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Have you gotten the platinum in any Kingdom Hearts games?

  • Yes! All of them!

    Votes: 31 7.9%
  • I got a few. Or one.

    Votes: 88 22.5%
  • No, but I got all the Secret Endings.

    Votes: 86 22.0%
  • LOL.

    Votes: 186 47.6%

  • Total voters
    391
Oct 25, 2017
10,226
Started playing KH2 after finishing CoM and watching 358/2 Days. Can someone explain to me in 358/2 Days why Roxas seems to be the only member of the Organization (with the exception of Xion) that can't remember his past life as Sora? Axel remembers being Lea, and supposedly so does the other members. It can't be because of the Chain of Memories since that started around day 22 IIRC (when Axel went away) and Roxas before then didn't have any memories from Sora, unless I'm missing something.

Another thing that I didn't quite get was that I understood that a Nobody can't coexist with their real counterpart. But, again, why Roxas (and Naminé) able to live while their counterparts are alive, conscious and well?
When a Nobody is formed, ordinarily the mind of the original person is part of what makes up the corresponding Nobody, which is why Axel and Lea are clearly he same guy. However, when Kairi restored Sora to normal, his mind was more or less yanked back from his Nobody, leaving Roxas as an blank slate. This is also why Roxas's personality ends up being totally different than Sora's.

Sora and Roxas coexisting for a time is also because of what Kairi did, so they end up being an exception to the rule. As for Kairi and Naminé, pretty much everything about Naminé is an anomaly. A Princess of Heart shouldn't be able to produce a Nobody at all, because they can't fade into darkness. However, because Kairi's heart was in Sora when he turned into a Heartless, she was created anyway. She's Kairi's Nobody, but the body and soul used to create her came from Sora (and that same body and soul were simultaneously used to create Roxas). The normal rules don't apply to her.
 

Haee

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,574
When a Nobody is formed, ordinarily the mind of the original person is part of what makes up the corresponding Nobody, which is why Axel and Lea are clearly he same guy. However, when Kairi restored Sora to normal, his mind was more or less yanked back from his Nobody, leaving Roxas as an blank slate. This is also why Roxas's personality ends up being totally different than Sora's.

Sora and Roxas coexisting for a time is also because of what Kairi did, so they end up being an exception to the rule. As for Kairi and Naminé, pretty much everything about Naminé is an anomaly. A Princess of Heart shouldn't be able to produce a Nobody at all, because they can't fade into darkness. However, because Kairi's heart was in Sora when he turned into a Heartless, she was created anyway. She's Kairi's Nobody, but the body and soul used to create her came from Sora (and that same body and soul were simultaneously used to create Roxas). The normal rules don't apply to her.
Oh, that makes much more sense. Thanks for the explanation.
 
Nov 8, 2017
645
People everywhere are WAAAAY overexpecting what will happen in the day one patch and are going to be really disappointed when it’s just the epilogue and secret ending as promised
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,978
Sorry guys but 0.2's gameplay is meh, it looks pretty though.
It's not, though. It has some pretty inventive exploration & environmental interactions considering the linearity & somewhat small scope, and the combat system is a good tease of how the game proper will be. If you take it as a kind of prologue of KHIII, it's a really great one. Of course it doesn't quite stand up to full games but for what it is, it's a neat first taste of KHIII.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,978
I'm prepared for both of those not being available in the Day 1 patch lol. AFAIK all they said was that they will be available after launch.
I imagine most if not all of that is already on the disc and the day 1 patch just unlocks it. Maybe the secret ending vid could be added in the patch but I dunno if the actual ending would be forced to require a big download.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,681
Finland
0.2 has both very good and very bad stuff in it when it comes to gameplay.

The good:
-Actual puzzles and exploration even in some of the simplest rooms. Little bit of dat KH1 magic creeping back.

-Magic is the best it has ever been. Not perfect, I don't like them cutting MP in like half for Critical Mode for example or that MP charge still doesn't speed up by hitting enemies (nor gaining normal MP) meaning running low on MP basically means not casting any magic until you need a cure and once on MP charge encouraging you to just run away like a headless chicken instead of rewarding aggressive approach too. Regardless of that magic is really fun to use, powerful without being too OP.

-The basic gameplay systems seem to be decently balanced, at least compared to previous Osaka games. Melee, magic, shotlocks, counters, reaction finishers all make a balanced mix without resulting in just one type of approach being way over the others and the most powerful ones do have their own drawbacks.

The bad:
-Game doesn't run good in either PS4 or PS4 Pro. Either you get bad framepacing or the FPS is quite inconsistant. I've played worse but it definitely could be improved for better feel.

-Some of the boss design stuff was garbo, some still is even after patch on the tells. The last boss is very impressive visually but the second phase especially does raise a few questions what the designers were thinking.
 
