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  1. 2 points
    I love the entire series of Kingdom Hearts as a whole and throughout the entire series there have been moments that make me feel overwhelmed with happiness, moments that would make my heart ache with sadness, and moments that would shock me and fill me with so much intrigue. Despite my desire to list off all of the different amazing moments of Kingdom Hearts I will say that my one most fond memory of Kingdom Hearts would be the very end of my 100% playthrough of Kingdom Hearts 1 when I was collecting synthesis items to make the ultimate weapon and defeating waves of heartless to hit level 100 while listening to a playlist of different Kingdom Hearts original tracks, remixes, and covers. When I had first started Kingdom Hearts 1 I didn't really hate it but I also didn't consider it to be my favorite game and by the time I had reached this moment I had absolutely fallen in love with the game a thousand times over. To this day Kingdom Hearts 1 is still my favorite game of all time and I honestly don't think anything will ever top it. I'm so happy that I had decided to play through this series because it brought me so much joy.
  2. 2 points
    While I could write an essay on why I love the series and what it means to me, instead I'm gonna focus on a few specific memories that really stand out. My first experience with the series was watching my older cousin play kh1. I was completely enthralled by all the characters and flashy gameplay and so I begged my mom to buy me a copy. We weren't able to afford much at the time so I had to go to my faithful video rental store and rent a copy for myself. Of course I wasn't able to finish the game in a few days since I was 6 or 7 so I had to wait months until my birthday before I had my own copy. Once my birthday rolled around, I still wasn't able to get it but my cousin gave me his copy (we played the entire day trying to do everything). Whenever I think of kh1 it brings me back to those warm summer days spent with my cousin. After that point, I was hooked. We didn't have internet or anything like that at my home for years and so anytime I was around a computer l, I was watching kh videos. Whether it was the openings, soundtracks, or the classic "kh3 trailers with box art", I watched it all. I also remember the first time I went to the beach and decided to make it a tradition to stand in the waves listening to dearly beloved (which I still do to this day haha). Another tradition I had during my time in school was playing through the kh2 prologue 7 days before school starting. I would play each day in real life and the game up until my "summer vacation was over". As I was writing this, more and more memories kept resurfacing. Long story short, I love this series beyond explanation and it provides me with so much nostalgia of happier days when everything was simple and clean. Thanks for reading.
  3. 2 points
    I think 1 of my many fondest memories of KH would be every year in high school, a week before school would start, I would replay a day of KH2's beginning. When Roxas' summer vacation ended, so did mine.
  4. 2 points
    Kingdom hearts itself is a memory for me. I played it during some hard times in my life and the idea of getting to play the game always made the struggles worth it. My favorite memory is using "Simple and Clean" to help ease my anxiety. Anytime I had an anxiety attack I just sang "regardless of warning the future doesn't scare me at all" and it helped ease my nerves.
  5. 2 points
    I have been playing kh since it came out. Throughout the many years and many replays its hard to pinpoint a fond memory. If i had to it would be when kingdom hearts 2 came out. My mom got it for me as an Easter present and i knee she did so i begged her if i could play it early, just for a bit. She let me. I wound beating the game the day before easter. My mom not so pleased but she did rewrap the game and give it back to me. Also, I remember toting around my ps3 to play it at different houses. When the truth came out about roxas i was so sad for him. I went to softball practice and I remembered just standing on the field and just started crying over it. My team didnt get it, but it meant a lot to me. <3
  6. 2 points
    That is the part that always bugged me about the timeline, until I finally found that basically the YX we see meet Ansem in DDD has the appeareance of Xehanort AFTER the main story of Dark Road (notice the hair bangs) compared to DR where in that same meeting Xehanort has his first hair style (let's call him Student Xehanort) So I spent a long time thinking that they actually meet twice, and the meeting in DDD takes place after the mains story of DR since we do see Student Xehanort sporting the hair bangs in the time skips, but apparently nope, the Xehanort in the DDD screenshot should've always been Student Xehanort, not enough time to do that extra model I guess (could've fixed for the HD and saved me a headache though!) But considering YX is supposed to be the correct model with the hair bangs (only the one in the cutscene above is wrong) Student Xehanort at Scala should NOT have experienced the events of DDD yet or YX in DDD and KH3 would have student's Xehanort hair, I think that when Ansem came back to "set him in the appointed path and gave him the ability to move through time" it was still a long while until he went on with the mission Ansem gave him, up until he already was studying darkness I think one day (after already growing into the age of Young Xehanort) the dormant memory/mission/piece of future Xehanort inside him just "awakened" and that's when he started recruiting the other selves, and probably got his Yellow Eyes (after the main story but before he is named master and recieves no name since he uses another keyblade in DDD and KH3) Another thing is I think the whole game was made to show the folly of blindy following a fate that wasn't