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Kingdom Hearts III - Xbox One

Model: 91506SKU: 1679877

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 499 reviews

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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

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

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    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: 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: 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: 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An excellent return to form!

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    SimplyBLACK1987
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    This is definitely the Kingdom Hearts that you know and love! The combat remains just as fun and engaging as ever. There are tons of new Disney based locales to explore, including Frozen and Toy Story, and the graphics have received a shiny new coat to take advantage of modern hardware. It's the full package and I strongly recommend fans of the series and newcomers pick this entry up asap...just don't play it for the story. LOL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but not up to the standard of KH series

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    kidhudi
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    This is a well made game, don't let that be confused. The graphics are beautiful, worlds expansive, and controls are complex enough to be challenging. With that being said, I am not completely satisfied with how the storyline is going in this game. In certain situations it feels like the events in the story seem forced and less organic than previous games in the series. The incorporation of disney rides is also ridiculous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    30+ of Fun

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    Anthony
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    Fun from start to finish. Playing on XBOX One X also definitely worth it for the upgraded details. Looks amazing. You definitely have to play the previous games or watch a bunch of videos in order to understand the confusing story. The Disney world stories were "meh". You mainly get this game to see how the Xenahort saga is gonna end. Without doing any sidequests I was able to finish the game at exactly 30 hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Only 9 Hrs but So Far So Good

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    Commuter
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    Very reminiscent of the earlier games though with the long gap between 2 and 3 I found myself struggling to remember all of the details. I also feel like we haven't seen much actual character progression from Sora. Still seems like a kid who hasn't really grasped the weight of his reality. Gameplay is fun and simple, though, if a little busy at times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally

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    Ashes29
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    Love this games series, and was excited to finally finish. The art and graphics is amazing as usual. It jumps right into the story and you have six worlds to discover and the finale. The only thing I did not like, was the length of the scenes in between battles (I enjoyed them don't get me wrong) they felt very long and I wanted to just play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    8/10

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    Zach
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    The story is totally beyond comprehension if you haven't played the other games in the series, but the gameplay and graphics are the best of the series. Square Enix posted videos online summarizing the story leading up to Kingdom Hearts III. I would recommend watching them to get a general idea of what is happening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game.

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    Guilder
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    After so many years waiting for the developers to finish Kingdom Hearts 3 we finally got this game. The story is good, the graphics are good as well, one of my only complains about this game is the performance, I can't believe that after so many years of development Square Enix couldn't get a stable framerate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but nothing like kingdom hearts 1 and 2

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    ALVEY
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    If you go into this game expecting it to be like the previous titles your gonna be disappointed 1. Extremely linearal 2. No final fantasy characters 3. No coliseum 4. Poor keyblade selection I still enjoyed it If your a fan of the series I still recommend it but don’t put expectations to high

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First KH game I have played

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    MarkC72
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    Never played the other Kingdom Heart games, so not too much knowledge of the story history behind this game. Not a big deal, because the story is very confusing and not very good. The best part of this game is the visuals and the hack and slash game play. It's a fun and fairly easy game to pick up and play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great so far!

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    WesleyWithoutAT
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    I'm about 20 into the game so far, and it's been really enjoyable. There are so many little surprises and really cool game mechanics. My one complaint is with how the character models look in the cutscenes. Many of them look unfinished or something. They just don't look right. But other times they look fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally, the sequel returns!

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    acezx7
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    Only been waiting about a decade for this game to release! It would have gotten 5 stars, but to be honest, I bought it to play with my 6yo daughter, who is easily frustrated by the complicated controls. Otherwise, highly enjoyable game, great to see all the characters and some new ones!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent game a little behind

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    Jordan
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    The game is a little behind the times considering the resources available on modern consoles. The story is what you would expect from Kingdom Hearts. I just wish frame rates kept up considering the resolution of the game is significantly less than most of the games released around the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So much fun

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    James
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    If you haven't played all the mobile games then you're gonna have to YouTube the story so far or you'll be a little lost. The story and gameplay is fun like the last two main entries. Combat seems a little easier than i remember with all the new combo pop ups but it's still fun

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Wait is Finally Over

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    StarsFan1
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    Yes, the wait for the game is indeed finally over, but the wait is now on the dang cutscenes. I know there is a lot of story to tell, but I feel like I have watched more than I have actually played. Would still recommend though. It's too good a story to not bring to a close.

    I would recommend this to a friend