The Time Machine: White Knight Chronicles Edition!

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#1 Posted by essaregee (631 posts) -

So, most of you that have been reading my post know that I don't dislike WKC, despite my review stating on how many technical issues there were, and the horrid battle system, but it's still a great game (more or less), you just have to play the game with lower standards :P 
In any case, here is a little video from way back from 2006 that showed 'in engine gameplay' of how awesome this game could have been. 
 
This makes me wonder, where did they go wrong? What stopped them from perusing the great ideas that they had planned, and instead make some horrid decisions that literally broke it.  

The game looked godly at the time...... QQ.
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#2 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

Well Japanese consumers put a stop to DQ9's action battle system, it stands to reason this just didn't test well or they couldn't get it to work. Probably both.

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#3 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1985 posts) -

I thought it was confirmed that this was completely pre-rendered.

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#4 Posted by MrPickles (171 posts) -
@Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"I thought it was confirmed that this was completely pre-rendered. "

That still doesn't mean that the game being this way wouldn't have been completely awesome.
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#5 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -
@Sleepy_Insomniac said:
" I thought it was confirmed that this was completely pre-rendered. "
It was. You can't look at that and presume they got the system working, then scrapped it later. This is just what they were shooting for. A lot of companies do this, most don't actually show it to the public.
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#6 Posted by spilledmilkfactory (2067 posts) -

huh. i knew there was a reason people were excited about this game a while back

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#7 Posted by MAST (891 posts) -
@essaregee:
 
I dunno, seems to play just like current WKC. I wasn't able to listen to the audio, but all that video does is make the game look better, and has way more animations, but it was also basically just a cut-scene. You can't expect the actual game to look like that. The battle system looked almost exactly like what's currently in the game to me. The only differences I noticed were graphical. I don't see what's so fantastical about that video, as opposed to how the game currently is. Other then visually.
 
I also noticed that you said you don't like the battle system? That blows my mind. I think it's great... I guess that's why most of the reviews out there have me baffled. I seem to be the only one that likes the core mechanics this game offers.
 
/shrug

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