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  1. 5 points
    jbmasta

    Favorite worlds for world design?

    As the title says, what are your favorite worlds in terms of the design? Not factoring in story or characters, purely the environments you walk around in and sometimes interact with. Maybe it's just really fun to wander around in, or it's a faithful recreation of your favorite Disney film. Perhaps it's ambitious in terms of what you can do or how you move about. Dream Drop Distance is quite good at this, with the help of reality shifts. The Grid where you can manipulate coding (and the code that appears upon completion of the reality shift makes logical sense in computer terms), or Symphony of Sorcery's unique soundscape and the way Melody Catcher opens up new paths. Atlantica, mainly the first game is a world I admire the ambition in because while the underwater controls and combat aren't entirely intuitive, it's at least ambitious and makes the areas more three dimensional without resorting to platforming. Not to say that platforming is bad, but swimming offers variation. For sheer size and beauty, the Caribbean. It properly feels like exploration and you immerse yourself in the islands and the water. The islands are visually distinct, it's not the same basic asset copy and pasted for quantity over quality.
  2. 3 points
    Well, I think that the concept of an ideal plot differs from person to person. So I don't think the plot can be seriously improved. In addition, Kingdom hearts 3 has a lot of storylines leading to the next games. And, well, in KH3 the plot is not so bad as to "remade" it. In this series, there were worse parts in terms of the story
  3. 3 points
    bambii

    Favorite worlds for world design?

    Going chronologically: KH1’s Hollow Bastion’s labyrinthine structure and puzzle mechanics stay with me even after 2 decades. Hard to beat. KH2’s environments aren’t particularly noteworthy, but Twilight Town and TWTNW absolutely nail a sense of place-making. They’re both highly believable and immersive locales. I would’ve liked to spend more time in them. Can’t say I remember BBS’s maps well enough, as I haven’t actually played it in some time. DDD’s Symphony of Sorcery may well be my favorite KH world in terms of design and mechanics. It’s an absolute joy to explore, and everything from the musical sound fx replacing normal attack fx, seamless integration of flowmotion into its vast and vertical environments, and the way new areas open make it pretty magical IMO. I also love DDD’s take on TWTNW, it’s so vast and surreal. KH3 - Toy Box takes the cake. Really imaginative, varied, makes you actually feel like a kid in a toy store. ReMind’s Scala also set a new marker for the franchise in terms of sandbox exploration IMO, though I feel like they could have done a little more with it mechanically. The traversal railways are really neat though. EDIT: I just remembered Space Paranoids, that definitely belongs here. The Grid is pretty rad too.
  4. 2 points
    This thinking that the story is badly told stems from a misunderstanding of how kingdom hearts chooses to tell its unorthodox plot everything will make sense sooner or later but it always takes its time even if it takes years
  5. 2 points
    Yea I still have a few idea for other ones, but think ill take a break from them for a while. I'm glad you like them and that others seem to too, thanks for letting me share them! Thank you so much, I'm glad youve liked them so much! I'll hopefully be back with more! Yea I've only gotten through half the bosses in Remind and had to take a break, so I hope to beat him one day! lol And thank you! I do feel like TWEWY could easily be tied to here in some way, but who knows what Nomura is thinking!
  6. 2 points
    Here's the final of the side games for my final battle series! Though I do have one more secret one planned that I'll start on soon! Hope you all like it! Speed Paint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I8roTGVwGc&t=2s Twitter: Arcanekeyblade5
  7. 1 point
    I think he can get away with it because it's still questionable how much Xehanort actually remembers. I get the impression that he figured out that he was Player, but he may not have had ALL of Player's memories. Maybe he was only able to remember bits and pieces in his dreams. The "precious light" sounds like it could be referring to the "true dandelion" to me now. More specifically, the light in Ventus. But it's very confusing to hear him talk about it this way. You've already got the light right there, Xehanort! ...Unless he thought that another keyblade war would bring about another light, which would be Sora, I guess? We'll have to look at those lines again in the future because I feel like they aren't going to hold up perfectly. I get the feeling that there's going to be some kind of big twist involving the first keyblade war. Personally, I have my fingers crossed for more Agito XIIi references. But there really is a lot that we don't know about it... It's essentially the MoM's past. So maybe that's what Xehanort really wanted to know about; what were the circumstances of the very first keyblade war??
  8. 1 point
    Has the prospect of Thomas the Tank Engine in Kingdom Hearts swayed you, or no?
  9. 1 point
    This is an interesting point worth looking into... I remember Xemnas saying something about them "revealing their secret" in English, but then that line wasn't there in Japanese. So if this translator is saying that the Ultimania said this, then that makes me curious. I can't remember what Ansem SoD said (in either language lol) so I'll have to find it. Do you remember which scene, specifically? I think that would be my first place to look just to see if I could get a new impression. If this is true, though, what "secret" about the war was he trying to uncover...? Like you said, if Xehanort had Player's memories, why would he have needed Skuld's? Was it just to confirm that the things he dreamed about were real memories? That seems too simple... Did Skuld have a memory that nobody else had? ...Maybe it IS that simple. It's like he was trying to expose a conspiracy. I'm still curious if their whole world is made of data... Or something like that... Like, maybe there is some DEEPER level that Xehanort was scratching the surface of and he needed his friends from the past so they could share what they knew in order to figure out what's REALLY going on. Oh, right! That must be the line I was thinking of. That line gives me the impression that he started questioning his own identity because he started questioning other people the same way... Like the MoM, for instance. lol YMX came out and asked him "Who are you, really?" Maybe he was actually thinking about himself and his own situation when he asked him that. If the MoM and Demyx are in the midst of their own identity crisis, then maybe that's why he responded so evasively... Yeah, isn't that weird? Strangely, I don't think anyone even got the impression that they didn't remember their pasts until khux made it clear that they had some sort of amnesia. It seemed like Nomura just hadn't developed backstories for them until then. If there's one thing people can confidently praise Nomura for, it's his ability to leave convenient loose ends for himself.
  10. 1 point
    Daz-4th

