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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: 94 out of 596
  1. Apr 9, 2020
    10
    After beating FFVIIR(getting early copy) I’m really interesting at Nomura’s games lol. First playthrough and I cannot put the controller down.After beating FFVIIR(getting early copy) I’m really interesting at Nomura’s games lol. First playthrough and I cannot put the controller down. Looking forward for other KH games Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    Kingdom hearts 3 is a masterpiece! When I played kingdom hearts 3 I didn’t think it would be able to live up to the hype, and surpasse KingdomKingdom hearts 3 is a masterpiece! When I played kingdom hearts 3 I didn’t think it would be able to live up to the hype, and surpasse Kingdom Hearts 2 in my opinion but it did! Nomura did a excellent job wrapping up the Xehanort saga! 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. Jan 30, 2019
    9
    The game is really great. Awesome graphics, fun gameplay, and an interesting storyline if you're into Kingdom Hearts.

    My only small knock
    The game is really great. Awesome graphics, fun gameplay, and an interesting storyline if you're into Kingdom Hearts.

    My only small knock against the game is the difficulty. It is absurdly easy unless you are on Proud difficulty. The regular difficulty feels like easy mode, Proud difficulty feels like regular mode. If they were to add one more difficulty level it would make this game a 10 for me.
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  5. Feb 9, 2019
    7
    I've pretty much played all the Kingdom Hearts games and I was fairly underwhelmed with KH3. Storywise, a lot of plot points are just left upI've pretty much played all the Kingdom Hearts games and I was fairly underwhelmed with KH3. Storywise, a lot of plot points are just left up in the air.

    No Final Fantasy characters and a few of the big bads are just in cutscenes. I thought this would be a satisfying conclusion to the Dark Seeker-saga, but was left with a severe feeling of 'Is this really it?'

    It was still a good game, fun combat, but way too easy. I suck at gaming and Kh1 and 2 on proud-mode are almost an impossible task for me unless I grind a lot. Here I finished the game on level 47 without all too much effort and didn't grind at all, only 100% found everything in the first 5 worlds as well.

    Mashing X combat was never true for me in the previous games, but in this game, you can quite comfortably just mash x all the way through and get pretty far, I beat the game and I still don't know how to block properly.

    I love the series, enjoyed the game, but a bit disappointed in the lack of resolution and challenge.
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  6. Feb 4, 2019
    6
    All Final Fantasy characters, Gone!
    Everything could be easily obtainded
    Reaction commands? Gone! Replaced by overpowered, shallow, Disney
    All Final Fantasy characters, Gone!
    Everything could be easily obtainded
    Reaction commands? Gone! Replaced by overpowered, shallow, Disney World ride attraction cutscenes. This game's over casualized combat system values flashiness over substance. Which is most likely there so 10 year olds and idiots can actually finish the game without too much effort. It's more of a show you watch, than a game you strategically play.
    the camera control is pretty chaothic, that makes really difficult to hit the target with the new skills
    7-8 worlds, downgraded from 15-16 that KH2 had. Cutscenes every 5 minutes to pad out the 30 hour experience. Piss poor keyblade selection compared to KH2 and KH1.
    KH2 had over 60 boss fights, this game has less than half of that.
    It's like Square Enix forgot that the fans of this game are a lot older now and wrote the dialog the appease 11 year olds, but the story is still as convoluted as ever.
    I hate that everyone is over rating this game because they are scared to get down votes and mean comments from abysmal Kingdom Hearts fanboys.
    Truth is, it's a downgraded, that lacks a lot of the magic from the first 2 main games.
    it kinda feels empty , after all these years, they did a good job in the game "per-se" enjoyable for sure but is that a 10/10? absolutely not! It's seems made for the fan, but it's not! I don't know why but it seems an over commercialized product with no souls
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  7. Jun 18, 2020
    0
    This Game is Bad and a waste of time the Name of the Game shoud be kingdom Disney Disney Edition this is Not an an actual kingdom harts GameThis Game is Bad and a waste of time the Name of the Game shoud be kingdom Disney Disney Edition this is Not an an actual kingdom harts Game Its simply unfinished Expand

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