Kingdom Hearts Community: May your heart be your guiding key

Have you gotten the platinum in any Kingdom Hearts games?

  • Yes! All of them!

    Votes: 18 9.5%
  • I got a few. Or one.

    Votes: 56 29.5%
  • No, but I got all the Secret Endings.

    Votes: 42 22.1%
  • LOL.

    Votes: 74 38.9%

  • Total voters
    190

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What is Kingdom Hearts?

Kingdom Hearts is a series of crossover action role-playing games owned by Disney Interactive Studios and developed and published by Square Enix (originally by Square). It is the result of a collaboration between Square and Disney Interactive Studios and is under the direction of Tetsuya Nomura, a longtime Square character designer. Kingdom Hearts is a crossover of various Disney settings based in a universe made specifically for the series. In addition, it has an ensemble voice cast which includes many of the Disney characters' official voice actors. Characters from Square Enix's Final Fantasy series make appearances and interact with the player and Disney characters. The series centers around the main character, Sora's, search for his friends and his encounters with Disney and Final Fantasy characters on their worlds.

The Games
  • Kingdom Hearts (2002)
    • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (2002)
  • Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories (2004)
    • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (2007)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (2005)
    • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix (2007)
  • Kingdom Hearts coded (2008–2010)
    • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (2010)
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (2009)
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (2010)
    • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix (2011)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012)
    • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD (2017)
  • Kingdom Hearts χ (2013-2016)
    • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ (2015-2017)
    • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (2017)
    • Kingdom Hearts Union χ (2017)
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- (2017)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (2018)
Of these, five of them comprise the main games: Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, and the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III. Main games have new worlds and progress the overall plot of the series forward. The other games can be considered side games: Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts: coded, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days, Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, and the currently ongoing Kingdom Hearts χ. Side games serve to clarify or otherwise expound on the other games in the series.

Kingdom Hearts tends to have canonically remakes of its games called "Re:" or Final Mix, with the latest version of the game being the one to be references in later games in the series. "Re:" games have drastically changed gameplay from the original version, for example Chain of Memories went from a sprite based game on Game Boy Advance to a fully 3D game on PS2. "Final Mix" games play and look similar to the original version but expand story details and have other extras.

Kingdom Hearts χ has been released in four separate formats. The first release was Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], a Japan exclusive web browser game that ran from 2013-2016. It was later remade into Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, a mobile game that changed the gameplay significantly and came to the international audience. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ eventually was upgraded to Union χ and with it brought multiplayer and a pet system. There was also a film bundled with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue that showed the actions of the mysterious Foretellers during the events of the first game. While it should be considered a spin off due to the lack of original works, the χ prequel series has added lots of new information about the Keyblade War, a significant event in the series.

All titles of the series are collected in some form between three releases:
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (2013), including HD remasters of
    • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
    • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
    • all Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days cutscenes
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (2014), including HD remasters of
    • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
    • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
    • all Kingdom Hearts Re:coded cutscenes
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue ‎(2017), a compilation introducing
    • Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, an original short game
    • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D
    • Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, an HD theater video that ties in the events from Kingdom Hearts χ
1.5 and 2.5 were originally released on PS3 and were later re-released on PS4. 2.8 has only been released on PS4.

The timeline


Other media

There is a manga series by Shiro Amano
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II (incomplete)
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
and a book series by Tomoco Kanemaki
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
as well as the short stories, Other Diamonds Axel-Seven Days, and Roxas-Somewhere in Time

There are also a variety of music albums including piano collections and original game soundtracks.

A Kingdom Hearts χ primer
Kingdom Hearts Union χ|OT|
Kingdom Hearts Community Discord

If you want to catch up or recap, the Everglow timeline is the best way.
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhcSrKyqhfh5USKgcHjwTjeVbngw7Y0pr

The Story So Far
Three Keyblade apprentices, Terra, Aqua, and Ventus, train under Eraqus to become Keyblade Masters. However, one day, a Keyblade Master, Master Xehanort, mysteriously disappears, and at the same time, a vicious species known as the Unversed begin spreading throughout the worlds. Terra is sent to defeat the Unversed and locate Master Xehanort. Ventus is goaded into following Terra by Master Xehanort's enigmatic apprentice, Vanitas, and Aqua is instructed by Master Eraqus to bring Ventus back home and keep an eye on Terra. Along the way, Terra slowly begins to lose control in the darkness inside his heart, but finds solace with Master Xehanort, who appears to understand him.

