LTTP: Kingdom Hearts (All in One, never played any KH)

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NattyBo

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Wow active thread this morning! Happy New Year Y'all. I beat the Land of the Dragons last night. Just threw some ribs on the smoker for New Years dinner tonight and about to settle in for more KH2. I stopped last night after Merlin gave the party back the 100 Acre Wood book.
 

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Wow active thread this morning! Happy New Year Y'all. I beat the Land of the Dragons last night. Just threw some ribs on the smoker for New Years dinner tonight and about to settle in for more KH2. I stopped last night after Merlin gave the party back the 100 Acre Wood book.
What's your favorite KH1 world?
 

Gbraga

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I finally finished KH2 FM and thoroughly enjoyed it, although due to lack of time I'm going to skip the level 80+ optional bosses, but I can really appreciate the combat system. I just started Birth by Sleep and it just seems so off to me, Terra is slow as heck and the combat setup is needlessly complicated with command deck, melding, d-link, etc while also giving far fewer combat options than KH2. I really want to skip the game, but it is super necessary story-wise, sigh. I hope KH: DDD and 0.2 are better games when it comes to gameplay, otherwise I might never get to KH3...
I was level 55 when I got all the crowns on Critical earlier this year. No need to get that high if what's keeping you is the time you'd waste grinding.

 

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Timeless River is cool, maybe a bit too many of the trademark KH2 gimmick fights.
 

Kinsei

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I absolutely love Auron in KH2. While all the other FF characters are different entities from the ones in their respective games, Auron is just straight up the same guy from FFX.
 
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Ok, finished up Timeless River, onto Port Royal! Things still ticking along nicely. I'm finding critical mode isn't too bad, bosses especially seem fine, but it's the big groups of medium to tough enemies where I can get stunlocked to death. Other than that, having access to all this AP and abilities early on has made combat a breeze.
 

Tetsujin

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Getting all those AP in Critical is great. I think I never really needed to swap out anything until I reached the end.
 

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Ok, finished up Timeless River, onto Port Royal! Things still ticking along nicely. I'm finding critical mode isn't too bad, bosses especially seem fine, but it's the big groups of medium to tough enemies where I can get stunlocked to death. Other than that, having access to all this AP and abilities early on has made combat a breeze.
I imagine you'll have some trouble with one mandatory boss on critical, but otherwise it's a good level of difficulty.

Have you tried any of the optional Organisation XIII fights (the books in the worlds)?
 
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I imagine you'll have some trouble with one mandatory boss on critical, but otherwise it's a good level of difficulty.

Have you tried any of the optional Organisation XIII fights (the books in the worlds)?
Nope on the optional bosses yet.

Finished the Port Royal world which was a PITA with the pirates not taking damage in shaded areas.

Man, this game is so good. I enjoyed KH1FM but this is the definition of a sequel that tweaks and perfects.

Exhibit A:
Gummi Ship KH1FM




Gummi ship KH2FM


Just feels like a game where everything is clicking on all cylinders. I'm back in Halloweentown now!!
 

Kinsei

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Great! Completed Halloweentown and Agrabah and did the first 2 musicals at Atlantica. Made my way back to Twilight Town this morning, but I might detour over to the Underworld stadium to level up a bit.
I highly recommend doing the other world over by Halloweentown and Agrabah before finishing Twilight Town. You're rapidly approaching an event which will lock you out of that world until pretty much the end of the game. Also you don't gain EXP in the coliseum in this game.
 
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I highly recommend doing the other world over by Halloweentown and Agrabah before finishing Twilight Town. You're rapidly approaching an event which will lock you out of that world until pretty much the end of the game. Also you don't gain EXP in the coliseum in this game.
Ya I actually edited my post because I forgot I unlocked the Pride Lands last night before I crashed. I'm doing Pride Lands now, then maybe I'll mosey over to the coliseum for some extracurricular fun before I tackle Twilight Town.

My son has been watching me play and was inspired to start KH1FM himself yesterday. So now it's a family LTTP lmao
 

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Ya I actually edited my post because I forgot I unlocked the Pride Lands last night before I crashed. I'm doing Pride Lands now, then maybe I'll mosey over to the coliseum for some extracurricular fun before I tackle Twilight Town.

My son has been watching me play and was inspired to start KH1FM himself yesterday. So now it's a family LTTP lmao
Holy crap, that’s wonderful! I hope he gains some good life lessons from KH1, I know the games shaped me into the strange, compassionate individual I am today!

Pridelands is a ton of fun, but you better watch out when it’s enemies start showing up back in the Colloseum later on, they won’t have the reaction commands they do when you are a lion! That gives them a ton more damaging weight, like a late game version of those Centaurs in China...

...What the heck is that last sentence I just typed? I love these games.
 
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Holy crap, that’s wonderful! I hope he gains some good life lessons from KH1, I know the games shaped me into the strange, compassionate individual I am today!

Pridelands is a ton of fun, but you better watch out when it’s enemies start showing up back in the Colloseum later on, they won’t have the reaction commands they do when you are a lion! That gives them a ton more damaging weight, like a late game version of those Centaurs in China...

...What the heck is that last sentence I just typed? I love these games.
yup he's loving it. I keep getting shouted updates from the other room. "I'M IN WONDERLAND!"

As for me I'm trying my hand at an absent silhouette fight. The one in the underworld as it's the first one I remember coming across. I haven't beaten him yet but it's the guy with the book attacks.
 
