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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (PS3)
18 November 2013
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (KH1.5HD) is a culmination of good, better, best, and that’s a formula you’d be hard pressed to beat. KH1.5HD is compilation collection of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Re:Chain of Memories and an almost 3 hour theatrical telling of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. And all of it has been upscaled and remastered to better suit the larger screens PS3’s largely make use of.
Summary: Some of my fondest memories were spent with the Kingdom Hearts series. Growing up equal parts Disney-kid and action-adventure fan, I was ecstatic when Kingdom Hearts was announced, and enthralled for weeks on end when it finally reached my disc tray. Having taken a crack at the entire franchise all over again as recently as the end of last year, you'd expect that I'd be sick of hearing Haley Joel Osment by now, right?
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX contains Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts RE:Chain of Memories, and HD cinematics from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. So two games that have been remastered, and cinematics remastered from another game.
Excerpt: This generation saw its fair share of HD updates, but one notable company that didn’t indulge in the trend was Square Enix. Though late to the party, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is finally arriving in North America. The compilation includes the Final Mix version of the original Kingdom Hearts, an enhanced re-release with new content that was never before released outside of Japan, the PS2 remake of Chain of Memories, and 358/2 Days, which was originally an exclusive for...
Conclusion: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is an excellent way to replay the series’ first two games in crisp, high-definition splendor. Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Re:Chain of Memories are beautifully reproduced – wonky camera and all. Completionists might even enjoy watching Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days’ extended remastered cinematics, though it’s disappointing that the box doesn’t make it clearer that this particular adventure is a non-interactive experience.
Pros: HD makeovers, Two great games, UI improvements
Conclusion: Concept: Bundle three-ish Kingdom Hearts games together and tighten up the graphics
Graphics: The original Kingdom Hearts looks surprisingly good for being over a decade old
Sound: Hear Haley Joel Osment go through puberty and experience enhanced Final Mix music
Playability: The new right stick camera control (as opposed to using R1 and L1) adds a modern feel
Entertainment: Whether you’re looking for nostalgia or trying out Kingdom Hearts for the first time, this package...