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  • Summary: KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation of 3 magical KINGDOM HEARTS experiences: Originally released in 2012, KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD is a full-HD remastered version of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D Dream Drop Distance, brought to console for the first time. SeriesKINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation of 3 magical KINGDOM HEARTS experiences: Originally released in 2012, KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD is a full-HD remastered version of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D Dream Drop Distance, brought to console for the first time. Series protagonists Sora and Riku take on the Mark of Mastery exam in preparation for coming threats. The signature action of the KINGDOM HEARTS series has evolved, allowing players to experience faster-paced battles and exploration at a blistering pace. KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie) A new HD movie that tells the mysterious story of the Foretellers, connecting the earliest parts of the series’ history, showcased in the mobile title KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ. KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage – A completely new playable episode that links to the story of KINGDOM HEARTS III, taking place after the storyline of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep played from the perspective of Aqua. [Square-Enix] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Jan 23, 2017
    100
    What makes KH 2.8HD enjoyable more than most would expect is how it properly comes full circle with the story. Playing 1.5 and 2.5 leaves many questions that don't get answered until KH3D. This may come as a bit of a shock considering KH3D was a 3DS exclusive prior. Because of that, some fans haven't fully experienced what's out there for Sora and Riku's journey leading up to KH3. As a fan, this was a great way to start the New Year. As a gamer, watching a series like Kingdom Hearts evolve into what's included in this release is what we could hope for in other franchises.
  2. Jan 23, 2017
    90
    While it’s not the new Kingdom Hearts game that many may have wanted, it’s much more than just a simple collection of old titles or some cheap cash-in. It’s a bridge to what awaits, and I can’t help but feel excited after watching the credits roll for the umpteenth time.
  3. Feb 15, 2017
    80
    Kingdom Hearts 2.8 is thoroughly enjoyable, even as a newcomer, but it requires a lot of homework via YouTube clips and Wiki. The characters are varied and vibrant, and the lineup includes some classic headliners. It's a great taste of what's to come in Kingdom Hearts III, but I feel it's priced a bit high for what it delivers.
  4. Jan 23, 2017
    76
    Of all of the HD remastered packs of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, 2.8 is probably the one with the least gameplay hours, but the one that fans will want to have the most, because of the innovative Birt By Sleep 0.2. This A Fragmentary Passage is 3 hours long and is more a visual and gameplay prelude of what we'll have in KH3.
  5. Jan 23, 2017
    75
    Kingdom Hearts fans - particularly those who can justify the game's astronomical price point of $60 for about five hours of new content - will definitely enjoy their brief time with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 26, 2017
    70
    At this point you’re probably wondering: if 2.8’s best bit is that brief, is 2.8 even worth it? Honestly, you’ll have to follow your heart on that one. [April 2016, p77]
  7. 50
    This is the most disappointed that I’ve been with Square Enix for quite some time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
  1. Mar 3, 2017
    10
    A fantastic compilation that features old and new adventures in the Kingdom Hearts series, featuring the 5 year old 3DS title Kingdom HeartsA fantastic compilation that features old and new adventures in the Kingdom Hearts series, featuring the 5 year old 3DS title Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, new 5 hour+ game Birth by Sleep 0.2 and the 80 minute long movie X Back Cover. Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2017
    10
    A great compilation that features old and new adventures in the Kingdom Hearts series, featuring the 5 year old 3DS title Kingdom Hearts DreamA great compilation that features old and new adventures in the Kingdom Hearts series, featuring the 5 year old 3DS title Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance in new HD, new 5 hour+ game Birth by Sleep 0.2 and 1 hour long movie X Back Cover. Expand
  3. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    A fantastic compilation that features old and new adventures in the Kingdom Hearts series, featuring the 5 year old 3DS title Kingdom HeartsA fantastic compilation that features old and new adventures in the Kingdom Hearts series, featuring the 5 year old 3DS title Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, new 5 hour+ game Birth by Sleep 0.2 and the 80 minute long movie X Back Cover.

    Dream Drop Distance has made its way over to the PS4 extremely well. With crisp HD visuals, 60fps and new content, the game is massively improved. It performs extremely well on PS4 and the previous touch controls for 3DS have been changed for PS4 and it all works great! The music is amazing like every other KH title! DDD HD is an excellent re-release and is definitely the main meal of this collection. One issue I have is the camera has been changed from 3DS. It isn't as close as it was before, but that's just me. Rating: 10/10

    Birth By Sleep 0.2 is a great look into what we can expect from KH3. Featuring smooth and responsive combat and a new graphics style for the series, with extremely high quality detail from the particles to the shadows and lighting, the game looks absolutely incredible. The music for 0.2 is creepy and dark and is super fitting for the setting! The story will last around 3-8 hours depending on your playstyle as you travel through the dark world as Aqua and there's other content such as objectives, unlockable gear, treasure chests and a secret boss. I found it to be a good length for a prologue to KH3 but could have been slightly longer with maybe a few more areas to explore. Rating: 9.5/10

    X Back Cover was an enjoyable film which is set before the events of the original Birth By Sleep title. The characters were interesting and the graphics are insanely good through the use of unreal engine 4. The voice acting was great! I really enjoyed X Back Cover! Rating: 9/10

    I'm going to give this collection a 9.5/10 overall! Its a great gateway to KH3 and I think any fan of Kingdom Hearts who enjoys the stories of KH will love this entry.
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  4. Feb 13, 2019
    8
    Definitely not as much value as the 1.5 and 2.5 final mix collection, but great none the less. Dream drop distance is great, but the DisneyDefinitely not as much value as the 1.5 and 2.5 final mix collection, but great none the less. Dream drop distance is great, but the Disney worlds felt a bit like filler this time and I was ultimately interested in the main plot a lot more. The plot can get a bit confusing, but it's still fairly easy to follow. A really good game, but probably not worth the 60 dollar price tag. 0.2 doesn't bring a lot of value to the collection, but is still an extremely enjoyable experience.

