Kingdom Hearts Re:coded DS

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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 75
  2. Negative: 13 out of 75
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  1. Apr 16, 2012
    4
    Hate all that computer's stuff in the game, I really hate it, and the virus-clearing stages are SO ANNOYING, much more than those of Assassins Creed Revelations... Also, this is the 3rd game repeating the same worlds over and over again. I'm tired of playing at Traverse Town!!!... To finish, why the hell do they keep making KH games for shi tty systems? Just release them multi-platform, orHate all that computer's stuff in the game, I really hate it, and the virus-clearing stages are SO ANNOYING, much more than those of Assassins Creed Revelations... Also, this is the 3rd game repeating the same worlds over and over again. I'm tired of playing at Traverse Town!!!... To finish, why the hell do they keep making KH games for shi tty systems? Just release them multi-platform, or only for PS2/PS3, but don't waste the storyline on this cra ppy consoles. Expand
  2. sLm
    Oct 19, 2012
    3
    Worst of the series, no doubt.
  3. Nov 30, 2014
    3
    Okay, first and all, this is NOT kingdom hearts. Because there is not that many places to explore. Kingdom hearts has partners with you but NOPE! Just you, Sora. Why do they think this is a good game? Animation when talking: One of the worst animation in game history, and that just lazy. Graffics: kind of good, but it is impossible to see what your doing when it is zoomed out. Story: BAD!Okay, first and all, this is NOT kingdom hearts. Because there is not that many places to explore. Kingdom hearts has partners with you but NOPE! Just you, Sora. Why do they think this is a good game? Animation when talking: One of the worst animation in game history, and that just lazy. Graffics: kind of good, but it is impossible to see what your doing when it is zoomed out. Story: BAD! And you don't know what is going on. Bosses: Why make this game that has bosses that are like, impossible to beat. Controls: Very confusing. I feel less free to battle, because of those stupid super moves!! I think the super moves are week and hard to control. And when your at the right level for the super move, their is no canceling it!! Most of the challenges in the de-bug places are mostly impossible. The prizes are way to expensive. Yah.... Worst game in the series -_-. Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2015
    4
    When I saw this game in action I was not to happy because, guess what? You get to replay the same worlds you have been through twice! Hoo Ray! Said no one ever. As I popped this game into my 3ds I was skeptical but willing to give it a try at first I was pleased with what it started out as but the game just spiralled down in a death dive. There are four main things that annoy me. 1. TheyWhen I saw this game in action I was not to happy because, guess what? You get to replay the same worlds you have been through twice! Hoo Ray! Said no one ever. As I popped this game into my 3ds I was skeptical but willing to give it a try at first I was pleased with what it started out as but the game just spiralled down in a death dive. There are four main things that annoy me. 1. They tried to take a combat system (deck commands) that was developed for superior hardware (the psp) and put it on the DS. This is only an issue because the DS can't do spectacular attacks like the psp can so you end up with very boring elemental based attacks and just clone attacks but with a different element attached to it so you don't feel the need to collect commands like you did in BBs. However there is one good thing about this system on the DS you get to see what command your going to make even if you do not have the recipe which is really good. 2. The gameplay. The gameplay in this just sucks the battles are boring and most of the game is crappy mini games. Which means instead of fighting a boss in the regular kingdom hearts fashion you instead do it in a side scroller or something dumb like that. 3. The story. Yeah the reason this is a problem is because there is none! It does nothing to advance the plot so yeah... Look I can see the approach they were trying to take. With a tag line of "it's a playful world!" You know they are catering to a younger market and have in the process dumbed everything down so the younger people can understand it which is why there is no story because the series plot is convoluted and the gameplay is simplified so again the younger ones can play the game. This is obviously made for kids to attract new fans but as a series that has had a long time following I feel we needed something better (oh yeah if you want to get some one into Kingdom hearts don't buy them this just give them 1.5 or kh1 it's a better idea). By now your probably expecting a one or a two but honestly I had low expectations and don't care about this game. If you need to know the bare bones story of this game just watch the cut scenes on 2.5 or better yet read a 2 sentence plot explanation. If your a newcomer stay well away and play one of the better games. If your a fan approach with caution. Expand

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#7 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 58 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 58
  2. Negative: 4 out of 58
  1. May 9, 2011
    90
    Thanks to its familiar settings, independent storyline, and range of gameplay styles, Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded works well not only as an introduction to the series, but also as a continuation of what is most likely the zaniest storyline in gaming today.
  2. Mar 21, 2011
    70
    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a game that feels fragmented. It failed to live up to its potential when it comes to treading new ground, as it falls back into the same familiar territory that fans have already visited and seen. It is not a bad game by any means, but this latest Kingdom Hearts game just isn't what it could have been in regards to giving the series a boost and the breath of fresh air that it needed.
  3. Mar 10, 2011
    55
    Kingdom Hearts re: Coded is the weakest of the series mostly out of a sense of just existing to kill time until the next 'actual' installment.