meant for you, there are many clues that Xehanort was NOT the child of prophecy, or rather he could've been but failed Just because he can connect and feel others' hearts would mean that he is one, as Baldr also had that ability, and that's what caused his downfall To be precise, Xehanort doesn't "hail from the isles of destiny" yes, he spent his childhood there, but wasn't BORN there, he "hails" from Scala, this might be a nitpick if you think that because he lived 99% of his life in DI he hails from them but could also be taken as a clue that Blue Robe guy was trying to "force" the prophecy into being about him, which brings us to... Blue Robe guy expresses their own doubts about Xehanort being the child, at first he is all like "IT'S NO DOUBT YOU ARE IT" but by the end of the conversation he says it might be too soon (Xehanort is shown asleep by this point so he wouldn't hear that part And of course we have the hindsight of knowing what ends up being of Xehanort's life, he Blue Robe's words about how the Child of Destiny would be the one who can feel and connect with others' heart and become one with them, he kinda does that but in an evil way, using others hearts to manipulate them and even take over their bodies, he doesn't care about connecting with others, even in KH3 he is shown that he doesn't particularly care for the wellbeing of the people who are his vessels, he doesn't fight to defeat darkness but to manipulate it, while the true Child would be the one who actually connects with people, who accepts their hearts into himself and uses those connections to increase his power and the one who truly hails from destiny islands, fighting to keep the light safe and fend off darkness, Sora Going back to what I said before Xehanort COULD have been the child of prophecy but his destiny was altered, as you mention Blue Robe explains that he was taken to the islands to hide him from darkness until he was strong enough, but he only leaves the islands because Ansem appears and opens the portal to the other worlds, so we can't be sure that Xehanort was truly ready to leave the islands, that could've been the first step to have darkness be drawn to him and start his downfall (poison his heart as blue robe says it), Xehanort only knows that he is a special child destined for greatness so in his mind whatever path he takes must be the righteous one which eventually evolves into his complex of: "everyone else is weak, and those who think they are strong are faking it, only some people (me) are truly strong" "I've learned the reason for my existance" "the world needs someone to stand up and lead" Not to mention that I think MoM also kinda sabotaged Xehanort a little bit, I think he planed to have him be a vessel for the last remaining darkness that we now know must be out there, that's why he spured him into going out and see the world, to learn how to resist darkness with the coat and then outgrowing it, having him experience conflict the same way he did with the foretellers in UX, so that he would become the perfect bait for darkness to try to get inside him Would explain MoM's line of "a keyblade wielder willing to side with the darkness?????" he even says it in such a cheeky way, like he was taunting him, MoM's methods may be considered ruthless and too pragmatic but if there is one thing we know is that everything he does it in order to defeat the primordial darknesses, no matter what it takes, so him just being OK with a strong wielder like Xehanort to side with his true enemy, darkness, always seem weird....... that is, unless he wanted Xehanort to feel the need to understand and get closer to darkness so he could be the final vessel to hold them in place until they can be truly defeated, basically the goal of the next Saga
  7. 2 points
    Ben Hanson of MinnMax recently conducted a lengthy interview with Pixar's Creative Director of Theme Parks, Tasha Sounart, about a vast variety of topics. One of these detailed discussions regarded the development of the Toy Box world in Kingdom Hearts III. Sounart first talked about how the D23 fan reactions to the Toy Box world were immensely positive, fueling her with a genuine sense of accomplishment and relief considering the stigma of negativity that gaming communities are generally perceived to have. As for how this Pixar collaboration for Kingdom Hearts III even came about, Sounart was an integral voice in making it happen. She talked to the Pixar executives hesitant about the idea, forever altering the initially shaky prospect of Toy Story's utilization. Other topics she speaks about are cultural differences with Square Enix's team and the difficulties finalizing the Toy Box casts' animations with English voice work to make it all feel natural. Lastly, she reveals her dream ideas of how Kingdom Hearts implementation would work in Disneyland. You can listen to the full Tasha Sounart interview below, with helpful timestamps specifically labeling the Kingdom Hearts segments: Additionally, Tasha Sounart has previously shared several comments about Pixar's involvement in Kingdom Hearts III over the years. Our prior articles containing those instances are listed below: Toy Box World Reveal Remy Cooking Minigame Several comments pertaining to Disney incorporation Tasha Sounart informing Pixar Animation Studios Story Supervisor about Kingdom Hearts View full article
  8. 1 point
    Roxas, Axel and Xion are my best friends! Forever!
  9. 1 point
    I knew the Seasalt Trio was going to win by a landslide. The Sora / Kairi / Riku and Aqua / Terra / Ventus trios spend a lot of time in the games apart and chasing after eachother. Not saying I love them any less but I felt like we saw the Seasalt Trio grow the most together. Though I may have a slight bias cause Roxas has always been my fav I am surprised to see Hayner / Pence / Olette have more than Aqua / Terra / Ventus. F in the chat for Mickey / Donald / Goofy
  10. 1 point
    Kiari/Niamen/ No.XV

