As intriguing as the premise of White Knight Chronicles might be, the actual tale is far from a masterpiece. It feels like an amateur effort, as there are a number of narrative crutches that are used throughout. The most obvious of these is the introduction of special telepathic birds that can be used as holo-phones. Yes, you read that correctly. These super birds lead me to believe that the developers couldn’t come up with anything clever for allowing the characters to communicate across long distances, which fuels Leonard’s quest to find the princess. Even with a number of enjoyable plot twists, White Knight Chronicles just doesn’t offer a compelling story.