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  • Summary: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days revolves around Roxas, the "other" hero from King Hearts II. Players follow Roxas through his days among Organization XIII's ranks, unraveling the events that took place during the year that Sora was asleep, and ultimately revealing one of the Kingdom Hearts saga'sKingdom Hearts 358/2 Days revolves around Roxas, the "other" hero from King Hearts II. Players follow Roxas through his days among Organization XIII's ranks, unraveling the events that took place during the year that Sora was asleep, and ultimately revealing one of the Kingdom Hearts saga's most shocking secrets. Players and their friends join Roxas, his friend Axel and the mysterious fourteenth member of Organization XIII on a journey across charming, vibrant worlds full of Square Enix’s and Disney’s beloved characters. Additionally, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days uses the local wireless capabilities of Nintendo DS to introduce the series’ first ever multiplayer mode, in which players can take control of their favorite Organization XIII members and tackle a variety of missions on their own terms. In KINGDOM HEARTS, Sora turned the Keyblade on himself in order to release Kairi’s heart, but his heart was also released in the process. This brought about the creation of Roxas, Sora’s Nobody. Unlike most Nobodies, however, Roxas has no memories of his past. He joins Organization XIII and slowly begins to discover the truth behind his existence and the Organization itself. He meets and befriends the fourteenth member of the Organization, who also has no recollection of her past. What will Roxas see during his time in the Organization? What is the connection between him, Sora and the fourteenth member? And what becomes of them? Dive into the heart of the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s biggest secrets. A series-first multiplayer mode, allowing up to four players to control any Organization XIII member. Learn about the origins of the "Organization XIII" name. Get to know the members of Organization XIII, including the mysterious fourteenth member. Finally experience the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s missing chapter. [Square Enix] Expand
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 53
  2. Negative: 1 out of 53
  1. Nintendo Power
    90
    For all its intricate plot threads, the game is at its best during these little character moments. [Nov 2009, p.78]
  2. A great continuation to the Kingdom Hearts saga, 358/2 Days offers great customization options, fluid gameplay and awesome visuals, but suffers from recycled material.
  3. The latest episode in the saga does not betray the expectations of fans. An episode that knows how to fascinate and entertain thanks to the many expedients that succeed in avoiding the risk of being repetitive. The software house haven't risked in producing the title, getting back to a narrative structure. The great graphics and gameplay, make this a must have for fans.
  4. 80
    Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is definitely a fun Action-RPG for the DS, that is surprisingly charming. However, it's definitely one for the fans, and they should know that they will be re-treading a lot of old ground.
  5. This DS title is not bad by any means, but it is certainly the weakest installment of the Kingdom Hearts series so far. However, to its credit, the game is still a charming and fun title to play for Kingdom Hearts enthusiasts and fans alike.
  6. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is, sadly, too PlayStation-style. The stylus is only used in the character customization, and it is a shame. Anyway, the sharp 3D engine and the huge number of missions are good elements, and the multiplayer option is a nice addition to the original design.
  7. What little the game does add to the saga is forgotten by everyone at the end. Disney fans will be most disappointed of all: Disney's characters barely put in an appearance, and Disney's worlds are just window-dressing for a killzone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 48
  2. Negative: 8 out of 48
  1. EoinD
    Oct 8, 2009
    10
