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    Thank you very much! I'm so glad to hear that's the impression you took away from it. Yes, I really get turned off by any argument that's rude or over-the-top negative. Ideally I want anything I write to be constructive and purposeful, even if it is a critique (something I haven't really written before). I'm sure it helps that I do like KH3 and see so much potential in its ideas; I just consequently see a lot of confusing choices and missed opportunities, especially when viewed through the lens I apply to my own work as a game designer. Thanks again! =D
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    Read what you have so far and it's pretty well written and insightful. I also like how you aren't rude or incredibly negative, and are instead critiquing in a civilized manner. Looking forward to the next parts.
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    The official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account tweeted two photos showcasing Sora in a brand new form called 'Double Form'. This form has Sora dual wielding both the Oathkeeper and Oblivion keyblades which are set to release alongside the upcoming Re Mind DLC in update 1.07! Additionally, the Japanese portal site for Re Mind has received a massive update with the 'Data Greeting', 'Slideshow Function' and 'Premium Menu' sections finally being filled in. The 'Data Greeting' menu has been revealed, with it showing off character avatars at the bottom of the screen. There are also what looks like backdrops you can choose from on the left. The 'Slideshow Function' shows off several photos that are able to be taken in the upcoming photo mode being added into Re Mind. Dream Eaters, Kairi, Aqua and other characters are all making appearances in this preview shot! The 'Premium Menu' has also received an informative screenshot that we are working on translating as soon as we can! We can certainly conclude that there certainly are many options to configure and choose from however. You can view all of these photos in the gallery above. Additionally, there is also a new screenshot of Sora performing an updated version of the 'Magic Flash' finisher ability. There are a variety of screenshots to translate and we will update this article when we have completed it all. Are you more excited for Re Mind now with these screenshots and if so, what additions in particular are you excited to try out? Let us know in the comments below! UPDATE: We have now translated the Re Mind portal site! The very top of the page reads "Another story which Sora did not know of. Reunite with friends met in the past and many more new features." Afterwards, we are greeted by the various sections all detailing specific additions in Re Mind! Firstly, the 'Additional Scenarios' section reads "This is the story behind the scenes during the climax. Sora, who traveled back in time before the final fight at the Keyblade Graveyard, follows the hearts of the Seven Guardians of Light and experiences what each guardian fought against." The 'Limit Cut Episode & Boss' section reads "You will be able to battle 13 bosses - Organization XIII members - in challenging fights. Use your guard to find openings for attacks to fight the toughest bosses." The 'Playable Character' section reads "It will now be possible to change to characters such as Riku, Aqua, Roxas and Kairi. In certain battles you will be able to perform attacks with your teammates." The 'Data Greeting' section reads "Choose characters and locations to take a photo of your liking. It will be possible to change expressions and poses for characters, allowing you to adjust anything." From top to bottom, this screenshot says -"Destiny Islands, Location 01" - "Main Characters " - "Please select a location for the photo." This second screenshot for 'Data Greeting' says "Dream Eaters" at the top of the menu. The bottom of the screenshot says "Please select an object to place". At the right of the screenshot, where we can see numbers, there appear to be certain limitations towards what you can place. You seem to able to place a total of 25 characters, 25 objects and 3 effects at any given time. Additionally, there is an option to use filters. This screenshot has them set to 'OFF'. The 'Slide Show' section reads "Photos can be played back as a slideshow along with music." The first screenshot above is in 'Edit' mode. The top right says "Select/deselect photos to use". The text at the bottom of the screenshot says "Please select a photo to change". This second screenshot of the 'Slide Show' section is in 'Preview' mode. The very top right of the screenshot says "Shuffle, Help, Change frame". The list on the left side of the screen from top to bottom says -"Play" -??? (We were not able to identify the text here) -"Change photos" -"Choose BGM" -"Save" -"Load" -"Exit" The 'Premium Menu' section reads "Many restrictions can be combined in Black Code for more enjoyment in battles. Score points can be obtained from defeating certain bosses. Your rank will increase depending on the points accumulated." From top to bottom, the list on the left of the screenshot says -"Default status" -"Zero Defense" -"HP slip" -"MP slip" -"No Shotlocks allowed" -"No cure" which is also highlighted on this screenshot, has text at the bottom saying "All forms of Cure can not be used by any team member." -"No battle items can be used" -"No links" -"No form changes/grand magics" [The game will not even prompt you to use those if this option is set to ON.] -"No attraction flow" -"No team attacks" It is worth noting here that these options can be turned 'ON' and 'OFF' at any given time. However, as Nomura said in his recent Famitsu interview, it will not be possible to access the Premium Menu at any given time. Additionally, there was no information on 'Fast Pass' shown in any of these screenshots. The achievements on the right side of the screenshot say -"Lump of Horror 1000P" -"Grim Guardianess 1000P" -"Chaos Carriage 5000P" -"King of Toys 1000P" No images were provided for the 'Secret Episode & Boss' section. There is only a statement reiterating that a secret episode and secret boss exist. Additionally, there are no screenshots for the 'English