As many of you are no doubt aware Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was released last week in Europe, and it's out very soon in North America! And some of us noticed that C3 was very overdue for a proper Kingdom Hearts thread - here it is!
Kingdom Hearts started about 10 years ago as what many assumed would be a standalone game, it has grown into a complex series expanding that one game's zany storyline about Disney and the magical powers of hearts and friendship.
The franchise is known for having a relatively consistent quality compared to most RPGs, and while its cheesy themes and overcomplex plot aren't for everyone; the gameplay continues to be very fun and playable for original fans. The plot is also quite enjoyable to talk about and will probably (hopefully?) be something this thread is used for often!
So far the game has 7 titles scattered across a variety of platforms, some more important than others but all are pretty good for the most part, all also make some kind of important contribution to the plot. Listed below in order of chronology for convenience:
- Birth by Sleep (PSP - 2010)
- Kingdom Hearts (PS2 - 2002)
- Chain of Memories (GBA/PS2 - 2004/2007)
- 358/2 Days (DS - 2009)
- Kingdom Hearts II (PS2 - 2006)
- coded (Mobile/DS - 2008/2011)
- 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS - 2012)
- Kingdom Hearts III (?)
- Kingdom Hearts I.5 HD ReMIX (PS3 - 2013/TBA)
For those of you interested in getting into the series, the weaker and less important entries are in italics! While still good games they may not be a good place to start.
So get discussing and have fun!
Obviously the latest and imo one of the best in the series (Dream Drop Distance) will be the centre of discussion for a little while, and because of it I've become really excited for the inevitable Kingdom Hearts III which I really hope is fully revealed soon!
( Edited 13.04.2013 16:43 by Azuardo )