I bought White Knight Chronicles 2 which includes the first game for free for €15. The game has mediocre reviews. Xenosaga Chronicles cost a fortune and have great reviews. What is the huge differece? I have not played Xenosaga since I don't have a Wii, but looking on youtube at combat gameplay it seems to play very similar. Both games are kind of single player MMO's with quests and killing monsters on an open field. They both have a single player story that is voiced and with cut scenes but seem mostly to be about fetch quests. Even the way they have translated the quickbar in PC MMO's to work with a controller seems the same.
So why was Xenoblade Chronicles regarded as the best thing that happend to RPG's in years with a metacritic of 92 and White Knight Chronicles was all but ignored with a metacritic of 60?
Anyone have played both?