    Namine or Xion?

    Definitely Namine because she's learned to bond with Roxas and no offense to everyone who's said Xion and Roxas but I personally think Riku and Xion would be much better together than Xion and Roxas even if they're best friends
  11. 1 point
    oh i don't pick favourites sora, riku, kairi
  12. 1 point
    Oh if the game was sold at like the standard price with 2 games included they definitely got the better end of the deal. I just assumed that the price was raised to bundle the 2 games together. That changes my perspective on it entirely. I like the fact that you get rewarded going into KH2FM after beating Re:CoM and rewarded after KH2FM back into Re:CoM. On top of the rewards and the good prices, I feel like disks are also a lot nicer looking than the ones we have over here. So they were winning in almost every aspect. I feel like the only thing they got jipped on was the fact that they had to beat KH2FM to get the additional Org Cards whereas we just had to beat the game. Since Re:CoM came out after KH2 they added in the additional Organization member cards. These cards were in both the English and JP Re:CoM, but these cards weren't present in the original CoM for either region. The biggest difference was that in JP you had to beat KH2FM first as @DestinysUnion stated and in the US we were able to find the cards after clearing the game. Additionally in the 1.5 ReMix we were able to get 358/2 days cards as well. I feel like it's really cool that they added in that little detail. Yeah I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the Re:Coded movie on the 2.5 years back because of how much I actually enjoyed it. I avoided it like the plague prior to that because everywhere I went someone was saying something bad about it. I even enjoyed playing the game itself after I watched the cutscenes. I feel like if Re:CoM was released as a standalone title we would've gotten full voice acting. But considering it was meant to be incentive to buy KH2 again I get why they ended up leaving it out and going the text based route.
  13. 1 point
    Without a shadow of a doubt the KH3 ultima weapon is the best. It blows all the rest out of the water imo. I don't hate the KH2 ultima but it is a bit weird in some areas. It's a little too bulky in the middle, seems too blunt on the end, and the crowns feel a little cheesy. But all in all I think it's nostalgic and still look at it with fond memories despite its flaws.
  14. 1 point
    What do you think is the best Phase 4 Marvel movie?
  15. 1 point
    We are coming closer to solve the mystery of the Missing Link
  16. 1 point
    GameStop has revealed a new store-exclusive Funko Pop! Kingdom Hearts Sora figure as part of their Collect Fest lineup. This 5-inch figure depicts Sora in his orginial Kingdom Hearts attaire standing the Kingdom Key up on his right side. The figure will also come with a background of the cover art for the first Kingdom Hearts game. You can view photos for the figure in the gallery below. Pre-orders for the figure are being accepted at GameStop. You can pre-order by clicking the link here. The figure is set to release on June 6th, 2023 for a price of $19.99. Will you be adding this to your Funko POP! collection? Let us know in the comments below! View full article
  17. 1 point
    I remember in Days, Riku was able to wield Oblivion keyblade in mission mode. It would be nice if he could wield Oblivion outside of his fight with Roxas and mission mode.
  18. 1 point

