Is Kingdom Hearts worth playing?

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#1  Edited By HipHopBeats
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So I was watching this vid

and the speaker compared Metal Gear Solid lore to Kingdom Hearts story which had me intrigued to check it out.

I prefer real time combat in RPG's but never had a chance to check out the series. Is Kingdom Hearts worth playing at this point? If so, where do I begin? I've seen people playing a bunch of Kingdom Hearts Remixes, but I don't know what's what. Which Remix should I play first?

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#2 Lulu_Lulu
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No its not worth playing. Well.... not for the gameplay atleast.

But that goes without saying. So yeah.... I'm sure you'l get a kick out of the cutscenes.

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#3 HipHopBeats
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@Lulu_Lulu said:

No its not worth playing. Well.... not for the gameplay atleast.

But that goes without saying. So yeah.... I'm sure you'l get a kick out of the cutscenes.

I always enjoy a nice story but not when it comes at the expense of lacking gameplay. I barely made it through Assassin's Creed 1 and Mass Effect 1 because of the crap combat.

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Did you spend your childhood watching 2D Disney movies like The Lion King, Beauty and The Beast, Winnie The Pooh and Aladdin? If the answer is yes, it's worth playing.

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I've always found Disney Cartoons so damn Patronizing.

I gew up on Looney Tunes and Warner Brothers cartoons. Don't get me wrong. Looney Tunes was.... Well.... Looney ! Borderline insane and deprived of all common sense but atleast I never got the ".... And thats why you shouldn't run with scissors" vibe from them. "You mean I shouldn't run with something that cuts stuff or It will cut something infront of me ? Gee Mickey Mouse thanks ! You've taught me soooooo much. "

I find dialog like that so darn infuriating and nauseating ! I hate disney !

I mean I get that they're suppose to be kid oriented but I swear even this shit is disrespectful to 6 year olds.

Combine that with Emo, Anime, Tween Stereotypes from Japan and you have a crossover recipe for disaster.

Sorry. I'l never player Kingdom Hearts and I'l look down on anyone who does.

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#6 Lulu_Lulu
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Infact. Why don't you get Looney Tunes Punch Time Explosion instead ? Its also probably crappy. But its good crap. Not crap crap.

Nobody likes Crap Crap.

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#7  Edited By SexyJazzCat
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The first Kingdom Hearts is pretty weak in the combat department. KH2 does a much better job. It's better and faster paced. Though you might find it to be a bit easy. If you want a big challenge play it on the hardest difficulty.

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#8 PurpleMan5000
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I really didn't like the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts. The game is incredibly weird, though, in a sort of good way. If you really want to play a game in the Disney universe, Epic Mickey is a much better game, imo, and it was pretty mediocre.

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#9 HipHopBeats
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@Lulu_Lulu said:

I've always found Disney Cartoons so damn Patronizing.

I gew up on Looney Tunes and Warner Brothers cartoons. Don't get me wrong. Looney Tunes was.... Well.... Looney ! Borderline insane and deprived of all common sense but atleast I never got the ".... And thats why you shouldn't run with scissors" vibe from them. "You mean I shouldn't run with something that cuts stuff or It will cut something infront of me ? Gee Mickey Mouse thanks ! You've taught me soooooo much. "

I find dialog like that so darn infuriating and nauseating ! I hate disney !

I mean I get that they're suppose to be kid oriented but I swear even this shit is disrespectful to 6 year olds.

Combine that with Emo, Anime, Tween Stereotypes from Japan and you have a crossover recipe for disaster.

Sorry. I'l never player Kingdom Hearts and I'l look down on anyone who does.

Watching both Looney Tunes and Disney flicks again from an adult perspective made me look at those toons in a whole new light. They both had tons of propaganda. Bugs Bunny dressing up as a chic running around kissing dudes, Tweety Bird's androgynous look. Not to mention the various racial undertones stereotyping blacks with slave mockeries, japanese people with WW2 toons and so on. Don't even get started on Tom and Jerry with that black maid swatting at Tom with her broom and you never saw her face.

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Yeah. Looney Toons has so many rather inappropriate themes once you lose your childlike innocense.

LOL bugs is a cross dresser . Thats messed up. he's also very sadistic towards Elmer Fud. And hasn't shown him an ounce of genuine empathy.

I watched The Looney Tunes Show and its just not as fun anymore. Its abit too safe not just in terms of themes but in terms of just just being a cartoon. It came across is as a tamed version a sitcom like The Simpsons.

Hey you know theres a Simspn Video game..... Complete with Open World and Vehicles ! :D

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#11  Edited By -ParaNormaN-
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Kingdom Hearts is a fun game. The combat in the first game was hard to get used to because you would attack enemies that the camera was facing instead of the enemies that the character was facing. Although, I heard that they fixed that in Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD for the PS3. The combat in the Kingdom Hearts games improve as the games go on. Most games only came out for handhelds like Chain of Memories came out for the GBA, 358/2 Days and Recoded/Coded came out for the DS and for cell phone devices, Birth By Sleep for the PSP and Dream Drop Distance for the 3DS. I've played every one except for Dream Drop Distance and really enjoyed the improvements they made as each game came out. The only time I can say that they went backwards and made things worse was when they released Chain of Memories for the GBA. It's a card based game while at the same time having real time combat. You get create your own deck of attack, item, and magic cards and use them when you fight enemies. If your card combo or number is not greater than an enemies, then your attack is blocked. It sucks though because its an important game leading into Kingdom Hearts 2, so you're kind of forced to play it.

