Kingdom Hearts III |OT| Don't Think Twice, Just Face My Fears!

Oct 25, 2017
11,385
I actually like the minigame, but I specifically dislike how they introduce it to you? The stakes/strategy of the first two variations feels incredibly unclear... because they’re weirdly making you play to a certain number of points, instead of having a timer as they normally do afterward.

I’m guessing it was so they could give you the big rewards without misleading you about what your score would normally get you, but it felt needlessly worse to play than it could have been.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,763
Nothing
Alright I is over I beat KH3! Loved the game and it had my favorite worlds out of all the other games in the series in the end. So I am super happy about that! OST was awesome as well and also this game looked fucking amazing. Unfortunately I didn't like the final boss sequence as much as I did compared to KH2 so in that regard KH3 ain't coming out on top. Overall though I think this is my favorite game in the series to date. Can't wait to see where it goes next!
 
Oct 25, 2017
779
I feel like I'm in a minority when I Say that I really like Rutger Hauer's Xehanort performance... but I still have to cede that it's weird for Xehanort to suddenly have a strong Dutch accent lol
 
Nov 21, 2018
321
I feel like I'm in a minority when I Say that I really like Rutger Hauer's Xehanort performance... but I still have to cede that it's weird for Xehanort to suddenly have a strong Dutch accent lol
he grew on me. it was just jarring going from such a strong performance from nemoy (loved his gruff, grizzled voice, it was so perfect for Xehanort) to a kinda broken english, old-man voice. i mean it is better on the second playthrough imo but yeah nemoy would've killed it. loved his VA work.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,867
In Arandelle right now and I had a stupid ass ear to ear grin and tears in my eyes
the second I heard “Let it go” begin to play and until the end of that scene. To see that iconic song from the movie being so flawlessly represented in this game but with cuts to Sora, Donald and Goofy
was fucking incredible. The love put into this game is out of this world. Kudos, Square. You deserve every sale.
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,306
Can we talk about how much cooler KH2 Riku looked than any other Riku design?



He looked alright in KH3, but this one was just too good. (He looked better before his random haircut, though...)
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,239
Fuck games that force you to endure back to back cutscenes and action segments before you can reach a save point. I had to lose probably 20 minutes of progress including getting to the Pirates world because of this bullshit.

Arendelle’s world theme is gorgeous
 

Feep

Lead Designer, Iridium Studios
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Oct 25, 2017
1,001
Hi, not super into Kingdom Hearts, but super into Shimomura. Any YT links of great songs from this game?
 
Oct 25, 2017
981
Kind of sad that the first time I encountered difficulty on my level 1 Proud file was at the Arendelle final boss, mostly because of the wonky camera and some odd hitboxes. Ate some food for the first time across my 2 playthroughs and that trouble already went away.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,867
Oh my goodness what a freaking letdown that in Arandelle
the party member that joined my cause was, of all Frozen characters available, freaking Marshmallow!

Seriously, in all my speculations the moment this world was announced I thought of a number of combinations of probable party members but not once did I think the fucking hulk snowman (who in the movie is seen only causing trouble to the heroes). Hell I thought I might get NO Frozen party members before thinking I’d get freaking Marshmallow. How cool would it have been to have Elsa casting Blizzagas with me? Or even Kristoff and Ana fighting some Heartless!

How come we can team up with Woody, Buzz, Sully, Mike, Hercules and even another Disney princess (Rapunzel) but in Arandelle we get third rate character who barely has lines in the movie?
What happened here? Something tells me the behind the scenes reasoning is more interesting than what we ended up with.

Christ.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,867
Yeah there has to be a nostalgia "misremembering" of KH1 and 2 by some. Which is understandable after a decade. Lol I had a buddy bring up the triangle commands being so common saying it wasn't like that in 2 when the original release was literally press triangle to win on most difficulties.
The world's are ligitimately "corridors with some open spaces" and devoid of any life aside from main characters. It still plays fantastically and remians one of my favorites but 3 definitely stepped up aspects that some don't give it credit for.
I for one I’m surprised they didn’t change the green triangle prompts that appear above chests and other context sensitive places for the Xbox One version. I thought the could change the green triangle into a yellow “Y” figure but i guess not.
 
Nov 27, 2017
1,055
Kitwe, Zambia.
In Arandelle right now and I had a stupid ass ear to ear grin and tears in my eyes
the second I heard “Let it go” begin to play and until the end of that scene. To see that iconic song from the movie being so flawlessly represented in this game but with cuts to Sora, Donald and Goofy
was fucking incredible. The love put into this game is out of this world. Kudos, Square. You deserve every sale.
"Wow. I don't know what it is I just saw, but Wow"
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,867
"Wow. I don't know what it is I just saw, but Wow"
Arandelle peaked early. Most of it after that was went nowhere but downhill in more ways than one.
Seriously Marshmallow is the party member that joins? A third rate Frozen character with hardly any lines? Fanfiction will be the only way we get Sora fighting alongside Elsa’s Blizzagas now.
That was a huge letdown.
 
