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  1. 13 points
    There's a saying I always keep in mind for things like this. Don't let the inmates run the asylum. It's impossible to please everyone, and selecting a few fan things while ignoring others will just cause more of the same thing to happen. I for example have my issues with KH3 but the lack of FF characters was not one of them.
  2. 6 points
    Hi everyone. So Kingdom Hearts 3 finally came and to most, it was everything they thought it would be. After all these years it finally came and now we know just where the series will go post Xehanort. I want to say thank you for taking this journey with me. I’m glad we were in this together. So one chapter closes and another one opens. Some of you noticed I have been on here rarely, but not posting. I have of course been playing KH3, but also life has come into play as well. Things are changing and I am getting older and going into grad school. I have thought about this for a while too. What I am saying is like the Kingdom Hearts series, one chapter closes and another opens meaning I will be leaving this site. I will come back to see news, but logging on will not be happening anymore. If it does, it will happen rarely like an eclipse, but I won’t be posting. I want to thank this community for taking me in and for the staff that have accepted me. I want to apologize to any members that I have hurt both purposely and inadvertently and I want to apologize to any staff for any bad behavior of mine throughout the years; please forgive this imperfect human being. Thank you to all the fans who read the My Kingdom Hearts Story saga I wrote. I was absolutely flattered that I had so many people reading it. Special shoutout to The Transcendent Key for reading the story and drawing pictures for it. I am thankful we were good friends and for your publicity. I look forward to the next step in my life and in the Kingdom Hearts saga. Thank you all again. God bless you all. May your heart be your guiding key.
  3. 6 points
    Allwil13

    When People Compare KH3 To KH2

    I agree completely. I noticed pretty quickly that a lot of the complaints I've seen about KH3 were also things that people complained about with KH2 when it first came out. Honestly, if you look at the issues people are pointing out, a lot of them are issues that the previous installments had too. And this isn't me saying, "yeah, well Kingdom hearts 2 sucked too, guys!" Kingdom Hearts 2 is a fine game. I don't think it's the best in the series (honestly I think Kingdom Hearts 3 was better), but it is solid. What caused this backlash was one simple thing: Hype. All the hype kind of crippled Kingdom Hearts 3 right out of the gate. It was just sooooo built up and people developed these ludicrously unrealistic expectations for it. I think this problem will be remedied. What will remedy it? Simple. Time. People need time to simmer down and look at the game objectively. Again, this same thing happened with Kingdom hearts 2 when it first came out. It was not seen as a masterpiece upon release. People had major issues with it. I think the same thing will happen with Kingdom Hearts 3. Give it time. People will come around.
  4. 6 points
  5. 6 points
    KiraNort

