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Kingdom Hearts III - Xbox One [Digital]

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 579 reviews

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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

    Flashy combat, stilted story telling

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    Harebarre
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    First off, I haven't played any of the kingdom hearts games up until this point, so consider that for my review. This game had the hype. My friends who were big kingdom heart fans had been talking fervently about this game for a year. Every month and week leading up to release I would get some breathless update on how this game is gonna be the best thing since sliced bread... So I bought the game on release. The reviews were good. And I had done my homework into the story line (there are many synopses online). But wow was I disappointed. The combat by itself is largely boring to actually do. You hit the same button repeatedly with the same combo, over and over and over and over again. Yes, the developers do spice up stuff by having these amusement ride combos cash-ins, and that's cool. But having just come from God of War, the combat mechanics in this game are a tier below. So I'm left with just a meh feeling. Writing and story. So everyone knows the writing is... Just weird. I'm not super invested in these characters, but I could see if you're a lifetime fan of the series, the character interactions might have some more weight for you. But as someone with no prior experience, the character interactions were awkward at best and dumbfounding at worst. I don't know if I should blame the translator, or the writer, so I'll blame both. Story is infamously convoluted, and I'll say it rings true here as well. All around, I would not say this game is worth full price of admission. $30 seems like a fair deal if you're just looking for a JRPG and don't have any experience with this game series.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheesy but Unique & Nostalgic

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    Kenny
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    (Never played the other games before it) This game is so cheesy that as a grown man, I have to turn the volume down and cover my windows to not let my neighbors see me as I fight demon spawn pokemon looking things with the help of Micky & *friends* (the asterisks = flowers). There are a lot of cut scenes, which adds to the individual Disney worlds you'll explore- however I find myself not really caring about the actual Kingdom Hearts "world" (so far). The evil character all have funny confusing odd names w/ silly haircuts, they might as well be called Xerox, Equador, etc. Game is also TOO easy, and some powers are OP. I have to purposely turn off XP gain and use some abilities in their "hardest" difficulty. Due to this, I don't find myself using items or other boosts ever, which would be signficantly more OP. So why the 5 stars you say? Well, despite not caring about the Story's end point, it's the adventure to get there visiting these nostalgic Disney worlds and meeting the characters there. The boss fights are awesome, and the fighting mechanics really add variability depending on your sword key. There are abilities or specials with other characters that are really awesome to do. The animation is really great, and enjoy just how different it is compared to other games. There is quite a lot of content in here, and offer minigames that other people would like. This game might not be for everyone, but I have an open mind to this kinda stuff - and for entertainment - I have been entertained.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Kingdom Hearts-iest.

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    SamM
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    I’ve been anticipating Kingdom Hearts 3’s release since I finished Kingdom Hearts 2 in 2006. Actually, though, Kingdom Hearts 3 is the 13th game in the series - preceded by such titles as 358/2 Days (Three Five Eight Days Over Two) and Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -a fragmentary passage-. The storyline for the series is about as incomprehensible as the titles, with time travel and alternate realities and clones. To tell the truth, if you don’t already have the game, you probably won’t care about it at all. Which is a shame, because this is the most Kingdom Hearts-y game ever. Each previous game added or changed a game mechanic, and this game brings them all together. There is almost too much to do while in combat, with every flashy attack flowing into the next. One of the most striking aspects of the game is the graphics, especially on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. Specifically, when you’re with Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, or Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled, the characters and environments look as good - sometimes even better - than the movies they come from. It’s remarkable, and really shows off how far we’ve come. The writing isn’t the best, but the voice acting performances are solid, led by Haley Joel Osment playing the main character, Sora, as he has since the first game. It is funny, sometimes, having characters like Goofy talk about finding a heart in the datascape, or Mickey Mouse in a black cloak threatening monsters with a sword, but that’s really what Kingdom Hearts is all about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic addition

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    YaEbaSQ
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    Great game! I have been a fan of the KH series since I first played it when I was 7, this is just one more great addition. The combat has been upped (you can now swap between 3 different keyblades mid fight and each keyblade has a special second form/finisher), the worlds are huge, and the game play is fun/ addictive and easy to get the hang of. Nevertheless, unless you want to be confused, I wouldn't recommend this to newcomers without first beefing up on the old lore or playing the old games; because they reference a lot from the previous games with little context. They've lowered the difficulty since KH 2, (save the very final sections of the game) and unless you go on proud mode its downright easy, but it still is wildly entertaining either way. And to anyone who think the graphics are short of great (okay, I believe you), nah man; this thing is beautiful. Some of the animated sections looked on par if not better than their Disney counterparts and the pirates world was weirdly enjoyable (water combat no longer makes me want to kill myself). So I highly recommend this game if you've played all the others. Also, just a heads up, buy at least one potion/ingredient from every moogle you see. He'll give you a postcard after every first purchase and you need a butt-ton of postcards to get Orichalcum+ (needed for the strongest keyblade).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, but need to know the game’s style.

