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Kingdom Hearts III - PlayStation 4 [Digital]

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A so-so installment. Wait for the Final Mix.

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    Eden
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    I’d give Kingdom Hearts III a generous 5.5/10. Definitely wait for the Final Mix to come before buying this game as it’s like FF15, half completed and hella easy. Sure, KH3’s graphics and scenery are absolutely stunning. And sure, the music is absolutely amazing! However, beyond that, it is an honest let-down and disappointment in the story/plot, in character development, and in playability. It just feels rushed and uncompleted (ironic for a game 5 years in the making). For starters, Square Enix cut MANY things from the game. Tetsuya Nomura stated that there would be well over 90+ hours of content, when in actuality; it’s closer to 35 -45 hours of content. You literally spend 2/3's of the entire game traversing Disney worlds and goofing around which none of it matters in the slightest and doesn't really do anything at all to progress the plot or the characters (Note: you can clearly tell which worlds they spent far more time and resources on than others. Some worlds, only get one tiny little area). On that note, the worlds that people actually wanted to fully explore in all their 4K HD glory were basically reduced to just backgrounds for cut scenes and for the plot (Realm of Darkness, Land of Departure, Keyblade Graveyard, The World That Never Was, The Mysterious Tower, The Final World, Scala ad Caelum, and to a lesser extent, Twilight Town). Then, all the major plot points and major stuff happens quickly and almost back-to-back in the last 1/3 of the game. Before you know it, you're fighting the final boss out of the blue and the game is over. Heroes and Villains fly in and out of the story so quick that you just might miss them if you blink. The reunions of 1) Aqua, Ven, and Terra; and 2) Axel, Roxas, and Xion; are completely rushed and lack any substance or playability. Basically, those characters are brought back at the last minute for fan service and to make sense of the plot before moving on. Hell, don't even get me started on the characters. The dialogue exchange and voice acting is good in certain places, but is often just cringy and awkward. Many of the characters don’t even have much of a personality *ahem*…Kairi *ahem*. Speaking of which, the characters: Kairi, Lea, Riku, Aqua, Ventus, Terra, and King Mickey in KH3 are basically weak, useless, and need constant saving. The only exceptions to this are Roxas and Xion who will completely win the fight on their own and heal you without you (the player) having to do anything. In fact, the Disney characters in the worlds you visit are significantly more powerful than the KH3 characters are. Minigames are another problem. Minigames are supposed to be fun and enjoyable challenges that offer additional rewards when added to a game for optional playability. However, that's not the case when multiple minigames are pushed into the main story and are required to progress said story. Furthermore, Square Enix made the game insanely easy, even on hard mode. Fights required little-to-no planning or preparation. I never even died once on hard mode or had to retry an encounter. Going to attractions, I understand that attractions were supposed to be cool and epic, but not when you get like three prompts for an attraction every single bloody fight. It got annoying and boring rather quick. I only used the meals once, in the final battle. I didn’t even need to use the meals because everything was too easy. Lastly, the game mechanics are still clearly broken. You can still easily button-mash X/A to win the game. Also, a player can obtain 99 Moogle Post Cards within 1 hour for only 5,000 Munny; they can easily obtain level 99 within an hour; and they can easily and quickly get 999,999 Munny. *sighs* Look, it’s an okay game. It’s fine to like a game and it’s fine to dislike a game. There are many people who liked KH3 and many who didn’t. It has good and bad qualities. However, you do have to recognize and realize all of its flaws and shortcomings. Because many of us who are long-time hardcore KH fans and who grew up with the series will tell you, KH1 and KH2 are significantly better/longer than KH3.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the strong conclusion to Kingdom Hearts!

