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  1. 4 points
    Roxas isn't exactly the most rational of the group. He couldn't even really sense Sora until Xion was already out of the picture. Maybe revealing information sooner would have been better, but as it is, he would have a harder time understanding the situation without proper guidance.
  2. 4 points
    Sup guys! I had anticipated that there would’ve been a few more topics in the time it took me to whip up this new video, so apologies for clogging up the tippy-top of the General with my mug. I’d been thinking about Chain of Memories a lot recently, and decided it deserved a bit of a deep dive. If I were to assign the “Most Underrated” superlative to any game in the series, I think it’s CoM with a bullet. So I mostly just blabber on about what I think its strong suits are. Hope y’all enjoy!
  3. 3 points
    I'm going to have to go with Kingdom Hearts II as well, it felt the most rewarding in terms of building upon Kingdom Hearts' version, reuniting with everyone from that world, and I also liked that what happened to the book in the outside world (the heartless stealing it and tearing the front cover) had consequences within the book's world as well that you had to work towards fixing. It just made things feel a lot more interconnected.
  4. 2 points
    Lol, it is nice not having the same repeating plot in 3. Anyway for me it's either KH1 or KH2. 100 Acre Wood was such a relaxing break from the main quest going on so I always enjoyed the time with Pooh. I think KH2's had my favorite story, but KH3 was quite mature too. But I also love the games in KH1 even if some were a bit frustrating. I just don't know XD I'll say KH2 for the story.
  5. 2 points
    im gonna say two, riding a pot of honey through a story book? awesome
  6. 2 points
    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. It helps me understand the whole thing a lot more I do agree that Roxas can be very stubborn at times. While the sheer amount of trust he had in her is what made me think he would believe her and try to understand the whole thing at first, you are right in that he can be very stubborn. Also, having some last good times could also be a possible motivation. While selfish, it is also a very sympathetic and understandable motivation.
  7. 2 points
    I agree with this. Roxas can be very stubborn, I love him so. But another reason I could see why Xion didn't tell Roxas in addition to this is I think she wanted her times with Roxas to be good. She knew what she had to do and knew her time was short so she wanted her memories with her friends to be full of the good times, to hold onto the best moments of her life. She knew that Axel already knew, but when she was with Roxas she probably didn't want to think about their days coming to a end. I think that also motivated her from trying to tell Roxas about the Sora situation. Is that selfish? Yes. Xion wasn't flawless but in the end it gave her more depth.
  8. 2 points
    First off, thank you all for the kind words! I wavered on covering the Riku campaign in depth mostly because I felt like I didn't have too many outstanding points to make, positively or negatively, but I do have a scattershot of thoughts about it. The relative loneliness felt during Sora's campaign is ramped up to 11 in Riku's, and the game is definitely aware of that and references that in the Hollow Bastion floor. Considering Riku primarily interacts with villains both in the simulated worlds and in the CO interludes, it's that much more exciting and comforting to finally get to interact with a friendly character by way of Michael Mouse (also the first time we get to see him for more than a few seconds, which I feel is often overlooked.) Both Sora and Riku's campaigns are pretty introspective, but I think Riku's even more so. Sora is dealing with his own memory-related crisis, but not something he brought on to himself. Riku's campaign is the start of his attempt at seeking redemption and resolving his frankly self-inflicted crisis that he imposed on himself by giving into Ansem in KH1, due to his lust for power. Riku deals with Org members and his Ansem apparition, but he's also fighting a battle against his own demons, which I think is a natural progression for his type of character. The meat of Riku's campaign is funny in that it really is the recycled bits of already recycled material. Break KH1 down into Sora's CoM campaign, and then break Sora's CoM campaign down into Riku's. Having Riku exclusively fight the bosses through the Key to Beginnings is actually some decent story and gameplay integration, although your satisfaction with that may vary; just because these things integrate doesn't mean it's fun or super compelling. But yeah, having him only fight the villains to illustrate his ties to darkness is equal parts clever and a great cost-cutting measure. I know Riku's campaign is already considerably shorter than Sora's (which I never really minded, considering I actually had no idea it was coming despite my remark about his health bar during my video's cold open, and it was an awesome surprise when I first unlocked it) but it also doesn't make 100% sense contextually. It makes sense for Sora to revisit every KH1 world, since he's experiencing his memories (RIP Tarzan) but