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I know, I’m beginning to feel like Kingdom Hearts III should have been aimed for older fans of the franchise like me. That way the game would have had things like kissing, less childish moments, even a couple of other things would have earned a “T” rating.

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Eh, it's a Disney game. They want it to be child friendly. I really don't think Kingdom Hearts needs kissing either. 

The only thing I would say is that it was annoying when Jack Sparrow said "Annihilate" instead of "kill", but otherwise there's plenty enough dark themes for me.

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10 minutes ago, Novayon said:

Eh, it's a Disney game. They want it to be child friendly. I really don't think Kingdom Hearts needs kissing either. 

The only thing I would say is that it was annoying when Jack Sparrow said "Annihilate" instead of "kill", but otherwise there's plenty enough dark themes for me.

Yeah, Disney's gotten really weird with using the word "kill" in recent years. And I agree, Kingdom Hearts should stay child friendly. It would be weird for them to include all these Disney properties only to whirl around and go "oh, but it's rated T so kids shouldn't play it". I also agree that the series doesn't need kissing.

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2 hours ago, Novayon said:

Eh, it's a Disney game. They want it to be child friendly. I really don't think Kingdom Hearts needs kissing either. 

The only thing I would say is that it was annoying when Jack Sparrow said "Annihilate" instead of "kill", but otherwise there's plenty enough dark themes for me.

that was a strange one as they were fine with someone turning to dust

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To be honest, I would feel a bit weird seeing Kairi and Sora kiss, or seeing ANYBODY in the game kiss. I don't see their relationship as anything other than a friendship.

Also, you can't really 'kill' someone in Kingdom Hearts. Not a single original character in KH has REALLY been killed, like properly killed (with the exception of Eraqus). They have either willfully died, been destroyed but with the ability to come back, or ceased to exist but also with the ability to come back. We haven't killed a single person in any of the games (heartless, nobodies, unversed, and Disney bosses do not count). But I don't think it's necessary to see any gore or be able to kill someone properly in the game. It's not that type of game.

But I don't think it's a game ONLY fit for children. I played the first Kingdom Hearts game when I was around 7-8 years old, and I've played pretty much every title since then. I've never felt as though I wasn't the target market, or whatever it's called, even though I am now 22 years old. So I don't think it needs to be aimed for older audiences. Some people may want that, but KH is never, and will probably never be that game.

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2 hours ago, WilliamNiira said:

To be honest, I would feel a bit weird seeing Kairi and Sora kiss, or seeing ANYBODY in the game kiss. I don't see their relationship as anything other than a friendship.

Also, you can't really 'kill' someone in Kingdom Hearts. Not a single original character in KH has REALLY been killed, like properly killed (with the exception of Eraqus). They have either willfully died, been destroyed but with the ability to come back, or ceased to exist but also with the ability to come back. We haven't killed a single person in any of the games (heartless, nobodies, unversed, and Disney bosses do not count). But I don't think it's necessary to see any gore or be able to kill someone properly in the game. It's not that type of game.

But I don't think it's a game ONLY fit for children. I played the first Kingdom Hearts game when I was around 7-8 years old, and I've played pretty much every title since then. I've never felt as though I wasn't the target market, or whatever it's called, even though I am now 22 years old. So I don't think it needs to be aimed for older audiences. Some people may want that, but KH is never, and will probably never be that game.

But if they do that, it’ll alienate older fans, especially if they don’t follow the Harry Potter route.

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Kingdom Hearts does have it's mature themes and moments, but it's still Disney and should stay the way it is. I'm in my 30's and I still have lots of enjoyment playing Kingdom Hearts. I still play games like Pokemon, Spyro, and Mega Man as well. These are all E for everyone games. And Kingdom Hearts should be for everyone in terms of rating. It's got Disney. No matter how dark it gets, and each game has it's dark themes you can only go so dark when your pals with Goofy, Donald Duck, and Mickey Mouse.

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I don't think it should cater to older audiences, I don't feel like that's the issue with what KH3 showed.

The issue is that it was catering to newcomers and that showed a lot in the story, it's fairly accessible but because it disregarded so much baggage. Anyway I digress, there's nothing wrong with being pg.

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