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    Clearlysaneguy
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    The good: - This game still succeeds in charming your pants off, primarily thanks to the recognizable Disney/Pixar characters spread throughout the many colorful worlds. You can't help but smile when Hades 'poofs' onto the scene (voiced by James Woods) or when Jiminy Cricket hops up to offer some advice. - The gameplay is really fun, with many different options to light up the screen with big-bang attacks (partner attacks, attractions, etc.), while also just letting you hack, slash, or shoot your way to victory. It's exciting, colorful, and not overly challenging even on Proud mode. The bad: - The story is convoluted/confusing at times especially if you haven't played any of the earlier games in the series. The dialogue is slow, the writing dull, and the cut scenes at times drag on. - All the explanatory content regarding fights, magic use, form changes, summons, etc. is A LOT. And it all gets thrown at you early in the game as just simple text to read/scroll through with optional tutorials. It's all a bit much for a game that essentially boils down to a button-masher. - There is definitely a bit of laziness that's evident throughout the game, and if you compare it to some of last years top games, it just doesn't have the same level of quality as those (thinking Nier Automata). Everything from the slightly sub-par graphics to the overly-varied menus and mini-games to the blank-and-a-bit-slow load screens. None of these things are terrible, but considering the amount of money and time that went into making this game they simply just shouldn't exist. - To be honest, this game no matter how much I want to love it is a bit disappointing. I've waited 17 years (as have many of you) for this long delayed title. The game play isn't bad, but it feels sparse in comparison to all the cut scenes filled with recent Disney hits. Honestly it feels like Square-Enix didn't make great use of their creative talents to make a game that will live up to the Kingdom Hearts name. I remember all the hype, music and energy that oozed from the 1st KH in 2002 even in the commercial. The first and second Kingdom Hearts had their cut scenes, but they also had a strong story. Story that didn't involve peddling the latest Disney franchises. Even with worlds pulled from the movies like Frozen, Tangled, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, and Pirates of the Caribbean it's lacking in any real story merit. Sure the visuals are nice, but where is the game play experience and storytelling of the previous games? It just wasn't a cohesive mix of Disney and Square.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally this Disney Fantasy Counts to Three

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    raihidara
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    There are three types of people when it comes to Kingdom Hearts, and I will recommend it based on the following. You are either: A) A fan from the beginning who is desperate to see this dramatic conclusion and can recall every event and character without referring to an encyclopedia B) A person who played the first game and enjoyed it for being the simple and clean Final Fantasy/Disney mash-up that it was, but detests the pretentious, convoluted mess that became after COM and KHII C) A fan who likes the gameplay, loves the atmosphere, and also loves mercilessly mocking Tetsuya Nomura's attempts at writing. So, with that out of the way, here's a short review for each type of fan: A) This is the game for you. So many arcs that have been built up over the years are finally being resolved. There's so much fanservice, so many returning characters, so many Xehanorts, plus there are even new mysteries built up. B) This is NOT the game for you. This is exactly the same as the rest of this series. I mean, it's a freaking Disney property, why did it have to be injected with all of this jarring emo weeb stuff? It's just more and more hearts, darkness, pretentious ramblings, nonsensical plot twists, etc. Don't waste your time. C) Oh man is this the game for you. This thing is a blast to play, probably the best in the entire series. Sure, attractions do get a little old after seeing them for the millionth time, but it's so much fun. It's also probably the most balanced the series has ever been. Speaking of fun, you'll be laughing at this game's bizarre logic constantly. There's cheesy anime delivery, nonsensical plot points, and infantile attempts at symbolism galore. I probably fit into group C myself, and I've been enjoying the game a fair deal. I haven't played every game in the series, limited to mainly KHI and II in the past and catching up with the PS4 collections, but I've always had a soft spot for this wonderful, stupid series. I would personally recommend it even as an entry point to KH, as you're going to be lost anyways, so might as well start with the most fun, modern version possible. It's certainly not a perfect game, as the camera is a bit unwieldy, some boss fights are a bit obtuse due to broken mechanics, and movement is just a tiny bit too fast, but overall it's a very solid game made by a team that obviously cared very much about what they were they were making. Perhaps a bit too much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful game, hardly a challenge.

