I bought this game even though reviews suggested it should be left alone. I'm glad I overlooked the overly critical reviewers.
The initial hours passed and if I'm honest, I felt disappointed with WKC. The game is sloooooow to get going and after playing Demons Souls, I wanted to give it a kick. Once I settled into the pace, I began to enjoy WKC.
This is not the best RPG out there, but on the PS3, it's as good as the best on offer. I'm 35 hours in and still have a bit to go (solo). I've not touched on the online aspect!
NOTE ... the manual for this game is worthless. I found myself scratching my head on many occasions. My advice is to read up via online gaming walkthroughs to get an idea where to start.