    Profile Picture Questions

    As long as it’s not anything graphic or NSFW you should be good. We don’t really spell it out in our rules because like you said it’s more of a common sense thing. I would just use your best judgement and if there were any issues we would notify you.
  19. 1 point
    I voted Final Fantasy XV. I also would love for Square to reveal more about Versus XIII's original designs and scenarios. Still would been nice to see the contrasts in story and style.
  20. 1 point

    Bring Arts Roxas and Ventus.

    True, I will try to find in Ebay or asked around in the community who either sells them or in other areas. These 2 boys are just so rare to find now a days. Unless in the future Bringarts figures of Roxas they plan to release Roxas Twilight Town Outfit. That would be worth to get him.
  21. 1 point

    Bring Arts Roxas and Ventus.

    I feel like someone who is more into collecting might have a better answer for you but because these have been out for a while now you may have the best luck going through hobby stores that specialize in selling action figures and other fandom collectibles or sites like eBay. Because these are sold out on the usual sites like Amazon or the SE store you might also have to be prepped to pay more than what they were listed for on the main storefronts as well. Good luck and hope you’re able to get your hands on those figures somehow!
  22. 1 point
    The ARTNIA cafe, a locale often used for video game-themed collaborations, has teased new artwork for their tenth anniversary. One such illustration by Tetsuya Nomura depicts Brain from Kingdom Hearts, Jack Garland from Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin, and Zack Fair from the Final Fantasy VII series. If clearer photos of this illustration are shared, we'll update this article. As of now, it is planned to be displayed at the cafe. Twitter user @wandanyan1ban has shared a clean photo of the illustration, viewable below: View full article
  23. 1 point

    General Chat

    That song would have been better as a house or techno song rather than a dubstep song
  24. 1 point
    The Color of Friendship was a pretty good movie.
  25. 1 point
    Sam N

    KH General Chat

    I mean, was trusting Maleficent a smart choice? No, but that doesn't make Riku responsible for EVERYTHING.
  26. 1 point
    I have had so many memories with this series, starting at the early age of 7, my journey with Kingdom Hearts has been incredible, emotional, and unique to me. After playing all the games to this point, I would most certainly say that my fondest memory of this game has to be my reaction to the ending cutscene of KH3 with "Don't Think Twice" playing alongside it. The moment Sora disappears hit me unbelievably hard, but it overloaded me with so many memories I've had playing this game. At that moment, I was reminded just how much this game means to me and how long it has been a part of my life. Growing up with this game and seeing Sora gone had me in disbelief. it made me wonder how much a small video game has impacted my life. I don't think that will ever change; Kingdom Hearts just does that to me. Thank you for the experiences and I can't wait to continue following the path this amazing game takes.
  27. 1 point
    When I went to the Kingdom Hearts concert and heard the music live for the first time. It was so emotional! The first song they played was Simple and Clean orchestral with the Dream Drop Distance opening playing on the screen, and now hearing that song still gets me a little emotional
  28. 1 point
    Out of the three protagonists, she’s the least involved in the story, and she doesn’t have connection with Xehanort like the other two does. her visits to some worlds, like Dwarf woodlands & Neverland. It felt like filler, she doesn’t have her own exclusive rival like the other two, she doesn’t develop much as a character, her bosses are mostly Rehashed bosses that we already fought using Ven and Terra (fighting Terranort wouldn’t have changed the outcome, cause all it accomplished is her getting trapped in the Realm of Darkness while Terranort is back to Radiant Garden like nothing happens, since he landed there the first time even if Aqua didn’t fight him). Edit: on the bright side, her story in the Realm of Darkness is much better than all of her BBS story.
  29. 1 point
    While teaming up with Team Lightyear would be awesome, I feel like it would add another layer of confusion to KH, what with having met toy Buzz in Toy Box. I'm sure the series would survive it, it always does, but have mercy. No matter what the setting, circumstance or context, I really really really want Sora to meet Max at some point.
  30. 1 point