Terra crosses paths with a young boy named Riku and chooses him as his successor. Ventus befriends fellow Keyblade apprentice, Mickey Mouse, and crosses paths several times with Vanitas and eventually learns that Vanitas is actually the embodiment of the darkness inside him, extracted by Master Xehanort as part of his plan to forge the legendary χ-blade, capable of unlocking Kingdom Hearts itself. Ventus confronts Master Eraqus about this, who attempts to destroy him to stop the χ-blade's creation, but falls at the hands of Terra and Master Xehanort, the latter whom reveals his true intentions afterward.

Terra, Aqua and Ventus eventually battle both Master Xehanort and Vanitas in the Keyblade Graveyard, where they each meet their fates: Terra is possessed by Master Xehanort and transformed into the new Xehanort, but the new Xehanort is defeated by the Lingering Will, Terra's armor animated by his lost mind; Ventus is possessed by Vanitas, but he, Mickey and Aqua fight Vanitas together, Ventus mentally, and Aqua and Mickey physically, but though they manage to destroy Vanitas, the χ-blade and wipe the Unversed from existence, Ventus's heart is damaged and eventually makes contact with the heart of a young boy named Sora, merging with it; Aqua places Ventus's now-comatose body to rest inside Castle Oblivion, and while looking for Terra, finds Xehanort in the Radiant Garden, where he was sent following the χ-blade's destruction, and battles him in an attempt to rescue Terra. During the ensuing fight, Terra temporarily regains control of his body, but Master Xehanort quickly retakes control and attempts to force Terra's heart out of the body, but darkness spills forth and Xehanort starts to vanish.

As Xehanort begins to sink into the Realm of Darkness, Aqua follows and sacrifices her armor and Keyblade to save Terra's body while she remains in the darkness. Xehanort, now with amnesia, is found by the sage king of Radiant Garden, Ansem the Wise, and taken in as his apprentice. Mickey passes his Mark of Mastery Exam under his master, Yen Sid, and is awarded the title of Keyblade Master. Inside Xehanort, Terra continues to counter Master Xehanort, vowing not to stop until he has foiled Master Xehanort and expelled him from his body.
Ten years later, the story focus shifts to Sora, Riku, and their friend, Kairi. The first game shows how Sora is separated from his friends when their world, Destiny Islands, is invaded by creatures known as the Heartless. During the invasion, Sora obtains the Keyblade, as Ventus's heart is still within him. Soon after finding himself in Traverse Town, Sora meets Donald Duck and Goofy, two emissaries from Disney Castle searching for the "key" per instructions from Mickey, their King. The three band together and travel to different Disney-themed worlds, sealing the Keyholes to the hearts of the worlds to prevent more Heartless invasions.

Along the way, they encounter a group of Disney villains, led by Maleficent, who is controlling the Heartless. Though they eventually defeat Maleficent, the three discover that Ansem, who has apparently succumbed to the darkness, is the true mastermind. Ansem's plan is to open the door to "Kingdom Hearts", a door which holds the hearts of all worlds, in the hopes of attaining eternal darkness. Sora, Donald, and Goofy defeat Ansem, and seal the door with the help of Riku and King Mickey on the other side of the door.

After sealing the door to Kingdom Hearts, Sora, Donald, and Goofy begin searching for Riku and King Mickey, finding themselves heading towards a mysterious fortress called Castle Oblivion. Upon entering the fortress, they begin to lose their memories. The three encounter a group of dark hooded villains (Marluxia, Larxene, Axel, and Vexen), part of a mysterious Organization. In the castle, Sora learns his memories have been manipulated by a girl named Naminé who was being held captive by the Organization. Sora, Donald and Goofy fight their way through Castle Oblivion and eventually encounter and destroy Marluxia, the lord of the castle, thus freeing Naminé from his grip.