Voice Mode' section. This is an option exclusive to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind where Japanese players get the option to switch to English voices. No word on a 'Japanese' Voice Mode' for the global audience has been made. The bottom of the portal site summarizes the January updates releasing for Kingdom Hearts III. From top to bottom, this listed summary reads -"Free update version 1.07:" -"Update on main story" -"New abilities" -"Keyblades Oathkeeper and Oblivion + new forms (keyblades have requirements to obtain them)" -"Restrictions have been lifted for the Share function" Finally, the bottom of the page briefly details the Japanese exclusive custom theme that comes from pre-ordering Re Mind by February 24th JST. New information on this theme has been revealed today as well. Update 1.07 for Kingdom Hearts III can drop literally any time now and with Re Mind waiting in the wings, a plethora of Kingdom Hearts III content is about to unfold! What are you looking forward to the most in Re Mind? Let us know in the comments below! Credit to our team's Ryuji and Solis for their incredible translations! UPDATE (1/20/20): The official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account has recently released official English versions of the images on the Re Mind portal site, which are also now in much higher quality! You can view these images below. View full article
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    With the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC releasing so soon, it's time that we set up a spoiler policy. This policy will be in effect from the moment Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind first releases, right up until March 16, 2020. We'll keep you posted on that, but for now, here's our current policy: A spoiler is any kind of information/picture/video about the game that was not officially released before the release of the game. This includes but is not limited to: Anything new in terms of major story/plot points Anything new in terms of major story/plot points concerning the version 1.07 patch Any new gameplay elements which play a significant role in the story (i.e. storyline bosses) The ending, limit cut episode, & secret episode Our rules regarding spoilers: Your avatar, cover photo, signature and user title MUST NOT contain any spoilers whatsoever. Status updates MUST NOT contain any spoilers whatsoever. Topic titles MUST NOT contain any spoilers whatsoever. If you are using the PM system, please be mindful that your partner may not want to hear spoilers. Generally, you MAY NOT post any spoilers in topics, statuses or posts. However, if either of the following conditions are met, then you are allowed to: You are allowed to post spoilers within "spoiler tags". This is used by posting[spoiler]spoiler here[/spoiler]which will output Our Moderating Team will be monitoring KH13.com extensively to ensure our website is a safe place for you to discuss the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC without being exposed to unmarked spoilers. Please help us out by reporting any posts across the site which do not meet the above mentioned guidelines. Follow the rules, don't break them (if you want your posting privileges to remain ) and have fun reading our Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind coverage!
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    It is currently 11 pm and I wanna talk about this COnTrOvErSiAl topic I hate that the mere act of talking about FF representation in KH is now a dumpster fire waiting to happen. It's incredibly stupid, that people have tried so hard to dismiss this topic, yet it remains to be the one problem that even some ardent KH3 fans will admit to sharing and that really pisses some allegedly "positive" people off. How dare fans enjoy something that has been a fairly large part of the main games! I should probably make clear, I do include TWEWY as this, I suppose a better catch all term is SE characters. In my opinion, there's limitless potential for FF characters to appear in KH games, both previous and upcoming. Not only would some characters tie in brilliantly with Disney worlds (I can't really get over how well Zidane would fit in a King of Thieves Agrabah), but more of them can tie in even better to the main plot. And even if they don't tie into the main plot, KH2 has given sufficient setup for future games to take advantage of the FF crowd currently already in the series and give them their own sub plots. Pretty neat huh. I've touched vaguely in plenty of other posts going back years now on this topic, almost all of which are along the lines of "Vaan in Treasure Planet!!!!!" however I recently played FF8 to the end for the first time, and there was something that really intrigued me. It wasn't Rinoa and her tease in the KH2 credits, but it was actually Squall's adoptive older sister Ellone. In case you haven't played the game, let me give you a very brief and quite likely incorrect briefing on Ellone: She was made an orphan at a very young age, raised by Squall's parents whom she referred to as uncle and auntie, kidnapped by oppressive forces who wanted to use her powers for their own ends, eventually sent to an orphanage along with Squall, said orphanage could not protect her for all that long and thus she was put on a ship for her own safety, with no way to contact her brother, and very little stability in her life at all. Did I also mention, her powers are of the "affects memory" kind? Now who does that remind you of? Why it can only be: Not only are the parallels between the two characters pretty great, but as Ellone is someone who's about a decade (well seeing as Namine's like 2 years old maybe two) older she could offer a lot to Namine in the way of mentorship, advice, or perhaps even just being a cute cameo if that's all it amounts to, but personally I believe there's a lot of depth here for a fleshed out relationship to be achieved. What FF/SE character would you like to implement and how would it even work? Or would it just be a SQUEEE AURON type cameo? Both would be A okay with me, but there's one that I definitely prefer.
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    Xiro

