Game: Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded
System: Nintendo DS (NDS)
Total Score: 73/100
Value Score: 7.3/10
• Story: 8/10
• Characters: 8/10
• GamePlay: 6/10
• Graphics: 6/10
• Sound: 7/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 6/10
• Replay Value: 5/10
• Player Value: 7/10
+Music quality is great
+A lot of the memorable cast of Disney characters return
+Fast paced battles when you actually get them
+Different types of gameplay modes for those who like variety
+A great way to re-tell and rehash the first Kingdom Hearts game's storyline
+Leveling up system is well done like in 358/2 Days.
+Theatre Mode allows you to watch cutscenes again (must finish game once)
+Revisit and redo worlds as if you never played them
-Storyline does not bring anything new to the actual universe of Kingdom Hearts
-Gameplay tries too much to be full of different styles of gameplay which can become tedious or just annoying.
-Controls are annoying at times due to the lack of buttons on the NDS especially the camera controls
-Due to the lack of buttons, switching through menus is a one way trip so you have to re-cycle through your list of commands before getting back to the one you want to.
-Sound quality at a few times seem like its worse than KH 358/2 days which had decent sound effects.
-Cutscenes are mostly now cardboard cutouts with a few stances which is a poor decision on the re-design of the game.
-The shortest Kingdom Hearts game in the entire series.