Reviews and Problems with KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
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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.
Excerpt: While Square Enix’s recent Chrono Trigger remake has been sponging up the spotlight, the famed Japanese RPG publisher/developer snuck another re-imagining of one of their favorite franchises onto retail shelves. Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories may not possess the nostalgia-tapping coolness or classic street cred of Chrono , but for fans of the Disney-meets-Final-Fantasy mash-up, it’s just as important.
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.
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.