the same can't exactly be said for Riku. And I think the game knows this; the first batch of world cards you receive after HB are all worlds that Riku is physically seen in (sans HB itself and Destiny Islands). But you've got TT (from his meeting up with SDG in 3rd District), Agrabah (from kidnapping Jasmine), Monstro (messing around with Pinoke) and Neverland (being an asshole and creating shadow doppelgangers). Makes total sense to revisit these places. Idk why we're have him go to Wonderland, OC, Atlantica, and HT. But again, it's already so short, so cutting those doesn't leave you with much. Even if he had fleshed out stories in the first batch of worlds with all three Key cards, it's still quite short, but maybe that would've been fine. I'd rather it make sense than have more game to play, but that take may vary from player to player. Gameplay-wise, I'm pretty torn. Riku's playstyle is much more similar to something like a KH1 in that there isn't really any strategic deck-building to be done, and usually the answer to any battle is popping an Enemy Card with a good buff and just mashing. The duel system in specifically ReCoM is a great addition, and in fact it would've been nice to have in Sora's campaign as well. Although, the duel system usually does just amount to mashing, since actually shuffling through your deck to find the right card is liable to get ya killed. On a totally superficial, 3rd grader level, the addition of Dark Mode is SOOOOO cool. Wow. I was so hyped when I first got to whip out Dark Aura in 2004. It's not often that a game lets you essentially roleplay as one of the hardest bosses from the last installment and use his skills to devastate random enemies.
  9. 1 point
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2KGcuh07rw In this video, I will be tracing the connections between 52 different versions of Xion’s theme, following the journey from when her battle theme was called “Dirge of the Fourteenth”, until today, where we know it as “Vector to the Heavens”, establishing how there are many hidden influences between all these versions, including some of the official versions included in the games. I did a LOT of research for this video, and although there were some issues with the editing, I'm still very excited to share the results. I know it's a very long video this time, but if you're a fan of KH music, I believe you'll find it very interesting I also tried to make this one as easily digestible to those unfamiliar with musical terms, as possible. I hope you enjoy it!
  10. 1 point
    Wow you really covered a lot! Great job Kinode! I remember when I thought "Dirge of the Fourteenth" was the official name just because of how much it had caught on. I think I may have tried to teach myself to play the version you mentioned by Noah some years ago. I was never able to play it too well though haha, and my hands would hurt afterwards. I haven't attempted it in a long while.I've definitely heard some of the other fan made renditions mentioned in the video as well, though I never thought about how they could have all had some connections to each other.
  11. 1 point
    It will be pre-rendered Since we will also be getting cutscenes as well using UE4
  12. 1 point
    Kingdom Hearts III: The Novel Vol.2, Seven New Hearts is now available in English for purchase as a paperback and digital from Yen Press. The novel is 160 pages long and will cost $14.00 (US)/$18.50 (CAN) for paperback or $7.99 (US)/$9.99 (CAN) digitally. You can buy the volume as a paperback on AAA Anime, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo, Indiebound and RightStuf or digitally on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Walker, ComiXology, Google Play, Apple iBooks, and Kobo. The novel has already been released in Japan as "GAME NOVELS Kingdom Hearts III Vol. 2 New Seven Hearts". Vol. 1 Re:Start is also available in Japanese and English. Vol. 3 ReMind Me Again is currently available on Amazon Japan and the Square Enix E-Store and the English localization has yet to be announced. View full article
  13. 1 point
    Thanks for combining them! lol I should've probably checked again whether I could edit the posts or not 😅 And oh yeah, for sure, not really mindblowing news here 😂 it's also following the pattern with KH1.5 and KH2.5 OSTs, they basically bundled the odd few exclusive tracks from the side games into the last discs for those releases too. In this case, they had enough exclusive tracks from the side games to put all of them on a separate disc. It's just nice to get as much confirmation on what to expect now before they drop the main pieces like the tracklist and art covers
  14. 1 point
    You're good! I combined them . I thought that was an interesting tidbit too. I guess it's kind of easy to guess that even without the confirmation from SE, if you think about it 2.8 and Unchained X / Union X are both smaller scale games in comparison to KH3 with less newer tracks, they also reuse tracks from older games so it would make sense that their share of tracks wouldn't take up as much space as KH3's.
  15. 1 point
    The better way to word this question is: When are we getting Sora outta the Final World? I just know he’s just as worried to death about his friends as they are worried for him!
  16. 1 point
    BLUEBLAZE

