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Fullmetal Keyblade

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  1. Over the last week on YouTube several of the larger Kingdom Hearts creators have released videos that have either been addressing the current state of divide within the community, announcing a new or different focus, or a combination of both. (i.e. TheGamersJoint,SarahKey,Soraalam1) While they are just getting around to finally saying something about what they have been observing, I saw and was truthfully wary of the uncoming divide as soon as KH3 released. In my personal experience I loved the game, while it does have it's faults and shortcomings, I was very happy and satisfied when it was over and it will always hold a dear place in my heart, along with the rest of the franchise. While people arguing over things they are passionate about is nothing new, particularly on the internet,however, it becomes something less like passionate discussion when differences in opinion and experiences are not respected and/or considered. If people can't unite and overcome trivialities or differences in opinion over video games it tarnishes the experience for those who aren't as heavily invested. Fanbases can ruin great things because of this, and it ultimately breeds a toxicity in the community that alienates others. For a franchise with themes about the power of friends and those who are connected to you, it's a sad dark irony to experience such a divide. I stopped interacting as much with the KH community and while there are many good and friendly people within this community, it's been hard to go too far into any KH related material recently and not see a outpouring of negativity and division. I hope that this can work out itself and not become something that others look at and will eventually want nothing to do with, many people who have never played a Kingdom Hearts game already express the hesitation to jump in due to the long overarching story (some might say convoluted) and having a community that is struggling the way I've seen this one struggling won't help bring over any new heads. But frankly that's a small reason to want to strive for better unity. The biggest should be that we want to embrace the community and share our experiences and grow bigger together, let differences be where they are and don't attack another for things you don't agree to. TL;DR: I Left because I'm afraid this community has become strongly divided after the release of KH3, sometimes approaching very toxic levels, and I don't want that to be a part of what I think of when I remember Kingdom Hearts.
  2. Critical mode is so good, the balance I feel is right, and its challenging without being frustrating. I'm so happy I have a legitimate reason to play this game for another 50+ hours. 

  3. With all the hype around the Switch I think there's a good chance we get a game exclusive to it, and I can't see Nomura teasing a project that he once worked on (Verses XIII) ,that he now believes would of been greater than what took its place(FF 15), and letting it collect dust for years while FF VII Remake gets finished. In regards to the Remake, that has been confirmed as episodic so there's nothing holding him back from developing the next Kingdom Hearts title in the inbetween times and getting it out sooner rather than later. I personally believe myself that it's going to be within 2 years.
  4. While facing the unending hordes of Heartless, Nobodies and Unversed, there was never quite a moment where I asked myself "How do I get past that?". Each new enemy, while many times was dazzling to behold in the beautiful graphics KH3 displays, never required tactical thinking to beat. Bosses went through typical phases typical to earlier entries and throughout the entire game on Proud difficulty it only took a few minutes to observe the patterns and became nearly trivial from there. Thinking back on my first playthrough of Kingdom Hearts 2, I recall some battles that took me out, in some cases more then a few times. The Giant Heartless in Pride Land's second visit, Xaldin in Beast's Castle, and Xemnas's final phase immediately come to memory. I also remember some Nobodies would be of particular annoyance and forced me to back up for space to look for a different approach. Aside from wondering which Keyblade Transformation I wanted to eradicate something with, I never felt challenged and was nearly crazy with power in taking on enemies in KH3, dying a total of 2 times in my playthrough,and both coming in the last third of the game. Am I a better gamer then I was at 10 years old? I sure like to think so. But did I feel that my 10 year old self would of struggled with this game? Not in the slightest. In adressing what in particular is wrong, Sora essentially is a Battlemage with A.O.E damage cranked up to the max. Hordes do not scare him, he bullies them mercilessly. His range reaches far and wide and he can close distances in a blink of an eye. He's meant to display Mastery and does, but as a consequence never really faces someone or anything greater than him in ability. It seems the combat maybe wasn't intended to provide a challenge but fun and charm befitting the marvelous world's it surrounds itself in. It takes the sum of its parts with picking pieces from earlier entries and intergrating them all into Sora, making him a cascade of light that flashes with tremendous force and spectacle. This all amounts to Kingdom Hearts 3 being too easy, among the easiest entries, which to me is not befitting of a finale to a Saga. This of course is my opinion, and as a fan I can say that I still love the game. The nostalgia and magic that Kingdom Hearts has always carried for me still rests within this latest entry. But I am dissapointed that, the one area where I felt would shine brightest, is dimmer than I expected. Irony fully intended.
  5. The thing is, it won't be just another Dream Drop Distance, it'll be a lot more refined. Keep in mind the next game will be following up Kingdom Hearts 3, reverting back to sloppy writing (Sora's "Huh? Who are you? What do you mean?") and gimmicky gameplay (Dropping during Boss Fights and abilities tied to party members, OP'ed Flowmotion) would harm the franchise in the wake of the biggest game in the franchise to date. You could say that the next game is just as important as 3 was to keeping KH relevant for both Disney and Square. So sorry, I don't know quite what you mean by that, and even if it were the case, as long as its more Kingdom Hearts, I'm happy.
  6. Neko's last words to Sora in Dream Drop Distance was "See you in Shibuya" so what it's probably going to be is a Kingdom Hearts, World Ends With You, Final Fantasy Versus 13 crossover. So basically "The World Ends With Kingdom Hearts Versus 13"
  7. One of the really cool prospects is the fact that it can't possibly be another handheld title, the 3Ds is at the end of its life cycle, and we've advanced too far on a technical standpoint to revert back to handheld graphics and limitations. Its either going to be a Switch title, or another X Box\Ps4 release. I'm looking forward to the DLC myself to see what else Nomura has planned for KH3, but I don't believe it'll have much to do with any future titles, only improving some issues and maybe adding another world, along with Critical Mode of course.
  8. Edit: On a technicallity one may say Sora is journeying with Donald and Goofy in Chain of Memories, but the way the game is styled really only has Sora/Riku calling on the power of their friends memories. Even still, yes, Sora is with them In Castle Oblivion.
  9. I believe the intention is to let the player have freedom in how they want to approach the game, whether or not the game fully succeeds on this front, or had higher aspriations then it delivered, is agruable.
  10. The biggest complaint, and what many have called a "Flaw" in KH3's combat is a seemingly overwhelming variety of options and being forced to use Situation Commands, in particular the Attraction Rides. Venturing into the Abilities Tab in the Main Menu shows that many of these Situation Commands can be disabled as Sora gains them,or simply ignored in combat. Going to the Config Tab allows disabling the cut scenes before a Keyblade Transformation, Attraction Ride or Summon, ect. The gameplay can and should be tailored to each individuals preferred style of play, and this was something seemingly overlooked as a feature in early reviews, as if the player had no way to disable any special commands, or could simply cycle through the ones available. This to me seemed unfair to neglect mentioning in reviews, and although KH3 has received mostly glowing critiques, the deep customization options that have been prevalent since KH2 are just as integral to the gameplay as ever, and even more so considering the sheer variety of options now present.
  11. He's from Destiny Islands like Sora is, and I believe in the beginning of the Opening that's where Xehanort is, in Destiny Islands. I'm fairly sure that at the specific point in time he hasn't fallen to Darkness quite yet.
  12. As of 12/10/2018 The Kingdom Hearts 3 Opening Trailer is #1 on trending in YT. that is crazy awesome