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    kumachan
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    KH3 is the best rendition of the series without a doubt. It's taken every great aspect from its predecessors; polished them and redesigned them for the better. I'm referring to the Gummi Ship over world, the in game menu, in game mechanics, model design, world design and collectible side quests, with the exception of synthesis. There is hardly any grind required to synth ultima weapons this time around. Maybe that's a Pro for you. The voice over work is incredible, I cant believe they were able to acquire such expensive talents, yet again for this series. Tom Hanks does not reprise his role as Woody unfortunately. For the talent they couldn't acquire, the imitators are very close. The score or soundtrack is amazing as always. Very moving at times. This is the hallmark of the series for me. Video is solid. This isn't Final Fantasy XV quality, but that's okay, it's Disney. It's always a pleasure interacting in your favorite Disney worlds. From the cartoon like Twilight Town to the futuristic metropolis of San Fransokyo, you won't be let down visually. I would recommend a PS4 pro for this title however, there are noticeable frame drops on a standard PS4 in select areas. Gameplay is where Square-Enix missed the mark. It's the easiest game in the series, by far. Sora is an absolute god, and you're never short on ally assists, summons, limit break like attacks, or signature team attacks. Nearly every battle encounter will feature an enemy that if damaged, unlocks a team attack that is well overpowered. All you need to do to win is press X or Triangle in a mob encounter or boss battle. The lack of challenge is a real downer. Did you enjoy the secret bosses in the past? Remember how difficult they were? Well, there's none to be found in KH3. The only thing keeping me playing is the desire to hear the rest of the story. I hope you like cut scenes, you'll be watching a lot of them, which is OK by me as I've been waiting like most of you to hear the next chapter in the story. I'd recommend this game to any Kingdom Hearts fan, or for your child, but that's it. The lack of difficulty nearly kills me, but I have to see the end. Kudos to Square-Enix and Disney for overcoming yet another licensing nightmare. I don't know how they pull this off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It's...a Kingdom Hearts game.

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    I was 22 when the first KH game came out. I played and beat it, and was excited to pick up KH2 when it came out 3 years later. That's so you understand I was already an adult. It's been 17 years since the first game released, and now I can honestly say, I'm too old for this crap. It still plays like the original game (that's a bad thing; controls have been standardized since then and left this poor style behind). And the story telling is more convoluted than ever. Before you play, you can choose a "The story so far option". This tells you the story of the past games. Except, it doesn't. It tells you a little of KH1, skips KH2, and only tells you the inane story that was in the DS/3DS/PSP side stories. I don't care about Sora's clone who has a clone and that that clone is going to steal the other clone's memories just by existing while the first clone is stealing Sora's memories just by existing and somehow this story of Disney and Final Fantasy just became so poorly thought out I'm ready to blow my brains out. Then the game starts. And I'm already behind on the story because "The Story So Far" didn't even bother to get me caught up on the story and what happened just moments before we see Sora & the gang. We find out they need to find Hercules, and Sora starts flexing like the worst cartoon you've ever seen in your life. (The LEGO games understand how to be more reserved, and they're silly!) They then sit in a gummy ship, suddenly unsure how to get to Olympus despite going there multiple times before. Donald says "follow your heart", and Sora gets confused. Goofy says "Your heart is the key", and Sora suddenly goes "that's not cryptic at all, that must mean KEYBLADE!!" AND NOW I'M POST HUMOUSLY WRITING THIS REVIEW BECAUSE I ENDED MY LIFE RIGHT THERE. I CAN'T TAKE IT, PLEASE LET ME RETURN THIS GAME. (Did I forget to mention that they had the audacity, after already having an intro that said "Kingdom Hearts III" in the most masturbatory way possible, to then flash "Kingdom Hearts II.9" on the screen after the gummy ship went into warp? Internet seems to think it's a joke; that's not a joke. It's just part of the most poorly planned title that is FAR too many years in the making.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Rushed, pointless features, basic combat is fun

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    Calebmich
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    What's with all these "games journalists" giving kingdom hearts 3 near perfect scores? The load screens are intolerably long and clunky, the voice acting is the worse in the series, it makes heavy use of cutscenes taken directly out of older games so it'll go from pretty current gen graphics to crap by today standards, there an early cut scene that gets cut off before a character is even done talking and goes to a load screen, the writing is atrocious, the worlds I've been to so far aren't so much cute and entertaining as cringe-worthy. They tried to cram every single mechanic used in every KH game into this one (minus card-based battle) plus stuck ten more new ones in for good measure so now the menu is way too complicated. It feels like there is way too much going on with no direction at all. It's like no one said "No" to any idea and as a result, they couldn't even finish the game after how many years in development and ended up rushing the first sort-of playable version out to retailers. Literally the only really good part of the game is the combat and exploration but they interrupt you every 5 steps with an awkward cutscene and when you are in combat, from the get-go, the game gives you almost unlimited access to special moves that kill most enemies immediately and make bosses super easy (just hit x for a while then hit triangle and done). It really hurts reviewers credibility when they give good reviews to something just because the box has the name of their favorite franchise on it. They did the same thing with Final Fantasy 13 and years later many of those reviews wrote post disavowing the score they gave it because they were blinded by fandom. This game is a 6, 8 if you want to be really generous, but I'm seeing more and more 9s and 10s. in a few years, the authors of those reviews will be correcting themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Playable Story, for better or worse.