    Anyone know any Female KH youtubers?

    I want to watch Female KH YouTubers play and react to KH content. Age 18+ I’ve seen SarahKey, awesomeinmyworld, Butterbuns, and Suzy Lu. She’s a fake KH fan lol
  17. 1 point
    Thank you so much for watching! I really appreciate your time! I stumbled upon this song, from a friend! The artist is Enrico Deiana! He does other Square Enix remixes as well! Very talented artist! Thank you again for your thoughts! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
  18. 1 point
    Hey! Welcome to KH13, hope you enjoy it here! 10 years is a long hiatus from making GMVs/AMVs so it must be exciting to get back into it! Thanks for sharing your video here! I enjoyed it and thought it was pretty well made, the instrumental rendition of Face my Fears was nice to hear along with everything too. Look forward to seeing more!
  19. 1 point
    The elephant // heffalump is Lumpy. He first appeared in Disney's "'Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)'".
  20. 1 point
    I wasn't really affected that much because I work from home even before the pandemic. It is just boring since I can't go out that much.
  21. 1 point
    Amazon JP updated their product page regarding the size of the "Mega Jacket" preorder bonus - it will be 24cm x 24cm.
  22. 1 point
    100 Acre Wood in Kingdom Hearts 3 was definitely better. It's short, better mini games, and actually plays a role in Sora's character. Plus, no need to search the whole universe to find some missing pages.
  23. 1 point
    I voted for KH1 because John Fiedler, one of my favorite actors, reprised his role as Piglet in it. Yet, I like them all for different reasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3URH8qVNhLk
  24. 1 point
    I'll try to update! I preordered the Amazon one. I've preordered other OSTs from Amazon before with their "Deka"/Mega/large jacket covers and honestly, it's like receiving a really large postcard with the cover design printed on it. So nothing particular fancy but they actually make for great pieces of wall decoration 👌 here's hoping for some new Nomura art for the OST cover 🤩 but id also be satisfied with the KH3 game case cover too EDIT I just noticed - 160 tracks, in which only about 90 are from the main game. OST rips for KH3 have went up to as much as 202 tracks from the main game alone, so to compress that to 90 tracks ... I wonder if they blended together a lot of the tracks into single tracks. Like, maybe both the on-field theme and the battle theme for each world are blended together into one track, given how seamless some of the transitions are in the OST this time round. So maybe many tracks will be suites in general. I just hope they don't axe any of the tracks, especially the rearranged versions of older tracks... This OST was definitely a mammoth compared to any other game's OST in the series to date - KH2.5 was the most # of tracks so far for any single KH game OST, and it maxed out at 96 tracks, including 2 extra tracks from BBS.
  25. 1 point
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  27. 1 point
    At the end of 358/2 days, Xion had a talk with Namine about how she and Roxas would need to get absorbed back into Sora, and they both agreed on that Roxas wouldn't understand the whole situation and why they need to do everything they do because he doesn't feel Sora yet. Why would they say that? At day 321, Xion and Roxas had ice cream again at the clock tower, and Roxas asked himself how Axel could attack Xion on day 298, even calling him a jerk. But on that same day, Xion raised her keyblade against him, and yet, he doesn't seem to hold it against her. He seems to trust her a lot, so he probably would believe her if she said the truth and he would understand it if she explained it properly. This might be my bias, but it seems incredibly unfair for Roxas that Xion is explained everything about the whole situation, while Roxas is kept out of the dark, especially since he wants his answers so much and since the decisions they make is something that will have a big impact on both Roxas and Xion, not just Xion and they all know it. While I can understand her not telling him since he trusts Axel so much and he would most likely tell Axel, who will then stop her, what Roxas said on day 321 did make it clear that he did not trust Axel as much, so she could have told him everything and convinced him not to tell Axel everything. I don't hate Xion at all, in fact, I like her, but this is something that has been bothering me.
  28. 1 point
    I think it was Xion, in her own way, protecting Roxas. Telling someone "Hey, you know, you're gonna sort of not exist and go back to the body you're stealing memories from" isn't exactly going to go over well, so Xion keeping this a secret from Roxas was her way of keeping him happy with everything going on, so he didn't feel doomed like she did. She couldn't prevent Axel from knowing, and she was being torn apart by it herself, so keeping Roxas ignorant until she couldn't anymore was, to her, the only choice. It's my take on it, anyway.
  29. 1 point
    we demand more school girl kairi
  30. 1 point
    It would be, especially since he doesn't have all the memories he was supposed to get originally while they were scattered. It's almost ironic, but Xions existence may have been exactly the thing that kept him from understanding his situation.
  31. 1 point
    Fullmetal Keyblade

