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Jaz007

We don't have an active Kingdome Hearts thread, and with 3 coming up so soon, I figured I'd make one. We're approaching monumental gaming history people.

Jaz007

Jaz007

So I started the KH1 off the 1.5 + 2.5 collection today in preparation since it's been so long. I've wasted no time in getting through it as I'm borderline speed-running it. I clocked in around 9 hours today and just finished The Little Mermaid's world. Worst one in the game. Annoying backtracking and terrible last boss fight. It's definitely pretty good overall. It managed to keep my attention for so long today, along with having a mission to play all the KH games in time for 3 - and I've just started. I've only got two disney worlds left now, Halloween town and Neverland. I'm getting close now, less than half the game left. Using a guide also helps, as honestly, it could be a little obtuse sometimes fuguring out where to go next, but I'm wasting no time on that. This also has the greatest main menu music and menu sounds of all time. The story really does get you sucked in. And Aladdin freeing genie instead of wishing for Jasmine to be rescued was a more impactful wish than in the movie itself. That one kind of hit me.

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FullbringIchigo

@Jaz007 yeah i have been replaying the entire series too, only a few games left now Re:Coded and KH2

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

FullbringIchigo

@KratosMD honestly you play the game on whatever difficulty you want to, back on the PS2/GBA/PSP/DS/3DS games i played them all on the normal difficulty but on the remasters i have been playing on the easiest just to get through them faster but even then they don't impact the story at all

as for the side games well, they ain't actually side games and yes EVERY game is essential to the story, Kingdom Hearts 3 actually follows on from Dream Drop Distance NOT KH2, it's just the numbered entries are the most important events of the story

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

NecuVise

Guys, why are so many people so invested in this series? Besides Disney and Square Enix crossover, what does it have that other games don't? Is there anything special? I've never played any of these, but maybe I'd watch a story recap on YouTube before buying kh3 if it here are some solid arguments. As it stands now, I couldn't care less.

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kyleforrester87

You'd think otherwise listening to some people but these games are not exactly narrative masterpieces, just read up on the stories for the games you don't really want to play or YouTube them or something.

@NecuVise they are certainly nice games and 3 is looking like it'll be fun, but if you arnt inclined to play through them all definitely do what you've suggested.

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kyleforrester87

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kyleforrester87

@NecuVise well, there's a 30 minute catch up video on YouTube that I plan on watching before 3 launches to remind me of what happened in 1 and 2 (I have almost completely forgotten) plus to fill in the gaps between the games I didn't play. 30 minutes ain't so bad.

But I honestly expect you can just pick up 3 and have some fun with it without having played the others.

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NecuVise

@kyleforrester87 30 minutes sounds reasonable. Obviously, I won't be so familiar with all the characters but for 30 mins I won't complain.

NecuVise

kyleforrester87

@NecuVise yeah exactly, then if you enjoy 3 you can go back and play the others. Sometimes I think people are a bit too serious about the need to play games in order.

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FullbringIchigo

@kyleforrester87 @NecuVise with Kingdom Hearts the story make would make more sense IF you play it in order but you don't necessarily have too but basically the story goes like this

and this may a long read, i was going to type it out but i decided to copy it off Wikipedia, don't worry it's accurate

The series starts with Kingdom Hearts, where a 14-year-old boy named Sora is separated from his friends Riku and Kairi when their world, Destiny Islands, is invaded by creatures known as the Heartless. During the invasion, Sora obtains a weapon called the Keyblade that allows him to fight the Heartless. He soon arrives in another world, Traverse Town, where he meets Donald Duck and Goofy, two emissaries from Disney Castle sent to find the Keyblade wielder under orders from their missing king, Mickey Mouse. The three band together and travel to different Disney-themed worlds, sealing the hearts of the worlds to prevent them from being devoured by the Heartless as they search for their companions. Along the way, they encounter a group of Disney villains led by Maleficent, who are controlling the Heartless to capture seven maidens called the Princesses of Heart, who possess the power to open the door to Kingdom Hearts, the heart of all worlds. Though they eventually defeat Maleficent, the three discover a sentient Heartless named Ansem to be the true orchestrator of the worlds' destruction. The three defeat Ansem and seal the door to Kingdom Hearts, but remain separated from Riku and King Mickey while Kairi remains home to await her friends' return.

In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Sora, Donald and Goofy's search for Riku and Mickey leads them to Castle Oblivion, a fortress controlled by a mysterious group of non-existent "Nobodies" called Organization XIII, who use the power of a girl named Naminé to manipulate the trio's memories. After defeating the Organization, the three are put to sleep for a year by Naminé to allow them to regain their memories, though they must lose the memories of their experience in Castle Oblivion. Meanwhile, Riku arrives in the basement of the castle and ascends to the surface with the aid of Mickey. Discovering Sora's sleeping state, Riku helps Naminé keep him safe until he is awoken. In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, a snag in the plan over the year forces Riku to capture Roxas—Sora's Nobody, who is born when Sora briefly becomes a Heartless in the first game—in order to enable Sora's reawakening.