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    Perhaps the nostalgia has worn off, or perhaps the creators have lost their touch. I’m not sure. Thirteen years later and this game was kind of just alright. It felt more like interactions between cut scenes more than anything else. The linear paths have returned, recreating a lack of exploration. With all the very beautiful designed Disney worlds, they’re all unnecessary in comparison to the actual story line and have no effect on the plot. My biggest complaints: The Toy Box, Toy Story's world, is a prime example of something that feels wrong about the game. Missing is Zorg or any other villain. In comes Square Enix with their own villains. The level is almost entirely custom to the game, borrowing very little from Toy Story itself. In Rapunzel's world, Kingdom of Corona, she goes from being a formidable companion to just a boring stationary NPC after her hair is cut. In Arandelle, with all her magical capabilities, Elsa isn't a fighter at all. She's barely in it. The final bosses of each world feel like they missed the point of their world's themselves. On top of that, the dialogue still doesn't translate as beautifully as it could given the right writers. Graphically, though, this is one gorgeous game. On the technical spectrum, also incredible. Every move lands right, and there's so much going on too. Also, the The Carribean, the Pirates world, is a breath of fresh air and great with it's ship battles. Overall, I'd give a 7/10. It concludes the story beautifully, but it's less of a game and more of a story with small bouts of game play in between.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expected More

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    mdprime
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    Don't get me wrong, Kingdom Hearts III is loads of fun and I'm glad I bought it. But for a game that released nearly a decade and a half after its immediate numerical predecessor, I couldn't help but feel it lacked a number of things that made the series special. For one, there are no Final Fantasy characters (save for moogles and the occasional statue). I also missed the forms from Kingdom Hearts II that allowed you to dual wield and cruise around the battlefield. Instead, your keyblade changes forms based on the one you're wielding and many of the new elements (attractions in particular) are all about taking control away from Sora. They look nice, but sometimes all I want to do is whack people with a big key and this detracts from that. But the biggest problem of all is that you are expected to have played all of the spinoff games in order to have some semblance of an understanding about what's going on in the plot. What started as a fun adventure about traveling to various Disney worlds to find your friends has evolved into a convoluted mess about darkness and hearts and Nobodies and time travel and while I understand a person can pick up the complete package on PS4 and get caught up, it's asking a lot to expect the average consumer to invest in a dozen other games before being allowed to understand the plot of a game titled Kingdom Hearts THREE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The end of an epic saga

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    Samuel
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    From it's humble beginning way back in 2002 on the PlayStation 2, the long-awaited numbered-sequel does no disappoint, if you're a fan. Kingdom Hearts 3 marks the end of the "Dark Seeker Saga", not the end of the series itself, and this game makes it clear with numerous hints towards more adventures for Sora, his friends, and the Disney brand. As such, newcomers will undoubtedly find themselves overwhelmed by the plot, even with the handy inclusion of an in-game archive that abridges much of the story for quick digest and refreshment on the story. Combat is a refined blend of many elements seen in both the original PS2 games, and the many sequels/prequels released after them. Keyblades now can be upgraded, and all offer their own skills for offense, defense, and magical destruction as you battle the hordes of Heartless, Nobodies, and Unversed. The music is by some of the best seen in the series thus far, with catchy tunes that capture those seen in the films recreated, and some that directly recreate memorable melodies like Toy Story's "You've got a friend in me", the game is both an audio and visual joy from start to finish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game but not for beginners to the series

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    WaltDisKnee
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    The kingdom hearts series is a creation between Disney and Square Enix and the game is all about traveling the different Disney world as the protag Sora with donald and Goofy side by side fighting heartless, nobodys, and unverse. If your a long time fan then you will enjoy the game because it makes great use of the more powerful hardware with High definition graphics, Larger spaces in these worlds and if you're on a PS4 pro or XB one X then smooth frame rates. if you are new to the series and this is your first KH game the prepare to be lost because the story spans over 10 games and this just continues off of the last game KH dream drop distance, but you can get "KH the story so far" to get the whole series. As a fan im a bit disappointed in the game because this game had alot of building from the past games but story wise this game is lacking and feels more of a Disney advertisement with the way they handle some of the works and felt like it was more Disney then Square since its missing its final fantasy characters. As a regular gamer, its a fun game that can have many hours of fun to it but not for beginners if you wanna have some understanding of the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    1/5. This game sucks.