    *Spoilers* KH3 Chat

    fr would love a fully furnished Twilight Town
  11. 1 point
    Yeah, I'd say the only real downside to using L and R for the camera control is that you have fewer opportunities to see how gloriously UNrendered the palace in Castle of Dreams is.
  12. 1 point
    EXACTLY LOL There's millions of things to remember and I'm forgetting some of them. I totally was tripping myself up. Haaaa okay, Xehanort did know that his dreams were of the age of fairytales. Nomura said that he knew that Ventus was an ancient Keyblade wielder from the very beginning......which could only mean he knew the truth of his dreams. Totally forgot about that. Twitter user @lunesacree translated this section in the KHIII Ultimania. WHICH..............confuses me all over again. LOL 'Xehanort thought that the ancient Keyblade wielders held the secret to the past fight of light and darkness'.........Ansem SoD also said that about Subject X. But...... but WHY??? Xehanort already has the dreams of that time; wouldn't he know the truth about it? He has dreams of [Player], who was literally in the middle of the battlefield during the War. All this is confusing.......... This makes the most sense right now. Just considering other things......just jumbles my mind up LOL But still.........what about that mysterious Luxord???? What does he have to do with any of this????? Hmm....the closest I can think of is: That's what I was thinking. From what Xehanort said in Re:Mind: it sounds like he was searching for him then. HMMM.......it's super hard to tell. But....HMMMM.....I have a feeling he still has his memories, but who knows lol. I kinda just realized, but members 9-12 never talked about their past. Weird.
  13. 1 point
    Well, that sounds like a possibility... There's gotta be a reason for that... Oof, my head literally started to hurt as soon as I started thinking about this. LOL Hm... It seems like Xehanort was looking for the dandelions - that even includes Subject X. Xehanort managed to hold onto his memories thanks to his other self, but the others all lost their memories somehow. So even if he gathered them all together, it was like they hadn't really been reunited because they couldn't remember each other. So "looking for the keyblade wielder(s) among you" might mean that he wanted to reawaken their memories as keyblade wielders. It's a slight stretch to read into his words that way, but like you said, he should've already known that they were keyblade wielders, so there was no question of whether they were or not......... Unless he was referring to Demyx and/or Luxord as well. Demyx was the first new member to join the Organization, after all. That seems kind of significant to me. Do you think Xehanort eventually realized what was going on with his dreams of Player? Did he realize that he was someone else inside, so he started to suspect that there were other people like himself? (Actually... I could be wrong, but I feel like there was a line like that in khdr.) Demyx seemed totally worthless, let's be real. lol But maybe Xehanort/Xemnas noticed his similarity to the MoM and kept him around in the hopes of seeing his other side? Seriously, why else would Xemnas accept someone like him in the Organization?? As the first new member, no less! I feel like Luxord's mysteriousness is reason enough for Xemnas to accept him. LOL He probably showed up under some very strange circumstances. Did we ever decide whether Luxord had his memories or not? I'm not sure I can tell... I can't think of anything that made me think that he lost his memories besides the fact that he never talked about his past. I mentioned how I think Demyx's name could be "Melody", but I keep thinking about MoM being called "Memory." It just feels so fitting if he's the one who has Demyx's memories... It's a little cheesy, but I love it. Melody and Memory... We literally have a character called "Brain", so that's not even a weird name. LOL The name "Memory" seems like something that would've made young Xehanort react the way he did when the MoM told him his name. Even better if he told him TWO NAMES. That would've definitely left him confused.
  14. 1 point
    was still a significant set back. switch graphical engines means they would have had to redo a lot
  15. 1 point
    Nomura really loves to use every idea, doesn't he? lol Nothing goes to waste. So, I've been thinking more about these "other selves" that exist within people's hearts. I think I could've been onto something when I mentioned Shadows from Persona... In other words, I think they might be the part of them that they suppress, made real within their hearts. Fictional selves. If the fictional world is a world where things are brought to life by people's imaginations, then it could even explain how Sora and Yozora could be the same even though they seem to be separate people. The Persona series didn't invent the concept of personas and shadows. It's getting late here so I can't talk much, but I think you'll enjoy reading some of this. edit: ok, I'm awake and I thought about this a lot more. Now I'm wondering... If this is on the right track, which one is Demyx? Is he the persona or the shadow? He and the MoM both possess strong negative qualities... But Demyx does seem to be entirely persona. His innocent, happy-go-lucky nature is like a mask. It fell away when he fought Sora. It might not all be a lie, but he's definitely projecting a certain personality to cover up a darker side. That would mean that the MoM is his shadow, his hidden self who even Demyx isn't aware of. If Quadratum exists somewhere in the unconscious/dream realm, then that could be what posed the opportunity for Sora to physically meet his own shadow, Yozora. But this is just a theory.......... a game theoryyyy.
  16. 1 point
    Silent Multiverse

