Excerpt: When the concept of Kingdom Hearts was revealed a few years ago, it certainly seemed like a wholly ridiculous idea. The combination of Disney worlds and characters with Final Fantasy characters sounded extremely unnatural.
Excerpt: When Square and Disney originally announced that the two companies would be working together on a crossover between Final Fantasy and Disney characters, many people worried about the results. In the end, Kingdom Hearts ended up becoming a success, though people mostly either hated or loved it.
Conclusion: As an open world simulation, Grand Theft Auto IV is some kind of a revelation. As a narrative device, it is practically perfect. Judged on its gameplay merits alone, it stumbles, taking the sheen off of an otherwise engrossing experience.
Pros: Brilliant story; witty, clever, mature dialogue; amazingly realized Liberty City; tremendous amount of gameplay to partake in; visceral combat.
Cons: Clumsy combat mechanics; sometimes plodding, grinding pace.
Conclusion: If you’re having troubles with the game then you might want to pick up a copy of Piggyback Interactive complete guide for Kingdom Hearts II which contains many pages of useful information to help you through the game.
Excerpt: Editor's Note: Kingdom Hearts II is a direct sequel. If you have not played the original Kingdom Hearts or Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, you have been warned that this review may contain spoilers for both of these games. Read at your own risk.
Summary: Overall, the game brings with it a lot of new things that make the game-play even more enjoyable. The button mashing can get really old especially for casual gamers that don’t get too involved in the story. I did have to dock the game some points for the on and off creativity of the Disney writers.
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts is back! Sora, Donald, and Goofy are together again leading you through expansive Disney worlds. It’s a relief to see this game because it deserved a sequel badly. The original Kingdom Hearts was golden and I expected and got no less out of this game.
Excerpt: When the first Kingdom Hearts was announced I was a bit concerned on how the story would work out, but after playing it, I found that Square-Enix (then Squaresoft) found a way to merge Disney with Final Fantasy in a story that didn't depend on either.
Pros: Large areas that look great stylistically, Lots of combat options, Tons of boss fights, Overall presentation is top notch
Cons: Less story and more action would have been nice, Prologue is enough to drive anyone away