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    This game is garbage - story is all over the place, characters act like they don’t care, there’s zero explanation of the random plot holes, and the Frozen side-story? You just have to sit there and listen to “Let It Go” ALL THE WAY THROUGH. It’s not just a terrible game, it’s a disappointment for fans all around. I remember the first Kingdom Hearts - it was INCREDIBLE. The story was well-planned, the actors cared about their jobs, and most importantly it took SO long to complete. This one seems like after, what, 13 years? They just kinda threw it all together. The graphics - don’t get me wrong - are incredible, the fighting is also a solid 7/10 but there’s just no reason to continue one, it’s like you’re playing through an episode of The Walking Dead, it’s boring brain-dead gaming. Do yourself a favor, don’t expose yourself to Ebola aka Kingdom Hearts 3. Grab Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, or replay The Witcher III. I bought this game for my girlfriends birthday at the end of January. She’s almost done and we’re halfway through February.. Come on Square, rethink your entire existence on this trash. What a joke.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Epic Finale. Maybe not for those just starting.

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    As a KH fan, this is one of the greats. It ties most of the loose ends left behind over the past 17 years of build-up. As a series with so many parts I find its conclusion on par with The Deathly Hallows and Infinity War when needing to go so much right. The game runs well and the Disney worlds are fully realized and larger and more complex than any other entry in the series. Combat is hack and slash RPG action which plays well but at this point needs some new vision as the series continues in the future. HOWEVER... If you are new to this series you'll have fun but really will miss out on what makes this storytelling so great. Its long-winded, complex, confusing and sometimes downright misleading which can be a frustration to many. If you want to get on the train now do yourself a favor and watch some youtube recaps which cover years of this series story the most efficiently. I would recommend playing at least KH1, KH2, Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance to get the bigger beats out of the story if you had to pick some to play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Story can be a bit odd if you haven't played

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    Buck
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    The story can be a bit odd especially if you haven't played the prior games(I haven't gotten around to playing the story so far bundle yet). Its pretty fun but to get to certain things without programming shortcuts the interface becomes quiet cluttered for real time battles. its does not pause when going through item lists the way final fantasy XV does, despite not having online gameplay or multiplayer. The story feels like it had several parts cut out. Hopefully the up coming DLCS will help fill in some of the gaps. If you have the patience you might want to wait for a final cut type version rather than picking up any paid dlc that comes along. It was fun but the story breaks up into a lot of sections and at the end of the design process they changed parts of the ending or left them out due to time and budget constraints. They already spent more than 10 years between releasing kingdom hearts 2 and kingdom hearts 3 and it suffered several time table changes on the release, similar to what happend to FFXV/Final Fantasy XIII Versus

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't quite live up to the hype

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    Doppelganger
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    Kingdom Hearts III finally released, 13 years after Kingdom Hearts II. This sequel generated a ton of hype, as the its two previous installments were generally favorably received by fans and critics. In my opinion, KH3 doesn't quite live up to the hype. If you have not, at the very least, played both Kingdom Hearts 1&2, you'll have a very tough time following the plot. And even if you did, the story still is convoluted at times. Considering that the game is heavily narrative-based, this is a concern. The game is quite easy if you play on its default difficulty. Gamers that are looking for a challenge should play on "proud" mode. Fans of the Disney universe will enjoy the Disney settings and characters you will interact with in the game. Most of the Disney voice actors from the movies assume their respective roles in the game, which is a big plus. Overall, I found the game to be a bit disappointing. I feel that if it wasn't for the Disney characters, this would be a game that most people would probably pass on. This sequel is mainly for die-hard Kingdom Hearts and Disney fans.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a game you should buy at full price...

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    kraziexkat
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    I've waited 13 years for this game to come out and I was very disappointed... Let me tell you the reasons why. 1. Cut scenes are ridiculously long, boring, and confusing so mid way through the game, I started to skip all the cut scenes. (Thank God they have an option for that!) 2. Graphics are better from the previous Kingdom Hearts on PS3 but not by much. I was expecting graphics to be way nicer... 3. Game play was very confusing at times because you don't really know where you should be going or what the objective is since there aren't any tips that are shown on the screen once they tell you at the beginning of a mission. 4. Upgrade menu and item management is a pain and it takes forever because they don't compare any items with what you have equipped and you don't know if you need certain items or if you should sell them. Overall, if you're in love with the series and want to know the ending of the confusing Kingdom Hearts story line, save your money and watch a YouTube video of the whole KH3 story. Trust me when I say this and you have been warned!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as 1 & 2, but still great!