To allow them to regain their memories, Naminé puts Sora, Donald, and Goofy to sleep for a year; in the process, they must lose the memories of their experience in Castle Oblivion. At the same time, Riku finds himself in the basement of the castle and begins traveling to the first floor with the aid of King Mickey. Riku fights both the Organization's members (Vexen, Lexaeus, and Zexion) and the darkness in his heart, particularly the remains of Ansem, learning to accept his dual nature between light and dark. Allying himself with the mysterious DiZ, Riku aids him in keeping Sora and Naminé until the former is awaken. However a snag in the plan over the year forces Riku to go after a young man named Roxas, the thirteenth member of the Organization to enable Sora's reawakening. Roxas, who had defected from the Organization earlier on after doubting their true motives and desiring to meet Sora in person, encounters Riku and defeats him easily at first, but Riku succumbs to the Darkness inside him and takes on the appearance of Ansem. With his newfound power, Riku subdues Roxas and takes him to DiZ, but the ordeal leaves him stuck in Ansem's form. With their plan successful, DiZ orders Riku to eliminate Naminé, but Riku refuses, and instead lets Naminé go with Axel, who turned on Marluxia and chose to aid Sora in Castle Oblivion and who was Roxas's best friend.
Seven days after Riku's success, Sora, Donald, and Goofy awaken in Twilight Town, with no memory of their time at Castle Oblivion, and resume their search for Riku and King Mickey. They learn of the Nobodies and are re-familiarized with their leaders, Organization XIII (Xemnas, Xigbar, Xaldin, Saïx, Luxord, and Demyx). Afterwards, Maleficent is resurrected and joins with Pete, another Disney villain, to find a new base of operations before resuming her quest for power and revenge on Sora. Sora once again travels to many Disney-themed worlds and resolves the troubles caused by not just Maleficent and Pete, but also Organization XIII whose members refer to him as Roxas. Meanwhile, Kairi is kidnapped by the Organization. They meet King Mickey, who reveals that the "Ansem" Sora defeated was actually the Heartless of Xehanort, who, sometime after being found by Ansem, betrayed his master and stole his name, and since then, Ansem the Wise has been missing. Furthermore, they learn that Xemnas, the leader of the Organization, is the Nobody of Xehanort.

The three arrive at the headquarters of Organization XIII, The World That Never Was, with their own artificial Kingdom Hearts looming overhead, crafted from all the Heartless Sora has defeated, with Sora defeating all the Organization members as he is finally reunited with Kairi and Riku, who reveals Roxas as Sora's Nobody (as well as Naminé as the Nobody of Kairi) that he captured by willingly assuming the form of Ansem so that Roxas could be defeated and absorbed back into Sora. While this occurs, Mickey finds DiZ, revealed to be a disguised Ansem the Wise, with a device to digitize some of Kingdom Hearts' power; as the others arrive, the system overload causes the machine to explode with Ansem consumed in the blast, apparently killing him, with Riku restored to his original state. At the top of the castle, Sora and his friends battle Xemnas, who uses the remnants of Kingdom Hearts to fight them. Refusing to accept defeat, Xemnas separates Sora and Riku from the others to fight them in a final battle that ends with his demise. Though trapped on the other side, Sora and Riku are able to return to their world, via the Door to Light, which was mysteriously triggered from Sora's heart.
With the threat of the Heartless and Nobodies apparently over, Mickey, Donald and Goofy return to Disney Castle, where they stumble across a mysterious message written in Jiminy Cricket's Journal, "We must return to free them from their torment". Mickey digitizes the journal and creates a Sora made from Data to uncover the mystery. Following the journal's debugging, Mickey and Data-Sora find the source of the sentence: it was a message from Naminé, who integrated a data version of herself into the journal to inform Sora that he is the "Key that connects everything", and it is his duty to save those connected to his heart from their suffering, namely the real Naminé, Roxas, Xion (a replica of Roxas created by Xemnas as a fail safe in case Roxas or Sora proved useless to the Organization), and Axel, as well as Terra, Aqua and Ventus. Mickey sends Sora a bottled letter about this.