    I have to agree with the reviewers who say this is for Kingdom Hearts fans, but as a Kingdom Hearts fan, I can safely say that this is a I have to agree with the reviewers who say this is for Kingdom Hearts fans, but as a Kingdom Hearts fan, I can safely say that this is a fantastic addition to the series and is essentially a PS2 game squeezed into the DS, which is an amazing feat Expand
  2. Jul 29, 2021
    10
    This is definetly my favorite game in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, with a few stipulations. Everything works for the story its trying toThis is definetly my favorite game in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, with a few stipulations. Everything works for the story its trying to tell, one of mundanity and the friends we have that make the boring parts of life worth living. Because of that the game itself is.. kinda boring. But in an intentional way, its such an interesting idea to me, and while boring the game is still fun, it looks absolutely beautiful, and I would rate 11/10 if I could Expand
  3. May 22, 2011
    10
    great game with a good story and gameplay and everyone should buy it it's not as good as the ps2 ones but it's still a fun game for anygreat game with a good story and gameplay and everyone should buy it it's not as good as the ps2 ones but it's still a fun game for any kingdom hearts fan will love it!!! Expand
  4. Fozzy
    Oct 8, 2009
    8
    They did well transforming Kingdom Hearts into the DS. KH offers very mobile friendly play styles. In story mode, you get a series of quests They did well transforming Kingdom Hearts into the DS. KH offers very mobile friendly play styles. In story mode, you get a series of quests you can go on. Each one feels like a reasonable amount of time. This format works well on the DS can you can pick-up-and-play and do one quest and put it back down or if you have more time, you can keep playing for a more common feeling, but one that's constantly broken up by returning to the castle (RTC). Playing the game like that will lessen the game, thankfully, that's not how DS games are typically played. The one big issue would be camera angles and zoning. There's a fair amount of problems with the camera not following the charters direction, requiring constant pressing of the "R" key to re-place the camera. Also, some angles feel awkward and hard to navigate and you might miss some jumps as you thought the way was clear, but wasn't due to the camera angle. Expand
  5. BryanH.
    Sep 30, 2009
    7
    A fun game that gets hampered by a mess of repetition. Moving from room to room can feel tedious, and for longtime fans, the use of many A fun game that gets hampered by a mess of repetition. Moving from room to room can feel tedious, and for longtime fans, the use of many worlds they've already seen in previous KH titles is a disappointment. That doesn't mean there's a lack of quality, far from it. The story begins with Roxas, introduced in Kingdom Hearts 2 as the Nobody of Sora (please don't make me explain that) as he joins Organization XIII (or that). The battle system, while somewhat simplistic, is still a blast. One of the best new features is the level-up system, which applies to more than just Roxas (spells, weapons, etc), gives you a great deal of control over how you prefer to play (spellcasting, melee, defense, and others). There's also a multiplayer mode, a first for the series, but sadly have yet to try it with friends (one of the DS titles where everyone must have the game to play multiplayer). Called Mission Mode, these extra missions can be unlocked as you progress through the main story mode, allowing you to earn items and XP. These can still be played single player. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days might have one of the worst titles ever, but its a good game with one major flaw that takes down its quality as a whole. Lapsed fans of the series won't find anything new to bring them back, while the hardcore faithful will definitely be overjoyed by it. Newcomers, I'd suggest giving it a spin if possible before making a decision. (PS: If you were curious, the name is pronounced 'Kingdom Hearts Three Five Eight Days Over Two.' How that's possible is a question I too still ponder.) Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2020
    6
    Un buen juego con una historia interesante y aclaratoria sobre el pasado de Roxas.
  7. Jan 3, 2019
    0
    un saludo cait sith te kiero :y