    Say Light Yagami was in KH

    Say the Death Note doesn’t work outside his world, do you think he’d be just important to his world or seek out other worlds if he discovers them?
  6. 6 points
    With Kingdom Hearts III 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 releases in Japan, right up until March 31, 2019. 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 Any new gameplay elements which play a significant role in the story (i.e. storyline bosses) The game's ending, epilogue, & secret video 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 forums are a safe place for you to discuss Kingdom Hearts III 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 coverage!
  7. 5 points
    MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmALL OF THEM, I AM WEAK!! TT3TT"""""
  8. 5 points
    Well, folks, this is it. It's hard for me to believe it, but we are finally in the epilogue and the closure of the RP. It is three weeks since the events of Isopolis, and it is during the coronation of Prince Jynn. Feel free to insert your character(s) however you wish, filling in what happened after Isopolis, if you desire, or skipping right to the present day. You can even write *after* these events, if you wish. I'm thinking that this scene will be brief. Your characters also do not need to be present for the coronation. They could have gone their own separate ways after Isopolis. It is entirely up to you. This has been amazing, you guys. Thank you so much for being involved with this and participating!
  9. 5 points
    Some spice is nice. I love me some Larxene 😈
  10. 5 points
    I feel just as many others do in this thread: terribly conflicted. I supposed I should start by explaining why I like the FF characters in KH1 and KH2 so much. Just a warning, this may get long, so bear with me. I was never a Final Fantasy guy. Not because I didn't want to, but because I never had the appropriate conditions to play those games. The only one I got to play was FF6. So I'm not a FF savy guy. Still, I absolutely loved their inclusion in KH1. They really felt like part of the game's world rather than feeling like shoehorned-in cameos. I love their interactions with Sora, they just felt like great characters to hang out with. They were the ones who understood Sora, who also had their world taken by the darkness, and who were also on a mission to make things right again. They were the "cozy" part of KH1, everytime we finished the crazy Disney worlds, they were back there in Traverse Town, ready to help you out. Other characters like Cloud in Olympus Coliseum also helped make the world feel grander and more connected, seeing as how they were from the same place but scattered to different worlds. Things like that made KH1 feel more like and adventure rather than a movie sightseeing tour. In other words, the FF characters in KH1 felt like a sort of family to Sora, and, thus, to me as a player as well. I could relate to them, just as Sora could too. In KH2, they are relegated a bit more to the Radiant Garden Reconstruction Committee b-plot, and didn't have much involvement with the main plot. But the essence of what made me like them was still there. Even after Sora's 1 year absence, they still treated him like they had just seen him yesterday. And even though they were minding their own business most of the time, the reconstruction sub-plot was very interesting so it was still very entertaining. I, as a player, wanted to help them out, because they truly felt like a family, united by bonds, caring for each other. The newcomers like Tifa and Auron also helped with that. I also really appreciated everyone that was in Twilight Town. Sure, they were mostly cameos destined to pleading fans, but they still were somehow involved in the story, and that's what made it work. In other words, I guess what I am trying to say is that the Final Fantasy characters don't feel like just Final Fantasy characters. Their backstory, slightly different personalities, and involvement with the plot at different levels made them feel more like actual Kingdom Hearts characters to me. As for BBS, yes, Zack is awesome, but seeing as his dynamics with the TVA are very different from the other FF characters with Sora, he felt more like an actual cameo than all the others. This takes us to Kingdom Hearts 3. And this is where things get complicated. Look, I'm not gonna beat around the bush. The FF characters are not necessary to KH3. The plot could, and most likely will, work out just fine without them. But why do we only need things that are necessary? The Cloud subplot in KH1 wasn't necessary. His story with Tifa and Sephiroth weren't necessary. The inclusion of Seifer, Raijin, Fuujin, Setzer and Vivi in Twilight Town wasn't necessary. But it was still welcomed. They had their cool moments, they had some connection to Sora, and they all had their own little arcs that felt satisfying. That's why I wanted FF characters in KH3, more specifically the ones in Radiant Garden. They have that connection to Sora, they feel like home, they are likeable and they have their arcs that I wanted to see completed in KH3, the end of the Xehanort saga. To not see them in KH3 makes me sad because it'll feel as if one piece of what made me fall in love with the series has vanished. Those characters that made KH1 and KH2 even more special will probably not show up. Hell, we'll be lucky if they even get a mention. To see them just abandoned in KH3... it almost feels like downplaying the role they had in KH1 and KH2 - something you can see many fans doing already. Many are trying to justify the roles they played in KH1 and KH2 as to justify the fact that KH3 is almost removing them; something I think is really disingenuous. But oh well. I suppose that's the biggest take away from the situation. FF characters are like socks. Sure, you don't need them. But some people like using socks, and they'll miss using socks if they can't use them, while others won't mind. Weird comparison, I know, but it fits, I think. I'm the one who likes socks. Sure, I don't need socks. I can still walk, run and jump freely without them. But when I'm not using them, I feel a bit sad, uncomfortable and awkward. I'll still greatly enjoy Kingdom Hearts without FF characters - or at least without the Restoration Committee. But I can't help but think that my whole playthrough will be affected by a constant feeling that something is missing. KH3 will feel like home, but not the whole family will be there. And that makes a bit sad indeed. End of rant, I guess lol.
  11. 5 points
    2 quid is good

    KH3 rushed?

