Kingdom Hearts 3 (PS4/XBO)



  • @a7x458 the bit that we're almost at the castle is bad, really good for leveling up, but yea, it's pretty bad



  • Finished the main story, almost got the platinum (3 trophies away) and the money farming method froze my PS4 pro.

    The ending was so emotional, the last 3 hours were the best section of the game, the combat was definitely the best of the main games.

    Spoilers

    The ultima weapon makes the final boss way to easy, i wish we got to play as Roxas duel wielding key blades.





  • Over the past month or so I was playing all Kingdom Hearts games for the first time. Yesterday I’ve finished Kingdom Hearts III, so here’re my impressions about this series:

    1. This series has a lot of things I don’t like in old games. The worlds are small, objectives aren’t always clear, controls aren’t great (especially camera in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix). But my rule “if you bought it, you finish it” carried me through.
    2. Except for Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage (and movies) I needed to use walkthroughs and guides both for boss battles and to figure out where to go next. It’s not great.
    3. I tried starting Kingdom Hearts Final Mix on normal but after several hours it became clear that normal is hard. No difficulty change mid-game (why?) so I was forced to restart from the beginning. It’s not great.
    4. Even on the easiest difficulty these games are insanely hard. I was stuck on many bosses for hours and in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep I was forced to get EXP Walker and leave my characters running circles while I’m at work. And getting EXP Walker is RNG. Very frustrating.
    5. Except for Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, my lack of Final Fantasy knowledge wasn’t a problem. In fact the overall story was easy to follow and I haven't felt like I’m missing something when I chose to ignore some complicated details.
    6. The worlds are interesting to visit, but there’s so much repetition that it almost hurt the feeling that they are actually big worlds. And there’s repetition not just between games, but even within one game (especially in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix).
    7. The games have a nice 20 hour length and lots of variety but they still manage to drag on and don’t know when to stop. I enjoyed Kingdom Hearts III, but ending the game with a series of 22 boss battles is way too much. Even movies felt too slow.
    8. Despite all of that I don’t regret buying and playing/watching these 10 games because all of them have some sweet moments. Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage is my favorite, then Kingdom Hearts III. Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories I liked the least.

    Overall I would recommend looking at these games before buying them. If you are curious and intrigued, then you’ll probably have a good time. If they don’t speak to you then probably it’s better to ignore them.



  • im surprised you found the games difficult i always thought they were way too easy.

    i do agree that the older games didn't age well the first games camera is atrocious.



  • @ff7cloud I guess that's the result of my play style.
    I don't like grinding, but it's necessary (or at least killing everyone as you go forward is necessary), because bosses don't give you XP (at least in later games).
    I don't enjoy crafting and shopping and just use what I get naturally, which isn't enough most of the time.
    In combat I prefer to dodge and use simple attacks instead of combos and status alignments.

    I understand that the game should push me back for not using all of its systems, but I expect it to push me back only on harder difficulties. I was there only for the story and the worlds, and I expected that Easy difficulty will give me opportunity to play how I want to play.



  • I was thinking about Kingdom Hearts series for the past few days and my issues with these games seems way less significant now (I’ve finished them after all). At the same time characters, story and music grew up on me quite a lot. So I changed my mind: these games are great.



  • So Re:Mind is live, as a FYI.

    Also Doc Brown is now Xhanort, kinda like his performance in the 2-3 minutes of screen time he had (so far)