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Hi everyone, i was curious on if anybody who has played the JP version of the upcoming kh 1.5 + 2.5 collection for ps4 has any blocked scenes? i know 0.2 on the 2.8 collection was blocked after mickey, but i wanted to know because i am planning on recording a playthrough on all the games and just wanted to know ahead of time. i mainly stream from my ps4 but i do own an elgato 60hd so i could use that.
So this isn't something that I see very often; KH2 is probably the most liked KH game in the entire series, and for good reason too. But the thing is, people tend to treat it as if it's some sort of angelic game that was descended from the heavens with absolutely zero flaws to it, which unfortunately really isn't true. So yeah, I'm curious on some of your input on the flaws of KH2 and how it could've been better. I'd say between story and gameplay, story was the weaker part of KH2. Organization XIII was awesome and all, and I'm not calling the story bad either; however, I just don't think it can compare to the first game's story and the charm it had in it. That doesn't make it bad of course, since the first game's story was just so exceptionally good. That being said, it would've been cool to see a bit more involvement of Disney Worlds in the direct story like KH1 did so well. So in terms of gameplay, people say it's perfect. And really, I don't have much to argue with you there. The battle system is amazing, the combat is fluid and fun to use, and there's so much variety and choices for your moves. The enemy AI, for the most part, is good and is by far the most complex and skill-required combat system in the entire series. However, I'd have two main complaints for KH2 (which actually sort of ties into each other). Firstly is of difficulty. People say KH2 is easy, and to be fair, it really is. Even stuff like Proud Mode, most players can charge through mashing X and they'll die a few times to the harder fights (Xaldin, Demyx, Xigbar, etc.) but then they'll get past them, usually through grinding or just repeated attempts. This ties into the second complaint, which is of the game's ability to teach you. I'd say CoM actually did this the best out of all the KH games; you go into CoM utterly confused, but if you stick with it and get past the learning curve, you suddenly realize how easily you can use the cards and the battle system to customize your own powerful deck. It's not like the game tells you directly to do "this and this", but instead, you learn because the game PLACES you in situations where you're forced to learn. KH2 should've done this, but failed. Many casual players will get through the game just fine by mashing X. It's only until they see stuff like speedruns or inevitably reach the post-game 15(is it 15? I'm not even sure) super bosses where they realize that the game is a lot more complex than they thought. That's the thing; despite KH2's complexity, the game never really forces you understand this. It never forces you to understand the vague concept of Revenge Value and how you can't infinitely combo a boss, since you can mash your way through most fights and just tank the damage they deal anyway. You don't need summons, limits, drives, and magic. They don't put you in situations where you're forced to use these things to make your life easier. And that is the problem with KH2; with all these awesome things they give you and these awesome AI mechanics, you never really understand what the point to them is...unless you play Level 1 Critical Mode. I love LV1 Crit. It's the perfect challenge, and it forced me to learn the game to the fullest. I had to use every resource available to inch my way forward, only to meet another road block, and eventually find out, "hey, this attack works really well against this guy!" and then manage to win. KH2 should've been designed originally after the model of LV1 Crit, because it truly forces you to think about all the available options you have. This is also the reason why others call KH2 a button masher; because in some ways, it actually is one. So yeah that's my little interpretation of KH2 and its flaws. Curious if you guys have any opinions on this, it'd be cool to know
I've always had this sort of thought in the back of my head. I chose KH2 as the game for this topic since I figured the idea of just "best KH players" would be way too broad to really figure out (I mean for crying out loud there are probably over 20 games in the series if we count remakes/final mixes). KH2's my favorite KH game, and probably one of the most popularly played out there too, so I figured KH2 would be a good game to compare. This is also probably because KH2 is the most "skill-required" KH game in the series and also has the most complex mechanics, so it would be an excellent way of seeing who truly is "the best". (also pls don't argue with me on the mechanics of KH2 being un-complex compared to other KH games, because I can prove you wrong in every way...and plus, this discussion really isn't about that so I'd rather not get off-topic) Kingdom Hearts 2 isn't really a competitive game; not like games like Smash of course. So it is reasonably difficult to keep track of who's "the best" Kingdom Hearts 2 player ever, especially since everyone interprets "best KH2 player" differently, unlike Melee where there's an obvious group of top players. Soooo I've decided to make a topic on this for discussion: Who would you consider the BEST KH2 player in the world? Or if there's more than one, who are they? So just as a point of reference, when I say "best", I really just mean those who have so much experience in KH2 that they are able to accomplish feats "casual players" can't necessarily do (i.e. beat the game on Level 1 with restrictions, complete understanding of game mechanics and uses it to their advantages, playing through the game as fast as possible, etc.) Also I don't want popularity to be a factor; there are some pretty good KH2 players out there with a lot of potential as "the best" but they're not really well known because...well they just aren't. SO if you do know someone who is a god at KH2 but isn't really as well known as some of the bigger KH people, then list them down. The more the merrier One last thing: I'm referring specifically to GAMEPLAY skill, not knowledge of lore. If it was knowledge of the story, I'd have included all KH games, but for now I'm mainly interested in gameplay of KH2 specifically. So don't come listing some crazy dude who memorized every single line in every single cutscene in the entire KH series or something But yeah that's all I've got to say. Would be interesting to see some of your opinions on this