Hey guys, Im back to review the 358/2 portion of KH 1.5. I wanted to do a seperate review because it was something that wasn't done before by KH, making a game into soley cut scenes. So here are my thoughts on it and my general review of it.
KH 358/2 days is my second favorite title in the series simply because of the story. Roxas time with the organization and the connection between him, axel and xion is a story that is both captivating and heartfelt. The scenes are well done, with the HD looking spectacular. The voice acting is well done also, with my personal cudos going to axels quinton flynn. The story being rendered in voiced scenes can also help new comers understand the story better. On the other hand, the whole time I was watching each scene, I was thinking about how much I wanted to play through the battles and waves of heartless. It just didn't feel quite the same without the gameplay aspect. One thing that bothered me a lot were the lack of battle scenes. I wanted to at least get a taste of roxas vs xion in the end with an epic cutscene battle. I was also somewhat put off by the lessons taught to roxas by the organization not being voiced. Overall I enjoyed seeing the story in a new light, but at the same time it just felt like something was missing. The overall emotion of the story was heightened, but the gameplay is what would have tied it all together. Here is the bottom line.
1. Great HD look to each scene
2. Well done voice acting
3. Heightens the emotion of the story
4. Better understanding of the story for new comers.
1. Feels incomplete without the gameplay
2. No battle scenes for the most part
3. Other organization members don't get voiced scenes
4. You can tell which scenes came from the DS due to lower quality