    Rushed is not the word. I think Demyx is on the money here, KH3 is gonna be the first main console game in a sub-generation, and the first one made by Osaka team, there was bound to be a difference of feeling between KH3 and the other two. And the delay had almost nothing to do with the status of the games completion and almost everything to with an international release, that still isn't simultaneous but that's for another day. KH games have never been super long; you can finish most of them even as a kid in under 30 hours, it would be a mistake imo to expect something more than a 50 hour game maximum
  12. 5 points
    Thanks, guys!!! I'm so excited; I never win anything!!!
  13. 5 points
    Honestly although I enjoy playing as Riku it was predictable and we have already played as him. It will be a completely wasted opportunity if it turns out no other characters are playable when we know Nomura could have worked in more characters and knows there's a hugely popular demand for them. I am still holding out that this is still the case and there are others playable as well. It could've been fit in the storyline and on the PS4/Xbox1 capabilities so really there's no excuse in my opinion.
  14. 4 points
    Ursalink

    Oblivion?

    Oblivion represents "darkness" in Sora's life (Riku), just like Oathkeeper represents "light" in Sora's life (Kairi).
  15. 4 points
    *Prepares to edit a casino in Vaude's future map* Hye hye Also, RIku, your characters could meet Hektor and Rhiannon, as they're heading to the shops. Would be a good starting point.
  16. 4 points
    JTD95

    Marluxia's role in DDD

    Where does it say his power is sleep other than him using is on Sora that one time in KH3? And where was it said that Marluxia spent many years in the Realm of Dreams? I've never heard of this. The reason Marluxia still is in Organization XIII is due to the Ancient Keyblade Legacy that Xemnas mentioned.
  17. 4 points
    Elia sniffled, looking up into Henry's brave, determined face. Her smile was infectious? It delighted her to hear this, and yet it tore at her heart painfully. "Henry . . . why . . . ." The raven-haired fairy fell to her knees, gripping the ground as sobs shook her entire form. Many were grieving, whilst others simultaneously rejoiced at the return of their precious sacrifices. Everyth watched in horror as Henry gave himself up. She extended a hand, its wrinkles fading before her very eyes. Youth flooded through her body, her spine straightening as her white locks turned dark once more. "Henry," she whispered, unable to make it to his side before he was gone. A tear rolled down her cheek as she watched the Source of All Life fade from existence, and Henry with it. Carefully she brought a hand to her chest, chin lowering. "You've taught me how to be human again. You have shown me courage, compassion, love. And you have even saved me from death, at the cost of your own. Thank you . . . Henry." The human princess let out a yelp at about this moment, the weight of a person crashing down and bowling her over. In a tangle of auburn hair and limbs, Athena found herself looking face-to-face with her beloved knight, whom she squeezed with all of her might. "ARTHUR!" she returned, as though the two were in a squeaking match. "You're here! You're alive! Oh, I'm so sorry. In my sacrifice I had to give up ever seeing you again! I made you vanish . . . didn't I?" Clearly, she was clueless about Arthur's own sacrifice, giving up his humanity so that the rest f the world may be saved. Meanwhile, Yevgeni stared down, incredulous, as Nergal begged for forgiveness from the others. "I wouldn't go that far," he drawled, shaking his head. "We're the villains. They're going to execute us, lock us away, or worse, banish us to the depths of Isopolis and the torments within. We do not get happy endings. They won't forget our crimes that easily, nor should they." The blond noticed Aqua fold her arms, seeming exasperated by everything that went on that day. He couldn't help but laugh. "Someone who looks how I feel," he said, before offering her a smile. "Come, you're going to have to seek apprenticeship from someone else after all of this. Your mentor has failed, and I do not think we will be able to practice our magic like we once had. I am sorry." A frown furrowed his brow, as though recollection suddenly hit him. "But I realize that I owe you something. Wasn't there something that you sought from me, before we arrived here in Isopolis? I do not know what will become of me, but seek me out and I will do what I can to help you." ----------------------- As the warden of Isopolis, Soren would know how to guide them to safety, out of the depths of the Forbidden Shrine and back on to the island whence they came. They would find that the halls which they once crossed had changed, everything anew and foreboding. And yet, it somehow had an order to it, which Soren would show them through with ease. At last, adventurers, it is over. To get here you have had to endure hardships and suffering, and yet despite that some of you have found love, joy, warmth, and friendship. Life isn't about the destination, it is the journey, and how you embark on that journey is what brings that life meaning. You have accomplished the impossible, the restoration of the human world, and have erected a new era of unity and peace between the human world and that of the fey. It has been a long journey, and the road to recovery will be longer even still, but in allowing your hearts to guide you, you will surely find your way home. ~*~Epilogue~*~ It was a momentous occasion. The halls were decorated with great splendor, and Kilkis Seres was flooded with tourists. Today was the day that Jynn Venas, the crown prince of Kilkis Seres and son of Shiva de la Alexandria, was being coronated and officially recognized as the true king. Three weeks had passed since the events in Isopolis, and everyone was processing it in their own way. Elia stood meekly among the crowds of people, though her normal warmth and joy was not present that day. She would smile when people would comment on her dress, or try to praise her heroic deeds on that fated day. However, it was a false smile, as no joy spread through her heart. She could not celebrate when she was grieving the loss of a friend. A hero. A warrior, who sacrificed himself so that his comrades could be whole once again. Earlier, she had wished upon Rufus, asking him to restore Henry. The djinni had done his utmost, and yet Henry was nowhere to be found. Athena stood alongside Arthur, wherever he may be, grasping his hand tightly and offering him a warm smile. "Imagine this being you one day," she said playfully. "That is, if you succeed in receiving my father's blessing . . . !" Other faces, too, were present at the coronation, one being Everyth Castanova, who stood silently on the sidelines, as well as King Alderon, who was exchanging jokes with Draksis, if he were there, and Alastor, if he were listening. Yevgeni Malachite was not present, though his whereabouts were not known by the majority, nor did the majority care.
  18. 4 points
    IMO -- the gameplay and the Disney stuff are pretty enjoyable, but the Square/main stuff is definitely a mixed bag (quite a few parts are indeed BS).
  19. 4 points
    well that's a very personal opinion for sure.
  20. 4 points
    cyntix