Jan 6, 2018
23
Wow wow wow San Franskyo was so good. How can people hate it? It’s a nice self contained story with a ton of heart and I felt like the characters were so good. We’re in the end game now...
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,808
Can we talk about how much cooler KH2 Riku looked than any other Riku design?



He looked alright in KH3, but this one was just too good. (He looked better before his random haircut, though...)
Yeah, Riku looked cool in the hooded organization coat, and when he had the blindfold on with that, and when he looked like Ansem SoD.

I don't remember if he had another outfit on KH2, but if he did it was probably so awful I blocked out from my memory.
 
Nov 27, 2017
1,055
Kitwe, Zambia.
Yeah, Riku looked cool in the hooded organization coat, and when he had the blindfold on with that, and when he looked like Ansem SoD.

I don't remember if he had another outfit on KH2, but if he did it was probably so awful I blocked out from my memory.
I hate his KH2 outfit because of the gap between his shirt and his pants. It's just so off
 
Oct 25, 2017
410
Can someone please explain to me Maleficent and Pete's role in this?

They spend the entire game looking for a black box and it seems like they have absolutely no bearing on the plot with them being barely featured. It's confusing to me why they're even in the game if it didn't even matter.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,985
Scotland, UK
Can someone please explain to me Maleficent and Pete's role in this?

They spend the entire game looking for a black box and it seems like they have absolutely no bearing on the plot with them being barely featured. It's confusing to me why they're even in the game if it didn't even matter.
Laying the foundation for the next title in the series.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,540
Still amazed at how there literally is nothing after the main story in terms of content. Seriously.....if you don’t craft the ultima weapon before the last stretch of the game you basically get sparingly time to actually enjoy it.
 
Nov 12, 2017
1,126
Still amazed at how there literally is nothing after the main story in terms of content. Seriously.....if you don’t craft the ultima weapon before the last stretch of the game you basically get sparingly time to actually enjoy it.
I'm waiting to see if they add Critical + more content before I even bother farming for that, if not I won't on just Proud mode.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,540
I'm waiting to see if they add Critical + more content before I even bother farming for that, if not I won't on just Proud mode.
It’s actually not bad to get it at all. The easiest out of all the games outside the original KH2. The bistro ordeal takes much more time if you forgot ingredients along the way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
515
Oh my goodness what a freaking letdown that in Arandelle
the party member that joined my cause was, of all Frozen characters available, freaking Marshmallow!

Seriously, in all my speculations the moment this world was announced I thought of a number of combinations of probable party members but not once did I think the fucking hulk snowman (who in the movie is seen only causing trouble to the heroes). Hell I thought I might get NO Frozen party members before thinking I’d get freaking Marshmallow. How cool would it have been to have Elsa casting Blizzagas with me? Or even Kristoff and Ana fighting some Heartless!

How come we can team up with Woody, Buzz, Sully, Mike, Hercules and even another Disney princess (Rapunzel) but in Arandelle we get third rate character who barely has lines in the movie?
What happened here? Something tells me the behind the scenes reasoning is more interesting than what we ended up with.

Christ.
From what I understood, Disney restricted Square heavily.
 
Oct 25, 2017
923
And I'm done with the game! It only took literally the entire afternoon, but it's finished (honestly I didn't believe the game was finished myself at first, I was expecting one more form)



I'm a bit disappointed they didn't keep track of deaths, that number would have been easily in the hundreds. I was surprised to see Riskcharge as "most used command" since I barely used dark Sora (I guess the number was inflated since everytime I got that form, I'd use all the charges and go straight to Finisher so I could fight normally).

Anyway, the final final gauntlet took ages to complete. The Xemnas, Dansem and Teenage Xehanort fight took way too many retries. We got really lucky, as Teenage Xehanort died first, then Xemnas and then poor KH1 Ansem was left for last. Xemnas was a real bastard on the Xemnas / Ansem fight though.

The section after with the 13 uh Heartless (still not sure what was going on there) also took a while. I kind of liked that section, as you can approach the 13 enemies at your own pace and the level layout has a lot of health pickups, but it was way too much to do all of that one go so I just brute forced the fight with Aeroga spam and Hi-Ethers (if you go to one of the encounters where the entire group spawns, and you time things just right, you can trap all of them with Aeroga. I basically did that, then used the Hi-Ethers to keep them trapped over and over and it worked, most of them died with only a few easy stragglers left. (Also just want to mention that I feel stupid for not using Aeroga until that encounter, it seems ridiculously good)

After that there was only the Armored Xehanort and the Xehanort with the Chi-Blade. The Armored Xehanort fight seemed to be way, way harder than the actual final fight imo, as his strings are really tricky to counter (especially if you're not fighting in midair, which seems to be the intended way to fight). The first section was the hardest, the second section was a breeze (it was an underwater section, so basically not all that difficult) and the third section was just more gimmicky than anything.