    General Chat

    coming june 8th
  17. 1 point
    It was mostly due to timing. Nomura was hard at work with Versus XIII and he wanted portable games to help fill time and gaps before Kingdom Hearts III. Unfortunately due to Versus being delayed to a point that it was converted to XV, it was a bit too late to start on a game for the PS3 because the PS4 was right around the corner and the PS3 wasn't powerful enough for Nomura's vision for KH3.
  18. 1 point
    im an author and i dont see the need to rewrite it either
  19. 1 point
    It would be a nice call back to BBS if the True Dandelion is Ventus.
  20. 1 point
    Blue Sky Studios Co-founder Chris Wedge posted a letter of Blue Sky Studio's Closure yesterday (April 7) on all their social media pages. https://twitter.com/blueskystudios/status/1379822457729785863
  21. 1 point
    Well, not always. There are things in KH3 that I don't find logical explanation (for example, Ansem the Wise in BBS says that he lost his memory, and in KH3 he remembers everything, plot hole), but I just think that this is far from critical and I can find a lot more positive features
  22. 1 point
    Double OKP

    How will union cross end

    The offline version of the app has a theater mode and will contain all the cutscenes.
  23. 1 point
    InnerLight13

    Kingdom Hearts Power Bracket

    Hey, everyone. I'm a bracket maker and a Kingdom Hearts fan. Putting these things together is a natural thing. I took 64 of the most powerful characters in the series and arranged them into a March Madness style bracket, seeds and all. This first appeared in my friend Regular Pat's video, which we recorded together. I'm sure he won't mind me plugging that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxTOPGZgw8c&t=210s. Anyway, the joy of making a bracket is getting to see people fill it out. If anyone sees this, let me know who your Final Four and champion would be!
  24. 1 point
    It's... It's gotta be... But there's also the whole rest of Dark Road for us to look forward to, so maybe some lingering questions could also be answered there. Speaking of which... It's hard to believe we're actually going to receive the rest of Dark Road in a timely manner. lol That sounds like it could be a mess. But I'm VERY curious to see what we get out of that. At the least, I hope that we'll find out how the Scala kids died. I also want to know more about Odin. I'd like to see new scenes with the MoM (like how he got to Scala or how he introduced himself to YMX in the first place) but idk if that's asking for too much. Remember how the dark Chirithy told Player that he'd see them again in another dream? Hm... I wonder if that has anything to do with it... For a second, I started wondering if the world of the future was just another dream. I've had dreams where I was someone else. It sort of feels like it fits, but it still leaves me with questions. I'm not sure how hard I should fixate on Player's Chirithy saying "inside of yourself" because I don't know how Nomura plans to define "inside." lol
  25. 1 point
    Albert

    The master of masters identity

    I don't understand a half of what you wrote, probably because my English is really bad, but I get general idea and it seems odd to me. There are many reasons why I think Ven can't be MoM, but it's difficult for me to write them. I think that MoM probably will be a totally new character, because his personality doesn't match with any other characters of the franchise
  26. 1 point
    This was one of my projects since last year, restoring this cutscene track from MoM, particularly due to that gorgeous incorporation of Nachtflugel near the end. Much like when i did it to the Master of Master's theme, this isn't really ripped, as much as it is completley recreated from scratch! I hope you guys enjoy listening to it without dialougue and sparky sounds all over.
  27. 1 point
    OH RIGHT. That's the part I always keep forgetting, probably because I never expected it to be explained. Alright, I'll try to keep that in mind and hope that khux delivers. Speaking of things I hope the ending delivers, I hope they show us what's under the MoM's table. There was a hatch or something under there, so... What was that for?? Why was the table hiding it?? Why did the table have the Rubrum gear on it?? It makes my mind go in all kinds of directions... Now I'm like "What if it was another means of escape!" I'm even looking at Sora and Yozora differently now, too. The fact that Chirithy was thinking that Player had another self INSIDE of them is what gets me confused, though. In a way, it would make sense why Rex and Hamm treated Sora like Yozora if Yozora was somehow (even figuratively) "inside" of Sora. They might've been simply seeing him as his other self. But then later... Yozora appears as a separate person. So he couldn't have literally been inside of Sora. ...Right? ugh, I don't know, but there's DEFINITELY something going on with that. WE'RE SO CLOSE... There's gotta be something we just don't know that would click these pieces into place.
  28. 1 point
    pablo5425

