Summary: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is a fun game that was almost brought down by questionable control issues and a repetitive story. If players can get past a few minor problems, they'll discover that this prequel offers a surprising amount of great content, beautiful graphics and even some fun multiplayer modes! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories entered a world where its predecessor, Kingdom Hearts , remains in recent memory, and its sequel, Kingdom Hearts II , looms on the horizon. By blending old memories from Kingdom Hearts and small glimpses into Kingdom Hearts II , Square Enix and Jupiter have created a game that stands as a fascinating link in the series. The game also goes beyond serving as mere filler and delivers a unique and challenging experience.
Excerpt: In reality, a kingdom of hearts would likely be a rather messy, bloody affair with random spurts of bodily fluid cascading down upon an ever thumping landscape consisting of naught but grossly misshapen organs.
Excerpt: Even the setting of Kingdom Hearts wasn’t surprising. This action/RPG is far from the turn based role playing experiences that the Final Fantasy series is famous for. This gave Square a chance to use KH as a side-story of sorts, allowing them to explore exactly how Cloud and Squall would fight in an action setting and the ability to bring back some much loved characters, like the Flower Girl, without all of those messy plotlines to keep straight.