Back in the Realm of Darkness, Aqua stumbles across Ansem, who survived the explosion of the Kingdom Hearts Encoder, which sent him there. Ansem, with few of his memories remaining, fills Aqua in about his experiences with Sora, which brings Aqua to tears of joy, knowing Sora will come and rescue her and her friends. On Destiny Islands, Sora makes the decision to venture out to find and rescue his predecessors from their fates.

However, after successfully locating Aqua and Ventus's heart (thus leaving only Terra to be found), Mickey also receives the shocking news from Yen Sid that the destruction of Ansem and Xemnas has led to the return of Xehanort, and this will eventually bring back Master Xehanort. Seeing as Mickey alone is not enough to defeat what is not "a single one of [Xehanort]", Yen Sid orders Mickey to summon Sora and Riku to him to undertake a Mark of Mastery Exam to properly prepare them for their imminent clash with Master Xehanort.
Sora and Riku answer Yen Sid's call and he explains to them the details concerning Master Xehanort's rise and fall into darkness. Though Sora initially believes himself to be capable of beating Master Xehanort without becoming a Master, Riku readily agrees, in order to prove himself worthy of wielding the Keyblade, which makes Sora accept as well. Yen Sid assigns them to enter the Sleeping Worlds, where they are to locate and awaken seven worlds which were revived following Ansem's defeat but remained submerged in sleep, and in the process unlock the Keyhole of Sleep. If they are successful, they will be deemed Keyblade Masters.

But along the way, Sora and Riku become separated and each end up encountering a mysterious young man in a black coat with ties to Master Xehanort and accompanied by Ansem, Xemnas and Vanitas, whom they believed to have been defeated long ago. Ultimately, Sora's journey leads him to the World That Never Was instead of the Realm of Light, where he meets up with Xigbar and the young man himself, who reveals that he is actually Master Xehanort in his youth from the past, who was paid a visit via time travel by the disembodied Ansem, who sent him on a mission to travel to different periods of time to gather various incarnations of Xehanort to build the real Organization XIII. Sora fights his way to the castle, but is intercepted by Xemnas and ends up with his heart damaged, whereupon he falls into a coma and is taken to the castle by Young Xehanort.

Riku tracks Sora to the World That Never Was and finds him in the castle, where he battles and manages to defeat Young Xehanort with help from Mickey. Following the fight, Master Xehanort is finally revived, and reveals his true intentions: following his failure to use the χ-blade to summon Kingdom Hearts by pitting a heart of pure light against a heart of pure darkness, he has learned an alternate way of creating the χ-blade, since years before, after the Keyblade War, the χ-blade was shattered into thirteen darknesses and seven lights, and if Master Xehanort creates an Organization out of thirteen incarnations of himself, he will be able to recreate the χ-blade and start another Keyblade War. As Master Xehanort moves in to turn Sora into the thirteenth and final vessel for the Organization, Lea, Donald and Goofy arrive to aid Riku and Mickey, and Master Xehanort is forced to retreat with Young Xehanort, Ansem, Xemnas, Xigbar, Saïx and his other six hooded vessels.

Riku brings Sora's comatose body back to Yen Sid, where he dives into Sora's Dive to the Heart and collects the fragments of Sora's shattered heart, in the process battling a corrupted Sora himself and winning. Riku succeeds in waking Sora up, but Yen Sid only names Riku as a Keyblade Master for his efforts. Sora, undaunted by his failure, congratulates Riku and immediately after Lea shocks everybody present by summoning his own Keyblade, something he had only recently mastered and was unable to use against the Organization. After this, Sora departs again to train alone, not having been able to properly resist darkness.

With the knowledge of Master Xehanort's plans, Yen Sid orders Riku to bring Kairi to him so that she may undergo training with her Keyblade and become their seventh light to counter Master Xehanort's Organization XIII.
At the Mysterious Tower, Yen Sid tells Riku, Kairi, and King Mickey they must rescue Terra, Ventus, and Aqua. Mickey reveals he last saw Aqua in the Realm of Darkness:

Aqua learns time does not flow in the Realm of Darkness by exploring the remnants of Castle of Dreams. In the remains of Dwarf Woodlands, she defeats the Phantom Aqua, a ghostly copy of herself. Aqua chases illusory versions of Terra and Ventus through the ruins of Enchanted Dominion, and she learns Xehanort is trying to find the Chamber of Waking as she is pulled deeper into the darkness. Aqua is found by King Mickey, and the two Keyblade Masters team up to help Sora and Riku close the Door to Darkness so they can save the worlds from the Heartless. When the Demon Tide attempts to attack Riku, Aqua sacrifices herself to keep it at bay. Plunged even further into the darkness, Aqua vows to help anyone else she encounters there. She watches as the worlds are restored and finds Ansem the Wise at the Dark Margin.

