New collection of Kingdom Hearts games to release on October 30th

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    Kingdom Hearts is no stranger to HD re-releases. Starting with Kingdom Hearts 1.5 for PlayStation 3 in 2013, almost every game in the series has been playable in HD on either the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3.

    Today, Square-Enix announced a new HD Kingdom Hearts collection; Kingdom Hearts -The Story So Far-. This game is the combination of both Kingdom Hearts titles already available on PlayStation 4.

    Kingdom Hearts -The Story So Far- will release on October 30th. The box will contain two discs, one for Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5, and one for Kingdom Hearts 2.8. Currently, it is only planned to release in the US.

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  1. Lilith Valentine

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    I am ok with this actually. I was just about about to buy these games now that I have a PS4 again. I will just buy this instead.
     
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  2. kikongokiller

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    Apart from collectors value, what purpose does this sell?
     
  3. Daisy
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    Talk about a cashgrab. Was this really needed?
     
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  4. Axido

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    Typical Squeenix.

    But I'm fine with that. It's nice to have all of them together to catch up (or refresh the good old memories) until Feb next year.
     
  5. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

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    Seems a bit weird to release this now, especially with KH3 on the horizon and this basically just being a combination of the two compilation games already on the PS4. Still, I'd imagine it'd be convenient for people who want to get into the series in the future.

    Also, "The Story So Far" is a refreshingly basic title, especially given the titles of most of the games in the series.
     
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  6. yadspi

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    I think so...I was talking about playing them and where to start and what collection had what games, this is awesome for me, I only played the 1st one on PS2 and $40 is a steal for so many games.
     
  7. Ritsuki

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    Both? So it's just KH 1.5+2.5 and 2.8 or only 1.5 and 2.5?
     
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    1.5 + 2.5 and 2.8. Both.

    But they were already all on PS4 anyway.
     
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  9. tinbs

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    I bought 1.5+2.5 and 2.8 already so not for me.
    Still haven't even played them yet.
    If KH3 ever releases then this would be nice for newcomers
     
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  10. Ritsuki

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    Well I still miss 2.8 so if it's the same price or cheaper (lol), I'll definitely get it
     
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    Got 2.95 last year, waiting for 2.96.
     
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  12. Scarlet

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    I mean yeah, it's totally a cash grab, but it's one I'm happy with. Don't have any of the games yet so this is ideal for me.
     
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  13. duwen

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    As the franchise has been around for over a decade and a half, it's reasonable to assume that there are a lot of people relatively new to gaming that may never have had the chance to play a KH game before. With the new game due soon, a collection like this gives people an easy way to experience the preceding titles - and subsequently makes the new game less off-putting to some of the would-be consumers.

    I only ever played the first title on PS2 ...if I thought I'd have the time to play through all of them, I'd do it via this collection rather than any previous releases.
     
  14. leon315

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    HEY guys, I only played KH1 on ps2, if i play through 1.5 to 2.5 then 2.8, is the timeline chronologically right??
     
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  15. kumikochan

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    I'm such a big big KH fan but now they're really milking that tit dry till powder is all you get. There's no point whatsoever for this release
     
  16. the_randomizer

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    Oh great, another game to confuse the story further. Figures.
     
  17. Pluupy

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    Did you read the post? The whole purpose of this is to literally provide the story in an easier to consume fashion. This is all of the games prior to Kingdom Hearts 3.
     
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  18. ChaosEternal

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    Not sure what people are complaining about. They bundled the two current PS4 collections into a single game. If you've already played both, then you're missing nothing. If you haven't, then you get to save $30~.
     
  19. Juggalo Debo

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    not really..... some of the games are branched from story/timeline and some really have nuttin to do with the rest (besides having same characters)
     
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