Why do people like Kingdom Hearts?

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  1. Seliph
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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    I've played about 2-3 hours of 1 and 2 respectively and I wanted to give them a chance because people seem to really like Kingdom Hearts. I just got bored with it after a while and I really don't get the appeal besides the fun Disney characters.
    For those of you who like Kingdom Hearts, why do you like it?
     


  2. Bimmel

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    Then these games are just not for you.

    - Gameplay is nice
    - Disney
    - Final Fantasy

    ..and Disney.
     
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    If you don't like Disney then you probably shouldn't bother. The whole appeal is the various Disney worlds.
     
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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    Yeah, I've never been a huge fan of ff or disney but I thought the controls were a little floaty which made platforming in 1 weird.
     
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    The controls are very floaty, in fairness. Even the remastered versions still feel like the PS2 games.

    But also, if you don't like either Final Fantasy or Disney then you will find them boring. The appeal of the worlds themselves help deal with the gameplay flaws.
     
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    that doesn't really make sense.. i like pokemon, but if mcdonnals makes a meh pokemon burger, i can try it but not way i will keep eating it just because it's pokemon.. or the name magically makes it a good burguer..
     
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    Well, food is slightly different. Kingdom Hearts has various gameplay flaws, but we can deal with them because the source material is so appealing.
     
  8. Jiehfeng

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    Not at all, I play it because the gameplay and combat is fun as hell. The disney shit is just icing on the cake, I'd still like the games even if it didn't have the cringe-worthy disney characters.
    The combat in the game can get pretty tough, and the flow of combat is what makes the game really enjoyable. You start of with a 2 hit combo but then upgrade as you go and end up a beast in martial arts, the magic system is also nice.
     
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    Translation = why do people like things I don't like?
    Answer = Because they are NOT you.
     
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  10. Seliph
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    But other people don't like it as well.
    That being said, I'm not complaining, I just want to hear people's reasoning for why they think it's good.
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    We play kingdom hearts to beat people like sephitroth and Lingering Will. To beat those unfair boss battles that means great satisfaction. :P

    Of course if you don't care about final fantasy, this wouldn't mean anything to you until you actually came face to face with the most unfair boss battles, why i can't understand the reason for making such fights i'll never know. I may be going for a bit of exaggeration here, but those fights are like quick time event puzzles with no actual QTE programming. Is not like god of war, no. Is just very difficult, like Breath of the wild, dark souls, once you beat them, then you feel like the game is over.

    Of course is just opinions. Though i will say cause of the gameplay in KH2 is my favorite, i'm not fond of the transitions for the gummi ships shooting games, Why none of the mobile ports have it is probably cause it can't handle a shooting game, but GOD I HOPE KH3 DON'T HAVE IT! O_O

    Though honest i think between east and west (USA and asia) I think USA like the action rpg better than the Turn based menu rpg, think the Asia market like that more traditional style of game. IS a mixed opinion kind of game, like any. Just like Final Fantasy 7, and some other questionable games in the series.
     
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    I hate the gummi ship transitions, that was a big thing that turned me off. I just couldn't figure out how it worked.
     
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    The mass majority of people like the Kingdom Hearts games...so please don't go there.
     
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    Mass majority =/= everyone but me.
    I think it's perfectly fine to go there.
     
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    Well is easy to control, square soft actually made shooting games before, they also made racing games. Just the idea of a shooting mini game to travel between worlds wasn't a good decision in my opinion. Usually in final fantasy, you get a air ship, that a player cid flies, called highwind, (name and pilot may change between games) But that was one world. In KH you have multiple worlds that you have to travel between space and time or something. The good part is that after you actually visited a place once, you can just warp to the world without the shooting mini game.

    Of course i won't say they didn't work on it much, they let you collect parts, build your own ship and have high score system and rewards so it actually was a project to work on, not just a common lame shooter. Just i didn't find it fitting for this kind of game. Even including the mini games in some of the games. Skateboarding ins KH 2, some mini games was part of the story, while some was just a mini game to give variety like final fantasy 7 and the wonder square.

    While in KH Dream drop distance you free fall to get to other worlds, is about the same as the gummi ship but is shorter and maybe easier than a shooting game, still is a slight improvement but a simple stage select would have been nice. Just i didn't really like that game either. (regrets to buying the 3DS and ps4 remaster of the game) :hateit::nayps3:
     
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    To be fair the drop minigame wasn't too bad, it was actually kind of fun. The KH2 minigame is horrendous though.
     
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    I feel compelled to ask - If you've never been a fan of either Final Fantasy or Disney, why on earth did you buy it ? What were you expecting ?
     
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    I didn't buy it, I got both games for my birthday (I didn't ask for them, I just wanted ps2 games).
     
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    He said:
    He never said he never was a fan of Disney (correct me if I'm wrong).
    On my side, I went to play the KH games because I heard they were good, I didn't even know they were based on Disney/FF, I still enjoyed it nevertheless.
     
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    This game would be even better WITHOUT Disney character.
    They just destroy whole game atmosphere... /opinion
     
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