Give it a shot man, I'd pick up KH 1.5 since it has 3 titles in it. Kingdom Hearts, Chain of Memories, and 358/2 Days. They cheat you out of the gameplay for 358/2 Days though. Because it's a DS game, they just took all the cutscenes and created a 3(?) hour movie. When I watched the cutscenes on the DS, I think it only took like half an hour or a little more to get through it all, so it looks like they added a lot more scenes to make up for the lost gameplay. You can also wait for KH 2.5 HD which will have Kingdom Hearts 2, Birth By Sleep, and Recoded (Another DS game which will probably have gameplay removed). I'm picking 2.5 up just for Birth By Sleep alone. KH2 is probably the best in the series gameplay wise right now but, BBS had an extremely fun fighting system and had a really great story for the PSP. I can't wait to play it in HD and with a PS3 controller.

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@SexyJazzCat said:

The first Kingdom Hearts is pretty weak in the combat department. KH2 does a much better job. It's better and faster paced. Though you might find it to be a bit easy. If you want a big challenge play it on the hardest difficulty.

KH2's combat is significantly worse than KH1's combat, a lot of the magic was made weaker and most of the melee combat was reduced to button mashing. And let's not forget the reaction commands that made the game far easier than it should have been, just press the triangle button to kill 15 enemies at once. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike KH2 at all, I actually like it more than KH1, I'm just stating the facts.

And to the OP, the Kingdom Hearts games are more than worth playing, go try out KH1.5 Remix.

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#13  Edited By -ParaNormaN-
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@slyroxas97 said:

@SexyJazzCat said:

The first Kingdom Hearts is pretty weak in the combat department. KH2 does a much better job. It's better and faster paced. Though you might find it to be a bit easy. If you want a big challenge play it on the hardest difficulty.

KH2's combat is significantly worse than KH1's combat, a lot of the magic was made weaker and most of the melee combat was reduced to button mashing. And let's not forget the reaction commands that made the game far easier than it should have been, just press the triangle button to kill 15 enemies at once. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike KH2 at all, I actually like it more than KH1, I'm just stating the facts.

And to the OP, the Kingdom Hearts games are more than worth playing, go try out KH1.5 Remix.

Even with the triangle button command, the game wasn't all that easy. It was a neat feature IMO because it made the gameplay more cinematic with all the cool stunts and tricks they added with it. Especially during the part where you have to kill 1,000 heartless in Hollow Bastion.

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Yes, it is a very good series, I really like them. Play them in the order of release.

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I loved it. I thought the combat was fine too.

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@slyroxas97: KH2 makes up for all of that with flashier stunts. KH1 combat was just plain boring. I can't comment on the magic as i haven't used it all that much in either of the games.

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#17  Edited By Zjun
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Nope.

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Yeah I think so. While the first one was good the second one was much better. I'd say get the HD Remix on PS3. I just picked up a copy myself and plan on playing through it again.

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@slyroxas97 said:

@SexyJazzCat said:

The first Kingdom Hearts is pretty weak in the combat department. KH2 does a much better job. It's better and faster paced. Though you might find it to be a bit easy. If you want a big challenge play it on the hardest difficulty.

KH2's combat is significantly worse than KH1's combat, a lot of the magic was made weaker and most of the melee combat was reduced to button mashing. And let's not forget the reaction commands that made the game far easier than it should have been, just press the triangle button to kill 15 enemies at once. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike KH2 at all, I actually like it more than KH1, I'm just stating the facts.

And to the OP, the Kingdom Hearts games are more than worth playing, go try out KH1.5 Remix.

I would not necessarily call what you said facts. I would not say that the strength of magic was reduced, but they did remove 2 or 3 spells. I think that they were the gravity spell and aero, which a wind shield. In regards to the button mashing, i would say they just gave you more combos.. In KH1 Sora's special abilities boiled down to more melee attacks and abilities like Trinity Limit, and Ragnarok were the only real "special" abilities he had. Fast forward to KH2 and he now has piercing combo finisher, a leaping shockwave finisher, and other stuff. Now, I would say that his limit forms could be button mashy in the since that 1 of them allowed you to press square to perform a special finisher and was melee focused and the wisdom form had you shooting from a distance. Now there is one keyblade that allows you to continuously attack and not go in to a combo.

At the end of the day, if it was really a button masher then you could get by with just doing the same combo over and over and not be hit or punished often. And as easy as it may be at times on lower difficulties, bosses like Sephiroth will kick your as on anything higher than easy if you just try attacking the whole time.

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@GiantAssPanda said:

Did you spend your childhood watching 2D Disney movies like The Lion King, Beauty and The Beast, Winnie The Pooh and Aladdin? If the answer is yes, it's worth playing.

This. It is like reliving your childhood memories but now you can interact with the environment:)

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kingdoms hearts its worth ftor tme great series

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Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 is the best, didn't enjoy the others much

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#23  Edited By CodingGenius
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I'm with the previous poster. KH 1 & 2 are great, especially if you have a soft spot for Disney and FF like I do.

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#24  Edited By Minishdriveby
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KH 1 and KH 2 were great, more recent titles like to retread a lot of territory.