    *Spoilers* KH3 Chat

    Anyone know if there are any balancing changes in 1.07 aside from the combo mod/base Sora adjustments?
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    Thank you very much AwesomeKHfan! I love you pulling out that particular paragraph and I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who felt that way =D Oh, don't worry - Master Xehanort is probably one of the biggest topics I cover (he's in Part 4 which should be released shortly). There's a lot to unpack there, despite him getting so few cutscenes haha. Hope you enjoy and thanks again!
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    Hi everyone! I'm a lifelong Kingdom Hearts fan, and regular lurker on KH13 (especially at times like this when we're all waiting for the update and ReMind to drop XD). I don't tend to post anywhere nowadays (sometimes on reddit), but I think I was pretty active on forums back in the pre-KH2 days haha. Over the past nine months I've been writing an essay - called Kingdom Hearts III: A Conclusion without a Story - which analyses Kingdom Hearts III’s approach to storytelling; viewed both from the perspective of a player, and the perspective of a writer/game designer (hence being released on Gamasutra). My intention was to examine the game’s structure, ideas, and mistakes, and draw out numerous lessons that could be applicable to the reader’s own game – all centred around a main hypothesis. The hope is that anyone can read and enjoy it, but that developers will gain a lot more from the topics explored. As I mention in the article, while I adore the series, this critique is largely written from a game developer’s perspective, albeit with the insights (and frustrations) of a lifelong fan. Anyway, we start off slow, but I think I managed to extract a lot of interesting points and insights overall (especially in the later topics) - things that I'd definitely never thought about before in relation to the series. So whether you agree or disagree with my points, I hope anyone that takes the time enjoys reading it! Parts 3 and 4 will be released tomorrow (EDT, because that's what Gamasutra uses) and then Parts 5 and 6 the day after that (Thursday EDT). I'll update this post with links as they come out. Thank you very much for your time! And if nothing else, it's something else to read while waiting for ReMind =P I apologise if I've posted this in the wrong forum. I was considering posting it in Creative Media, but an essay didn't seem to quite fit the descriptions and other content I found there. Part 1 - https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JoshuaHallaran/20200121/356858/Kingdom_Hearts_III_A_Conclusion_without_a_Story__Part_1.php Part 2 - https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JoshuaHallaran/20200121/356865/Kingdom_Hearts_III_A_Conclusion_without_a_Story__Part_2.php Part 3 - https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JoshuaHallaran/20200122/356930/Kingdom_Hearts_III_A_Conclusion_without_a_Story__Part_3.php Part 4 - https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JoshuaHallaran/20200122/356980/Kingdom_Hearts_III_A_Conclusion_without_a_Story__Part_4.php
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    In numerous cutscenes the player is informed that Sora is a goofball, and a bit of a screw-up compared to everyone else; hence why he is sent to visit Hercules in the first place. But as stated, the story never moves forward without him present – or without him doing all the work. If there’s an enemy to face, it cannot be defeated without Sora. If there’s a job to do, it’s up to Sora to do it. With a couple of key exceptions, every character apart from Sora, Donald, and Goofy is presented as almost comically useless – yet our protagonist remains the butt of every joke. While the player should be in control as much as possible – and should indeed be the one to overcome challenges – the story needs to support this, not actively work against the player’s growth and sense of success. This! THIS! good aritcle very informative and very well constructed I'm looking forward to the next one and your thoughts on Xehanort's so called ''redemption'' or whatever they tried in the end to make it seem like it's oke to send him to heaven.
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    Doesn't he know it's a secret plot device that reveals that the little meow is the greatest and most powerful villian in the dark seeker saga is behind everything? Seriously Xehanort can be so dumb at times:)
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    Dagesh Lene

