A Surprising Combination
Written Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 16:39:56 by
An Exciting venture by Square Enix.
When I first saw kingdom hearts, I was surprised. Quite a combination,
mixing a world wide famous RPG game creator and a world wide famous cartoon
legacy. Amazingly enough, They fit perfectly. As soon as see the opening
scenes of the game, you can almost never look away.
Gameplay - 8/10
The gameplay in kingdom hearts has a certain hack/slash center. Sora,
a boy yearning for adventure, gets wisked away to another world and finds
himself to be the lengendary key bearer.
Sora wields a keyblade, a very unusual sword type weapon, and it becomes
powered up by keychains which are to attached to it. Your two sidekicks,
Donald and Goofy, the two originals from Disney, help you along your journey.
Goofy employs more of a defensive stance with his only weapon being a
shield, while Donald works as a wizard with magic. The main character,
Sora, can also you magic and can learn depending on what path he takes
at the beginning. All three characters comes with abilities that they
gain upon leveling up, and many can be handy in fighting your enemy, the
heartless. Gameplay in general is paced with the storyline, and how you
level up depends on another factor.
Storyline - 10/10
The Story in Kingdom Hearts must be its unique feature. Square and Disney
have concocted a magical tale of love, faith, hope, dispair, mystery and
fantasy. It most likely will draw you into Kingdom Hearts more than anything
Battle System - 7/10
In battle, a little bar appears, representing you health. As more levels
are gained, as such in an RPG, Your overall stats increase portion by
portion. Sora mainly attacks in combos, but can have powerful abilities
that spring forth from within. Summoning other disney characters can also
be done, when the proper summoning gem is found. The only glaring problem
with it is the horrendus camera that can sometimes help you lose a fight,
but it is easily forgetable, considering the intense amount of things
going on in the game.
Graphics - 9/10
Kingdom hearts has some of the best RPG visuals of any game. The reserected
Final Fantasy Characters (Did I forget to mention those?) Look even better
than before, and The three types of CG scenes work perfectly.
Overall - 9/10
The game is an excellent adventure, overall, save for problems
like the camera, and rather short length, it is imaginative and
wonderful beyound many other creations.
Written by Zuriel