    All worlds leaked

    Look guys, SE released a picture of the clock tower just to remind us that we probably can't go there. Sorry. I had to. 😂
  21. 4 points
    i like the bad dialog "why do you have the keyblade" "shut up" pure gold lion drifting is the shiznit
  22. 4 points
    2 quid is good

    Quid in KH3 Confirmed

    You can't fight this kind of logic
  23. 4 points
    Finally! I was somewhat peeved by the fact that most characters are depicted with their Keyblades quite often and Kairi only ever got the most generic of stances, despite having a weapon, and was never featured alongside them. It's really great to finally have some renders with her in action.
  24. 4 points
    What do you think will be revealed during the Amazon Black Friday stream?
  25. 3 points
    Continuing with my overanalyzing of 358/2 Days, another concept has caught my interest. Recruiting new members. The original Organization XIII have never been 13 for long. For the most part the primary team has been Organization VIII. Or IX if you count Xion, but it's never actually 13 for very long. Now I know the purpose of Organization XIII has changed over the course of the series but for Days it was still primarily in KH2 mode of their goal of collecting hearts to send Kingdom Hearts. Simple enough. But their is something that gets overlooked that I wish got expanded upon in the Organization. And that is the replacement for members. As we know five members of the group were sent to Castle Oblivion and killed off, but why is it they never replace their ranks to be back at 13? Let's look at Roxas. Roxas was so important to the Organization that they made a replica clone to copy his abilities in case something happened to him. That makes perfect sense. If you work all day at a computer then make sure you have backup files in case something unfortunate happens to your work. Xion was that backup file for the Organization. But why didn't they replace the others? Now you could argue that only Vexen and was worth replacing when compared to Roxas and his importance to the group. And frankly I'd agree with that. But the concept of new members has come up in the game itself. When Roxas first goes to Olympus with Xigbar, the latter mentions they could use the area to scout for new recruits for the Organization. At first you might think, does he mean more Dusk? Which is probably what it meant. But what if they had tried to turn Hercules or Hades into a Nobody to refill their ranks? What if while Roxas was training with Phil, another org member made contact with Hercules or Hades to try and turn one into a Nobody? Hercules is one of the physically strongest Disney characters in KH, and could have replaced Lexaeus as one of the Organization's physical attackers. Or smooth talker god of the underworld Hades, who could have replaced Marluxia as the reaper. Also Megara's sprite is confirmed to have been in the game and went unused. I wonder if this could have been the game where she and Hercules meet since she was not present in KH1, and perhaps she played a role in trying to trick Hercules into losing his heart the same way she was tricked into Herc losing his strength in the movie. Obviously they wouldn't have turned Hercules, but it could have been a good story to tell on the Organization trying to get back to being 13. Xaldin had a similar story with the Beast, and as we know he was thwarted by Sora and Belle. Beast, like Hercules, is one of the stronger Disney characters with a strong heart. Able to cross between worlds without help. It was a very cool story, and Beast could have been a potential replacement for the empty five seats where nothing gather. It just feels kinda weird they didn't feel the need to stay at 13, given how important that became in future games to always have 13 members. To the point they had 13 plus reserves. Saix tells Roxas "When have we ever been more then 13?" But the real question is "when have they ever been 13 to begin with"? I know Saix just said that because he hates Xion, but it doesn't change the question on the importance of 13. To me in addition to Beast, and given the worlds they choose to put in Days, it would have been interesting if they had scouted the likes of Hercules, Hades, and even the likes of Aladdin and Jack Skellington, people with strong hearts to potentially either join the ranks of Organization XIII or turn them into Dusk or some class of Nobody to serve under them. Nobodies don't just grow on trees. Now again, I know with Disney characters they are restricted with what they can or can't do with them. And I know Organization XIII is different today then what it was back then. But this is more of wondering from a in universe situation on why Xemnas didn't think to replace the Castle Oblivion team. Because even if you take into account their real objective they still need all 13 seats filled up. Anyway that's just the thoughts of a Kingdom Hearts fan with too much free time on his hands.
  26. 3 points
    Allwil13

