I have never played the original KH, but this game is unexplainabley fun!!!! You can tell (like all of the other Square Enix titles) that they took time with the story. The Disney charaters played their roles good!!! Like I said, I've never played the first one but this game is cool. Everything rocks about this title.....except one thing. The gameplay graphics are just a little too.....-bad.....The cinematic graphics were awesome to be played on the PS2. But the gameplay graphics were the only thing bad about this game. I honestly thought I was going to hate this game, but I found myself loving it!!!!