    New Final Fantasy XVI Trailer

    Pretty neat trailer, thanks for sharing it here I'm sure it's been quite the topic of discussion since it dropped. I probably will be skipping out on this entry, it doesn't look like my cup of tea from what I've seen so far, but I do have to agree with you the visuals from here do look pretty nice. Hope those that get into it will enjoy it when it eventually releases.
  31. 1 point
    fondest memory? that is a tricky one. i suppose the entire experience of playing KH2 for the first time is up there. even though we'd only gotten 1 two years before hand it really felt like we had been waiting so long for it. and it was worth the wait. a great line up of worlds, awesome boss fights and it gave us one of the best boss fights in the world with "the encounter". it was one of the few times i replayed a game right after finishing it with out the incentive of a new game plus.
  32. 1 point
    Yes, please, if they do port FFXIII, I hope it’s with the DLCs - but they didn’t do that with the PC port so I don’t think I’ll get my hopes up I wonder why it’s taken so long for them to port FFXIII since it’s considered “old” by now. It wasn’t that poorly received…
  33. 1 point
    In the end I chose Hoder because her design makes it clear and believable that she's Baldr's sister, but it was so hard to choose! They're all so well designed!
  34. 1 point
    Dark Road has come to an end, and with it, we got new revelations into what led Xehanort down his dark path to become a seeker of darkness. However, not everything was revealed and some questions remain. This was even brought up in a recent Q&A for Dark Road: Therefore, knowing what we do know, I will attempt to put together a timeline of Xehanort's life together, starting with when he was born and ending with Birth by Sleep since I feel that after that the events of his life become pretty straightforward. During that time, I will point out when I believe Xehanort became the seeker of darkness.
  35. 1 point

    Kingdom Hearts 4 Chat

    Iirc, Nintendo started directs before the other companies, so it's a valid point
  36. 1 point
    At first I read "axes" as a verb and thought the franchise was getting rid of a femme one-piece dress 🤣
  37. 1 point
    I agree, there really should be a better theater mode for the game. But I think the community handled this well. Everglow uploaded all of the cutscenes in chronological order. I used this even when KHUx was active despite playing it due to the discrepancies between the NA and JP story releases. It's a great way to experience the story. Hopefully as Dark Road goes on they add theater to it and revamp the KHUx one. But for now here's the links to each of the vids Here's The Vid For The Entirety of KHUx (With Explanations) Here's The Vid For The Entirety of Dark Road
  38. 1 point
    You thought you were shitposting and yet you walk away with the prize.
  39. 1 point