In Kingdom Hearts II, Sora and friends awaken from their sleep and resume their search for Riku and King Mickey, learning of the Nobodies and becoming re-familiarized with Organization XIII. Sora once again travels to many Disney-themed worlds and resolves issues caused by the Heartless and Nobodies, and Maleficent's servant Pete. They reunite with King Mickey and encounter Xemnas, the leader of Organization XIII and Nobody of Xehanort, revealed to be the human form of the Heartless Ansem. The Organization's plan is also revealed: they seek to regain their lost hearts by creating their own version of Kingdom Hearts from the sum of all the hearts released from the Heartless slain by Sora's Keyblade. The three arrive at the headquarters of Organization XIII and team up with their friends. Ansem the Wise uses a device that dissipates some of Kingdom Hearts' power, but it self-destructs, engulfing Ansem. At the top of the Castle that Never Was, Sora and his friends battle Xemnas. After Sora and Riku defeat Xemnas, they get trapped in the realm of darkness, but a letter from Kairi summons a gateway for them, and the two are reunited with their friends at their home.

Sometime later, Sora, Riku, and Kairi receive a letter from King Mickey. The letter, written by Mickey during the events of Kingdom Hearts Coded, describes the parts of their past that Naminé learned while restoring Sora's memory. As they read the letter, they learn about the fates of three Keyblade wielders at the hands of Xehanort during the events of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep: Terra, who is possessed by Xehanort; Ventus, who sacrifices his heart to prevent Xehanort from creating the legendary χ-blade, hiding it within a four-year-old Sora's heart; and new Keyblade Master Aqua, who becomes trapped in the realm of darkness after sacrificing herself to save Terra. King Mickey also discovers that the destruction of "Ansem" and Xemnas has led to the reconstruction of Xehanort. To combat the new threat Xehanort poses, Sora and Riku take an exam to attain the Mark of Mastery that will allow them to become Keyblade Masters themselves.

During the test in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Sora and Riku enter the realm of sleep, where they encounter a young version of Xehanort with the ability to travel through time. The two Keyblade wielders also learn of Xehanort's true goal: assembling thirteen vessels and incarnations of himself (Organization XIII) and pitting them against seven hearts of pure light (the Princesses of Heart) in an ultimate battle to recreate the χ-blade. Sora is narrowly saved from becoming Xehanort's final vessel, and Riku learns about data that Ansem the Wise had implanted within Sora during his year-long sleep, which may be used to save those connected to Sora. At the end of the exam, Riku is declared a Keyblade Master; in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Sora embarks on another journey to regain his missing power, while Yen Sid assembles any available Keyblade users to defend the Princesses of Heart and combat Xehanort's thirteen vessels.

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

NecuVise

@kyleforrester87 for me, games are meant to provide you fun, not to be like work where you have to do something even if you don't feel like doing it, that's why I don't understand such people.

@FullbringIchigo I'll read it when I get back home, thanks.

NecuVise

FullbringIchigo

@kyleforrester87 honestly if you was there day one and played through as they came out then it makes perfect sense

basically one guy wants to create an ultimate weapon in which he needs 7 pure hearts to do so, the heroes are trying to stop him

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

NecuVise

@kyleforrester87 I didn't actually gave up, but my mind drifted away. It's like reading some heavy philosophical crap. Maybe it made sense playing all those games but reading it like this just doesn't. Anyway, if reviews end up being impressive I might buy it on some sale.

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kyleforrester87

@KratosMD the worlds, Tarzans in particular, are an absolute nightmare to navigate sometimes.

The levels in the second game are much more straight forward. Which kinda makes them a bit more boring too I guess.

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FullbringIchigo

@KratosMD nope i have played it loads of times and i still get lost

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

FullbringIchigo

@KratosMD the levels in the second are lot bigger than in the first that's probably why they made them a bit more linear

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

DerMeister

@KratosMD I'm personally glad to see you're enjoying the game. Considering how big a deal KH1 was when it first released, I'm surprised how much of the community haven't played the series.

KH1 hasn't aged gracefully, but I think it's still playable. Played it last year for the first time in a decade and I didn't have any problem. Monstro can suck one though, I never enjoyed that world.

I've been playing playing the series in prep for KH3, and right now I'm playing Dream Drop Distance. In fact, I think I'm almost done with it. I can see why people have complaints about it, but I've been going through it just fine. It's alright. I'm mostly glad I have a playable Riku to be honest.

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JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD You are not having the best of luck with maze levels in games lol.

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