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Monday, June 3, 2013
Artemis Review - Kingdom Hearts.
BY ARTEMIS - I'm the only one who acknowledges this series I guess.
Kingdom Hearts from Square Enix is one of my favorite games, I'll admit it. But while I love it, it's got flaws. So now I'll review it!
GRAPHICS. How does it look? Comparatively, it's very good looking! It's a PS2 game, which did have good capabilities. I think that its graphics look fine. They're not HD, but it's from the PS2, so it's still good. Err...7/10.
CONTROLS. Is it playable? It can take getting used to, but the controls are tight and there is never a moment where they can be considered bad. They support its gameplay really well and the command attacks are easy to execute. The buttons don't clash — you never have to go out of your way to do something, which is necessary for the game. 9/10.
GAMEPLAY. Is it any good? Heck yes. It is button mashing combat, yes, but you can't just wail on something to kill it. In that regard it's difficult. The bosses aren't dull, and for the most part are really difficult if you don't prepare. The bosses have some sort of element the others don't. The combat is fast-paced, fun, and easy to enjoy. The tutorial helps with that. You never feel like you're invincible. In fact, I found that most of the time I felt like I was at a severe disadvantage. The gameplay is spectacular. 9/10.
STORY. How does it go? I'll refrain from spoilers as much as possible. The story begins on Destiny Islands with our 3 characters, Sora (the protagonist), Riku (his rival and friend), and Kairi (his love interest). They want to set out for new places as they're bored of the island. When they're about to set sail a storm happens and these black creatures swarm the island. Sora starts looking around and comes across Kairi in the cave where she and Sora used to draw on the walls. She is dragged into a door on the far wall before Sora can do anything. Sora goes and finds Riku, who disappears as well. He gets the Keyblade and fights the Heartless. He blacks out and awakens at Traverse Town, where he meets Donald and Goofy, along with Leon from Final Fantasy 8, Aerith from Final Fantasy 7, Yuffie from Final Fantasy 7, Sid from Final Fantasy 6, and many others. From there he must search for his friends. At the end, you feel satisfied and thankful that you finished this game. I would summarize the plot more, but I figure you should find out for yourself. 6/10.
The overall score is: 7.75/10. I wanted to put it higher, but really I couldn't. I may review its sequels, which are better (for the most part...) but until then I have to say that it doesn't hold its own very well in the grand scheme of things. There are better games you could spend your money on, but playing this is a must before playing any of its sequels. So, that's all for now.
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