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Kingdom Hearts Member Review for the PS2

Nefro By:
Nefro
12/14/05
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action / RPG 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Square 
DEVELOPER Square 
RELEASE DATE  
E Contains Violence

What do these ratings mean?

They've locked the keyhole to their imagination

In 2002, Square released a game that was stuck in the limelight since its announcement. A Role Playing Game which contained elements of classic Disney Movies, such as Tarzan?, and Final Fantasy games, like Yuffie, Cloud, and Aeris (Isn't she dead?) Many people viewed the game as inventive and fresh with new ideas and a new style of gaming. A good story combined with some great storys was said to make a great game. Well, Kingdom Hearts, though being a fun game, falls short of anything that is a mind blowing game.

The game starts out with the protaganist, Sora, a teenager with ambitious dreams, who is stuck on Destiny Island with his two best friends, Riku and Kairi, and three other familiar characters, Wakka, Tidus, and Selphie (all from the Final Fantasy's series). About ten minutes into the game, Sora, Riku, and Kairi decide they want to leave a deserted island with no adults that is beautiful and provides everything they could ever need. Teenagers are really getting stupider by the minute. They started building a raft and collecting food, 3 coconuts and 3 fish, to eat on their time at sea,

Later, your majestical island is covered with vile creatures known as the Heartless, who, get this, don't have hearts. No ****ing way. These creatures feed off the evil in everyones heart. As Sora is trying to get off of the island to escape the Heartless, he obtains the keyblade, but loses knowledge of the whereabouts with his friend. He is pulled into a whirling vortex of black matter, and ends up in Traverse Town to meet up with his future allies in locking up Keyholes with the Keyblade (The names are such a great aspect of this game), Donald Duck, and Goofy who are going to look for their missing king, King Mickey, with the help of the holder of the Keyblade.

Sora's job is to travel to various worlds, taken from disney movies, and close off the Keyholes on that certain world. At these worlds, you fight against the Heartless, and the villians of the movie the world is taken from. You use abilities you learn from leveling up, magic you gain after defeating certain bosses, and summons from characters who need are thankfully for your help. The fighting style isn't a great part about the game. With the free roaming abilities of a Hack and Slash game and the menu of a Role Playing game, it gets annoying having to run, switch down to potions, while avoiding guys and attacking, then going back to attack. The action is fun and creative, but the main drawback, and the main drawback for this game, is the camera.

Lets say you're fighting a boss. A big boss. You're running up at him with your stupid duck compadre who always dies and your dog/person/idiot compadre with a shield who sadly never dies. Lets say you can't see the boss. From a third person perspective, you're screwed. The camera is terrible. It is either swinging around you so you can't see where you are going, or you are manually controlling it while paying attention to the battles, which ends up getting you killed, and dying in a Disney game where you fight alongside Ariel the mermaid is pretty sad.

This game does contain great graphics and decent voice acting. The voice acting does get a bit on your nerves, but also gives you quite a laughing. Hearing Goofy butt in on conversations telling people that Sora is the keyblade master, "HYUK, HE'S DA KEYBLAADE MASTA," makes me want to cut my wrists and write a bad song about how Square doesn't love me because they put Goofy in one of their games. On the other hand, after a battle in the Collisseum, Hercule's world, Donald Duck shouts of "FUGAZI!!!!!" I swear on my life that he shouts Fugazi. If not, well, this game just lost ten cool points.

And since I mentioned Goofy, I'd just like to mention how much a waste of space/ink/memory or whatever he is taking up, he is. Now, I'm not going to go on one of those tangents asking what exactly is Goofy and then make some retarded pun using Pluto like a lot of idiots who think they are funny for bringing this subject up. Whatever kind of creature Goofy is, we can all, and we all will, agree that Goofy is the worst character ever in the entire history of the universe.

This game just keeps getting worse and worse. The worlds are terrible. They turn some great characters, and **** political correctness, homos, such as Peter Pan. Swimming isn't fun. Tarzan, god damnit, what the **** is Tarzan doing in this game. They dind't even play any Phil Collins. Halloween Town blows. The whole game is basically a story a five year old came up with thrown in with good characters turned bad. I'm so glad they didn't put Toy Story in this game. The Fox and the Hound should have been in this game. Just so many mistakes.

Over all this game is decent. It is entertaining. It provides decent graphics. But in the end it has a terrible camera, voice acting gets annoying, bad story, and it is just plain stupid. This game is loved by tons of people and I tried to enjoy it. I really did. But I spent ten bucks on a piece of crap. Oh well, it kept me entertained during Thanksgiving break.


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