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Kingdom Hearts III - Xbox One [Digital]

Model: DIGITAL ITEMSKU: 6256682

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 556 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    Eden
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, boring game.

    Posted
    GangsterSwedish
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    14 year wait for this

    Posted
    fatalfirstzero
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    It was Just Okay

    Posted
    Krulmoo
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This honestly was a step back from the previous titles. While going through it I found myself bored at times especially in some of the Disney worlds. For example, one of the worlds just retells the plot of the movie rather than have something new. Further, the non Disney story is so confusing and convoluted at this point that it is absurd. I personally would wait for a sale because it was not worth the full price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Posted
    Starlight
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Not what I expected, from all the talk that I’ve been hearing about this game it sounded amazing but once I bought it and started playing it, it wasn’t what I expected

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Boring

    Posted
    Colts757
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Never played the originals so without the nostalgia factor this game is boring and corny. Traded it in after a couple hours

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great game for my grandkids.

    Posted
    Carol
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Grandson loves playing this game. It is a great game for kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend