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  • Summary: KINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined byKINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe. Sora, Donald, and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds. [Square Enix] Expand
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  1. Positive: 81 out of 88
  2. Negative: 1 out of 88
  1. 100
    The developer has refined and perfected the combat. It kept its silliness in tact. It kept in the darker themes and deep moments of self-reflection that we all need every once in awhile. It’s, quite frankly, the best Kingdom Hearts game Square Enix has ever created.
  2. Jan 29, 2019
    90
    Kingdom Hearts III has the magic you've been waiting for. Square Enix has achieved the best episode of the series. Sora, Donald and Goofy are now very fast and take you through an array of endearing experiences and characters. The script continues to have problems but everything else is a memory that will stick with you forever.
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    90
    The Final Chapter in the Kingdom Hearts saga comes with superb visuals, great story telling and an excellent combat system, that make all those years since the release of the previous major game in the franchise worth the wait.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 20, 2019
    85
    You're going to visit Olympus, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, even Winnie the Pooh – and each world is created up to the highest standards. [Issue#236, p.44]
  5. Feb 13, 2019
    80
    After so many years Kingdom Hearts III needed to be a strong send-off for the series, and for the most part, it is. The gameplay is still top tier and encourages diving back in once the credits have rolled to track down missed items and a secret boss. The individual worlds are gorgeous, and deserve to be combed through for every last scrap of treasure. It’s just a shame that plot stumbles over itself so many times because it really does drag the game down, but if I turn off the analytical part of my brain just enough, there truly is something special here.
  6. Feb 1, 2019
    80
    There’s nothing quite like Kingdom Hearts. It’s like the most elaborate fan fiction of the Disney universe – a digital walkthrough of the movies with a loosely connective narrative tissue that just doesn’t matter much when all is said and done. If you embrace that it’s all nonsense to serve you up a delightful nostalgic romp through some of the greatest and most beloved family films, you’re not going to be disappointed.
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    40
    Kingdom Hearts III is overflowing with heart, and mostly unconcerned with the head; as such, it’s in dire want of wickedness.

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  1. Negative: 98 out of 603
  1. Oct 12, 2021
    10
    Despite having a very complicated story, Kingdom Hearts 3 succeeds from such an amazing gameplay standpoint. The Battle system in the gameDespite having a very complicated story, Kingdom Hearts 3 succeeds from such an amazing gameplay standpoint. The Battle system in the game feels like such an evolution from the previous games. Movement, Keyblade transformations, Attractions, Flow Motion, all of these combine to make a very engaged battle system that makes Kingdom Hearts 3 a fun time to play. Battles feel like they have very high stakes and the game does a great job in making the player feel like they are in the center of each confrontation. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2019
    10
    KH3 is the most fun game I have in years, we dont have this kind of game anymore, more of games nowadays trying so hard to be realistic, to beKH3 is the most fun game I have in years, we dont have this kind of game anymore, more of games nowadays trying so hard to be realistic, to be more like real world, but they forgot that game suppose to make you forget about the real world, games suppose to make you immerse in a mysterious new world, and KH3 deliver that perfectly :) Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    It may have taken a long time for this game to come, but it was totally worth the wait. I features all the things that made the franchiseIt may have taken a long time for this game to come, but it was totally worth the wait. I features all the things that made the franchise great in the first place, and has better combat, more worlds to explore, and much more content. Definitely a must play. Expand
  4. May 16, 2019
    9
    Kingdom Hearts III has amazing graphics for each world, so much details, when I was playing I could not stop enjoying It!
  5. Feb 20, 2019
    7
    No ha sido lo que esperaba, tantos años esperando y al final nos traen esto.. han jugado con nosotros.. no es mal juego, tiene cosas buenas,No ha sido lo que esperaba, tantos años esperando y al final nos traen esto.. han jugado con nosotros.. no es mal juego, tiene cosas buenas, pero no se puede comparar con el 1 o el 2, nisiquiera podria decir que es el tercer mejor juego de la saga, no tiene unos pocos fallos, tiene bastantes y de peso, lo bueno queda en un segundo plano, justo lo contrario de lo que sucedia con el 1 y el 2, DECEPCIONADO Expand
  6. Apr 10, 2019
    6
    Overall boring game. Long and drawn out cutscenes, The characters feel like they are dead inside. The gameplay kept me playing, that's it.
  7. May 10, 2021
    0
    The game is very good. A great addition to the Kingdom Hearts Franchise. Even a good enough ending if they choose to make it that way. IThe game is very good. A great addition to the Kingdom Hearts Franchise. Even a good enough ending if they choose to make it that way. I had a great time playing the game, and it was well worth my money. If you’re a fan, it does a good enough job with the plot threads. With a story this convoluted and full, you’re not going to make it perfect. My major gripe with the game is that they just kept going and going. It’s not bad if the content isn’t the same stuff over and over again. Hearts, friends, darkness, light, Sora, Riku, Kairi, etc etc. There’s nothing that made me go “Wow, that was unexpected!”. It’s grand, its epic, its heart warming, and all that good stuff. What I’m saying is its solid and what I say next are just things that bug me personally. So lets get to it.

    Sora is such a **** in this game. He dies like 3 times (who knows its hard to keep track). He can do absolutely NOTHING on his own. Sora was chosen to wield the keyblade because he was optimistic and always knew there was hope. If it wasn’t for half of the cast, it would be a completely different story that ended much sooner. Sora was a badass in Kingdom Hearts 2. He kicked the **** out of the head honcho of the Organization, and when he and Riku were fighting Xehonort, it was Sora leading the charge. The story could have been about any one of a number of people. He isn’t the badass that had the confidence to take on anyone who threatened his friends. Like, why is he crying? Why is he pleading with people? Why is he so reliant on the people around him? I get that this story is about friendship and hearts and yada yada but Sora wasn’t such a whiny wuss in the other ones. He was always up for the challenge. It’s annoying, i dont want to play as the crybaby of the group. I would have much rather been Aqua in this game.

    Next, they just love stacking despair at the end of the game. Oh no, sora is dead and all the bad guys are strong. Oh no, they took Kairi. Oh no the odds are 2 against 1. Oh no they killed Kairi. Oh no kingdom hearts is open. Oh no the bad guys win. Oh no the bad guy is 13 bad guys. Like, quit having me overcome the odds that Sora was ready to give up on 3 hours ago. It was just boring by the end.

    Other than that, spot on and a great addition to the Kingdom Hearts Collection.
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