    Kingdom Hearts 4 Chat

    Yoko Shimomura is the goddess of music There's not one bad song from her period
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  42. 1 point
    I remembered Ursula battle yesterday! .R.I.P. I'm brazilian and the dubbing is awesome ,different voices ,however,but KH games presented me to Pat Carroll and her amazing work .
  43. 1 point
    Final Fantasy VII Remake has received many unique mods, comprising cosmetic alterations to gameplay changes. Recently, one standout mod that can be seen as a fusion of both umbrella avenues is by user ColossalCake, depicting protagonist Cloud Strife with the iconic Kingdom Key. This weapon was actually made from scratch to fit Final Fantasy VII Remake's world better, as its size should reflect. In fact, the sheer difference in size between this recreation and the Kingdom Key in Kingdom Hearts proper has to do with it mimicking the hitboxes of Cloud's weapons in-game. However, the sound effects emitted from the Kingdom Key here are cleverly taken from Kingdom Hearts III. Regarding gameplay incorporations, the Kingdom Key houses four unique Materia slots, which, for those unaware, are essentially ways to customize weapon builds. Additionally, it can replace either the Buster Sword or Mythril Blade weapons for Cloud. Lastly of note is that aside from ColossalCake performing the mod's texture and modeling work, the following individuals also provided noteworthy contributions of their own: matyalatte for their FF7R-mesh-importer, FF7R-DDS-tools, and Blender-Uasset-Add-on tool. Yoraiz0r for their AudioMog tool. spiritovod for their Umodel tool. FluffyQuack for their unrealpak tool. If you'd like to download this impressive mod and/or view additional screenshots, check out its dedicated Nexus Mods page. View full article
  44. 1 point
    “Interestingly, Nomura states how he was the one being picky about Sora's recent inclusion into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, not Disney. The latter party was actually quite eager, while Nomura thought it would clash with the "established lore in Kingdom Hearts and the Disney worlds." ” Nomura, I love you, but there doesn’t always have to be lore reasons 😅
  45. 1 point
    I'm excited to see what Nomura will do with the series, story, gameplay and world design wise! I hope we get more original worlds in the future and balance them with the Disney worlds!
  46. 1 point
    Thanks for letting me know about that @WakelessDream regarding spoilers on the Kingdom Hearts games and on films in general I greatly appreciate it. I agree the designer who made the Soul Keyblade really captured the themes and design found in the film. My favorite as you said it yourself is the Piano keys being the teeth of the keyblade, the hilt being the badges for the soul's characteristics and the Maple seed leaf that 22 in Joe's body discovered as the keychain. Just imagine the different Keyblades from the different Pixar worlds we may visit (e.g. Coco, Inside Out, Onward, etc.) in the next games, I imagine the Coco keyblade be based on Héctor's Guitar. Speaking of which a user made fan keyblades of Coco and Inside Out along with several others in the links down below: Coco's themed Keyblade. Inside Out themed Keyblade Fanart Keyblade Gallery 1 Fanart Keyblade Gallery 2 Finally regarding on Raya and the Last Dragon trailer, I agree while it's too early to know for sure how the film would work as a world until the film comes out next month, all I can is that as you said Sisu, the Land of Kumandra and Raya herself as a Party Member for Sora would make for a very awesome level for Kingdom Hearts. Speaking of Party members, I really hope we get more Female Party Members in Sora's party in the Disney worlds for the next games, because I’ve been noticing in the numbered KH titles we ONLY get one female Disney character in Sora’s party for the specific Disney world he visits, cause in the first Kingdom Hearts game it was Ariel, in Kingdom Hearts II we had Mulan and in Kingdom Hearts III it was Rapunzel (until her hair was cut) but for unknown reasons Go Go and Honey Lemon weren't included as party members for San Fransokyo. I do hope that Kingdom Hearts IV breaks the mold and brings in more female Disney characters in Sora's party such as Judy Hopps, Moana, Merida, Violet Parr, Helen Parr/Elasti Girl, Raya, Elsa, and Anna, instead of leaving it with just ONE female Disney character. But back on Raya as a party member I imagine her having a good dynamic with Sora and Co. and the sword (which also is an Urumi) can be an interesting weapon she uses in combat for short range and long range attacks, plus Imagine the teamup limit she would have with Sora. Regarding Sisu, I agree I can imagine her humorous and sassy attitude when she interacts with Sora, Donald and Goofy and be the next Disney character that will have fun interactions to the Trio after the Genie, Mushu and Olaf. The environment and lands of Kumandra as seen in the trailer would also be fun areas to explore, it just would all come down to how much of the world in terms of exploration would be explored, if it's different from the other Disney worlds (new and returning) in terms of environment and especially if Nomura and his team are interested on including the film as a world for the next numbered KH title (which I'm very confident it will be in KHIV for sure, no question). My biggest hope is that if the film becomes a world it doesn't suffer the same treatment as Arendelle and especially Kingdom of Corona from Kingdom Hearts III, but that would be a discussion on another topic.
  47. 1 point
    Indeed I too am excited for the KH3 soundtrack. Although I am sad because I'm going to have to get used to calling the tracks by their official names and not their fan made names. I'll have to forget about "Key To All" and call it "Dark Domination" instead. Honestly, some fan made names are absolute fire!
  48. 1 point

    Why Lea Should Die.

    Eh, quite personally I feel it would be redundant seeing as how Axel had already died. I understand your reasoning but I feel as if there are other ways to add emotional turmoil besides character slaughter. I also don't see any reason to differentiate Roxas from Sora in terms of cheerfulness any further. In my own opinion Roxas is already quite the negative nancy. I would like to see his character developed more don't get me wrong, but I personally think there are others ways to do this than just character angst. That's just my own two cents anyways. Your reasoning has a point though.
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