There is a certain magic present here that a decade has only made stronger. Newcomers and fans alike will find enjoyment in this collection and you won’t able to help smiling at plenty of moments, even if you’ve seen them play out before.
*only talking about KH1* The game that got me into video games, a game with so much nostalgia that I actually cry when playing it or just hearing the music. I can't stress how good this game is or how amazing its sequel is.
A fantastic collection of three of the earliest Kingdom Hearts games and stories. There isn’t a mountain of must-play new material here, but the updated visuals, bonus content, adjustable difficulty, and trophy support for all three games should make a repeat playthrough of the games as satisfying as the first.
This HD remake offers a lot of bang for your buck with hours upon hours of gameplay. Although it's just the main game that truly delivers a good combination of story, fan service and combat. The other two titles doesn't even come close to the level of the original, which is a shame.
Game: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
System: Playstation 3 (PS3)
Total Score: 97/100
Value Score: 97/10
• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 9/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 10/10
• Replay Value: 8/10
• Player Value: 10/10
+Includes Kingdom Hearts 1 Remix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories as two playable games both with trophy support and remastered in HD.
+Includes the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days but as a 3 hour movie.
+Remastered music for all three pieces of content
+Content never before released in the west are included such as extra cards in Chain of Memories and Final Mix content in Kingdom Hearts 1 which include alternate colors for enemies, new bosses and cutscenes along with changes to items and abilities.
+Three Playstation 3 themes are included
+Proud mode difficulty added to both Kingdom Hearts 1 and Chain of Memories
-Some FPS drops in Chain of Memories
-Pixelation during cutscenes in Chain of Memories
-The Final Mix cutscenes in the western versions of Kingdom Hearts HD Final Mix do not have voice overs but are instead under subtitles
Just as a preface, I played the version on the 1.5 + 2.5 PS4 version, so keep that in mind I suppose.
I played Kingdom Hearts to its completion, and I have to say that I was stunned. Hearing about how busted and insane these games were, I was pleasantly surprised by a touching, yet slightly dumb and confusing at times, story, and combat that, while being slightly button-mashy and esoteric at times, was overall very enjoyable.
So why is this a 7? Chain of Memories.
I couldn't get through a whole hour of it before I had to turn it off. Boring and stale in every sense of the word with stale charm reused from the first game, not to mention a jarring voice actor change for Sora (it being the VA from 2 and beyond). The story is useless and it is a better experience just to watch all the cutscenes online. Plus I've heard that it's better in its original form on the GBA, which is saying something.
As for 358/2 Days, it's a shame this wasn't remade as well, after playing through most of it on its original hardware, as it had a lot of potential, I think. That being said, knowing at least what the gameplay was like before watching, for what it is, the "version" presented is very nice to look at visually, and can be fine if you already have an idea of what's going on (as opposed to screens of text just telling you what you WOULD HAVE done, had you played the game).
Chain of Memories drags the package down, but the greatness of the Original is enough to keep it above average. Worth it, especially if it's on sale.
La historia es regular, mientras el traslado a ps3 en el apartado gráfico lo ha renovado, pero pudieron haber corregido errores que traía desde la PS2 como es la mala cámara que tiene y mejoras un poco el gameplay para poder usar mas fácil la magias o los artículos, de todas formas es un buen juego con una buena dificultad.
Coming into this series as a new player. I was rather disappointed. While the game's use of Disney characters and themes is charming, everything else feels really dated and obsolete.
Gameplay wise you have a bad camera, awkward movement, terrible platforming sections, a completely boring travel mini-game and uninspired combat. Equipping basic items is a chore, there is no way to compare weapons when you purchase them and many in game decisions are made without any context. I find myself running away from the awful combat a lot because of all the back and forth between level sections caused by the game's inherent lack of direction or guidance. The levels themselves are very small and feel cramped; especially when you're constantly being jumped by a ton of small enemies.
Story wise, I'm sad to say that the Disney characters completely outshine the Square Enix characters. The protagonist is boring, there are plenty of plotholes, and the game's pacing seems really off. The voice acting is superb for the Disney characters but again, terrible for the Square Enix ones. The music is really jarring and repetitive, which is a shame when you consider that Disney has this huge library of musical scores from all these different franchises to fall back on.
Graphically, the game is a mix of good and bad. Most character models look really nicely done, but when the camera zooms in on faces and the blur comes into play you can really tell it's an old game. While the enemy models look really polished,a lot of the backgrounds and items in the background seem to have low resolution textures.
All in all, I think this game relies way too much on nostalgia, as is evident by the majority of reviews on metacritic. This is a mediocre game at best, and the fact that Square Enix wants $40 for what seems like a rather minor graphical update makes me feel a little bit sad.
This game is unsatisfactory for so many reasons, they grossly outweigh the reasons to play. The first a foremost: this game is BORING. If you like an extremely slow-paced story with little development and monotonous combat that becomes tedious within the first few hours (out of the necessary several dozen due to the forced pace of this game), then by all means give it a try. This, however, is not the only thing that makes this game come up very short. The characters and dialogue are empty and leave much to be desired. I was hoping the Disney theme would save this game, but no such luck. I spent hours in the first game and just a couple on re:chain of memories. EXACT SAME COMBAT BUT WITH CARDS and not a good card implementation at that. This game is disgustingly repetitive and like others have said: the camera is atrocious.
I tried my absolute best to get into this game, but it was just so bad I just couldn't do it. The combat and controls were so mundane, yet I hoped the story would be it's saving grace. I will be returning the game to my friends whence it borrowed, and I'm sure it will just gather dust. As it rightly should for anyone over the age of 12.
If you must provide a button-masher, please provide one with some substance. Like I said, if you like slow repetitive gaming, go nuts.
SummaryIn KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX, players can indulge in the KINGDOM HEARTS universe once again with Sora, Riku and the timeless cast of Disney characters, including Mickey, Donald and Goofy. The game marks the first time a KINGDOM HEARTS title has made its way onto the PlayStation 3 system. The fully remastered HD compilation includes KIN...