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  • Summary: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix is an HD remastered collection of 6 Kingdom Hearts experiences available for the first time on PS4.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Mar 28, 2017
    100
    For fans looking to revisit the series on their current gen console or a potential newcomer to the series, this is the ultimate compilation. Being able to revisit two of my favorites in the series, KH 2 Final Mix and Birth by Sleep Final Mix along on my PS4, reminds me why I fell in love with the series.
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    90
    For those interested in JRPGs, but aren’t fans of turn-based combat, or for those who would like to play more games like Final Fantasy XV, you can’t beat Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD Remix.
  3. Apr 14, 2017
    90
    A great collection properly remastered for the PS4 (the 60 fps really uplift the flow of the battles) with tons of content that will keep you occupied for days upon days!
  4. Mar 29, 2017
    85
    If you bought them on PS3, the 60fps might not be enough to buy Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. But if you want to own the franchise on a single platform, play it again before Kingdom Hearts 3 launches or if you have never heard about the Keyblade or the Heartless, this is a must buy.
  5. Mar 31, 2017
    83
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    80
    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMix Collection is the definitive edition of the Disney X Square Enix saga, waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3.
  7. Mar 27, 2017
    70
    Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is a quality compilation that will ease newcomers into the series, but be warned that there’ll still be more content you need to pay for in order to fully catch up with the story. And if you’ve already played through the PS3 ports, I’d skip this one and check out 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue instead, or just wait for the inevitable 1.5 + 2.5 + 2.8 compilation right before Kingdom Hearts 3 finally sees the light of day.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 62
  2. Negative: 4 out of 62
  1. Mar 31, 2017
    10
    Were you like me; a fan of Kingdom Hearts 1, 2 and Re:Chain of Memories but didn't really have a chance to play the plot-relevant portableWere you like me; a fan of Kingdom Hearts 1, 2 and Re:Chain of Memories but didn't really have a chance to play the plot-relevant portable entries of this franchise? Worry not! This compilation in combination with 'Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue' offers the perfect way to catch up on the story of one of the most beloved series in gaming history up to this point for quite a decent price. There were some issues when the game first launched mainly due to the 60 frames per second upgrade (excessively fast animations, save crashes and some others); however, Square Enix have thus far been proactive on these issues -- introducing 2 patches within the last two weeks leading up to the English release proving they have indeed listened to community feedback. So far, I have had a flawless experience with this game! The 60 frames per second is smooth and works really well in this entry just as well as it did in Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Dream Drop Distance. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2017
    10
    Marcado de por vida desde hace 10 anos me encanta estos juegos es mi juego favorito y nunca dejara de serlo! no es un juego para todo el mundoMarcado de por vida desde hace 10 anos me encanta estos juegos es mi juego favorito y nunca dejara de serlo! no es un juego para todo el mundo pero e que lo van a disfrutar al maximo maximas hora sde juego no es un juego facil de sacarle platino nos de los mejores juegos sin lugar a duda Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    if you are a huge kingdom hearts fan you will love this game even after 15 years its still a 10/10 with all these games :D
    THIS GAME IS
    if you are a huge kingdom hearts fan you will love this game even after 15 years its still a 10/10 with all these games :D
    THIS GAME IS MLGGGGGGGGGGGG
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  4. Jul 9, 2020
    9
    An exelent deal, and nice idea of cramming all This beautifull ganes in one package!
  5. Mar 29, 2017
    9
    Missed this series?
    Nows your chance to pick it up!
    This is more for newcomers than it is already established fans A collection of one of
    Missed this series?
    Nows your chance to pick it up!
    This is more for newcomers than it is already established fans
    A collection of one of the best stories in gaming history
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  6. Sep 5, 2017
    8
    Look, I was in a state of vehement avoidance of this franchise since it launched in 2002. But I always wondered in the back of my mind if itLook, I was in a state of vehement avoidance of this franchise since it launched in 2002. But I always wondered in the back of my mind if it was worth playing these games. I just played through the playable games in this collection and watched the 2 "movies", here is an honest assessment after about 100 hours with Kingdom Hearts.

    First, good on Squeenix for putting out this collection on one console. All the games look sharp and play smoothly, and there's no need to dig out legacy handhelds in order to play catch up. I'll just briefly touch on each game in the collection here, for those on fence.

    Kingdom Hearts 1 is a decent game that is hampered by it's overly confusing quest design. A new player will spend too much time wandering through the levels trying to trigger the next cutscene. The core gameplay and combat is solid though, and I ended up enjoying my time with the game. The boss fights in particular are something special, and the Disney element is implemented well enough. If the series didn't improve from here though, it would be pretty dismal.

    Re:Chain of Memories is an extremely frustrating entry, that is important to the story. I suspect this is where a lot of people might fall off, the combat system is not great and the bosses aren't fun at all. After playing all the games in this collection, I think bosses are a key element of a KH game and this is just abysmal. You may find it easier to watch the cutscenes on Youtube, but that wouldn't exactly be thrilling either. Gameplay-wise, this is the weakest. But I'd recommend playing it anyway because the story is actually pretty interesting, and leads directly into KH2.

    Kingdom Hearts 2 is probably the most consistent game in this collection. The story is very confusing and convoluted, but is also very unique and has some excellent cutscenes that redeem it in my eyes. The gameplay is borderline excellent, and has aged better than most PS2 games with action-based combat. The quest design is vastly improved, and the player is no longer left chasing their tale trying to figure out what to do next. Great boss fights round it out and make the collection worth buying for this game alone.

    358/2 days is not playable. It's just a movie, and a pretty dull one. But it also has a strong emotional core that is lacking somewhat in the mainline games. I recommend watching it, but be advised that it wasn't meant to be a movie and it shows.

    Birth by Sleep has my favorite combat system of the bunch, and is a fun prequel with a story that I personally felt was much easier to follow than KH2. There is a clear antagonist with motives that are understandable, and he is voiced by the late, great Leonard Nimoy. It's worth playing this to hear his performance as a truly evil dude, but the combat and Disney worlds are also great. The Disney worlds in this game feel more like a traditional fantasy RPG, and you will end up fighting through castles, sewers, haunted woods, and space (!) with three different characters that all play differently. The battle system with slots for spells is genious, and allows you to directly control what actions you take unlike the system in KH2. You get to cook up your own action abilities and slot them in however you want. Trust me it's good. BBS is a real winner in my book, and has me looking forward to playing the 2.8 collection next.

    The Re:Coded movie is hot garbage, but also seems to set up the next game in a big way. Take that for what you will. I hated it, but the ending provided enough payoff for me to not completely regret watching it.

    In this player's opinion, Kingdom Hearts is a worthwhile series. It treads a dangerous line between garbage and brilliance, but it is unique enough that I'm willing to cut it some slack. These are ambitious games, and even when they stumble there is an endearing quality to it. Plus KH3 is going to have Toy Story in it, which was enough to get me to buy this collection. I love Toy Story.
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  7. Nov 17, 2019
    3
    Annoying game play, not many save points and if playing on hard it gets infuriating having to keep playing the same boses over and over. SaveAnnoying game play, not many save points and if playing on hard it gets infuriating having to keep playing the same boses over and over. Save yourself the money and get KH3, mulch better game play, Expand

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