    ¡Mis queridos compatriotas, hombres y mujeres alemanes! En la Biblia está escrito: "Lo que no es ni
    un saludo cait sith te kiero :y

    ¡Mis queridos compatriotas, hombres y mujeres alemanes!

    En la Biblia está escrito: "Lo que no es ni caliente ni frío lo quiero escupir de mi boca". Este frase del gran Nazareno ha conservado hasta el dia de hoy su honda validez. El que quiera deambular por el dorado camino del medio debe renunciar a la consecución de grandes y maximas metas. Hasta el dia de hoy los terminos medios y lo tibio también han seguido siendo la maldición de Alemania. La situación de nuestra patria, segun la condición geografica una de las mas desfavorables en Europa, fue comprendida en realidad por primera vez, por eldo prusiano, odiado, un rival en sentido espiritual y material para todos los pueblos circundantes, le quedo reservado a este pequeño estado modelo llegar a ser el adalid del pensamiento alemán hasta aquella unión de los troncos alemanes que en el fondo, a pesar de dos guerras ganadas, aun no era una union.

    Aun hoy somos el pueblo menos apreciado de la tierra. Un mundo de enemigos se alza contra nosotros y el alemán debe decidirse también hoy si quiere ser un soldado libre o un esclavo blanco. Las precondiciones bajo las cuales solo puede desenvolverse una estructura estatal alemana han de ser por dos los alemanes de europa, educación para la conciencia nacional y la disposición de poner todas las fuerzas nacionales enteramente al servicio de la nacion.

    Estas, solamente, son las condiciones fundamentales bajo las cuales podemos vivir en el corazon de europa. El anciano gigante de la vida estatal alemana, bismarck, ha mantenido totalmente esta linea directriz, y cuando él se fue vino el dominio de los terminos medios, de lo tibio. En lugar de representación de intereses patrios se hizo política dinástica, en lugar de política nacional, la internacionalizacion. Las palabras-impacto de "echar un puente entre todos los antagonismos", de fraternización, de tregua y otras similares minaron la fuerza del pueblo alemán hacia adentro y hacia afuera. La judaización fue la consecuencia inmediata de esta política tibia, la judaización de la nación alemana, porque el judío no renuncia a su propia nacionalidad.

    Industrialización, conquista económica pacifica del mundo fueron otros objetivos, segun los cuales se procedio, sin tener en cuenta que no existe ninguna política económica sin espada, ninguna industrialización sin poder. Hoy no tenemos ya una espada en el puño, ¿Donde tenemos entonces una política económica existosa? Inglaterra ha reconocido muy bien este primer principio de la vida estatal, de la salud estatal, y actua desde hace siglos de acuerdo al fundamento de convertir fuerza económica en poder politico, y el poder politico debe a su vez, a la inversa, proteger la vida economica. El instinto de conservación del estado puede construir una economia; pero nosotros quisimos conservar la paz mundial en lugar de defender con la espada los intereses de la nación, la vida económica de la nación, y de abogar sin consideraciones por las condiciones de vida del pueblo.

    Y en esto participan por igual todos los partidos del actual parlamentarismo. Los democratas quieren salvar la democracia aunque Alemania sucumba por ello. Por la democracia afirma el democrata que quiere morir, por lo general nunca se llega tan lejos. Una enormidad seria para él si la democracia sucumbiera. En la práctica se desarrollo, gracias a esta idea que conduce a la paralización del pueblo, el dominio de la bolsa y de los manejos bursátiles.

    El centro representa la idea de la solidaridad de un determinado credo. Otros pueblos, por fanáticamente que piensen y actuen de acuerdo a los principios de su credo, son en primer término hijos de su pueblo y recién después abogan por una confesión determinada.

    La socialdemocracia representa intereses político-mundiales; pero un proceder conjunto con los trabajadores de todo el mundo, por cierto, solo es posible en base a un mutuo respeto y posición de igualdad. El alemán debe ser en primer termino un aleman, asi como el inglés es un inglés, si quiere ganarse el respeto de los otros; y este respeto existe hoy en dia menos que nunca. No se trata de si el obrero alemán se declara solidario con los obreros de otros paises, sino si el obrero de otros paises quiere declararse solidario con el obrero alemán.

    Por lo demas el pueblo alemán no queria ser internacionalista. El mejor corazon del alemán dejo ir a la guerra hace nueve años a incontados millones entusiastamente, y hoy los obreros de essen, cuando ametralladoras francesas tabletearon en aquel funesto sabado dentro de sus filas, no fijaron su mirada en la solidaridad internacional, sino sobre Alemania y sobre aquel dia que alguna vez llegara a ser el dia de la venganza.

    Debido a la mediocridad y debilidad de los partidos parlamentarios sobrevino, logicamente, la mediocridad de los gobiernos. De esta manera, a partir del momento en
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