The final Xehanort fight ended up being kinda fun? You can get into ridiculous guard / guard attack shenanigans with Xehanort and his keyhole clones. The fight isn't all that bad, as guarding nullifies almost everything, include his ridiculous chi-blade attack, and Xehanort's attacks are actually really weak (like I don't die in one or two hits unless it's the Chi Blade section). The only thing that was really hard was the dark Sora section. You don't get a checkpoint and learning how to fight him is hard when you have to replay the whole section. I ended up cheesing most of the fight with Ariel because I just *needed* to finish the game at that point and I was getting sick of replaying the dark Sora section, but it honestly wasn't that bad.

And I guess that's it; Level 1 Proud is finished! That in-depth post is gonna have to wait 'til later though. I almost might try my hand at any post-game bosses there happen to be.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,805
Just finished it. As far as story goes, it's a great finale for the Xehanort Saga and really loved the ending. Best level design with ease. Toy Story especially was insane.

Now combat and boss fights on the other hand... yeah it's it's an Osaka team game alright. This is their third game and they still don't get it.

Moves and animations aren't as satisfying as the ones in 2, and why most of transformed weapons have that shitty animation where sora spins like an idiot? do they really have no idea how to make a long combo without having sora spinning?

And the lack of superbosses stinks. Watched a video of what appears to be the only secret boss in the game and I'm not sure if I'll ever fight him. doesn't look fun or interesting.

Good game, but a flawed sequel to one of the greatest action games out there. Honestly wish SE will give the IP to another team. I doubt the combat will be any worse lol.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,181
Are there any exp-boost items in this game? Playing through the collections leading up to this game, feels like those kind of items were “final mix” things, huh?
 

Nax

Member
Oct 10, 2018
709
Wow 100 acre wood sucks. Bejeweled
It really does. It might be because I'm too old, but it also doesn't even fit with the rest of the worlds. Most adults like Disney movies. Most adults don't like Winnie the Pooh. And like you said, the world is just throw-away anyways. It takes like 20 minutes. I have no idea why they put it in.
 
Nov 30, 2017
5,925
Arandelle peaked early. Most of it after that was went nowhere but downhill in more ways than one.
Seriously Marshmallow is the party member that joins? A third rate Frozen character with hardly any lines? Fanfiction will be the only way we get Sora fighting alongside Elsa’s Blizzagas now.
That was a huge letdown.
Going by the recent interviews about how they worked alongside the Disney teams this time around, that was probably Disney/The Frozen team's call more than anything. Nomura straight up said Frozen was the property that had the most restrictions placed on it.

It really does. It might be because I'm too old, but it also doesn't even fit with the rest of the worlds. Most adults like Disney movies. Most adults don't like Winnie the Pooh. And like you said, the world is just throw-away anyways. It takes like 20 minutes. I have no idea why they put it in.
But kids do.
 
Oct 27, 2017
449
Oh my goodness what a freaking letdown that in Arandelle
the party member that joined my cause was, of all Frozen characters available, freaking Marshmallow!

Seriously, in all my speculations the moment this world was announced I thought of a number of combinations of probable party members but not once did I think the fucking hulk snowman (who in the movie is seen only causing trouble to the heroes). Hell I thought I might get NO Frozen party members before thinking I’d get freaking Marshmallow. How cool would it have been to have Elsa casting Blizzagas with me? Or even Kristoff and Ana fighting some Heartless!

How come we can team up with Woody, Buzz, Sully, Mike, Hercules and even another Disney princess (Rapunzel) but in Arandelle we get third rate character who barely has lines in the movie?
What happened here? Something tells me the behind the scenes reasoning is more interesting than what we ended up with.

Christ.
Yeah, I was disappointed we didn't get the sisters in our party. The theories that Disney didn't want them fighting are even weirder when you consider the original Disney Infinity had Elsa with ice magic and Anna using a grappling hook and shovel during combat.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,522
Can someone please explain to me Maleficent and Pete's role in this?

They spend the entire game looking for a black box and it seems like they have absolutely no bearing on the plot with them being barely featured. It's confusing to me why they're even in the game if it didn't even matter.
To encourage people to play the mobile game
 
Nov 15, 2017
2,352
It really does. It might be because I'm too old, but it also doesn't even fit with the rest of the worlds. Most adults like Disney movies. Most adults don't like Winnie the Pooh. And like you said, the world is just throw-away anyways. It takes like 20 minutes. I have no idea why they put it in.
Probably because it’s been featured in the main games. It’s a continuity throwback.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,223
So I am up to the Caribbean and really like the gameplay so far. A bit easy but fun enough to keep my attention. If it had been at all frustrating it would have been shut off during Corona.

I just want to scratch my ears off when listening to Donald Duck.