    KH General Chat

    epic
  29. 1 point
    tbh, this is something I think they can easily handwave with the excuse that Apprentice Xehanort was a scientist. So even if Player wouldn't have had the knowledge of how to recreate the Ark, Apprentice Nort would. I suppose it's also possible that Radiant Garden is another version of Daybreak Town and the Ark was just part of the world. Therefore, all Apprentice Xehanort might've done was complete it. But that feels like more of a stretch. This is an INCREDIBLY good point and I feel silly for not realizing. lol Well, at least that helps get rid of an idea... For a second, I was really confused, but now I get what you mean...... I just hadn't considered something like that. I'm not sure if it's possible for him to do that, though. When he was talking to Darkness, he implied that he saw Quadratum, but I thought that he meant he saw it with the Gazing Eye. Do you think he would've known how to get there? We still don't know when the KH3 secret ending took place. So maybe the MoM didn't even go directly from YMX to Quadratum. Do you think the box has something to do with it...? We still haven't figured out its purpose. Remember what Xigbar said in his character file story about it? It seems like everything about it could be deceptive. It felt like they used the same language that they use to talk about Demyx and Player with how it might not be how it appears. But why would they talk about the box that way...?
  30. 1 point
    Yeah..........according to the KHIII Secret Reports, Apprentice Xehanort regained some of his memories: So, I think it's entirely possible he remembered [Player]'s memories. But I have a problem with this. If he built it based off the memories of [Player], how did he even get that nearly-perfect replica of it? I mean, it's not like [Player] walked around it and examined how it actually worked. In order to have built it off just memories, Apprentice Xehanort should have had great detail and information on its layout and functionality. But [Player] just used it, not actually observed it in great detail. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......................... When I first read 'sandwich' I was like: "Wait, did I just read that right?! That food that I eat so often?!" LOL 🤣 ............That makes sense though! That makes 100% sense!! Considering this is true, then Chirithy's words are so much more clearer! In this case, Xehanort would be the other version of [Player]. And that would be how he dreams of [Player]'s memories, because it really is his memories. This also goes in line with that Ansem SOD quote. 'Dreams hold our memories.' But since Xehanort is not [Player] himself, but his other version, he can't actually 'remember' (after all, in Episode 1 of Dark Road, Xehanort says: ). He can only dream, because dreams hold those memories. I will definitely be thinking about this the next time I eat a sandwich. LOL HM. The difference between the Arks in Radiant Garden and the Arks in Daybreak Town are that the ones in Daybreak Town are incomplete while the Radiant Garden ones are complete. Kairi traveled across worlds with the Radiant Garden one, which makes it complete, as the MoM himself says: (Translation: KHInsider) So, a complete ark can't be used to time travel. Ergo, it would be impossible for the MoM to have used the ones in Radiant Garden, because they can't traverse time. Hmmmm........I can think of one possiblity. Maybe the MoM traveled through time to YMX, then immediately left to the realm of unreality? and maybe time works differently in unreality? HMMMM............... Okay, I think I added everything up. The MoM said once seven lifeboats depart, then the world will have fulfilled its purpose. Which world was he talking about? The data world or the real world? If he is talking about the data world, then it adds up. The middle lifeboat is damaged and rendered useless, so it can't depart. So.....the data world can't end just yet. And the numbers don't add up without that middle ark. The people that should use it is [Player], Ephemer, Skuld, Brain, Lauriam, and Elrena, (excluding Ventus, as I'm going with that he is the one Luxu took, and Luxu didn't use a lifeboat to traverse between the data and real; he came from the door of the lab) which is six. But without that middle ark, it is five. So, they must have repaired that ark, right?? Let's say they do. Then, they all get to the real world, and the data shuts down. Then, there are five arks in the real world. One of them stays behind, the chosen one I can't predict at the moment, but assuredly the one who passes down the No Name. But only then does it add up. So, they must've repaired the broken ark. I wonder how they did though, in the short amount of time they had.
  31. 1 point
    Hm... The thought had crossed through my mind when I looked at the one in KH1. I just figured that khux retconned it by making it seven. But then... Like you said, the one that Apprentice Xehanort put Kairi in had five, didn't it? HMM... Well, if nothing else, maybe that implies that the one seen in the End of the World is the same one from Radiant Garden. Here's what the wiki says about the End of the World: So, the pods we find there could be a "fragment", like a Heartless copy of the pods that actually remained in the castle. It feels like a slight stretch, but just slight enough to sound possible to me. In any case, the conclusion seems to be that the Ark in the castle is different from the ones in Daybreak Town, possibly made by someone other than the MoM. I wonder if Apprentice Xehanort would've been able to construct it while he had amnesia... Could he still remember Player's memories? With the way he spoke to Kairi, it felt like he remembered the MoM's plan or something. What do you make of his behavior? Earlier, I was falling asleep and suddenly felt like I understood how Player is Xehanort, and it might also explain how MoM is Demyx. FOLLOW ME HERE, THIS IS KINDA FUNNY... Picture a sandwich. Now, imagine you spread out all the parts of the sandwich