    Not Sure What This Is

    Just taking a critical tour in the middle of looking for Rapenzel and what is this? From the way it looks could be a deleted area, most likely that is the case. If a duck in a basket means anything to anyone lol
  32. 1 point
    I think you got a point there. At the time she said that, Roxas was lost and confused, and his best friend saying that he should merge back into Sora would be too much for him.
  33. 1 point
    I would choose all of them because I love all the old classic Disney animated films.
  34. 1 point
    prettt sure that was fanmade same with Larry
  35. 1 point
    It shouldn't be, the global version just got its notice out and it says the same thing.
  36. 1 point
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  37. 1 point
    WakelessDream

    A Chain of Memories deep dive

    Chain of Memories and Re:Chain of Memories are weird ones for me. Not because I feel any particular way about gameplay or story elements, but because I never really made the time to play either of them properly. GBA CoM I've only played maybe half an hour of it and never picked it up again haha, and then Re:CoM I've completed Sora's story, and went partially through Riku's but I played the game so sporadically it was always hard to remember where I last left off. Like others have said, this is a very well thought out video, and like your other ones, I really enjoyed your take on the game. I especially liked how you highlighted that this was the first game to introduce Organization XIII and how well it executed that. I think that's something that gets overlooked, and personally didn't think of things that way myself, until you mentioned it. I'm going to have to echo the sentiment for your take on Riku's story as well, but yeah great job once again!
  38. 1 point
    Think I'd have to go with Rinzler, just because of that brief moment he has where he reaches out for Sora's hand after the boss fight, it made it more meaningful than just any old Disney boss fight. If we're talking movies, then same for the "I fight for the users" bit. I could never take the MCP or Sark seriously, and CLU is eh to me.
  39. 1 point
    I have to go with Sark. Mainly because I love his screams every time I hit him in Kingdom Hearts 2. Lmao! But in the films I go with Rinzler mainly because he's cooler, and I love his redemption in Legacy when he said "I fight for the users!"
  40. 1 point
    Ventus_

    A Chain of Memories deep dive

    I played the GBA and I found it difficult at times to see where I was aiming during a battle particularly when there were multiple foes as in a random heartless battle so I while I'm not a fan of this installment at all I disagree that it's better on GBA. I was a bit more comfortable with it on PS3 in 1.5.
  41. 1 point
    OrpheusJoshua