    Posted
    MrsWinters
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    I had never played a Kingdom hearts game before, so my only expectation was to play alongside Disney characters. The game does a great job introducing you to the game mechanics gradually instead of inundating you at the beginning. Pros: beautiful game, entertaining fights. Would be great for kids! Great for kids - not graphic at all. Good for any play style - while there’s a lot of different things to use in the fight, you can get by just fine with only needing to press a single button really fast! Cons: High number of cut scenes, confusing to jump into the story without background knowledge. DISCLAIMER: the cons listed are not necessarily reasons not to try the game - they were just my personal issues. I had never played Kingdom Hearts before, so I wasn’t aware familiar with the play style. For those like me, there are a lot of cut scenes. Like, A LOT. This isn’t necessarily a reason not to play, though, as the cut scenes are usually cute / fun / informative. Plus, I’m a Disney Nerd so I enjoyed the way the characters were used. The other issue is not knowing what is going on for most of the early gameplay. Going from 0 background knowledge to jumping late into the continuing story, I had to do a lot of Googling to learn who was who and what I missed. I haven’t finished the game yet, so there might still be future cut scenes that would explain what I don’t know.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, boring game.

    Posted
    GangsterSwedish
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    Are you ready to party like it's 2004? Then Kingdom Hearts III might be the game for you. I'll admit that I'm not a die-hard fan of the series but have always sort of admired it from afar, then never given it a whole lot of attention. I'm a huge JRPG fan, a huge Square fan, and even a huge Disney fan, but ultimately this game does nothing for me. It looks absolutely stunning on Xbox One X – and presumably almost as good on stock Xbox One – but the game feels way too much like a PS2 title to be enjoyable in this day and age. You could have told me it was a 4K remaster of a 15 year old game and I'd have believed you. That said, if you're a fan of the series anyway and want to see how it all comes together, go for it. Sometimes that nagging itch of wanting to know the end of a story makes the suffering worthwhile. That wasn't the case for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Tank
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    For someone who has never played KH ( besides the first half of the first one) this game is very nostalgic for me and that’s not a bad thing. However if I had two nitpick I would definitely say that the throws a lot at you at first which is not a bad but it’s just annoying at and second they need to fix the frame rate. I’m playing on Xbox One X and it fluctuates between 50 and 60fps. Now does hinder the experience? No but I would like them to address for the future. But overall it’s fun the gameplay is good plus it has one of the best soundtracks I’ve heard in a very long time and the story is not bad from what I can understand anyways haha. So in summary if you like Disney and enjoy the typical Japanese story telling of “through the power of friends we can do anything” then this the game for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little too much going on here...

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    bobo1132
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    Overall it's been a fun game so far, looks terrific, battles are just hectic fun! The voice acting is pretty cheesy. The story is all over the place if you didn't play the others you'll have no idea what's going on, even if you watch the re cap. But fans of the other games will love their experience with this. My biggest gripe, is they are just packing wayyyy too many systems into this game. Every time I turn around there's a new mechanic to learn, and I feel like there's more cut scenes than gameplay. At first it was fine, but it's getting worse with the cheesy dialog and voice acting. I'll try to finish the game, again the battle systems are fantastic, but there's soooooooo much story in every cut scene and they just drag on soooooo long

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun gameplay with a complex story

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    AceCheeseMan
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    The gameplay is a lot of fun. The different possible mechanics make for a fun way to play the game multiple ways. Most battles, combat can seem easy on the normal difficult setting, but the game still provides plenty of challenges. The story is interesting and complex, although the dialogue can be a little cheesy at times. The story draws on numerous storylines from all the previous games, which is great. However, if you haven’t played all of them over the last decade and forget the storyline, you feel left out during some cutscenes. It’s easy to figure out what’s going on with context clues, but an in-game way of reviewing the story so far would’ve been a welcome addition. Overall, the game was a lot of fun and a great send off for the franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, but lacking

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    rjohns87
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    The game play and combat was as a fun as I can remember, however, the rides seemed pretty gimmicky. The story over all felt a bit underwhelming and like the game was pushed out as quickly as possible rather than a work in progress for over 10 years. The worlds were pretty good and graphics looked great, but it just seemed to lack content. Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 I put in close to 80 hours per game, this one, I barely put in half of that. Could have used more secret bosses and The Coliseum like previous titles. Also, the lack of Square Enix characters made me sad. Still, it is worth playing because it's Kingdom freaking Hearts and I did enjoy the little time I had, especially Toy Story World.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheesy dialog, but excellent game