on a table, and then you tell someone else to put it together. Chances are, they might not arrange it the same way. If they're being cheeky, they might even choose chaos and put the bread on the inside. It might end up looking weird, but all the same pieces are there. Technically, it's still the same sandwich. So if Player used the Ark... And his body was pulled apart... What if all the pieces got rearranged when his body was reassembled and his inner self became his outer self? edit: The only problem with this in the MoM's case is the fact that it seemed like he was the same when he showed up in YMX's time. So... Maybe if he used the Ark again after that? The No Name was supposed to be his waypoint, but the No Name didn't seem to exist during KH2 - Xemnas couldn't use the keyblade, right? So if the MoM sent himself to that time, whether he realized it or not, it would've probably done something to him, right?
  32. 1 point
    I haven't even see the movie yet and already I'm certain that it would be a fantastic fit for a world in Kingdom Hearts. It would be awesome for sure!
  33. 1 point
    HM perhaps. There are indeed many (so many) possibilities, seeing that Nomura likes to leave things extremely vague lol. hmmmmmm........hMMMMM.....HMMMMMMM....... that sounds entirely possible! This is just something that I'm very confused with. So, in that scene with Luxu and Darkness, there's only one pod gone, which was Maleficent's pod. But from what Darkness said, there shouldn't be any Masters left in that world, except Luxu. So......shouldn't the MoM have left by now?? But then, there's only one ark missing. Where.....where the heck is he now??? Also about that scene, I think I know the time barriers at to when it took place. Luxu's been watching the Union Leaders and obviously saw their conversations with Darkness, as he quotes how Darkness described the MoM as 'a friend'. So, that scene must have happened some time after the Union Leaders fought with Darkness. About those 'seven crowns'........ That scene continues to baffle me. I was wondering if there was a mistranslation, so I went and typed out that one part on Google Translate (just to see, not exactly reliable, but oh well). And there is a tiny difference. The localization says: According to Google Translate, in Japanese it's something like: I don't know.....kinda gives me a different impression. But that makes me more confused lol. The line immediately following is slightly different too. The localization left out 'seven people'. And then the next line the MoM says....it looks like there's some chunk missing?! I mean, it looks way too long just for "Anyone could wind up using them". Unfortunately, I cannot type that out; I've no clue how to find those kanji. But from what I can get from using the auto-translate camera function (which is tons more unreliable lol), it seems like the MoM says he's interested about whoever is going to use the arks or something? Well I don't know. I think I'm just super bugged by the localizations after that major mistranslation in KH3. I'm just like: "Was there something mistranslated?" "Is there something different?" Lol, it's just me being irritated. But those 'seven crowns'........do you have any idea what it could be referring to?? I certainly don't lol.
  34. 1 point
    Hm... You could be right, but the scene it was presented in made it seem conspicuous to me. It was very "Look at this cool thing the MoM can do!" It didn't come across as just ANY warp to me, y'know? But it could be. lol Who knows. At times, it's hard to tell if I'm reading into things more than I should be with this game. I forgot to respond to this. lol I know it SOUNDS ridiculous, but it feels like a very Anime idea to me, so it FEELS possible to me. Like, maybe there isn't a physical body in there, but there's something intangible like a heart or a ~wish~ I don't think it's likely, but it's just another possibility I'm willing to acknowledge in this case. As long as I account for every possibility, I'll never feel disappointed! If the MoM took one of the pods in the real world, then maybe that's why Ephemer couldn't go with the rest of them? Maybe he made it to the real world, but then there were only enough pods left in the real world for the others...? It's getting late over here and I can't tell if this would make sense or not...
  35. 1 point
    👀 hMMMMMM......iNtErEsTiNg I'm wondering if that might not be anything special at all. It could've simply just been warping. I don't think warping is a very special ability. Like, the Organization members warp around with ease. And also, I noticed in the fight with Darkness, if [Player] loses all HP, then the Union Leaders do a counterattack. I was watching each of their moves (i wasn't studying them, just out of fascination lol) and I saw that Lauriam warped in his attack. Well, I don't know, it just seems like warping is an ability that some people can just...just do, I guess? lol I'm not sure. But, who knows. There might be something special about it. Maybe........... But wait........that just got my brain a-thinking. ............Where the heck did Lauriam learn how to warp??!! He's the first Keyblade wielder of the χ era (excluding the MoM) I've ever seen actually warp (unless there's a medal special attack somewhere that has warping) Oh yeah, they did (funny how i forgot. why'd i even forget? Darkness repeated that several times already)! HMMMM......i'm thinking Ephemer took a lifeboat to the real world, but stayed in that time. Because it seems impossible for him to lack a body (that just sounds so weird) when there was a medium waiting in the future. Ah, but what about [Player]?! I seriously hope they don't end up being.....being.......... I can't say it aloud
  36. 1 point
