So… Kingdom Hearts III is out, and I’ve been both waiting for it, playing it, trying to play it, and yeah… I’m at Toy Story world, and I’ve been wanting to talk about it, so here are my thoughts.
Proud mode is way too easy, at least before the latest patch. Not sure if that has changed or not. There are way too many cut scenes that go on too long, and you end up going to multiple locations/worlds one after the number, at first, without the luxury of saving first. I could have maybe saved at the Gummi Ship map, but it wasn’t apparent from the get-go, so this complaint is still some-what valid.
The gameplay is frantic, sort of confusing, and some of Sora’s abilities take away from combat in a “Jesus take the wheel” kind of way. You summon attractions all of the time, and change your form when prompted to… because why wouldn’t you? It sucks… but it’s tactical. Worst case scenario, it gives Donald Duck time to revive, and cast Cure onto you.
Apparently, Square Enix really wanted everyone to care about the Kingdom Hearts games that are NOT the numbered Kingdom Hearts games. I lost interest in the PS3 collections, I never played the KH games that were on GBA, DS, 3DS, PSP, and PS4. I’m including the PS4 because they had a collection called 2.8 which included a short story that was included inside of the Kingdom Hearts 3 engine, that many people called a ‘Demo.’
Even if you bought a PS3, missing out on the small game they included in Kingdom Hearts 2.8 that was exclusive to PS4, fans would have missed SOMETHING if their only current gen console is The Xbox One.
Aqua, Terra, Ventus… Lea? One guy in this game was only in a dream? Re: coded was apparently important as well. What is going on? Apparently there was also a Japan only browser game? *sigh* Kingdom Hearts 2’s opening covered almost everything you needed to know about the GBA game, but in KHIII… that’s just not the case.
The original Kingdom Hearts games came out in 2002. Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories came out in 2008 but Kingdom Hearts 2 came out before that one in December 2005. I mention the PS2 games while leaving out the GBA original of Chain of Memories, because PS2 was where the series started, and the previous game Kingdom Hearts 2, lived.
I’m sorry, but this direct sequel took too long, 14 years, with too many games that were not Kingdom Hearts III in-between. Also, I am a different person than I was when KHI and KHII came out. I haven’t even seen every Disney Movie in-between… so yay to spoiling myself on Big Hero 6?
I should also note that I had the game since it launched at 11pm the night before after playing much Resident Evil 2 remake. One of the reasons I previously said that I said ‘trying’ to play KHII was because on X-Box One, I had that whole ‘If your X-Box One is online it looks like your system doesn’t work anymore’ problems yesterday. I was playing an annoying mini-game when I did get the game to finally boot only for my roommate to plug the router back in, and mid-dancing/sighing at a mandatory mini-game, BAM! no more playing Kingdom Hearts.
Expect more thoughts on Kingdom Hearts III in the days to come.