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  • Summary: Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds' safety lay in the hands of the true Keyblade Masters. Three youths - Terra, Ventus and Aqua - have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery. But they will soon find themselvesLong before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds' safety lay in the hands of the true Keyblade Masters. Three youths - Terra, Ventus and Aqua - have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery. But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own - just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing. Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Exploiting the PSP capabilities nicely, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep offers a long ride, with the three crossing adventures of its three heroes, and those new, subtle innovations integrated in the gameplay (especially alchemy and the fury moves). This episode is an enchanting one, with a beautiful atmosphere and dynamic gameplay... even though you need need to be in touch with the child within yourself to fully appreciate it.
  2. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep is a beautiful Square Enix's RPG, which includes the Disney's magic in the style of Final Fantasy.
  3. With its deeply satisfying series of campaigns, solid battle and progression systems, and a worthwhile multiplayer component, you'd be foolish to pass this one up.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    The graphics are as strong as the combat. While everything's very simple it all runs smoothly and everything's nicely animated. Cutscenes tend to drag, though, and some of the voice acting will have you cringing, but we're truly impressed by the size of the game and the direction. [Oct 2010 p78]
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2011
    80
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  6. A great game that will keep fans busy until Square Enix finally makes the long awaited Kingdom Hearts 3.
  7. The potential for a great game is here, but the repetitive questing, arcane plotting and thoughtless battles means its never properly roused into action.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 48
  2. Negative: 6 out of 48
  1. Dec 7, 2010
    10
    Love this game so much!!!!!!!!!
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    10
    Very good game! Answered many questions, and has me pumped for the next chapter in the series, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance.
  3. Sep 12, 2010
    10
    Square Enix does a great job with this Kingdom Hearts title. Birth By Sleep has improved its battle system and did a great job to createSquare Enix does a great job with this Kingdom Hearts title. Birth By Sleep has improved its battle system and did a great job to create something new. Soundtrack - - The music is excellent as usual with the talents of Yoko Shimomura reprising her role. Graphics - - For a PSP title you can't really complain about the graphics as it does look great for a portable title. Gameplay - - Gameplay is fun and exciting with probably the best battle scheme in the series, along with a few fun mini-games and multi-player options.
    Story - - An interesting past about characters from before the events of the first game and how it all started makes you want to more about what is happening as you progress (Unless you have read spoilers)

    Overall this game is one of the best PSP titles and one of the more Interesting KH titles.
    If you haven't played the series before this is probably a great start as it is a prequel to the original.
    If you're a Kingdom Hearts fan then you will definitely love this one.
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  4. Oct 23, 2011
    9
    KH:BBS is a great game. The combat in the game is great and for the PSP, the graphics are really good. The loading screens are a bit longKH:BBS is a great game. The combat in the game is great and for the PSP, the graphics are really good. The loading screens are a bit long (especially when you haven't installed some of the game data to the PSP), but I didn't mind at all. The story was a bit lost on me with all of the hearts stuff and all of the "I'll do this for my friends" talk, but overall with the great combat, fun mini games and able to play 3 different characters and 3 different story lines, I had a lot of fun. Expand
  5. Feb 9, 2013
    8
    A worthy game in the series after a the misstep that was 358/2 days. The new characters introduced are all great, with the exception ofA worthy game in the series after a the misstep that was 358/2 days. The new characters introduced are all great, with the exception of Terra's wooden voice acting. The story is very cool and is tied around all three characters. The three characters playthroughs all have the meet up at the beginning, middle and end which isn't a problem but each character tackles the levels in the same order which makes the game feel a bit repetitive. The combat is ripped straight from KH 2 which makes it awesome and although the camera isn't the best it's certainly not as bad as KH 1 or 358/2 days. The game also introduces new locations finally but also keeps some of the ones that have been here since the original like the Hercules world which is a little tiring. The plot does further add to the already confusing mess but is definitely still enjoyable. Overall a fantastic Kingdom hearts game and one of my favorite psp games. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    8
    The story touches back to the ground with 3 new Keyblade wielders that you can connect with just as well as our main heros/. The theme ofThe story touches back to the ground with 3 new Keyblade wielders that you can connect with just as well as our main heros/. The theme of friendship and heart runs strong again without the mention of Data or diluted storytelling. The one major negative is once again, the floaty combat. Make combos feel pre-destined and non impactful. Overall a very fun experience and a must play in the series. Expand
  7. Jan 8, 2019
    0
    Oscuridad en el interior del castillo de Vlotho (Alemania).
    La oscuridad u obscuridad1​ es la ausencia de luz visible.
    Aunque la oscuridad
    Oscuridad en el interior del castillo de Vlotho (Alemania).
    La oscuridad u obscuridad1​ es la ausencia de luz visible.

    Aunque la oscuridad como ausencia total de luz percibida o visible para los seres humanos es relativamente fácil de alcanzar, la oscuridad pura o total desde un punto de vista científico, no existe, porque la definición científica de luz incluye no solo la luz del espectro visible, sino todo el espectro electromagnético, y una cierta cantidad de radiación existe en cada lugar del universo, aunque sea imperceptible al ojo humano. Así pues, la oscuridad total es solo teóricamente posible en condiciones de cero absoluto, o en las proximidades de un agujero negro.

    La respuesta emocional a la ausencia de luz ha inspirado diversas metáforas en literatura, en simbolismo y en las artes.

    Anteriormente en la historia, fue vista en ocasiones como sustancia por derecho propio, y aparece en esta forma en un poco de literatura de fantasía. Otro nombre para la oscuridad en este contexto es sombra.
    Caith paga Los bacalaos , Primer aviso
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#3 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
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#6 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010