White Knight Chronicles II, developed by Level-5 exclusively for the PlayStation 3, is a throwback to Japanese styled role-playing games of old, reminiscent of early Final Fantasy games. The story, featuring your typical group of good characters vs. an empire of evil, serves as the backdrop for this cross between a mix of the action role-playing game genre and the turn-based role-playing game genre. In battle, you are free to move your character around but cannot attack until your action meter is full; at first, this system takes a bit of time to get used to but ultimately becomes second nature. To complement this system is the variety of customization in battling: there are over eight different weapon classes with over 50 skills to master in each class. The customization also extends to character creation, with many options to choose from. Fans of White Knight Chronicles will feel right at home in White Knight Chronicles II; however, for fans who have never played the first game, the entire first game has been included with White Knight Chronicles II. Dubbed a remastered edition, this version of White Knight Chronicles features the improved battle system of the second game, new music, new side quests and a fully fleshed out tutorial. Even if you have played White Knight Chronicles in the past, it is worth replaying the remastered edition included here. The tutorial in White Knight Chronicles comes in handy, as White Knight Chronicles II assumes you have played the first game, dropping you right into the action. White Knight Chronicles 2 is a direct sequel; you are able to import your character from White Knight Chronicles into White Knight Chronicles II. As estimated, there will be over 150 hours of gameplay divided between the two games. Releasing September 13th, 2011 for the PlayStation 3, White Knight Chronicles II is worth playing for any role-playing game; the inclusion of the remastered original game is just the icing on the cake.