    The movie on the collection is amazing. I found it extremely interesting and it will play a huge role in the future of the series. I'm excited to learn more about these characters in future installations. Overall the collection is really good, if you can get it at a discounted price.
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  5. Jan 24, 2017
    7
    You're legit spending 60 dollars for a 20 dollar 3ds game a 3 hour tech demo of kh3 and cutscenes. I'm a huge kingdom hearts fan but when iYou're legit spending 60 dollars for a 20 dollar 3ds game a 3 hour tech demo of kh3 and cutscenes. I'm a huge kingdom hearts fan but when i saw this i was like square i know XV didn't sell as well as you thought it was but come on man. To charge your loyal fan base $60 DOLLARS for a game that at most should have been $30. Actual game review DDD is just like we remember it a very fun title that looks great in HD not really any complaints about the game itself but it's more like much they are milking this fan base. 1.5 and 2.5 are coming out together in March for $40 dollars which is great but why could they not include DDD the cut scenes and released 0.2 as a free tech demo? I'm just a bit fed up with this company i really am I've been following kingdom hearts for the last 6 years and i can only imagine the people who have been following this they WERE KIDS. Bless your souls for having so much patience with square enix. 0.2 Was awesome the gameplay is rich and there is a lot of fun to be involved with it, now i don't want to get into spoilers but i'm not very happy with that secret ending. Honestly I'm not maybe I'm asking to much but really things should have been set way more in motion then that. Just for the heads up if you would have read the KH3 summary it literally gives you all that information. All i'm saying is don't spend 60 dollars on this wait till a price drop and get it then you're not missing out oh much. I'm going to have give this a 7 again wait for a price drop a lot of great games came out this week you can hold off on this. Expand
  6. Apr 2, 2019
    7
    I have to ask, am I the only one that was a bit baffled when I heard this was a thing? Sure, "Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance" was theI have to ask, am I the only one that was a bit baffled when I heard this was a thing? Sure, "Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance" was the only "Kingdom Hearts" game that wasn't on consoles in some form or fashion (be it playable or through the Theater Mode), but I had to wonder at the time if this was just another excuse to keep us away from "Kingdom Hearts III." Hell, when you slap a number like 2.8 on the game, I immediately start lining a list of questions (first of them being, "what the hell are you doing over there?"). But okay, this was our last step before "Kingdom Hearts III," so does Square Enix still do good things with it? Well, sure!
    "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue" (wow, that's an unwieldy title) brings with it largely new content: outside of the "Dream Drop Distance" port (which, in and of itself is a nice and well made port), this collection comes with "Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth By Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage" (jeez, another wild title), which is essentially a demo to prepare you for "Kingdom Hearts III," and it also comes with the "Kingdom Heart χ Back Cover" cinematic film, telling the story of new characters, The Foretellers. This is a nice, short film that adds some new development to an already detailed story, but the real cream of the crop is "A Fragmentary Passage," a three-hour demo of sorts that has great combat, beautiful level designs, and some overall rip-roaring gameplay while it lasts. The collection as a whole also continues to tick all the presentation boxes that the series is known for, specifically the beautiful graphics, smooth controls and fantastic soundtrack.
    Unfortunately, this package is far from perfect: for starters, the frustrating Drop mechanic from "Dream Drop Distance" is only made worse when playing on a console, and it seems like the one handheld-to-console "Kingdom Hearts" port that benefits the least from said move. Furthermore, while "Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover" does a nice job developing the Foretellers and keeping things short...let's be honest, the story of this series is already lop-sided and bizarre as it is, do we need to be more confused? And further, while "A Fragmentary Passage" is the real prize of the collection, it does suffer a bit from an inconsistent frame rate, which is disappointing given that the gameplay is so strong and it gives a great idea of how "Kingdom Hearts III" will play.
    All in all, "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue" (Square, what the hell is the matter with your titles) is wholly unnecessary, and it's gonna be perplexing and unwieldy to some hardcore fans. Yet, this is still a well-made collection that did a nice job holding fans over until "Kingdom Hearts III" finally released. It's definitely not the best of the many "Kingdom Hearts" collections, but it's definitely worth a shot if you're a big fan of the series.
    Final rating: 7 out of 10 "Good"
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  7. Jan 14, 2019
    0
    Esta critica se eliminara dentro de unos días.
    Mi teoría empieza en KH1, cuando Sora dice que ha tenido sueños muy raros. Yo creo que no se
    Esta critica se eliminara dentro de unos días.
    Mi teoría empieza en KH1, cuando Sora dice que ha tenido sueños muy raros. Yo creo que no se refiere a la tormenta de la isla si no en realidad al final de lo que será la franquicia. Todo ha sido un sueño de un niño con cáncer y sin piernas(why not?), al que le encanta las películs de Disney y los Final Fantasy, por ese motivo se monta su mundo de Fantasía.
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