    This sounds like a perfectly reasonable explanation to me. idk why I never thought about that... But yeah, I think you could be right. So, how about that khux update? I don't think it made me feel like I was wrong about anything, but it did add some things, so I have to readjust my thinking again. The fact that the MoM arranged things so that he could use the Book of Prophecies as a way to set up a waypoint for himself reminds me of one of my EARLIEST theories: I speculated that he might've had his heart in the black box and was using THAT as his waypoint to go from the past to the point in the future where he met YMX. So I'm actually not shocked by this revelation. lol Since the No Name was his waypoint (or perhaps just the Gazing Eye itself?), that means he could technically go wherever the keyblade went. Which is nearly everywhere. I'm still very confused about how the Ark (lifeboat) works, but I think I may have thought of something... When Maleficent used the pod in the data world, it took her back to the real world where there were still six pods. One (the seventh) was missing. I'm still not sure who all ended up taking the pods, BUT, I think that the pods in the "real world" count as A SEPARATE SET OF PODS. So that's just something to keep in mind. So the MoM presumably took a pod to the future to meet YMX. But then what did he do after that? Was he the one who built the pods in Radiant Garden? Because I can't think of any other way he would've been able to send himself off to Quadratum after that. But... That still might've just been a dream. So maybe he wasn't there yet? All we know for sure is that Xehanort never saw him again after he met him when he was young. The person in the white sheet is definitely something nobody saw coming. Uh... My first instinct says it's Ventus, but... Would that make sense? I'm not sure when and WHERE that scene was supposed to be taking place. If it was during the fight between Darkness and the Dandelions, then the condition of the room seems to suggest that it was in the real world version of the room where the pod hadn't been smashed. And, obviously, if it was taking place at the same time, then the person couldn't have been Ventus. I've seen people saying it's Strelitzia, but I think that's just wishful thinking. Unless somebody grabbed her heart before it could float away, I don't think that's her. Personally? Me, personally? I, uh... I mean, just using my EYES... I don't think there's anything IN that sheet? Like, there's nothing physically there. I could be wrong, but... It looks like an empty sheet. If there was a person in there, I would have expected something more like a blank face with a shadow obscuring their features. I've also seen people saying that it's Demyx. I understand where they're coming from. lol People are anxious to see him. And referring to the Sheet Person as "the true Dandelion" does evoke the image of a person who refused to partake in battle. But... idk, it doesn't sound right to me. The words "true Dandelion" makes me think of "the true Agito", who would be... Either Ventus or Sora, by my estimate. I can't think of why it would be Sora without making up something really contrived, though. LOL I mean, Sora was born on Destiny Islands, right? He was a really little kid during BBS. I don't think he was sent from the past. We've never heard anything about him being adopted. Just seems unlikely. Something everybody seems to be forgetting is the fact that Demyx mentioned the MoM in his character file story. He is aware of him SOMEHOW. So I see two possibilities for Demyx here: Either he IS the person in the sheet and the MoM personally selected him from Ava's Dandelions, meaning that he knows about the MoM because that's how they met. OR, y'know, it's still like I've been saying this whole time where he's some other version of the MoM and he's aware of him in the same way that Xehanort was aware of Player. Speaking of which, here's the official translation of what Chirithy said to Player about Venelope: "You shouldn't judge anyone by appearance" and all that. Maybe Demyx is the Sheet Person AND he's the MoM's other self. There's literally nothing that can prove that wrong. lmao I'm not saying I believe it, but... It's a possibility I'm willing to entertain. My main point here is that they wouldn't have mentioned things like "another version of yourself" if something like that wasn't going to be relevant. I haven't forgotten about it and I'm not letting it go until it's resolved. While talking to someone about this, I had a new thought, though... What if it could work in reverse? Like, if we assume that Demyx is the MoM's other self inside his heart, then what if they swapped places, so Demyx is on the outside while MoM is inside? idk if that's possible, but dang, that sure is a THOUGHT. The part where Darkness was talking to the MoM on the hill reminded me of the end of the first cycle of Agito where Gala was talking to Arecia. Just felt like pointing that out. lol The way that Luxu talks to Darkness vs the way he talks to the MoM reminded me of how Lean talks to the cadets vs the way he talks to Marshal Cid, too. That was cute. He sounded so smug. Goes to show that Xigbar didn't "change." He was always like that. He just wasn't like that around the MoM. Oh, and we found out that Ventus was the "you" who the Darklings were looking for! ...Isn't that what I said? Yeah, close enough. There are people who are still expecting to see Luxord in khux... God help them. Unless we get a flash forward to Quadratum, that's never happening. OH, one more small thing. idk if this was intentional, but that's the title of the main theme song of Type-0. Nomura's sure taking "false world" literally with this one. It seems like they totally got rid of this line in the NA version, which is a shame. He's saying "Luxu-kun. You're such a downer~" Just for my own amusement, I feel like mentioning something from Jack's pages in the Type-0 World Preview book. It seems like a little thing, but the fact that the MoM keeps using the ~ feels significant to me because it's a thing that even official sources found noteworthy about Jack's characterization. Anyway, sorry if that was a lot of rambling. There might've been something smart in there somewhere. lol
  37. 1 point