    TV Show Club Planning Topic

    Hey everybody! Welcome to KH13's first ever club topic! If you don't know what I mean by "club topic", please check out the information topic on clubs here. This topic will serve as the foundation for the TV Show club itself. This is where we will figure out which show we will follow, how many episodes to watch at a time, and how often we will meet. If there is anything else anyone would like to figure out before we get started with the club, please feel free to bring it up here and we will be sure to discuss it accordingly. Any TV Show is up for selection, but we would like to make sure we select something that everyone will enjoy. With that being said, please don't hesitate to voice your hesitation about any suggestions brought up here and we will all discuss it. Also, if our selected series has multiple seasons, the club will reconvene here in this topic upon the conclusion of the first season to discuss whether or not we would like to continue. The same approach will occur for each subsequent season as well. If no one is enjoying the series after the season, we can select a new project to replace it. While discussing the idea of the clubs, we mods thought that Stranger Things might be a fun show to start with. Keep in mind however that this is simply a suggestion. If you have a show in mind that you'd like to put forward, we'd love to hear it. This is a group activity, so the group's opinions are crucial. We can't wait to hear your feedback and ideas, so without further ado, let's get started!
  27. 3 points
    Amazon all the way.
  28. 3 points
    So, I heard about this site through a podcast titled "The Ansem Report", which in turn, I found through a simple search on Spotify because I was craving anything Kingdom Hearts while at work, since I don't have time to play Union Cross while adulting, and simultaneously wishing I was at home streaming KH2. Kingdom Hearts is a big part of my life, and I don't know if I'd be the person I am today without Sora's huge amount of positivity and love for his friends somewhat motivating me to be a better friend and person in my own right. (Though a little Roxas pettiness/anger seeps out on the rare occasion someone does happen to get under my skin). Even if my positivity and me openly crying led my ex to break up with me last summer, but let bygones be bygones. Anyway, I haven't been part of a forum since around 2011, so I hope I can get back in the groove through KH13! Much love, Shaggy P.S. May your heart be your guiding key.
  29. 3 points
    Gun should need to require maintenance. At least thats how i like to view guns in RPGs, lets not forget misfire chances from D&D. Plus misfire situations can create tension. But backfire situations can create an intense atmosphere. Cause then you cant use your gun and must rely on your others skills.
  30. 3 points
    I had a smile on my face throughout the whole thing, definitely very much leaning-on-the-wall humour. Also "who wanted Winnie the Pooh back?" Thank you for the attack 😐
  31. 3 points
    I had learned Japanese too, but I wasn't good at it and couldn't keep up with it very well. (See college story above; that was during my first ever Japanese class.) Even though I don't take any classes for it anymore, I still wanna keep up with Spanish, too! I really do love learning languages, even if I'm not really good at it. Something in my brain just doesn't click.
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
    When you were planning on some Wholesome as hell interactions in the Aquafolk party with the other characters but most of them went back to the Haven.
  34. 3 points
  35. 3 points
    First off, I want to say that I found Kingdom Hearts 3 to be a 8/10 game. Which, in my estimation, means 80% positives and 20% negatives. I’ve seen a lot of back and forth about positivity and negativity about the game, particularly on Twitter. A lot of people who really liked the game are frustrated with those who are criticising it. I understand, if you love something, it hurts to see other people talk bad about it. And true, a lot of these criticisms are more like “hate” (like a recent 3/10 Twitter post) to get attention or to troll. That said, as someone who has shared criticism on the game, it can be hard seeing people shoot down genuine, constructive complaints as “hate”. As if a bit of negativity is bad. The reason I find myself focusing on the negatives, the “20%”, is because they stand out in a game with mostly positive aspects. Not because I hate it. Discussing criticisms with others, explaining your point of view and opening your mind to other people’s opinions. These are things I find far more interesting than an echo chamber of positivity where everyone is saying “I love this! Me too!” Of