Excerpt: One of the first things you'll see when you pop Kingdom Hearts 3D into your Nintendo 3DS handheld is a static, black and white screen with a stylized Keyblade number "10." Believe it not, it has been 10 years since the original Kingdom Hearts hit the PS2. Ten. years. Wow. I remember driving over an hour to get to the nearest EB Games so I could get my copy of the Disney/Final Fantasy mash-up on the day it launched, and in some ways it still feels like yesterday.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, Square Enix and Disney executives met in an elevator and had a conversation. The Kingdom Hearts series owes its existence to that meeting, and has remained a reliable cash cow for both companies. It's too bad that the series is completely inscrutable by now, at least to someone jumping into Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance with no knowledge of its predecessors.
Excerpt: A couple of times a year there is a major video game release. There is a game that fans of the series have been eagerly anticipating for months. Fans of the Kingdom Hearts franchise have been eagerly anticipating Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance. I have even heard from various readers that they purchased a Nintendo 3DS to play Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance.
Conclusion: While the world over is awaiting the announcement and release of Kingdom Hearts 3, it’s hard to ignore the release of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. It’s a solid rendition worthy of the Kingdom Hearts name and continues to revitalize the world originally created within the first Kingdom Hearts title.
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is the seventh entry in Square Enix’s popular action RPG series that began life on the PlayStation 2 and quickly found a home on portable devices. The game looks and feels remarkably similar to previous instalments in the franchise and it won’t take series veterans long to spot recycled music, sound effects, animations and even some environments.
Review: Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for 3DS
13 August 2012
Excerpt: I am a cynical Kingdom Hearts fan. I adored the first two numbered games in the series. I tolerated Chain of Memrories and firmly believe that the only necessary game in the series since Kingdom Hearts II is the prequel Birth By Sleep . Everything else I considered extraneous filler. Imagine my surprise when I discovered Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance , a game I expected to be another batch of the same old to appease people, would end up being a really good game!
Pros: Sora and Riku go on a new adventure through new Disney worlds. Combat is smooth and the flowmotion attacks can help out in difficult situations. Dream Eaters work well as allies and virtual pets. 3D effects work really. Lots of original Disney voice actors return for their characters. Chronicle segments help people catch up on what happened in previous
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] is the latest addition to the Disney/Square Enix crossover franchise for the Nintendo 3DS. This particular game takes place after the events of Kingdom Hearts II for the PS2 and has the two protagonists, Sora and Riku, having to journey into the dreams of sleeping worlds' to awaken them in order to be acknowledged as true Keyblade Masters.