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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