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    You. Donald Duck and Goofy. Fighting with Mickey Mouse and a whole plethora of C-tier Disney movie heroes (Baymax??) to save the world from Darkness. Pretty darn cool. Gameplay remains similar to the first two games, but with a lot more verve and panache. Tons of opportunities for flourishes and crazy breakdance moves, really makes the battle system stand out. The storyline has become even more incomprehensibly stupid and incoherent, now jamming in what feels like 10 or 15 games worth of information into one single title. The constant exposition tries to explain what happened in the other video games in the series, but if you didn't play some rare Gameboy Advance or PSP title from ten years ago, you will be confused and there's no avoiding it. Darkness indeed. Ultimately that all pales in comparison to running around in a bunch of Disney universes fighting the bad guys with magic swords that look like keys. Highly recommended, especially if you're a child who doesn't really care about writing or cohesive storylines. Lots of fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Somebody messed with some kid's memories...

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    ...and a bunch of other stuff like friendship, love, hitting bad guys with a sword-sized key happened. Stop with this nonsense that "if you didn't play the earlier games you cant play this one" junk folks are saying. This game has a section from the main menu where you can watch a summary set of videos explaining the entire story so far. Done. Ignore anybody trying to tell you this game is hard to jump in to if you didn't play previous games. Obviously this is the best looking and best playing Kingdom Hearts. Its a fun story just for the environments and characters even if you do have no clue whats going on. That's why map objectives exist. More people than you think watch movies and video games and have no idea what they are doing the entire time. It's ok. Everybody enjoys stuff differently. If you played the old ones, buy this. If you are new and like Disney stuffs, buy this. If you like video games and are not hard locked to ultra violent bloody content, buy this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Conclusion of a Saga

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    Kingdom Hearts 3 is a great conclusion to the Kingdom Hearts story that started back on September 17, 2002. If you haven't played the previous games in the franchise you can still play this game and get a lot out of the story. The game does a very good job of explaining the plot to new players. The combat in this game is the best the franchise has had in a long time. While not as many Disney Worlds represented as in previous games the worlds represented are more dense and bigger than previous game. The Prates of the Caribbean level for instance gives you a huge map to explore on your ship with pirate Donald and Goofy at your side. Franchises from Disney (Frozen, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Hercules), Pixar (Toy Story, Monster's Inc., Big Hero 6) and others are explored in this installment. Long time fans of the series will enjoy this final chapter in the Xehanort Saga. While not perfect, the game does an admirable job to close out storylines that have been going on for over 16 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun and beautiful adventure.

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    Kingdom Hearts 3 is the imperfect but still great conclusion to the Xehanort arc of the series. Gameplay is fun but less so than previous entries (especially KH2, my favorite entry in the whole series). It lacks Final Fantasy influences but does set up some interesting things for the next game. The story is the typical conflux of interweaving character arcs, but for having so many characters to wrap up, it does a decent job at this. Game length was disappointing as you do not visit worlds a second time like in previous entries and this made the game feel shorter. Overall, Kingdom Hearts 3 perhaps did not live up to (relatively unattainable) levels of hype, but it was a blast to play and see how the Sora-Xehanort arcs ended. I recommend it to anyone who is a big fan of the series, but you should probably play at least some of the other entries in order to have a good understanding of the story (particularly Birth by Sleep, 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, and Dream Drop Distance).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fun Finale

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    This game is the culmination of over 15 years worth of games and storytelling and I happy to say it is very much like the rest of the series that spawned it. The voice acting can be hit or miss but it is charming nonetheless. The game looks great though it only looks truly stunning on the more powerful versions of the current consoles (PS4 Pro or Xbox One X respectively). The gameplay tends to be on the easy side even on the highest difficulties though there are ways to add challenges through self imposed limitations. There is a lot of variety to the game and I think it is important to play through the game trying all of the different things it offers. There are dozens of minigames to try and I think are all worthy of at least a try or two. The game is by no means perfect but playing through it at a casual pace and experiencing the world that the developers have made will allow for a positive experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend