Role-playing games are typically a single player pursuit, yet White Knight Chronicles lets you take-up arms with online friends in a novel way. Before you start the main quest, you're encouraged to create your own avatar, a unique version of yourself that exists in the game. The level of detail here is staggering - from selecting clothing style and voice, to even the smallest details such as foot size and the shape of your eyebrows.
While this personalised version of yourself is a silent character in the main storyline, your creation really comes to life thanks to GeoNet, an online social meeting point to share profiles and meet others. With the PlayStation Network enabled GeoNet you can go on adventures with up to three friends on various quests separate from the story mode. You can write entries in your Adventure Log to share and more missions can be unlocked as your character's experience increases.
You also have the chance to create your own HomeTown filled with buildings and residents (such as farmers, who can harvest crops), and form a bustling community, which you can upload and show off to other players. You can even visit it with your fellow adventurers, trade and buy weapons and items, and venture out into quests from there. And as both raw materials and residents are gathered from your progress in the story mode, all of these features dovetail together nicely.
While you're enjoying these features on PlayStation Network, don't forget to keep an eye out for hundreds of White Knight Chronicles downloads from PlayStation Store to make sure there's always something new to quest for...