i know the game has been released since two months now, but i didnt have the opportunity to post this earlier
however, there have been some things on my mind for a while now and i would really like to discuss some points with you here
first of all, i'll start with
THE GOOD :
the intro was really awesome, the characters looked so pretty and the scenes they've chosen were wonderful
very comfortable battle system, i especially liked flow motion
most of the worlds were so beautifully made, like the word of fantasia, they couldnt have made it better
also, i really liked la cite des cloches, the world looked just like in the movie, and the music fitted so well <3 because i was afraid they
would just take a stupid carnival music
the additional areas of traverse town looked really pretty, too
it's cool to know there's a post office under the mail box
and i loved the heart fountain and the garden house <3
i loved every scene with KH2 sora (especially the tea party scene, that's so like him
) at first, i was really afraid
he wouldnt wake up anymore and that kh3 will start with another character (like kh2 when you had to play as roxas (not that i ever mind
though)) that's why i was so happy seeing him all safe and sound ; ; also, i just love how this scene stressed his carefree personality <3
sora and xion met for the first time, i really loved that scene ; ;
i loved the scene with roxas, you can tell that he's through with the world </3 he looks so broken and his voice is so quiet ; ;
i loved how sora stood up for the organisation and was sympathizing with them when he found out xemnas was lying to them the whole
i loved the sora/tron (or rinzler xD ) moments ! so touching ! so loved the storyline in this world <3
riku's new clothes were awesome
10/10 points for xehanort, for me, he's the best villain ever
also, young xehanort was quite cool
TWEWY characers were awesome, especially joshua
the secret ending was quite interesting, i really hope the princesses of heart get more screentime now
well that's it i think...i really hope i didnt forget anything.
and then there's
THE BAD :
Sora....Sora ! Sora ! Sora ! im talking about the 14 year old sora now, the one with the new clothes (it's not because of the clothes, they
looked really good on him) it's his personality...seriously, he seemed so OOC to me...KH2 sora was just like i know him, he was exactly like
in kingdom heart 2...but dream drop distance sora was just...terrible ; ; if i compare this sora with 14 year old sora from kh1 and chain of
memories, he's such a baby, wimp, sucker, damsel in distress etc. i think when they changed his body back to 14 they've accidentally
changed his way of thinking back to 6. let me tell you the scenes which i found most disturbing :
till la cite des cloches everything was ok actually, then he got knocked out by that wargoyle, and i thought: "huh? why is he not standing
up, he can take more" but then i thought: "okay...that dream eater was quite big so..." however, when i thought he would run up and
save esmeralda from burning he just stood there and watched ! i was a bit irritated but then i said to myself: "okay...that's actually
quasimodo's job..." (but still, he could have at least run there...)
then there was this one scene in tron's world (this was actually just one of many where he acted like this) with the guards and that "super
awesome big thingie" he was chasing like mad, he seemed so innocent and naive in that scene, at first i thought "awww he's so cute" and
then "maybe too cute..." no, this is ventus personality, not soras ! of course, 14-year-old sora has to be a tad more innocent than kh2sora
but that's just too much in dream drop distance ! sora in kh1 is a real man compared to ddd sora !
then, there was this one scene in traverse town with neku and shiki and sora acting all clueless...as if he were totally lost when it comes to
love matters....i mean, in kh2 he was always teasing mulan/shang or hercules/meg...he's just not a man anymore ; ; but it gets better...
in the world of the 3 musketeers he got knocked out by that dream eater rabbit ! that's when i lost it, i couldnt take this anymore x.x
immediately, that scene popped into my head, with sora climbing up riku's back while riku's saying : "be calm. it can probably smell fear."
but seriously, what the hell is wrong with sora ? he was also so exhausted after one round with xemnas, when in kh2, he could
take him 3 times and even carrying a totally exhausted riku after it when he was still standing on his feet ! he could stand up even after
repliku defeated him and larxene kicked him again, he was always standing up, always !