Having learned the role he unknowingly played in sealing Aqua's fate, Riku demands to know why King Mickey kept it secret. Yen Sid explains this was done to prevent Sora from attempting to rescue Aqua, and he reveals a safe means of entering the Realm of Darkness has been found. Riku and Mickey receive new garments made by Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, and they depart to find Aqua and return her to the Realm of Light. Meanwhile, Kairi is instructed to train under the wizard Merlin so she can become a Keyblade wielder.

A short time later, Donald and Goofy reunite with Sora, who returns to Mysterious Tower after a prolonged absence. Sora is tasked with learning to retrieve lost hearts by Yen Sid, and he is told that almost becoming Master Xehanort's vessel has stripped him of many powers. Yen Sid reminds Sora of Hercules, who once lost and regained his godlike strength, and the Keyblade wielder departs with Donald and Goofy to pay the hero a visit.

Aboard the Gummi Ship, Sora and friends wonder how they will travel to other worlds, as the lanes between them have been resealed. Suddenly, Goofy remembers an old saying of Yen Sid's: "May your heart be your guiding key". Using his heart, Sora successfully opens a path to Olympus Coliseum.
In order to thwart Master Xehanort's plans, Sora, Donald and Goofy embark on a quest to find Seven Guardians of Light and the "Key to Return Hearts", while Riku and Mickey search for previous Keyblade wielders.

Kingdom Hearts III releases in
 
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I still haven't beaten a few of the titles that I want to leading up to KHIII. Namely Dream Drop Distance and 0.2, but I would also like to replay II.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Still the GOAT.

Been hyped for KH3 for a long time now. Feels like forever. Shame I don't have a PS4.
Stitch world at Hawaii for KH3 please
 

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I finished kh 1,5 +. 2,5 this month. But its hard to find 2.8 in a good price, and PSN doesnt Help :/
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Hey everyone,

I'm not playing through any entries right now but I'm hyped for Kingdom Hearts III after catching up with the series over the past few years and playing 2.8 over the summer.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I played through the entirety of 2.8 and 1.5+2.5 this year. Just finally finished up with Birth By Sleep last weekend.

Playing all the games really highlighted how bad the bosses in BBS are. Too many of them seemed entirely designed around I-frame abuse. Pretty damn jarring going from a nearly 100% complete Critical Run of KH2 to that.

Still loved a lot of the bosses tonally though. All of the final bosses + the final episode/secret episode are pretty hype.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just finished playing through every single game in the series for the first time, with a friend who is a long-time fan, over a year.

It was like finding religion.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Still working my way through all titles (replay of 1 and 2, first time playing the others) in anticipation for KH3. Next up is DDD. Even after all the warnings, I still enjoyed re:CoM.
 
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I hope the Mega XL bundle is real. I have no use for purchasing it, but if it helps some of the drive-by confusion with the series ("what do I need to buy?", "What's in each collection?" etc.) then I'm all for it.

I do wish they would port it to Xbox One and Switch, just for those who want to play the series on those consoles. The Xbox One is getting KH3 so Square just need to throw them a bone, and surely the Switch is capable of playing every game (it supports Unreal Engine 4 right? Then again, maybe a KH3 demo might not be the best thing for a console which doesn't have KH3 confirmed for it)
 
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Hey, malyse . How can 0.2 Birth by Sleep be considered a side game? It was literally KH3's prologue inside of KH3, but it was taken out of KH3 due to the increase of content in KH3. Nomura wanted to prevent another KH2 prologue, which would be 2 hours long before you actually start the game. That's why KH3 is beginning immediately. Also, to give fans a taste of KH3 It's more main than CoM, Day's, and Coded.
 
