I never got into Kingdom Hearts, which is strange because I was obsessed with Final Fantasy around the time the first game came out.
Ten years ago, something happened. Something great happened. One of my favorite RPG/Adventure games was released. This game didn't seem promising, the cover looked lame... it looked like something a child would buy and play -- which, in turn, is something teenaged me wouldn't. So, instead of buying it, I waited a year or so and eventually found it in the used-games bin. This game blew me away. It featured great character development, smooth controls, a rockin' soundtrack, and a unique story accompanied with new takes on old ones.
Yeah, all that said and done, let's go back to the ten years thing.
On March 28, 2012, Kingdom Hearts officially hit stores in Japan. The game was recieved well and ended up being a commercial success.This gutsy new title, which had attempted something unthinkable, had spawned more than 5 spinoffs. It was one of the very few games with a very interesting take on travel (Final Fantasy's Cid, the Chipmunks and the Gummi ships - I'm looking at you!). It had great character selecton, ranging from the default Goofy and Donald to Simba and Jack Skellington!
What's this? What's this?
There's color in the air.
There's awesomeness everywhere
I can't believe my eyes
I must be dreaming
Wake up, NColdhardt, this isn't fair
A-ahem... I make have gotten a little bit excited, I apologize. I get carried away easily whenever anything Nightmare Before Christmas is mentioned.
So yes, back to the original purpose of this blog post, Kingdom Hearts had many spinoffs but only two main titles. The third, Kingdom Hearts III, isn't in production yet. It will be, though, as soon as Final Fantasy XIII-Versus (the only remaining FF game I still have hope for) is released. Because, you see, the people who are making XIII-Versus, right now, troubling and toiling, are the same people who have been creating the main titles in Kingdom Hearts.
Have you played Kingdom Hearts? If so, what's your fondest memory of the game?
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I never got through the first Kingdom Hearts (or the second or any of its many spinoffs). I actually remember quite liking it, but if memory serves me right I would have gotten right around the time I bought the first SOCOM, and back in those days everything else would cease to matter when a new SOCOM game came out.
"It will be, though, as soon as Final Fantasy XIII-Versus (the only remaining FF game I still have hope for) is released" That's a shame. Don't get your hopes up for it to ever be made then! :( I played the original. Didn't really enjoy it, and gave up pretty early. "the combat was shallow and the controls are antiquated." And that is why. Not to mention that it was very easy to get lost as well, and exploring was made very annoying by having to fight things!
I played Kingdom Hearts for the first time last year. I finished it, but I was very disappointed. The atmosphere and general feel of the game were the best I've ever seen, but the combat was shallow and the controls are antiquated. Seriously though, Donald, Goofy and the worlds were mind-blowingly awesome. I'm gonna do the second one some time this year. That's what I love so much about JRPGs, they age much better than action RPGs. Considering how long it typically takes me to get to games, that is a pretty important quality.
I loved KH when I played it, but that was back in the PS2 days :) I need to get it for PSP though, looks fun :)
I loved that game! My fondest memory of the whole thing was when Sephiroth made his cameo and two shotted my character. Best. Death. Ever!
Fondest memory? I have a ton of memories of the game. I recall going around half of the UAE scouring shops to get this game. I finally found it with the help of a friend in Bur Dhubai. When I finally put the game in the PS2 and started it up, I stopped at the Main Menu for a good 10 minutes just to listen to 'Dearly Beloved'. And then once I hit the New Game, the FMV started. My brothers and I were mind blown. We booted the game again to watch it a second time, and then a third! I really love this series. Too bad they aren't making a III :(