Game Review — Kingdom Hearts IIDecember 1, 2008 at 7:27 pm | Posted in Console | 3 Comments
Tags: awesomes, game review, kairi, KHII, kingdom hearts, proud mode, replay, riku, sora
Okay, okay, so this game’s pretty old now. Gimme a break, it’s been a long while since I last played this, but I had the sudden idea “Hey, I want to finish that Proud Mode game I have on KHII.” Until now I have not seen the secret ending (I refused to watch it until I earned it), so I suppose it’s good I finally got around to this. So my memory may be a bit fuzzy on the details of all the worlds 1st visits, and some of the early 2nd visits, but that’s okay. It’s not like anyone who cares doesn’t already know.
So, just as a warning, Spoilers are ahead.
Okay, so in general, I’m a KH-tard. I’ve been in this ordeal since around it’s beginning, and got my PS2 for the sole reason of playing Kingdom Hearts. Basically all of my friends were playing it at the time (Now our fangirlisms have died out a little), but it’s still a really good game. The opening and ending videos are of a quality we can only expect from Square-Ennix, and the storyline is amazing, despite being Disney-Movie Based. You work your way through the worlds are our lovely hero Sora with his pals Donald and Goofy. Most worlds bring in a new Disney-based party member who you’re basically expected to fight along side with. This game focuses on the “Nobodies”, the body of the people lost to the Heartless (but only those strong enough). Strong Nobodies formed the Organization XIII and are out to conquer the world Kingdom Hearts (Saw that coming, right?).
Port Royal. The world is too detailed and dark while Sora and his friends are too simple and bright. Honestly I would have opted for an alternate outfit here, but they seemed to think Sora would look okay or something. Yeah, Square-Ennix, if you bring Sora back and he goes to Port Royal again, please give him a new outfit and fix his stand-out-ness. It looked bad (Though Port Royal was amazing in-game graphics).
So, going through this game again made me remember my love for this series (As well as remember what the hell happened, since I’m getting Re:CoM for Christmas, as well as the new titles at some point) and I’m really glad I finally finish the darned Proud Mode. I may end up playing through all three again sometime (Or maybe just go through KHI and then play Re:CoM in the middle instead of just CoM). May also try for Ultima Keyblade.
Then again, I think I’m still in the middle of a .hack Replay. Maybe I shoudl go finish that up.
For anyone interested, here’s my end-game stats for Proud Mode. I don’t remember half of it. xD
Yeah, I summoned only twice. And 9% gummi missions. xD