Kingdom Hearts User Reviews
The idea of a Disney and Final Fantasy crossover RPG.. I have to admit, it sounded a tad silly. Granted, the Final Fantasy series was riding on a high note after the release of Final Fantasy X and there were plenty of great Disney games, but a crossover of the two? It was essentially one of those “you have to see it to believe it” kind of games since telling people how well it worked would quickly be met with “haha are you kidding!??!!?” Its mix of action oriented gameplay, RPG elements and pure Disney bliss was more than enough to overlook its flawed gameplay – and trust m...
So with the new release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix, I thought I should go over and review this game.
Having played it many years ago when it first came out, I, unlike others, didn't expect much from this game. I was 12 years old, in love with Final Fantasy, but wasn't sure how well a cross with Disney was going to go. Needless to say, my worries were needless, as this game was, and still is, a timeless effort at greatness. Now after all that fanboyism, lets get to the actual game and break it down.
The game was originally made in 2002, so obviously in terms of graphics, they aren't going...
Everybody has a favorite from their childhoods, whether it's Space Invaders, Pitfall, Super Mario Brothers, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthworm Jim, Ocarina Of Time or Banjo-Kazooie... and Kingdom Hearts was my absolute favorite game as a kid. Even if I didn't know what to do and I had to resort to Gamefaqs to pass a bit or two, it was still a game I loved dearly. All the Disney characters, all the Disney worlds, and the fun combat – it just clicked and really kicked ass at doing so. Eventually, you revisit a childhood memory and find yourself analyzing it with a more adult mind (well, as adult a...
Some of the boss battles are quite enjoyable.
The AI of your companions is actually so good you may even grow dependant on them!
No grinding, you never really find any point in the game where you need to level-up to do any real progression.
Horrendous voice acting, "There's no way I'll let you take Kairi's Heart!"
Predictable and disconnected plot, there's absolutely no relevance between any two worlds, although, this was probably to keep the disney worlds pure.
Repetitive monster battles, don't bother coming up with strategies, button mash until your opponent is about to attack, even a slightly well-timed 'guard' will save you.
For a long period of my life I overheard people talking about this series like it was untouchable, so naturally I developed a keen interest in the series.
It was unfortunate that I never got to play the game until well after its release, as I owned not a Playstation 2. It was just when my interest began to completely disappear when suddenly the last person I'd expect to actually have a quality title revealed to me the ace in their collection.
But onto the review.
Upon starting the game, you are introduced to a pretty typical RPG set-up, child of destiny, home-town/planet destroyed and you are ...
~Square has put forth some of their greatest effort on this game, with Final Fantasy's characters and characteristic architecture making an appearance.
~This is, perhaps, one of the best things Disney has done in collaboration with another company, with Disney characters and their official voices making an appearance.
~The plot is riveting and keeps you interested, even in its strange or hard-to-understand moments.
~Graphics are attractive, with Disney sets true to their respective movie and bright, colorful sets for the Kingdom Hearts original worlds.
~The voice cast is top-notch, with plenty of star power behind the voices.
~Gameplay, although standard, is fun and interesting to watch.
~The plot is a little silly at times, and can be melodramatic.
~Some gamers argue that some of the FF characters are not represented correctly.
~Nothing is unique about the battle system.
If you just told a person who had no knowledge of the game Kingdom Hearts a brief summary of what it was about, they would probably just laugh. Since when have moody characters and plotlines from the popular Final Fantasy series ever gone together with the always happy, optimistic Disney characters? And yet here you have it: a series of worlds, each featuring a different Disney character, populated by Disney characters, Final Fantasy characters, and characters original to the game itself. And ladies and gentlemen, it accomplishes this beautifully.
Although most of the high and low points ...
Kingdom Hearts was hyped up not only by a fair amount by people who were wetting their pants while Kingdom Hearts ran many ads on TV (that, or because it has the Squaresoft logo, whatever works for you), but also by just about everyone else. Judging by the trailers and ads on TV, you'd be expecting such a spectacular game of epic proportions. I'm not going to lie; when I first saw the trailers, I was expecting such an epic game. It showcased Disney characters, Final Fantasy characters and a few other characters, as well as a few epic fights, but then again, when age comes into play, it real...
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