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Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts

  • Actual-time battle program that incorporates innovative new elements with traditional RPG gameplay
  • Meet other Disney characters from films like Aladdin, Tarzan, Hercules & Alice In Wonderland
  • Disney characters act like their film personas – Peter Pan flies, Tarzan climbs and King Triton swims, amongst others
  • Cameo appearances by Final Fantasy characters – Meet Selphie (FF VIII), Tidus & Wakka (FF X) and other people
  • Integrated voiceovers, with actual voices of Disney characters

Kingdom Hearts: Greatest Hits is a classic role-player for the PS2 — now rereleased at an inexpensive cost, for those who missed out the very first time around! This is the story of Sora, a 14-year-old boy whose world is shattered. When a violent storm h

List Cost: $ 19.99

Cost: $ 19.99

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  • Eric:
    185 of 204 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    What Will Undoubtably Be THE Release of The Year, July 22, 2002
    By 
    Eric
    This review is from: Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)

    When Kingdom Hearts was first announced, many thought Square had finally lost it. Not only had they partnered with Disney, a company that Square has seemingly little in common with, but Square was also throwing its own creations into the mix. The game was described as Final Fantasy Meets Disney.

    However, as it has many times over, Square has proven the critics wrong. Kingdom Hearts has gorgeous graphics that pushes the PS2 to its limits. Many of the Disney characters look and move as if they were ripped right from their respective cartoons. Disney has also spared no expense on voice acting, in many cases brining back a character’s original actor when it came time to give the incredibly large ensemble cast voices

    The game also features returning characters from Square’s reknowned Final Fantasy series. Specifically, the game will feature Cloud, Aeris, Cid and Yuffie from FF7; Squall from FF8; and Tidus and Wakka from FF10. One of the most interesting scenes from Kingdom Hearts is a scene where Donald Duck and Aeris have a conversation.

    Fans of the Secret of Mana will be excited to learn that the battle system is more like it than Final Fantasy. Fighting is done in real time and with little menus. Even spells can be fired off with menu-less ease by linking them to buttons on the control pad. This gives a very interesting feel since many of the spells come from the Final Fantasy series. Summoned Monsters are also used in Kingdom Hearts, but this time around they’re Disney characters. Simba, Bambi, Dumbo, and Tinkerbell all come to your aid in battle.

    In short, buy this game. Younger fans will enjoy the nearly limitless cast of Disney characters. Older fans and Square veterans will enjoy seeing familiar characters and the type of story that has made Square games the standard for RPGs. The story, while light-hearted at times, can also become incredibly dark. The packaged is rounded out with incredible music, not the least of which is “Light”, an English version of Utada Hikaru’s song “Hikari”. For more info, visit Square’s game site…

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  • ShellyMoon:
    36 of 38 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    RPG at it’s finest…, November 30, 2002
    By 
    ShellyMoon (Little River, NC USA) –
    This review is from: Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)

    If your just now purchasing a PS2 this is the game to turn you on! I would personally buy a PS2 “just” to play this game.
    The incretible graphics in this game are mind-boggling, this game is the first of it’s kind and is the most fun I’ve ever had playing a video game.

    You play the lead character “Sora” who is living on Destiny Islands, longing to see far off worlds he and his friends Karai and Riku build a raft to see travle to new worlds on. But you get [pulled] into a new world on your own one stormy night. There you meet up with Goofy and Donald who will be your companions for the rest of the entire game. There are ten different worlds and within most of these worlds you have the advantage to select new characters to your party- such as Aladin, Peter Pan, Ariel- ect. There are 10 worlds and over 100 disney characters to meet, I finished the game in 5 days. That’s called “dedication”, but it’s impossible to put down the controller once you’ve started playing. You are able to obtain new items, abilities, weapons, as you battle through it- you are able to design and build your own “Gummi Ships” which are what you use to get from one world to another. The more “Munny” you collect in each world/battle the more you can buy! You can even buy news weapons for Donald and Goofy along with posions to heal yourself and much more.

    I gave the game 5 stars because there is NOTHING wrong with this game, aside from not being able to open treasure chests during battle, you’ll come to think like me the minute you start playing.
    Better quality than “ANY” Final Fantasy game I have ever played, and I recommend that you DONT buy the Strategy Guide- I played through the entire game without. All you really need to do is look up a “Walkthrough” to the game on the net whenever you need help.
    After the game you’ll be begging for more- and if your able able to obtain the “Special Secret” at the end of the game.. well my friend the suspence will eat you alive!

    Kingdom Hearts.. the ultimate Disney Game.

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  • phimseto:
    30 of 32 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Square/Disney collaboration has a lot of heart, September 30, 2002
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    phimseto (Chestnut Hill, MA United States) –
    This review is from: Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)

    “Adaptation” and “reimagining” are words that frighten the heart of any purist, but occasionally, such projects move forward and are handled with care, respect, and a firm understanding and application of the source material. In “Kingdom Hearts”, a wildly ambitious collaboration between Disney Interactive and Squaresoft, iconic characters from Disney’s vast array of animated features and Square’s penultimate series “Final Fantasy” are paired together in an action-rpg. Square has gone a somewhat similar route before, tackling “Super Mario RPG” for Nintendo, but that was a stand-alone game world only incorporating Mario characters, who do not exactly have much depth of personality or back story to begin with. “Kingdom Hearts”, on the other hand, takes childhood favorites from just about every generation alive today and dares to incorporate them in a story beyond the individual movies that gave life to them. As ambitious as the game is, “Kingdom Hearts” has equal potential to go very, very wrong in so many ways.

    Thankfully, it does not. Every aspect of the game bears the mark of A-grade production value. The storyline is imaginative and clever, and the incorporation of characters and familiar Disney locations is executed with such reverence, that even the most hard-bitten cynic would be won over. From the streets of Agrabah (“Aladdin”) to the deck of Captain Hook’s ship (“Peter Pan”), each Disney location is recreated in a way that captures the spirit of the original films. Completing the effect is the fact that, for the most part, Disney and Square hired the original voice actors of all Disney characters or at least the people who currently voice certain characters for recent releases. It is hard not to be won over when hearing Jodi Benson reprise her role as Ariel or John Fiedler doing Piglet. Speaking of Piglet, the appearance of Winnie the Pooh and the 100-acre Wood sequences are some of the finest moments in any game ever, and capture just how Square and Disney shot for the moon and hit it.

    The gameplay itself is simple, having much in common with the later “Zelda” games and comparable Playstation 2 releases such as “Jak and Daxter”. While the fighting can sometimes get repetitive, there are so many bonus features included in this game that revolve around items found in combat and reaching high character advancement levels, that the more you seek to get out of the game, the less obtrustive all the combat seems.

    Though the game itself is nothing revolutionary, it is a perfectly executed effort. Considering the outrageousness of its concept and its success in achieving it, “Kingdom Hearts” gets superlative marks in every regard. Though the game can be enjoyed by anyone with only a cursory interest or knowledge of Disney or Square lore, anyone with a child’s familiarity with Disney’s films or a gamer’s passion for Square’s series will find themselves in a game experience unlike any other. A true victory for audacious daring.

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