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So, there's supposed to be a Silhouette fight in Agrabah at the peddler's shop. I cannot for the life of me figure out why I can't find/see it. I've completed that world and boss fight already, obviously. What am I missing here? In the meantime I guess I'll try the one in Beast's Room

Edit: The one that's supposed to be in the Beasts' Room isn't there! aaaa.

Ok, the only other one I can find that is actually there is the rock face of isla de muerta
 

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So, there's supposed to be a Silhouette fight in Agrabah at the peddler's shop. I cannot for the life of me figure out why I can't find/see it. I've completed that world and boss fight already, obviously. What am I missing here? In the meantime I guess I'll try the one in Beast's Room

Edit: The one that's supposed to be in the Beasts' Room isn't there! aaaa.

Ok, the only other one I can find that is actually there is the rock face of isla de muerta
Those two unlock a bit later on.

Congrats on beating Zexion. Playign through the game at level 1 really made me hate that fight. It can be complete BS if you're unlucky.
 
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I yelled out loud when Mickey says “they’ll pay for this” after a certain scene. I’m so invested in this lmao. I actually stopped the game to show my wife the scene on YouTube 😂

He fucking throws the black jacket off Kiryu/Yakuza style!! I can’t stop laughing omfg
 

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I yelled out loud when Mickey says “they’ll pay for this” after a certain scene. I’m so invested in this lmao. I actually stopped the game to show my wife the scene on YouTube 😂
Man, I loved that entire sequence back in the day.

So, there's supposed to be a Silhouette fight in Agrabah at the peddler's shop. I cannot for the life of me figure out why I can't find/see it. I've completed that world and boss fight already, obviously. What am I missing here? In the meantime I guess I'll try the one in Beast's Room
Apparently that one unlocks after you revisit Twilight Town.
 

Kinsei

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The entire return to Hollow Bastion (including Space Paranoids) is a big highlight of the game IMO.
 

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I yelled out loud when Mickey says “they’ll pay for this” after a certain scene. I’m so invested in this lmao. I actually stopped the game to show my wife the scene on YouTube 😂

He fucking throws the black jacket off Kiryu/Yakuza style!! I can’t stop laughing omfg
Always a joy to see people get there for the first time lol

This is the kind of stuff you can't get in literally any other series
 

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I yelled out loud when Mickey says “they’ll pay for this” after a certain scene. I’m so invested in this lmao. I actually stopped the game to show my wife the scene on YouTube 😂

He fucking throws the black jacket off Kiryu/Yakuza style!! I can’t stop laughing omfg
Best scene in the game, after the last boss of my favorite Organization Member. It’s true, all of this part is amazing! Especially the cutscene of two particularly popular characters teaming up.

They freaking rocked the dialogue in this game, I swear. Even the rediculous Seifer line about Lamers is completely in character for him to say, and very memorable!

Also, you are past it now, but I lost it completely in the scene with Tifa searching the office of Ansem, it was fully rediculous.
 

Strings

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I yelled out loud when Mickey says “they’ll pay for this” after a certain scene. I’m so invested in this lmao. I actually stopped the game to show my wife the scene on YouTube 😂

He fucking throws the black jacket off Kiryu/Yakuza style!! I can’t stop laughing omfg
RIP GOOFY

Btw, if you die in some boss fights, you have the option to play as Mickey.
 

André

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Kh3 deeply needed one of these middle breakers of just straight plot but that’s for when Op gets there!
This is my main problem with KH3's pacing. The Gummi Phone ruined everything. Instead of having to meet characters to know what's up with them, Sora just calls them and proceeds to the next Disney world. Or automatically teleports to Yen Sid's. What a bummer.

I had hoped Re:mind and the accompanying free game update would introduce something like this, but it's probably not happening.
 

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This is my main problem with KH3's pacing. The Gummi Phone ruined everything. Instead of having to meet characters to know what's up with them, Sora just calls them and proceeds to the next Disney world. Or automatically teleports to Yen Sid's. What a bummer.

I had hoped Re:mind and the accompanying free game update would introduce something like this, but it's probably not happening.
That and almost all the plot only happened at the end.
 

black070

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I assumed the awkward voice acting and story telling was due to the games being a couple generations old, but holy shit is it just as bad in Kingdom Hearts 3 - it's actually embarrassing.
 

Transhumanism

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This is my main problem with KH3's pacing. The Gummi Phone ruined everything. Instead of having to meet characters to know what's up with them, Sora just calls them and proceeds to the next Disney world. Or automatically teleports to Yen Sid's. What a bummer.

I had hoped Re:mind and the accompanying free game update would introduce something like this, but it's probably not happening.
IIRC Re:Mind will add new cutscenes during the main story (not actual gameplay) so it's at least something.
 
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Kid's school closed early because we're supposed to get snow this afternoon. Therefore I got to use leave at work. Therefore, I am playing KH2FM!

Back on Agrabah for a second go 'round now that I've unlocked those worlds again. Right at level 39. So far the most annoying boss for me was the last one in Port Royal, which you could only damage to get the coins out with magic, etc. Too gimmicky a fight for me. But still loving the ride overall
 
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Kid's school closed early because we're supposed to get snow this afternoon. Therefore I got to use leave at work. Therefore, I am playing KH2FM!

Back on Agrabah for a second go 'round now that I've unlocked those worlds again. Right at level 39. So far the most annoying boss for me was the last one in Port Royal, which you could only damage to get the coins out with magic, etc. Too gimmicky a fight for me. But still loving the ride overall
Op you keep finding ways to play more quicker 👀👀👀👀 I’m on to you