    Lose and win on remind is talking about when Sora and the guardians lose vs dark tower on the keyblade graveyard, the scene when we can read, darkness prevail and light expire..... Remin win, is the rewriting of that lose. I will attach a new more clarifying scheme/diagram, what fits better into.. Quadratum is a fictional world, we dont even know where it is located, or in what reality is located. that is one of the main reasons to make that diagram. Before thinking about it, i think (NOT SURE) it can be coded into the BoP or may be into the Black Box, but i think its inside the BoP because MoM scene drawing a heart in the moon. Whats the point of Quadratum and Yozora if they have no connection with MoM? And, what does MoM do into Quadratum if he have not connection with this world or with Yozora?
  38. 1 point
    This is just a thought I had. I have seen many people unhappy with the twists/retcons of Dream Drop Distance about Xemnas, Ansem and Xehanort, so I was thinking, would it help if Xemnas and Ansem were planning to betray Xehanort, or would it have been seen as just another annoying retcon? I know the Xehanort saga is over, but I'm just curious. I feel like it would have at least make sense for them to want to betray Xehanort, since they are portrayed as their own beings similar to Roxas and Sora, and they are part Xehanort, who is a massive backstabber (just ask Eraqus, Terra and Ansem the wise), and part Terra, who utterly despises Xehanort, probably more so than any other Guardian(I think Ansem, seeker of darkness is part Terra mostly because he looks a lot younger than Xehanort, and I know he only took that form because he took Riku's body, but Riku looked a lot younger than that Ansem looks, but I could be wrong). Alse, the secret report from Xemnas in 358/2 days did state that Xemnas was planning to absorb the artificial Kingdom Hearts for himself instead of using it to help Xehanorts plan to use it as a means to get the original Kingdom Hearts. It doesn't have to be that they were planning to betray Xehanort since they were born, because than why would Ansem go back in time to get Young Xehanort, but just as they grew into their own beings separate from Xehanor over time, they didn't desire any longer to follow Xehanorts plans, but just their own. Does anyone who dislike the retcon of DDD think it would at least partly salvage the whole thing, or would it just make things worse?
  39. 1 point
    I feel like it definitely would help a lot. Ansem SoS and Xemnas were up to that point the greatest villains they had ever faced, reducing them to lackeys to this old guy the gang has only heard stories about and ultimately has a very weak motivation wasn't a great call. Master Xehanort is a very weak villain (not as in power- but his entire persona); he's literally "I'm evil and darkness rules" the entire time up until the final battle in KH3 where he's like "I'm actually good though, I want to rid the world of darkness". In BBS, every time you see him all you can think about is "how are these characters so stupid, can't they see this guy is 1000% evil?" And you'd be right. And when he shows up in DDD he talks about a great prophecy that he already knows everything about. Stories that haphazardly introduce time travel to explain a prophecy are ultimately very predictable; they will go through the exact events described in the prophecy until eventually they find some sort of loophole and win anyway. (I think they wrote themselves into a corner with that 13vs7 premise in DDD, but I digress.) Let's talk about both of them, Ansem Seeker of Darkness first. The scientist guy obsessed with darkness, that drowned worlds in darkness and took over Riku's body to find Kingdom Hearts, to gain the ultimate power of darkness... was utterly proven wrong when Sora beat him and the door bathed him in pure light. The guy whose darkness haunted Riku during Chain of Memories- trying to take him over once more- ultimately failed again. He was bested because Riku chose a road that neither of light nor darkness. His scientific nature wouldn't just let that all go. he was wrong about KH being darkness and he was wrong about darkness being the ultimate power. He could be intrigued by Riuku's strength, the path he chose, the power he achieved to conquer the darkness in his heart. I believe there is definitely something you can do with that- especially when Master Xehanort was "darkness this, darkness that", when Ansem knew that was wrong from his own experiences. Xemnas is a different type of villain altogether; I believe the correct term for him is villainous virtuous. Xemnas's plan was to complete a man-made Kingdom Hearts so the organization could become whole again (This was before Nobodies grew hearts or a person could be reborn if both Nobody and Heartless were destroyed). He and the organization would do this by similarly to Ansem SoD, mess with the other worlds and bathe them in darkness, so their keyblade wielder could slay the heartless needed to complete it. I'm not completely sure if he was serious about that goal- or used it to manipulate the other members. Either would be interesting, but I personally lean towards the first, that makes a more interesting villain in my opinion. If Nobodies can grow hearts now, after that revelation in DDD; then Xemnas could be /feeling/ regret for his oranization's members. If Master Xehanort brought them back to serve as his heart's vessles, that could make him change his mind. His organization's goal was to make themselves whole again, give them their hearts back. And instead their heart gets replaced with Xehanort's. That seems like a good reason for treason! I know it all gets muddy with other details introduced in later games, Xigbar's/Braig's behind the scenes involvement, the recompleting the original perrson, etc. But what I know is that they were not utilized to their full potential in KH3, and it was disappointing to me at least. I'm interested in reading what you all think too, is my analysis any good? Do you have other suggestions on how to handle Ansem SoD and Xemnas?
  40. 1 point
    Katsuo Akio