course, some people prefer that, and nothing against them. It’s just my viewpoint, my stance. Indeed, some of my opinions are different now that I’ve heard the other side of the argument. That leads to the crux of the matter, really. Everything is an opinion. I always try to start my arguments with “I think” or “To me,”. Stating something as fact like “The game is trash” is not a good way to go about it. But neither is “No, this was fine. You are nitpicking/your expectations were too high”. I focus on the negatives because I believe that is what will improve the game. Others might not agree, but that is fine because I have no intention of ruining someone else’s experience. If someone says they enjoyed something, I won’t reply saying “Nah, it was bad”. But I might make my own post about it. The balance is achieved by not ruining other people’s hype with negativity, but also not shouting people down because they aren't being “positive enough”. At least, in my opinion. 😄
  36. 3 points
    While I get the desire to know more about the motivations of the antagonist, I sometimes don't need to know everything because each answer can make new questions surface into an endless cycle, like a child asking 'why?' for every answer given and demanding even more detail. At some point we just have to accept that not everything can and will be answered without drifting off into territories which are simply not important anymore. To be honest, I am absolutely fine with Xehanort not needing a motivation but rather hearing a story and a prediction for the future and wishing to fulfill it. Might be simple, but not every villain needs to have a terrible past to justify their behavior. Sometimes it's the characters who do things just because they can that are the most interesting. Not to mention that it wouldn't surprise me that he knows about those means through the stories his master told him. No Name was basically hanging on the wall, too. I don't need to know how it got there in detail, considering Keyblades can be passed down. Still, I also wished to have more here and there, especially for those parts which are likely not going to get picked up again in the future. I agree though that the hate is very excessive and not all of that seems justified in my opinion. I saw a lot of hate which wasn't formulated in a way of legitimate and civil criticism but rather just ranting about every single little flaw while praising the glorious KH2. I love KH2 but I find it hard to criticize KH3 for something and then proceed to compliment KH2 for the same procedure in the very same sentence. It's nonsense to insult one game for empty areas but claim they were so much more alive in the other when in reality, they weren't. I remember people complaining about exactly that issue back in the day and suddenly KH3 is that much worse? Just to give an example. Every game has flaws. I have no issue with addressing them or seeing them addressed, as subjective as most of them tend to be. But what KH3 is suffering from are the high expectations and all the fan ideas what the perfect conclusion should look like which is simply impossible to achieve. Which is not to say that KH3 doesn't have flaws galore. Just as all the other games had. Speaking for myself, it's not actually worse or better than the rest of the franchise but simply falls in line with what Kingdom Hearts has always done, both in negative and positive aspects. I think most of the hate stems from overblown hype and expectations and a huge blindness resulting from nostalgia. A lot of fans compare it to the numbered titles which they have first played years upon years ago and quite frankly, nostalgia is a powerful force which lets us forget the issues we would have seen if we were to play it now for the first time. There are things I don't like, things I would have most certainly done differently, and there's no denying that they may have tried to do too much and lost focus of what they actually wanted to accomplish, but for me, the game is still a Kingdom Hearts title at heart. But no one can tell me that they hated every minute of it. And that's where good reviews can be told apart from bad ones. Regardless of score, they should always mention the good and the bad. No game is perfect but in this case, I find it hard to believe there weren't any enjoyable parts either. I hope that what some of the others are saying comes true and that the initial disappointment because SE/Disney didn't cater to a lot of people's overblown demands dies down a little and that they can see things in a little more diverse fashion. Flaws as well as some opinions can't be changed and I won't blatantly disregard them either, but views do change over time in all directions for the more subjective points. For example, the pacing of