Nov 30, 2017
6,165
Thinking about it though, I think only KH1 and KH2 had epilogue scenes with a "The adventure continues..." vibe to them. BBS and DDD's were just neat little bonus scenes.
 
Nov 8, 2017
645
It is, just the epilogue and the secret ending will be via patch.

Actually, this makes me wonder if the reviewers will have access to those.
I don’t think reviewers would get to the end of the game. Reviews are usually more of impressions of the first like 10 hours because they have to cover so many other games
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,306
I think 0.2 boss are great except the 2nd phase of the last boss. Devil Tower had few issues but the patch fixed it. Phantom Aqua is great boss fight and the last boss is quite a spectacle.
 
Nov 30, 2017
6,165
For whatever reason, I decided to look at the dev history of the Osaka staff, and there's some really neat resumes. For example, I had no idea that Birth by Sleep's battle planner (who also directed Brave Fencer Musashi!) formerly worked at Konami and was largely responsible for the Super Nintendo version of Batman Returns (Which is a surprisingly legit beat 'em up)

Pretty neat reading up on stuff like this.
 
Nov 30, 2017
6,165
There is also Einhander director and staff in Osaka, and they are actually working on gummi ship this time instead of UI design stuff.
Yeah. I'm pretty sure that Tatsuo Fujii (Einhander's Director) and Keiji Kikuchi (Enemy and Effects Programmer for Einhander) are still there and probably working on said segments. The former's been taking care of menu programming since BBS, and the latter's been a player programmer since BBS as well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,639
At first I thought Sora's younger appearance in DDD just made him seem dumber, but he did somehow feel even more naive and inexperienced than his KH1 self...
Dumbledore Yen Sid should've never let Harry Sora compete in the Triwizard Tournament Mark of Mastery exam. He wasn't ready for Voldemort Xehanort.
 
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Chaz

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Oct 25, 2017
2,074
Scotland, UK
Im organising a 'Kingdom Hearts Day' on Sunday 27th with my friend as preparation for finally experiencing KH3, and one of the things we are going to do is check out famous youtube videos.

Does anyone have suggestions of popular Kingdom Hearts videos that we should check out? They can be informative/analytical/humor/anything really. I have some already listed but looking for more.

We're also going to rewatch all the endings and secret endings, rank the Dearly Beloved's, pick our favourite boss fights/keyblades etc. Just a celebration of a franchise we have loved for 16 years.
 
Oct 26, 2017
286
The fact that we’ve been led to believe that Naminé is this powerful entity that has insight not available to the rest of the characters infuriates me since she’s specifically bad at the stuff she is supposed to excel at.

Sora spends a week inside Castle Oblivion? “lol can’t fix this, let’s put him into sleep for a whole fucking year since I don’t know how to arrange his memories” Xion’s presence messes up with Roxas and Sora’s memories? She tells the poor girl to kill herself since “the witch who manipulates memories” can’t deal with it.
Sorry that I reply to an old post, but I think the reason why Naminé couldn't arrange Sora's memories in a timely manner is because some memories of him (in particular memories about Kairi) were inside Xion. So because Xion existed, his memories were not completed and he couldn't awake.

Naminé mentions that Terra will soon make contact with Aqua. He proceeds to do so in 0.2, which is set before and during KH1. The part where he reconnects with Aqua is set a bit before the ending of KH1, before Sora goes to Castle Oblivion.
Do we know for a fact that this happened before Sora turned into a heartless? Between Namine's birth and the ending of KH1, there is some time that has passed.
 
Oct 25, 2017
18,486
Im organising a 'Kingdom Hearts Day' on Sunday 27th with my friend as preparation for finally experiencing KH3, and one of the things we are going to do is check out famous youtube videos.

Does anyone have suggestions of popular Kingdom Hearts videos that we should check out? They can be informative/analytical/humor/anything really. I have some already listed but looking for more.

We're also going to rewatch all the endings and secret endings, rank the Dearly Beloved's, pick our favourite boss fights/keyblades etc. Just a celebration of a franchise we have loved for 16 years.
Goodby goody/basically this is kingdom hearts. For the funny stuff.
Also stealing this idea all together it’s brilliant I’ll name you in credits lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
546
Why wouldn't? Pretty sure we will fight Young Xehanort, Larxene, Marluxia, and etc etc.
I had realistic expectations towards that. They weren’t going to include 13 different boss battle plus the usual Heartless/Nobody/Unversed ones. I only expected a few of the Org members to actually be battled during the game, I don’t know if I’m the pessimistic one.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,652
I had realistic expectations towards that. They weren’t going to include 13 different boss battle plus the usual Heartless/Nobody/Unversed ones. I only expected a few of the Org members to actually be battled during the game, I don’t know if I’m the pessimistic one.
All the games, even the spin off ones have tons of boss battles, way more than 13. When they started planned the boss battles for KH III they probably thought "Okay, we will have the 13 darknesses + whatever we can fill with Heartless, nobodies, etc etc".