    Alternate Sora KH2

    Here’s an alternate Sora with the original artstyle from Normura !
  41. 1 point
    StyXboY

    Kingdom Hearts - BLACK GOAT 🐐

    Thank you 😃 it's the complete opposite of what Square Enix and Disney propose and I like to see the mature side.
  42. 1 point
    Hope you have a nice break, you deserve it after all the hard work you put into these! We'll be right here waiting for more, whenever you're ready to share again!
  43. 1 point
    Moogle13

    Favorite worlds for world design?

    All of mine have been said for pretty much the same reasons as why I liked them, except one. Timeless River was probably my favourite. It had an unusual charm to it, and there's not another world like it. The black and white colour palette, the music and the incorporation of making all those characters 3D but still old school style was a memory I'll never forget. Also love how Mickey just comes up to you, shakes your hand viciously and moseys on over to the next area, that feature made me laugh every time
  44. 1 point
    mine would be hollow bastion from kh1 there is just something unnatrual jet quite alluring about this place starting with the waterfalls going the opposite way to the castle with its strange shape that looks just plausible enough to be real. In that way its to me the perfect representation of kh1 the seriousness of Final fantasy and the cartoonish elements from disney in one building. and than there is the inside of the castle which is just the perfect evil lair followed by the dark jet also beautifull chapel and finally the strange machines on the highest tower
  45. 1 point
    That's an interesting thought. But I'm not sure. I think they just don't want to rebalance the game. lol There are MANY quests that seemed totally pointless, especially once you had some strong medals that could beat every enemy in one hit. It would seem cruel to make new players play through all of those just to see the story. That's why they removed the AP limitations on the story quests in the first place, so people could speed through. But yeah, I feel like they should at least give some kind of story explanation for why it's like that now. So, I'm really starting to accept the possibility that the MoM could be ANOTHER Demyx. But thinking about that also made me realize something... Have we thought about this yet? Isn't it possible that Yozora originally looked like Sora?? The only thing that makes me kind of question it is the fact that he didn't react like "Whoa, why does this kid look like a younger me!?"
  46. 1 point
    I heard about this earlier today, it’s sad. I don’t think I knew them as well as Disney or Dreamworks, and I’ve only seen a few of their movies but nevertheless it’s weird to have something you’re familiar with no longer be.
  47. 1 point
    He grew up in a broken home ran away and lived a troubled life yes but, the accusations of him beating his ex are now proven false also, she was never pregnant.
  48. 1 point
    I don't know much about the guy, I don't listen to rap ever, and I did read the bad things he has done. What Yoko did was very thoughtful and when it all boils down the guy was a Kingdom Hearts fan despite all of the bad he has done.
  49. 1 point
    hatok

    A Contradiction to KHII

    The whole point is that Elsa is making things dangerously cold
  50. 1 point
    ReverofE

    Rank the KH2 worlds in order of Plot.

    What about Beast's Castle? It at least personifed what the Disney Worlds SHOULD be like in the KH universe. And I agree KH1 to this date has the best plot for me and it correctly integrated the Disney elements instead of treating them like filler just to tell their own plot.
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