The story is drawn-out and not very interesting, and the loading times are often excruciatingly long and frequent. But high production values, the charm of the Disney universe and the depth and challenge of the combat system means that Kingdom Hears: Birth by Sleep is still worth picking up.
If you want a fun action game and don't care about the tale it has to tell, Birth By Sleep is a great choice. If you are a fan of the series, as I reluctantly am, the game is a no-brainer. If you are a PSP Go owner, that is Sony's finger poking you in the eye. No matter which category you fall into, I think you'll agree in hoping Square Enix has some new ideas for the inevitable Kingdom Hearts III, because what they've got now is pretty tired.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 230 Ratings
Sep 12, 2010Square Enix does a great job with this Kingdom Hearts title. Birth By Sleep has improved its battle system and did a great job to createSquare Enix does a great job with this Kingdom Hearts title. Birth By Sleep has improved its battle system and did a great job to create something new. Soundtrack - - The music is excellent as usual with the talents of Yoko Shimomura reprising her role. Graphics - - For a PSP title you can't really complain about the graphics as it does look great for a portable title. Gameplay - - Gameplay is fun and exciting with probably the best battle scheme in the series, along with a few fun mini-games and multi-player options.
Story - - An interesting past about characters from before the events of the first game and how it all started makes you want to more about what is happening as you progress (Unless you have read spoilers)
Overall this game is one of the best PSP titles and one of the more Interesting KH titles.
If you haven't played the series before this is probably a great start as it is a prequel to the original.
If you're a Kingdom Hearts fan then you will definitely love this one.… Full Review »
Mar 1, 2011The game offers you three, Identical, scenarios in which you travel to Miniature versions of the previous Kingdom Hearts worlds. These worldsThe game offers you three, Identical, scenarios in which you travel to Miniature versions of the previous Kingdom Hearts worlds. These worlds offer neither the amount of Game play nor the awesome Keyblades at the completion of the level. You can burn through a world with 100% completion in less time than the average Gummy ship Mini Game (Which there isn't in this game)
The Kingdom hearts franchise is known for mixing the Magic of Disney with the Solid Game play of Final Fantasy. With the only Final Fantasy cameo coming from a terrible remake of Zach (Crisis Core and 7) its hard to even call this a prequal to the original.
Three Identicle scenarios
Quick game, 45 hours 100% completion
Not enough Key Blades
One Final Fantasy Character
No Gummy Ship
No replay Value
Does Not compare with other Kingdom Hearts… Full Review »
Sep 7, 2010Easily the best game in the series - so far.
The battle system is great, the graphics are fantastic for the PSP, and it rarely has anyEasily the best game in the series - so far.
The battle system is great, the graphics are fantastic for the PSP, and it rarely has any slowdown.
If you install data onto a memory card, load times are not a problem.
This game is just amazing in general.
If you're looking for something to keep you occupied for a while or are already familiar with the Kingdom Hearts franchise then stop reading this and go and buy it.
Now.… Full Review »