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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: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
  1. May 9, 2013
    10
    Probably kingdom hearts 358/2 days is one of the best games made ​​for the Nintendo DS. The plot is well done and moving, solid gameplay andProbably kingdom hearts 358/2 days is one of the best games made ​​for the Nintendo DS. The plot is well done and moving, solid gameplay and really fun and great to be technically done for DS. The only flaw is that there is a wide variety of worlds but for the rest is done really well. Fans of the series will appreciate it very much. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    I absolutely loved this game! My favorite Kingdom Hearts side game (not including Birth by Sleep, which isn't really a side game, but moreI absolutely loved this game! My favorite Kingdom Hearts side game (not including Birth by Sleep, which isn't really a side game, but more like the console games). Great gameplay, and a beautiful story that has a very tearful ending (in fact, it was the first time I ever cried from a work of fiction!). 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. [anonymous]
    Jan 24, 2010
    7
    It's okay. The pannel system isn't as great as the card or skill set battle systems from other games. The graphics are okay, but It's okay. The pannel system isn't as great as the card or skill set battle systems from other games. The graphics are okay, but not the best. Like all the other games, the beginning and end cutscenes are incredibly good looking, though. The new mini-mission style of play also ruins the pacing. The enemies, locals, and music are all really interesting, but it's all recicled from Kingdom Hearts 2. There are very few new things. The story is pretty much the only good part, but not as good as as any of the other except the first one. Unfortunatly the gameplay gets old fast. Oh yeah, if you beat the game and complete all the missions, you unlock some extra characters, which is pretty cool. In conclusion, this is the weakest one in the series other than the PS2 port of Chain of Memories. Expand
  6. Oct 3, 2012
    7
    Flaws: it's heavily combat-focused, and it gets really repetitive over the course of the 30 hour campaign; the story-telling isn't too stellarFlaws: it's heavily combat-focused, and it gets really repetitive over the course of the 30 hour campaign; the story-telling isn't too stellar (poor pacing and not much feeling of the player advancing the plot); and the camera is really annoying, as you'd expect in most 3D DS games. The worst example of the last flaw came with one giant flying boss fight where the target continually moved, had lots of health, and really powerful attacks, which was all the more frustrating in that most magic attacks need perfect aiming, and when you attack with your Keyblade you stay in one spot, so the target's moved after the first hit.
    Good points: I actually got really into the story and these characters, even if they weren't the deepest or most complex out there. The only reason I persevered through the aforementioned annoying boss-fight was because I wanted to see how the story ended, and I'm glad I did. Also, while repetitive and frequently frustrating, the combat still had just enough satisfaction and fun to it to keep going. I also quite liked the panel system they implemented for switching between different weapons, magic attacks, items, and perks. The extra modes were quite interesting too, in which you can play through previous levels with one of over a dozen different characters, including other Organisation members, Donald, and Goofy. Overall, I found it good, but not great. It was interesting enough for me to see it through to the end, but you'll likely find it incredibly repetitive and more than a bit frustrating.
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  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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