    Ranking the Skywalker Saga

    Now that the Skywalker Saga has finally come to a close, I thought that I'd give my ranking of all nine movies, as well as a brief explanation for why each of the movies is where it is.
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    I love that new artwork of Sora and Kairi with all my heart.
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    Icecl Keyheart

    *Spoilers* KH3 Chat

    Was that soras96 wife?
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    laika665

    Kingdom Hearts: A World Without Sky

    Page 35.5 (artist commissioned: https://www.deviantart.com/ai-nohikari) Terra, Aqua & Ven visit worlds (both old & new) in their search for Sora Ventus Skills: Firaga, Blizzaga, Curaga, Aeroga, Thundaga, Mine Square, Stopga, Magnega, Esuna, Faith, Zero Graviga, Tornado, Mega Flare, Salvation, Spark Raid, Wind Raid, Time Splicer, Transcendence, Tornado Strike, Multivortex, Fever Pitch, Cyclone, Wingblade, Sky Climber Terra Skills: Firaga, Blizzaga, Curaga, Aeroga, Thundaga, Esuna, Mine Square, Stopga, Magnega, Meteor, Dark Firaga, Zero Graviga, Mega Flare, Quake, Warp, Geo Impact, Meteor Crash, Transcendence, Chaos Blade, Dark Haze, Ultima Cannon, Critical Impact, Rock Breaker, Dark Impulse, Blade Charge Aqua Skills: Firaga, Firaza, Blizzaga, Blizzaza, Curaga, Aeroga, Thundaga, Thundaza, Mine Square, Stopga, Zero Graviga, Magnega, Reflega, Ice Barrage, Firaga Burst, Raging Storm, Esuna, Transcendence, Seeker Mine, Mega Flare, Teleport, Time Splicer, Magic Hour, Lightbloom, Spell Weaver, Ghost Drive, Sky Climber, Blade Charge (Music: Olympus Coliseum - Kingdom Hearts He Mele No Lilo - Lilo & Stitch Gypsy Dance - The Black Cauldron)
  16. 1 point
    wow america general public have awful taste in games, just football shooting and movies
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    Lol, I get it, I was just afraid it was getting a bit tense there. It'll be interesting to see what it ends up being.
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    Nope, pretty sure the knife was kept clean when Flynn was stabbed. I'm not even sure if the original scene from the movie even had blood on the knife either. Like, his wound staining his shirt maybe, but if that's the case that still didn't make it into the game. $40 comes with the concert video, $20 doesn't. Otherwise not very different.
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    None of the final boss or even boss tracks were composed by Yoko Shimomura, she only composed the music for the early worlds and Final world + Scala area theme, it was disappointing I agree. I hope she makes some new songs for re:mind also the music was too quiet in my opinion
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    Novayon

