So, this week I finished Kingdom Hearts 3D, so now I want to talk a little about…
Kingdom Hearts 0.2
A Fragmentary Passage
Here is the AWESOME opening scene, I definitely recommend watching it, plus it also has some good music too.
Awesome!! I love it!! Plus I love that music. “Simple and Clean” was featured in Kingdom Hearts 1, and I still love it.
(I’m going to preface this part with the fact that my version stuttered a lot during cutscenes so there isn’t going to be many videos)
I really, REALLY enjoyed this short game. It wasn’t very long, maybe the length of a normal KH world or two, but there was so much content in such a short time, that I was okay with the length, but I wanted more. It also made me even MORE excited for Kingdom Hearts 3
After playing KH 3D, I was used to those graphics (which are similar to previous KH games) and also the gameplay, so playing KH 0.2 was very refreshing going back to, what is to me, the more traditional Kingdom Hearts gameplay style, with MP instead of cooldowns, and the L1 shortcut instead of menus. It was like “Yes, this game is a Kingdom Hearts game.”
And the graphics! I loved the graphics! I hope that Kingdom Hearts 3 has graphics similar to this game. It wasn’t super “cartoony” but Mickey didn’t look out of place within the landscape either. I really like the interaction with the landscape, how the boxes and barrels weren’t the usual obvious “I’m here come hit me”, but looked like they really belonged within the terrain. I like how Aqua could automatically jump short gaps, slide down slopes, and affect the environment.
The Heartless were great, the boss fights were amazing, and they all fit into the environment, and I was actually terrified at a couple points in the game. It was awesome!
Kingdom Hearts 3
This game made me SO excited for Kingdom Hearts 3! If Kingdom Hearts 3 looks and plays like KH 0.2 I would not complain at all. I loved it. I enjoyed the darker color palette, which made sense for KH 0.2, but I think that KH 3, will be a brighter game. In KH 3, I hope they keep the environmental interactions, the sliding, scaling, and hoping, it made moving around the environment easier and more realistic.
The return of MP and the L1 shortcut to use magic and items, made me very happy. I enjoyed KH 3D, and the remake of Birth By Sleep, but when I think of Kingdom Hearts gameplay, I think of the L1 shortcut, and I’m glad that it returned, and hope it is in KH 3 as well. I’d prefer that over the triangle menu of the more recent games. In the Screenshot above, the “Shortcut” menu is shown, along with the Health and MP bar in the lower right corner. This screenshot looks like a Kingdom Hearts game to me, and now I am super excited!