Reviews and Problems with Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
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Review: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Sony PSP)
12 December 2010
Summary: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep serves as a prequel to the entire Kingdom Hearts saga, and fans will be thrilled to discover the origins of many of the prominent characters in the franchise. The same classic gameplay is present and has adapted fairly well to the PSP control scheme.
Fantasy game shows same story from different viewpoints.
Common Sense Media
12 December 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is a prequel to the Kingdom Hearts series of games. It takes place before the original Kingdom Hearts game and relies heavily on story elements introduced in other entries in the game franchise.
Excerpt: I'm hesitant to call Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep an RPG. It shares several core elements of the play style, but feels more akin to an action game in execution. This is by no means a bad thing; it's just a little different and shows we might be eeking closer to a "one play style future.
Excerpt: Pinball games felt like a pretty natural fit on iPhone, given the vertical orientation and tilt sensors, but on iPad it is just perfect. The bigger screen really sells the feeling of peering down at a pinball table, making Pinball HD an early purchase for many iPad owners.
Excerpt: Ok, I officially have been made a fool of by Square Enix. As I write this, I'm sitting in front of the shelf that is home to my video game collection, and I can count SIX Kingdom Hearts games up there.
Excerpt: After nearly ten years, it still boggles my mind that the Kingdom Hearts series actually exists; that Mickey Mouse wields a keyblade, Hercules is the master of a battle coliseum and Sephiroth can exchange blows with Donald the Duck.
Summary: Birth by Sleep is not the first prequel Square Enix has made exclusively for Sony's PSP. A few years ago the veteran developers brought us , a prequel that is arguably better than the original. This year Square hopes to maintain their winning streak with this Kingdom Hearts prequel.
Excerpt: While Kingdom Hearts fans eagerly await the third numbered entry in the franchise, Square Enix and Disney have been consistently expanding the series through portable spinoffs. Last year, the well received but strangely titled Kingdom Heart 358/2 Days graced the Nintendo DS, and now the PSP gets...