    General Chat

    2 more years of seeing people clamouring for Sora, spare me
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    Jingilator

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

    Well...this was an odd way to end the pass. I'm conflicted. On one hand, Byleth's been one of my most wanted since Three Houses came out, but on the other hand...I don't think they should've been FP5. But hey, there's 6 more packs coming along the way, so here's hoping for any other characters people want!
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    laika665

    Kingdom Hearts: A World Without Sky

    Page 35 (artist commissioned: https://www.deviantart.com/ai-nohikari) Kairi's Skills: Blizzaga, Waterga, Firaga, Thundaga, Reflega, Curaga, Sparkga, Pearl, Faith (Music: Are You In or Out? - Aladdin & the King of Thieves Who I am – Aladdin & the King of Thieves)
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    I'd love to see characters from Nier Automata appear in KH sometimes. I dunno how they'd do it, but it'd be amazing. It's possible, as it is published by SE. I'd also love to have Gilgamesh in KH. He's as goofy and nutty as most KH characters so he'd fit right in. He was always obsessed with the Excalibur and was travelling dimensions, so what if he stumbled into Radiant Garden, saw the keyblade, wanted it, beat up Sora, was defeated and then as a reward we get and Excalibur keyblade? May sound a bit like Sephiroth but that's the basis of an idea I'd kill to see. Now that I've written this I realised how much I want it now!!! Other than that I'm good with the FF characters they've included so far, but I want them more involved, as FF has become a small side element that they went so far as to leave them out of the main game. This game was FF + Disney from the start and they should keep that way. They won't ever let Disney go, that's their main marketing material that traps most new players, but FF isn't as good for marketing so I guess they feel they can drop it whenever, but that's simply not really acceptable to us fans. They do seem to be getting FF involved more in a way, what with Yazora and everything. Still, the Yazora deal I feel as if it's closer to being KH original stuff than FF content. I just wanna see more of the Radiant Garden gang and not have the pawned of into being just DLC. And lastly, while FF will probably stay included to some degree or else certain fans will riot and kill Nomura, I don't think they'll ever include a character from FFV or before sadly...
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    TiggerBooth

    The Secret boss of ReMind

    I think it would be cool if Yozora wasn’t the final boss. I do think however that we will play as Sora. The secret boss of a game is supposed to be where you use all of the skills and techniques to their max. Since we barely play as the other characters and their load out is prefixed I don’t think we’d be able to have a good secret boss. It would have to be nerfed from something Sora could take on. Just my 2 cents 🤷‍♂️ It would be cool if they could make it work though, don’t get me wrong!
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    JTD95

    In search of any/all KH3 Marketing Images

    Sorry for the late response. Here are all the links for the images I posted. Some of them are quite small and I was unable to find any bigger versions of them. https://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/article_images/2018/12/kingdom-hearts-3-limited-edition-bundle-2.jpg?itok=k4N4kmhp https://66.media.tumblr.com/f0effb5a431a5e4077c0554ae1e34d3f/tumblr_pobx1n2kh71srkcako3_250.png https://cdn.gamer-network.net/2019/usgamer/Kingdom-Hearts-3-character-choice-2.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c5/b4/7d/c5b47d1bc78f7abc86f2e99576758bfb.png https://i.redd.it/it3qpds39f311.jpg https://66.media.tumblr.com/fcac2c24c4560c917e3d0f2949977810/tumblr_pji1wncqz41umhlbbo5_250.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfbsSfLX4AAGZS1.jpg
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    Dio Brando

    Why do YOU like/dislike kairi?

    Well,she's the Princess Peach of the KH Universe She's barely doing anything and she were kidnapped three times: 1 in KH1 2 times in KH2:once by Axel,the second time by Saix And don't tell me that her whacking with her new given keyblade in TWTNW is a skillful fighting because the only heartless she fought are only Shadows ,she never fought a single emblem heartless or even nobodies for that matter And I bet you right now that even with her training with Yen Sid to become a keyblade wielder,she'll get herself kidnapped by Master Xehanort and his new Organization XIII Mark my word,it's gonna happen
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