    A Chain of Memories deep dive

    Pretty great video, very well thought out and you made your points rather clear. A little more focus on Riku's story would be cool in a follow up video maybe. His is quite different in tone.
  42. 1 point
    Dagesh Lene

    A Chain of Memories deep dive

    I never played the original GBA version, but from what I've seen of it, it definitely seems like it works better as a GBA game than a PS2 game. However, since I never played the GBA version, I can only judge the PS2 version. The story is great, and even the Disney worlds, like you said, do attempt to connect to the bigger themes of the game. I'm not a fan of the world designs, since they were just the same rooms over and over again with different skins depending on which world you were in. I think I'm in the same camp as you in regards to the card system: I don't mind it; I just prefer the gameplay of the other games. One thing I can thank the PS2 remake for though is Lord of the Castle, aka one of the best boss themes in the entire series. Overall, I think Chain of Memories is a fine game, just not one of the best. I do have a question for you though. You seem to mostly focus on Sora's story in this video. What do you think of Riku's story and Riku's gameplay, since his gameplay is a bit different from Sora's?
  43. 1 point
    Tribute Vids

    Video Discussion: Cinderella

    Name: Cinderella Category: Music videos Date Added: 07/11/2020 Submitter: Tribute Vids ''we'll make this promise to keep'' I really wanted to focus on Namine's feelings in this Cinderella
  44. 1 point
    SweetYetSalty

    Video Discussion: Cinderella

    Nice Namine tribute.
  45. 1 point
    Xbox has revealed their next monthly lineup for their Game Pass service and both Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be available on Game Pass starting on June 11th. Both collections will only be available on console Game Pass. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue are available to buy digitally on the Xbox Store. Kingdom Hearts III is already available on Xbox Game Pass. View full article
  46. 1 point
    SweetYetSalty

    Not Sure What This Is

    Wow! Nice to see that place exists in KH universe.
  47. 1 point
    The Transcendent Key

    Not Sure What This Is

    What an amazing find! The Snuggly Duckling! I did wonder why that was the one area we didn't get to see in the game! Sure wish we could've been able to explore it!
  48. 1 point
    This is going to seem really random but it's been something that's actively been popping up for me and I've always felt a bit bad for not doing. About 6 or 7 years ago when I was a teenager I was a very active member on this site and I was part of an absolutely incredible community here full of wonderful people it's something I've never forgotten and something that had a profound effect on me and did help me get through a lot of shit for a couple of years just being able to come on and be part of something as close as this, I'm not sure if it's the same now but it used to be like a second family coming here. Just wanted to take the time to say thank you so much to anyone who remembers and to this site, it wasn't by choice that I had to drop off the site my internet was taken from me when I was about 17 and I've felt bad about falling out of it without saying anything ever since Thank you to anyone who was part of that community and the members I was closest too (especially Xiro, *rikku*, blue Keyblade, RoxSox, and I'm sure I'm forgetting someone but the friends list feature wasn't there to check and make sure!) for being such a wonderful part of my teenage life : ) so glad to see this place still doing so well hope you're all still keeping and doing well! : )
  49. 1 point
    Xbox players can now enjoy Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue on the Xbox One. The games are currently available worldwide on the Xbox Store. You can order the collections by clicking on the links below. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX [Australia] - AU $69.95 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue [Australia] - AU $84.95 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX [Japan] - ¥7,480 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue [Japan] - ¥7,480 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX [Europe] - £39.99 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue [Europe]- £47.99 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX [North America] - $49.99 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue [North America] - $59.99 Trailers for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue have been posted on Xbox's Youtube channel. You can watch them below. Announced back in November, the compilation games will now become on the Xbox One to compliment Kingdom Hearts III, which has been available on the system since the game launched in January 2019. Kingdom Hearts III: ReMind DLC will be available on February 25th for Xbox One users. The DLC is currently available on the PlayStation 4. In addition to Re Mind, Kingdom Hearts III will be available on Xbox's Game Pass service starting on February 25th. View full article
  50. 1 point
    Iris

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