Excerpt: Being a Disney/Square-Enix collaboration, Kingdom Hearts was the strangest of unions, a coming together of two giants from separate entertainment categories. Characters from both Final Fantasy and an array of Disney films were featured along with some of the most famous of Disney worlds for the...
Excerpt: The long awaited next chapter in the Kingdom Hearts series, Kingdom Hearts 2 , makes some changes to the original formula, some good and some not so good, but fans of the series will certainly find a lot to love.
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts was the little crossover that could. When Square Enix announced its partnership with Disney in creating a role-playing title based on a mix of Final Fantasy games and Disney films, skeptics jeered and longtime fans scratched their heads.
Conclusion: While Kingdom Hearts II does in many ways adequately improve over it’s predecessor, thus making the game a legitimate sequel, the engaging story and excellently mixed-in Disney presentation alone may not prove to be enough to make some people look past the actual game which, while made much less...
Conclusion: Despite these minor problems, I was a fool for not trying Kingdom Hearts II sooner. In a decision reminiscent of something out of The Beauty and the Beast, my reluctance to give KHII a try was little more than me judging a book by its cover.
Pros: Improved control system; excellent soundtrack; interesting game world.
Cons: Difficulty level too easy; main story is short; some disappointing side quests; repetitive enemies.