this is just not the strong hero i used to know...i've always looked up to sora, he has always been a person to me that friends can rely on
but now, he's just relying on riku to save him...like when he was crying for riku before he passed out...i felt like syndrom from
the incredbiles when he was shouting at Mr. incredible for calling for help and being a baby, disturbing his image of a brave hero
*sigh* he even failed the exam....i wish i could have the right to shout at master yen sid for letting him fail but he had ALL right to not let
him pass....that's why i also appreciate every scene with kh2sora so much because he seems to be more manly again...(and he was
actually chasing after a girl, A GIRL ! 10+ sympathy points for namine and xion for making a man out of him again)
okay, i would really like to know what you think of KH3D sora...would you agree ? or am i just too strict with him ? i would really like to
change my opinion about it since this actually ruined the whole game for me...
i wish that was all but there are more points which i didnt like but who are not really that important because the previous point was enough
for me to get really disappointed
the dream eaters...compared to heartless and nobodies they are so lame...they are just a bad imitation of pokemon. i also didnt like how
they were always boss battles, instead of fighting against frollo or CLU (like in kh1, you could always fight the disney villains as boss)
no final fantasy characters
where are the girls in dream drop distance ? where's kairi ? it almost felt like they are not a trio anymore and that sora and riku cherish
each other so much more than they cherish kairi...this is so sad...there wasnt even a moment when sora actually thought of kairi...
i so disliked the tron world...why? because the movie is so damn AWESOME with real cool music while the music in KH3D was so boring!
also the areals were grey and dull...in tron legacy the places look so dark, gloomy and rainy with a really dramatic atmosphere and KH3D
so failed to capture this essence ; ;
i also dont like how they make exact copies of the disney scenes instead of making up their own scenes, like they did in kh1, the worlds had
their own story, and not just copied the whole dialogues from the movie...it's boring when you already know what they say
i didnt like the world that never was...music was boring and the areals looked a bit too unrealistic
the storyline didnt really take the series any further...i think the game was just as irrelevant as coded, they just find out about xehanort's
plans and the rest isnt really important for the next kh games...a dream journey...a journey that acutally never happened just like the
journey through the datascape
completing the game was really tiring...i mean getting all trophys. i feel really sorry for all of you guys who want to complete the
game 100 %. luckily, i have 3 friends who happen to love kingdom hearts as well and therefore bought themselves a 3DS and the game
so i could easily streetpass with them and exchange link portals to get the frequent friend trophy. also, it was really hard to get all dream
eaters to max. i spent hours of dull leveling with them and stroking them to get that stupid trophy !! in the end, i managed to get all
trophys but it wasnt really fun to do it...
i didnt like the ending of the game...SE promised it to be so awesome and shocking...so what exactly was the shocking part ? xehanort's
true intentions ? they were interesting but not really "shocking". and i didnt like when the credits came in and i thought, that all ? sora just
goes back to say goodbye to the dream eaters and then it's all over with KH3 being the next game. KINGDOM HEARTS 3. a game we've
been waiting for for years now, which i expect to be the best KH game of the whole series. and now, that lame ending of KH3D is the acutal
forerunner.....remember chain of memories ? i admit, it had a tiring battle system, but the storyline was perfect, it mangaged to build up
suspense and actually made you anticipate kingdom hearts 2...and with KH3D im just scared of KH3 now...so afraid they stick to this
rather low level....so scared they keep ruining sora's personality...
as for the last major drawback, this game had so less emotion...just compare it with KH1, KH COM, KH 358/2 Days, KH2, BBS...all of these
games had scenes that touched you deeply, when you felt like crying, even when you already replayed them after a couple of times
but there wasnt a single scene in kh3d that made me cry...the only real emotional scene was when tron was reaching for soras hand...
and this is exactly the reason why i love kingdom hearts so much...because of all the beautiful emotions, the drama, the love, the beautiful
music that stresses these scenes even more (KH3D music was no good too ; ; (execept boss battle music and rinzler battle music)
well, to sum up, KH3D was the first game of the series that couldnt meet my expectations and got me really disappointed after finishing it.
what's even more worse, up til now, i've only read postivie reviews about the game and im afraid square enix is going to stick to this
level. i dont know what to think of KH3 now. though, im telling myself, it was just a spin off and i shouldnt worry too much about it right ?
up til now, the main series was awesome so KH3 should be too. im just sad it got such a bad forerunner...
also, respect to those who have actually read all of this !
now, i would really like to know what you think about the game, maybe im just being too pessimistic....