Kingdom Hearts discussion post (spoilers from every kh game)
Posted: Posted July 24th by -Riku-
We're roughly six months away from the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 and I am STOKED! I've played through 95% of the available Kingdom Hearts games (the exceptions being Re: Chain of Memories, Coded, Re: Coded, and the HD Remastered edition of Dream Drop Distance for reasons I'll explain later on) and have kept up with the overall story pretty well and I've fully embraced all the ridiculous twists and turns the franchise has taken. I first got into the series through the first game on the ps2 in late 2002 or early 2003, can't remember which, and I loved it! My dad ended up buying me this guide sheet which gave you some cool info such as where the dalmatian puppies were, how to beat the white mushroom game, trinity locations, boss info for the secret bosses, and a bunch of other stuff. It was laminated and had a front and back side to it. I also remember playing Chain of Memories for the Gameboy Advanced and I had to cheat in order to get past the Riku Replica the third time around. I kept dying so I used a friend's gameshark and I guess I maxed out all my stats and stuff cause after that I walked through every enemy just fine. The Riku story I completed without cheating and I don't remember much more about the game other than the story. KH2 is easily my favorite PS2 game, and maybe favorite overall game, ever! It took everything from KH1 and made it 100% better. I still love this game to this day and I love playing the Final Mix version on my ps4 because it takes the things I'm familiar with and adds on all the new content stuff from the International and PAL version for the ps2 that I never got. Birth by Sleep, 365/2 Days, and Dream Drop Distance didn't resonate with me as much as the first three games did, but I still enjoyed them.
My favorite moments from the series are as follows: fighting Roxas in TWTNW, fighting Sephiroth in either of the two main games, being able to skip the cutscenes in Disney Worlds because I honestly don't care about the Disney plots since I've seen the movies or played through the games enough times to know what the heck is going on, being able to play as member of the Organization as well as Mickey in Days, and I've enjoyed watching Riku's character grow throughout the games.
In terms of least favorite to favorite here's my list:
7) Re: Chain of Memories, Coded/Re: Coded, Re: Dream Drop Distance, and Union X
6) 365/2 Days
5) Chain of Memories
4) Dream Drop Distance
3) Birth By Sleep
2) Kingdom Hearts 1
1) Kingdom Hearts 2
The reason I haven't played any of the games in last place are for the following reason:
The coded games have had no impact on the story overall
Union X has a story hidden beneath LAYERS of repetitive missions and can just easily be viewed with the release of Kingdom Hearts 2.8 FCP
Re Dream Drop Distance still includes you taking care of the dream eaters which was frustrating enough on the 3DS with its dual screen and I'm not putting myself through that kind of hell again.
I did try to play Re Chain of Memories but I just couldn't get used to having three dimensional movement with that battle system. It just felt wrong.
As for 0.2 Fragmentary Passage, it's a demo. It's a glorified demo that tells a five minute story and isn't a game in and of itself.
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