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Just finished 2.8 -a fragmentary passage-

Master Aqua oh yeah! Please get KHIII out next year, I can’t stand Aqua suffering in the Realm of Darkness any longer T_____T

How was the performance for you people? It was pretty janky on my end. Would turning off Boost Mode improve frame rate stability? The final battle, that was a visual feast. Graphics were great. Wouldn’t mind the older KHs be remade with these graphics in the future.

PS can anyone please take a 4k pic of the opening of Aqua, Terra, and Ven in the CG opening holding hands in the sky? I wanna use it as my PS4 wallpaper. Thanks to anyone who does!
 
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Just finished 2.8 -a fragmentary passage-

Master Aqua oh yeah! Please get KHIII out next year, I can’t stand Aqua suffering in the Realm of Darkness any longer T_____T

How was the performance for you people? It was pretty janky on my end. Would turning off Boost Mode improve frame rate stability? The final battle, that was a visual feast. Graphics were great. Wouldn’t mind the older KHs be remade with these graphics in the future.

PS can anyone please take a 4k pic of the opening of Aqua, Terra, and Ven in the CG opening holding hands in the sky? I wanna use it as my PS4 wallpaper. Thanks to anyone who does!
0.2 has pretty bad framepacing on normal PS4 (and very unstable framerate on Pro). Definately not technically good game but I will admit the final battle was a visual feast.

Turning off Boost Mode wouldn't do anything since the game will always run on the same mode due to Pro support.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Still have to play BBS. Is the game hard compared to KH1 and KH2?
As someone that played BBS for the first time this year, I thought it was quite more difficult than both (in normal mode). My main issue was a few bosses and the fact that it's much harder to stagger them than in KH1 or 2. I'd definitely not jump in at Proud mode if you're considering!
 
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As someone that played BBS for the first time this year, I thought it was quite more difficult than both (in normal mode). My main issue was a few bosses and the fact that it's much harder to stagger them than in KH1 or 2. I'd definitely not jump in at Proud mode if you're considering!
I wasn't even considering this since I usually don't play highest difficulty when I play for the first time. Thank you for advice!
 
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Finally got 1.5+2.5 so time for a complete run through! Streaming on twitch at twitch.tv/cjosh1354 if anyone's ever interested!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I still wish 0.2 BBS would get some kind of 2.0 patch including technical improvements from the work done on KH3 and including more substantial rewards for unlocking outfit pieces (like, if each of those little 'sidequests' also unlocked a passive ability from the original BBS that'd be absolutely great and I'd actually play it as a completionist).

It's a very solid 'demo plus' piece of software but I'd love to see ways to mechanically flesh it out that wouldn't require adding new content. (plus I can't even beat super shadow aqua on beginner despite having platinumed the other KH games lmao, gimme more rpg elements plz)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'm home, a kingdom hearts community. It's my favorite game series of all time! Since the beginning I played every game. So hyped for next year!
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I absolutely love the Symphony of Sorcery world. I'm still a bit disappointed that the Hunchback world (the starting world outside of Traverse Town) was the worst one of them all.. it just seemed so neutered compared to the movie and boring in comparison to the other worlds. Which is a shame because I've always loved both Hunchback the book and movie. Kinda felt like the whole game picks itself up rather nicely once you beat the first two worlds.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Hi guys.

I've bought KH 1.5+2.5 HD Remix. What difficulty would you recommend to a person who has finished KH 2 and BBS on normal difficulty? Should I still go for normal or is Proud mode doable or even more preferred by the KH community?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Hi guys.

I've bought KH 1.5+2.5 HD Remix. What difficulty would you recommend to a person who has finished KH 2 and BBS on normal difficulty? Should I still go for normal or is Proud mode doable or even more preferred by the KH community?
KH 1 isn't really balanced all that well on proud mode, so I would go for normal. If you are replaying KH 2, proud mode is just the right amount of challenge overall, though some parts of the prologue are kind of tough due to your limited options. Whatever you do, don't play BBS on critical. Everything takes forever. I haven't played CoM in a while so I'm don't really remember how the difficulty was.