the KH titles will forever be off for me as I structure my stories differently, but I still enjoy what we get, despite longing for more coverage of the original plot lines and character exposition. I personally decided not to take part in too many discussions and just keep my enjoyment quietly to myself and my closest friends. I won't let my overall positive feeling be crushed by unnecessary hate which completely ignores the same issues in other KH titles. One does not have to be ignorant of the flaws to ultimately enjoy something after all. In the end, most KH games had their outrage. A lot of the fans have just forgotten what they initially disliked about the other games they celebrate even more now and I think the same might happen to KH3. Or do I have to remind everyone of all the complaints the extremely long prologue of KH2 received? The barren rooms at times? How disconnected some Disney plots were from the overall plot? Atlantica? How a lot of fans criticized mashing triangle for fancy moves they otherwise had no control over? Or how the story also only picked up more around the 50-60% mark? Cutscenes following after taking a few steps for things which really weren't all that necessary? And so on and so forth. I remember that clearly. But a lot of that criticism apparently is now forgotten with acquiring a new target. In the end I'd say let the people hate the game as much as they desire. Just like you can't tell others to see the flaws, you won't change anyone's opinion if they have made up their mind. For those two extremes, there's seemingly no option for a civil discussion and I'd rather not get involved with unnecessary bashing or over the top glorification. In the end, it only matters what you personally thought of it. There's always the possibility to take other opinions into account to look at it from different perspectives but if you feel uncomfortable about it, there's no use in trying to talk something worse that wasn't bad to you just to fit in. After all, likes and dislikes are personal and if you enjoy something, I'd hold onto that. There are tons of bad news and stressful situations out there that you don't need to deliberately ruin something for yourself just to understand those who hate on the game, especially when you were mostly content. It yields much more enjoyment to prevent needless arguments and just love the games you do and only discuss it with those you feel comfortable with. Games are made to be fun. If it wasn't, then too bad but at some point, it's easier to move on if it only upsets them. There's little pleasure to be found if they can only talk about the bad and that's why it's sometimes easier to just indulge in your own fun and keep away from negative outbursts. As much as I cherish the franchise, it's still just a game and I don't need to get into arguments over this if a friendly discussion is impossible from the start.
  37. 3 points
    Mostly because people were expecting KH2FM 2.0 and that their own fan-fictions would happen in the game. Yeah. People are bashing KH3 the same way people did bash KH2 when it first came out. And seriously, I love KH2 with all my heart, but I'm starting to dislike it every single day I see Skyward's twitter doing his daily "Let's bash KH3 while exalting KH2". The difference is, at least for me, that KH3 has a much better story and much better level design (not that hard considering KH2's corridors)
  38. 3 points
    Day 24: I love all the trio but Sea Salt Trio is definitely my number one favorite trio of them all. As I said before in one of my previous comments in this topic, the Sea Salt Trio are my favorite because I absolutely love the story and character development between Roxas, Xion, and Axel. One of the reasons why I love Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days was because the game develop the friendship between Roxas, Xion, and Axel from beginning, middle, and end. You get to see how their friendship was form, developed, and tested. Throughout the whole game Roxas, Xion, and Axel had been through so much with each other. They get along, they have fun, they argued, they reconciled, and defend each other. To me outta of all the trio in the Kingdom Hearts series Roxas, Xion, and Axel have the strongest friendship as a trio. That's why I love the Sea Salt Trio and I hope to see them again in Kingdom Hearts 3. I hope those three get a happy ending and of course the others as well.
  39. 3 points
    Ok everyone! All new mods have been chosen! We thank you for applying and we had a lot of great applications! Please feel free to apply again in the future and you may make it then! Please welcome @Allwil13 @TakenKing @FlipMode @Paintmepasta @LunaCatte @EchoFox23* to the mod team! Congrats guys!
  40. 3 points
    Yessie Maltese

