Frankly, if you can overcome those obstacles of the game – White Knight Chronicles is a title worth playing through. The issue is most gamers won’t be able to overlook these key elements to enjoy what’s underneath it all.
So, now that the bad is out there and out of the way, what makes White Knight Chronicles a title worth picking up? An evolutionary battle system combined with stellar online play similar to the Monster Hunter series makes WKC a title that offers not only lasting appeal, but the ability to make every playing experience unique to the player at the controls.
If you’ve been following along with the White Knight Chronicles media train, you’d be aware that the combat system on offer is more tactical in how its set up than most games in the genre. Instead of having your standard command prompt come up with each turn, gamers are given the ability to set command tactics for each party member (including themselves) which helps mold your party into a group of characters that suit your playing style best.
The coolest aspect of the combat system is that Level-5 allows gamers to create and utilize their own combos within the game. Each character is enabled with the ability to choose a certain number of attacks, buffs, spells, etc., to put in specific order to create a combo. If you want to utilize a Slash, Back Slash and then Fire Spell as your point of attack, you can. Meanwhile, another character could be utilizing something entirely different to take down your enemy.
On the bottom of the screen, your Combat Tactic slots will be displayed prominently and by clicking left or right on the D-Pad, it changes which attack or movement will be powered up next. This is a great way to move from one type of attack to another and it’s what allows the experience to differ from one gamer to the next.
Next, you’re going to want to increase the abilities that you have at your disposal to use in your Combat Tactic’s slots. This is done through a simple “Learn Skill” tree that is both user-friendly and easy to understand. With each level you gain, you gain a number of skill points that can be used to purchase new skills that in turn unlock better skills. To do this, you access your skill wheel and choose which type of skill you’d like to learn (Sword, Longsword, Magic, etc.) Once you’ve done this, you’re given a list of skills that can currently be purchased and even check out some of the skills set to come later on in order to give you a better idea of how you’d like to build your character. As you purchase new skills in that specific skill tree, it will unlock the more powerful attacks that you will have at your disposal.