian version I played.
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#27 Morpheus

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 08:58 PM

I like the way the combat was shown in that video. About time you can tagteam a single bad guy the right way after all his allies have been dispatched. Talking about when the main guy grabs the soldier from the back and the girl helps kill him.

#28 zewone

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 08:59 PM

That looked really good. Definately got to pick that one up.

#29 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 05:59 AM

http://ps3.ign.com/a...7/737646p1.html

Should be around 50-60 hours to beat.

#30 panasonic

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 04:55 AM

Just watched the original video again and was so amazed just wondering if anything else has been said after the first video. :D:drool::drool::drool: