Reviews and Problems with KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
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Let's Forget Things Faster!
1 March 2010
Excerpt: When announced, Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ boasted quite the deal for Japanese gamers. Besides numerous additions towards the main game, Final Mix+ came with a second disc containing a PlayStation 2 remake of the Game Boy Advance game, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories . Unfortunately, neither updated game was announced for western release, until 2008 when Square Enix brought over one more PS2 game: Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories.
Conclusion: Concept: Revive a four-year-old game on an eight-year-old console
Graphics: Identical to Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
Sound: Haley Joel Osment's return to work is great. Most of the soundtrack is recycled from previous games
Playability: The card battle system remains relatively unchanged, so beware if you're expecting traditional Kingdom Hearts combat
Entertainment: Easily the weakest link in the franchise
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts is back and bringing all of your fave characters to the PS2! Join Sora, Donald and Goofy as they adventure through memory to find something they need to save their friends. But what could it be?
PS2 Review - 'Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories'
19 February 2009
Summary: Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is the essential piece that bridges the gap between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. Originally released in 2004 for GBA, this full 3D rendition on the PS2 has never been released in North America - this is an entry in the Kingdom Hearts saga that fans of the series can't miss!
Excerpt: A departure from the hit-the-x-button gameplay of the rest of the series, this system is lauded as either brilliantly strategic or pathetically broken. I myself call it strategically pathetic, but I like it nonetheless.
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories – Staff Review
21 December 2008
Excerpt: When Square Enix released Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ in Japan, the little extra bit that gave it the plus was a PS2 remake of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories , which was originally released on the GBA. Sadly, we never got either Final Mix in North America, but at least we get the remake of Chain of Memories as Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories for those of us that never played it on the GBA or just feel like going through Castle Oblivion again.