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.
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories – Staff Review
27 February 2009
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.
Conclusion: Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories is a solid game. This game is necessary own for Kingdom Hearts fan, it merges the stories nicely, and provides a new innovative way to play in the world of Kingdom Hearts. If your like me and you have already played and beaten Kingdom Hearts I and II and can’t wait for a part III that hasn’t been confirmed yet to come out, this game will tide you over nicely.
Excerpt: When Square Enix re-releases RPG games, they often tread a fine line between creating thoughtful remakes or hatred-inspiring rehashes. I'm happy to report that Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, a PS2 port of a GBA game, falls in the former category-it's a worthy addition to the much beloved franchise as well as a compelling choice for diehard fans as it sheds some much needed light on events from past entries in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
Pros: Challenging combat, addictive card system, overall game is paced very well
Excerpt: Just to clear up any misconceptions going in, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories is not a brand-new entry in the series, nor does it add much to the series mythology. Rather, Re: Chain of Memories is an upgraded port of the 2004 GBA game with upgraded visuals, but not much else. Re: Chain of Memories gets the most out of the PS2's hardware and shows how comfortable Square Enix is with the hardware.
Excerpt: Some of my fondest memories as a child revolve around me sitting in my room, by myself, with the television cabinet shut. I remember reaching into my giant bag of action figures, only to discover that my left hand pulled out a Ninja Turtle, my right hand snagged a Street Shark, and crammed between the two of them was Captain America, who had tragically lost his arm from prior play sessions.