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    Mark
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    I'm only somewhat familiar with the Kingdom Hearts franchise through briefly playing (but never completing) some of the previous games, but I had been looking forward to this one. It is obvious the game was clearly developed with Japanese as the main language and some of the dialog and character animations reflect this. The intro scene is very awkward with this, but it does improve later. The gameplay is a blast and some scenes look like they are straight out of a Pixar movie. The amount of detail and care put in to some of the locations and characters is very impressive. I'd recommend this game to any RPG fan (the game does include some videos to catch newcomers up with the story).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fun

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    Airbornemaikai
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    Having not played any previous version of Kingdom Hearts, my review is based solely off of this version alone I bought this game for my 11 year old son and he loves it. He beat the entire game in about 2 days of just casual play, so the difficulty seems to be very easy. The graphics are nothing special, i mean they look good, but it is nothing ground breaking as other reviews would lead you to believe. The special effects of the moves being theme rides from Disneyland is really cool, for instance one move is everyone gets in the Tea Cups and you damage the enemies by spinning in to them. Very kid friendly, nice lookingh graphics, worth the money

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    14 year wait for this

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    fatalfirstzero
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    I’m out of the loop when it comes to kingdom hearts cannon and story since I’ve only played kingdom hearts one and two. However I was excited for this after so many years of waiting! One of the biggest gaming disappointments ever. Terrible dialogue, overly long cutscenes, worlds have no meaning or purpose, there are no original worlds, overall main story arc is a slog to get through. The last 2 hours one part in particular was inventive and captivating. I forced myself to play through hoping for something good to happen. Combat is really the only highlight. Oh yeah where are the final fantasy characters?! One of the best parts of the original two. C’mon developers!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, a little TOO easy.

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    RayH
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    So I've been a fan of this series since the first one. I never played any of the additional games on portable so im missing some of the story but its still very interesting. The game play is fun and the gummy ship section is my favorite part honestly. I will say that this game is rather easy. I am currently playing on the proud mode setting, a step above normal, and its still really easy. Aside from that the stories in the individual worlds are really well written and nostalgic for those that remember them as kids. Additionally, random characters like ratatouillie and scrooge make it interesting. THERE ARE SO MANY MINI GAMES! All in all a great game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the wait!

    Posted
    Nate
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    Kingdom Hearts III arrives, and it was well worth the wait! Many KH fans rejoice as Kindom Hearts III has recently been released and it won't disappoint fans of old and new to the series! The story and graphics are all amazing quality and this game in my opinion has surpassed the Final Fantasy series based on their recent disappointing releases. The action turned based RPG works flawlessly and I love the new Magic and Summon abilities as well as wide variety of equipment, items, and weapons to choose and upgrade to personalize your characters! This game is a must add to any RPG fan's collection and a must experience as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great combat albeit a convoluted story

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    CenturionElite
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    The combat has been expanded to offer more diversity. The addition of Disney park rides as summons is a great touch and they light up the screen with vibrant colors as well. Keyblades that can form shift, new triple and team attacks and combat give the fighting a much more diverse style of gameplay than simple button mashing. The story is still very convoluted with tons of characters to keep track of, even for someone who has played all of the games it is very hard to follow and understand. The new Disney worlds are still a blast to visit and fight alongside your favorite characters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but kind of drags

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    TKitt
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    The first 3 worlds in KH3 are really fun. There's a lot of interaction between the characters and the worlds seem fully fleshed out. After that, things get a bit rushed. In two of the newer worlds (based on recent movies), the game is very linear and only has 3 or 4 characters for you to interact with. Contrastingly, other worlds are fully fleshed out and fun to run around in, but the storyline is based on a movie from over 10 years ago. Obviously, I'm still going to finish it, but I have been having to force myself through certain sections of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A long wait for 13 years of cut scenes...

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    Peezy
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    Sigh...That's all I got so far. After 13 long years, this is what we got. It looks beautiful. Dont get me wrong. But, what a huge disappointment. Its nothing but cut scenes. The combat is cool (repetitive), but you have to go through hours of cut scenes before you get to fight anything. It would help if the cut scenes made sense and explained what was going on in the story, but alas, here we are. Pretty much a letdown. As a kid, if this would have came out, i probably would have loved it like i did the first 2. But time has passed and so has my interest

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, but story is confusing

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    Enforcer
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    This is the final game in the Kingdom Hearts series. It's animated really well and the gameplay is a lot of fun. If this is the first game of the series that you've played, then don't expect to know what is going on story-wise. Heck, I've played Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, and still don't know what's going on. Other than the story, the graphics are amazing and gameplay is a lot of fun and varied. I'm still working my way through the game, but I'm enjoying it and my kids like watching me play it because it deals with lots of characters that they know.

    I would recommend this to a friend