White Knight Chronicles gets 29/40 in Famitsu

Wednesday, 17th December 2008 07:45 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Famitsu’s given up a meagre 29/40 score for White Knight Chronicles, as relayed by NeoGAF.

The review summary through there doesn’t make it sound like the most thrilling thing in the world. Apparently is has patch-worthy chat issues and is “the same” a every other Level-5 RPG in that “sadness befalls the land”.

Still. It looks pretty. The Level-5 RPG releases in Japan on Christmas Day. No date for the West as yet.



  1. Blerk

    Oh dear. A sub-30 score from Famitsu is really quite poor, the equivalent of a 5 or 6. :-(

    Guess they didn’t book enough advertising. :-D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Shatner

    Not sure what this means. Rogue Galaxy got a whopper of a score if I recall and I thought the game was pretty to look at but no fun.

    Then again, I think 99% of Level 5 are now churning out Professor Layton spinoffs. Thank heavens. I was running out of mini-puzzlegame-collections and brainteasers on my DS. Phew!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    Ouch, this was Sony’s big hope for Japan. That’s gonna hurt!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Well, quite – if they give middling games like Rogue Galaxy and Last Remnant really high scores, 29 for WKC suddenly doesn’t seem quite so hot.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Tonka

    OMG, the PS3 really is shit isn’t it?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I like to think you have that set up as a macro. :-D

    #6 6 years ago
  7. DaMan

    “It is “the same” as every other Level-5 RPG in that “sadness befalls the land”.”

    I ‘m sure it’s the same “sadness”-wise. But gameplay-wise it looks very good.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    I get the idea we might be losing quite a lot in the translation, there.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. g00nerz

    Well fuck a duck. If Last Remnant got 38/40, this game must be complete and utter shite. What a disappointment. Interested to see what Western journo’s make of it.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. dirigiblebill

    It’s probably worth recalling here that Famitsu gave the delightful Haze a respectable 34/40. Hmmmmm.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    Famitsu really don’t have a clue about FPS games though. The Haze score didn’t surprise me in the least bit.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. dirigiblebill

    True enough, I suppose.

    WKC does look quite generic, and Level 5 doesn’t have the best pedigree when it comes to combat systems – “button-mashy but entertaining” seems to be the most they can muster.

    Would be interesting to read the whole review. Anybody care to sidle in with a transcript?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    JinTypeNoir’s got one on the EG thread.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Verde

    Judging from The Last Remnant’s score, I’m not sure how in-tune Famitsu is with what I like. They gave Nintendogs a high score, didn’t they, like a 40/40? Ridiculous!

    All this low score means is Famitsu didn’t receive a nice check along with their review copies :).

    #14 6 years ago
  15. dirigiblebill

    Ta for that Blerk. Anybody know what they gave Valkyria Chronicles?

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Blerk

    34/40 – 8, 8, 9, 9.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. dirigiblebill


    #17 6 years ago
  18. 599USD

    Looks like the Sony fanboys last great hope is gonna fail them.

    #18 6 years ago

    @ 599USD

    What do you think about abiogenesis?

    Agree with the theory?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    I wish I could stick 599USD and theevilaires in a room and let them doomspoon each other to death.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. dirigiblebill

    @ 599USD

    You certainly cost a pretty sum for someone who can’t punctuate.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. g00nerz

    @ 599USD “Looks like the Sony fanboys last great hope is gonna fail them.”

    Surely that would be Killzone2 or Heavy Rain or MAG or GOW3 or Infamous or GT5 or The Agency or Tears of Blood or yadayadayada…

    #22 6 years ago
  23. airdom

    White Knight Chronicles is the new Last Remnant ;)

    #23 6 years ago

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