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    2. ITzDarthLordRevan

      ITzDarthLordRevan

      Agreed! Even though I'm a lot younger than most long time fans, I've always had special connection to it too. I knew about the game since I was about 6, but I never really got to watch all the games on YouTube until I was eleven and never got to play them until I was 15. You can say I got into the series pretty late. But, I always adored Sora as a character and always wanted to strive to be somebody similar to him. Even though he's fictional, he's always been someone that I've always looked up to.

    3. Fullmetal Keyblade

      Fullmetal Keyblade

      It seems like everyone who really loves this series has a connection to it. That's funny, a lot like Sora himself haha

    4. ITzDarthLordRevan

      ITzDarthLordRevan

      Heh. True. Kingdom Hearts also has a lot of charm too like it's main character. It's always going to hold special place in my heart.

  13. Definitely a case of "Nah I don't like this" Watches again "Okay I can kinda dig this" Watches again "I love this song!!" I'm not going to go into a dissertation about Hikaru or Skrillex, or music theory or my personal opinions. Honestly I'm just glad we have a opening, we have a Theme song, the pieces are lining up. I kinda believe we've spent a lot of time , too much, on critiquing the game and it's music. I've waited years of my life, litteraly transitions from childhood to adulthood and at this point I just want to play my game and experience the magic I felt when I first popped in KH1 and 2 all those years ago.
  14. Nomura already kinda confirmed that as a possibility, but that's down the line. Also, look at games like the Witcher 3, which is around 50gb if I remember. KH3 getting close to 40gb helps to put that in a bit of a better perspective. I also believe that they cut down on size by running cutscenes live in-engine as opposed to loaded in pre-rendered (and in varying quality) animations that made up most cutscenes in KH past. Persona 5 is a good example of a HUGE game with a lot of content and a beautiful style only needing about 20gb or so of space. 35gb sounds tremendous from that angle. Anyhow, I don't see this as a contentious point, unless the game launches and is much tinier then we've been led to believe, I'm sure it's still going to be a great experience.
  15. Yeah its off but perhaps they were just looking to fill up the venue , and advertising "free tickets" gets more attention then selling limited seats. Or something close enough to that, I know the Demo has been going around though quite a bit
  16. Oh that's not good, they should give tickets according to capacity so they avoid these kind of issues
  17. Don't apologise for offending, at least I'm not haha XD, but yes, if you squint too hard then there might be some spoilers here, perhaps it would be best to have the thread moved into the KH3 Spoilers. Just to err on the side of safety. Granted,in talking about the hypothetical , one is bound to mention the truth, or something close enough to it. Basically, the more we talk about leaks and spoilers the closer we get to accidentally spoiling ourselves
  18. *coughs* inadvertently, those who wished to avoid posting plot spoilers may have posted some minor ones in the form of avoiding talking about the spoilers. c'est la vie?
  19. The "interesting" parts are why people shouldn't look if they absolutely don't want to see any plot spoilers , because some of it sounds like it could be possible, my guess is this is a guy with too much time on his hands and is trying to piece together what he thinks would be likely to happen. That's what makes it dangerous
  20. Having read the leaks so y'all don't have to, and reading over a few different forums here and there, it sounds like wishful fan-fiction at best and straight up trolling at worst. I wouldn't worry (to the curious) about these being in any way legit, plus apparently the leak that everyone is talking about today was posted last week and no one paid any mind. The real leaks to worry about are the ones that come in the 4 days between Jan 25-29. Anything before that take with a grain of salt. Stay away thou if you don't want to take a chance, they say you give a monkey a typewriter and it'll put out Shakespeare eventually..
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