  41. 3 points
    Once again on the flip side, if there is anything wrong with this game, Nomura is gonna feel the full wrath of the fanbase so he sure as hell won't make the same mistakes again. I'm kind of glad i've indulged myself in gameplay and map spoilers, has helped to temper my mood. If some of the disappointments are true i'm much more glad I've faced them now rather than the majority of people who have gone in blind. The KH-sphere on the internet might be pretty darn volatile in the few weeks after the release, i'm half expecting bedlam lol.
  42. 3 points
    keyslinger

    KH3 rushed?

    Ill reserve judgement until i play the game for myself but it seems they focused way to much on the Disney stuff and the combat options and kind of pushed everything else aside. With the links, keyblade transformations, flow motion, attraction flow, gummy ship stuff, and the mini games it could be that they over extended themselves plus the fans may have overhyped the game a bit. Also Nomura said he was looking towards what came after KH3 more than KH3 itself. They want a good game just as much as we do and I depending on the final product I hope they listen to the feedback and improve future titles based on that feedback.
  43. 3 points
    I don't think that has anything to do with how much he thought about KH3. At the point the interview was given, a lot of KH3 was already planned and it makes sense to think about the future by then, too. KHUx is likely setting the stage for what's to come and while I hope that a lot will be a fresh start, he has to take the rest of the games into account as well to avoid too many inconsistencies. When I'm writing stories, I constantly have to think about the future so it feels woven in naturally and not like something I made up while writing just to sell more, so to speak. I know many series who fell because their creators didn't think about the future in time and hence lost their quality because they couldn't come up with anything fitting or became really inconsistent. There's nothing wrong with coming up with things on the go, this will happen with any work, but Nomura has been saying since forever that KH3 won't be the last of the series and Sora will continue to be the protagonist, so it doesn't surprise me that he will have thought about it extensively, too. But all of that doesn't mean that less work went into the present project. It's just normal to make plans for the future. I dare say KH3 has been the same way before it was announced. A good part was probably drafted by the time they made DDD. This franchise is so big that the next title can't be something entirely new where they can do whatever they want. All this material has to be regarded while making a new plot fit into the overall narrative without seeming too alien.
  44. 3 points
    That Kingdom Hearts would release in 2017
  45. 3 points
    ITzDarthLordRevan

    KH3 Commisserations Thread

    Not before I get the Starlight Keyblade skin for KH 3, ya don't!
  46. 3 points
    Well they have laid out since DDD how they were gonna bring them back. They were able to grow their own hearts and from that they can be their own person. From there they can find bodies somehow. Nomura will create some plot point.lol Then there's ATW's research also saying they can all be saved. We don't know if they will be killing Lea or if this is all meant to be red herrings and build tensions but I don't trust Nomura's writing at this point. lolllll
  47. 3 points
    Nomura taking the attention away from the leaks like: EDIT: Taking this opportunity to predict that we're gonna see cloud, Leon and the gang and sephiroth. I'LL BET MY MEMBER TITLE ON IT. If I lose the mods can change it to whatever they want. I'm ready for this
  48. 3 points
  49. 3 points
    My boi Ventus is obviously my bias, Idk if we'll ever get a render of him before the game releases though, but I would like to see renders of everyone including the villians.
  50. 3 points
    It was really funny and a bad marketing. Lol. Seeing the KH fan reaction in the Amazon chat was hilarious.
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