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  • Summary: KINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined byKINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe. Sora, Donald, and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds. [Square Enix] Expand
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  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Genre(s): Action RPG, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Role-Playing, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 87
  2. Negative: 1 out of 87
  1. 100
    The developer has refined and perfected the combat. It kept its silliness in tact. It kept in the darker themes and deep moments of self-reflection that we all need every once in awhile. It’s, quite frankly, the best Kingdom Hearts game Square Enix has ever created.
  2. Jan 31, 2019
    90
    It's not just a great Kingdom Hearts game, it may very well be a game that gets revisited in December.
  3. Mar 4, 2019
    90
    A grand finale that summarizes one of the most legendary waits for a video game sequel - ever, and really does a fine job! Kingdom Hearts III is a complex yet perfectly lite experience story-wise, packed with amazing combat and adorable worlds and characters. It is a game that lives up to the Kingdom Hearts name and is something you should not miss, whether you are a long term fan or new to the franchise.
  4. May 31, 2019
    85
    There is no doubt that Kingdom Hearts III will make long term fans moved or even cry. As for those new to the franchise, I believe they also can be satisfied because of tons of classic Disney elements and solid combat system, even though they could barely understand the main story.
  5. Feb 16, 2019
    80
    Kingdom Hearts III is an amazing yet flawed game made for the most die-hard fans of the series. While newcomers can still enjoy the quick-paced gameplay, the extremely complicated story will surely leave them bewildered. Even if you understand so little of it, prepare to embrace the wacky and bizarre nature of Kingdom Hearts III with an open-mind and it will be a fun ride.
  6. Feb 4, 2019
    80
    Newcomers to the series will be baffled by the complexity and bizarre nature of Kingdom Hearts III’s story. Despite this, if you like good combat and want to visit Disney World, you can do far worse than this title.
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    40
    Kingdom Hearts III is overflowing with heart, and mostly unconcerned with the head; as such, it’s in dire want of wickedness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 473
  1. Jan 31, 2019
    10
    So I just finished the main game today, and I'm surprised to see the game get a lower score than it did. I read some of the low score reviewsSo I just finished the main game today, and I'm surprised to see the game get a lower score than it did. I read some of the low score reviews and I just had to laugh. The game really deserves a lot of praise and is really well done after waiting. We still had the other games to hold us over between KH2 and 3, so it wasn't as long of a wait as many complain about, since in that time we got so much story and the series was really fleshed out.

    I am somewhat disappointed that there's no Final Fantasy characters in the series anymore, being a big fan of Final Fantasy and the series starting out with the appeal of FF characters crossover with Disney, but I get it. The games became such a big thing on its own and added so many unique characters of their own to substitute, that the FF characters no longer have a place in that universe. Also, FF is saturated with crossovers in all the other recent FF games now, so besides maybe one or two FF superbosses, it's probably a good thing there is no FF characters in KH anymore.

    Aside from that, the combat is super fun with the transformation keyblades, there are a lot of mini games to play and things to do for side content. I'm going to go back myself and do all the side content now, maybe try to unlock the secret ending, and all that fun stuff. It's definitely worth the full price if you're holding back and waiting for a price drop.
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  2. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    It's been amazing to be a part of this journey and see this series progress so much. I'm only a few hours in and I'm already taken away by theIt's been amazing to be a part of this journey and see this series progress so much. I'm only a few hours in and I'm already taken away by the graphics and attention to detail. The worlds feel more fleshed out and there's so much more to explore. Right from the start, the plot is already acknowledging all of the previous games, which is a big reward to those of us who have been loyal fans over this past decade. The sense of urgency to save the people connected to Sora is palpable. All of our journies have led up to this final rescue mission, and it's so damn exciting. Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    It may have taken a long time for this game to come, but it was totally worth the wait. I features all the things that made the franchiseIt may have taken a long time for this game to come, but it was totally worth the wait. I features all the things that made the franchise great in the first place, and has better combat, more worlds to explore, and much more content. Definitely a must play. Expand
  4. Feb 17, 2019
    9
    A very polarizing KH game which improves on a lot of aspect of previous entries while fell short on mainly story and combat (difficulty-wise)A very polarizing KH game which improves on a lot of aspect of previous entries while fell short on mainly story and combat (difficulty-wise) aspects. But overall, positives outweighs the negatives. The game still has its charms and still a very KH-ish game at its core Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 has finally been released. And in my opinion, it has once again been released with an astonishing key blade swinging combat system, Truly beautiful and enticing Storyline. And an amazing view of what the best of Unreal Engine 4 has to offer for action role playing games for years to come. But while this game in my opinion truly being I believe to be one of the best action role playing games to have ever been released in the 21st century. It can not be excused from its flaws. Which it does have. Without further a do allow me to embark on my In depth review of Kingdom Hearts 3 although I am confident that I can type for days about this game I am going to break down this review into 5 simple categories 1. Gameplay 2. Graphics 3. Storyline 4. Emotional impact 5. Execution of emotional Impact. The gameplay in Kingdom Hearts 3 is truly phenomenal instead of your standard keyblade swinging infused with a casual magic move, block and dodge for the combat system like we have seen in previous kingdom hearts games. Kingdom Hearts 3 takes it to a completely different level by adding everything we love from the previous game while also giving new and amazing features like keyblade transformations, shot lock, flow motion dashes to close in on enemies never be foreseen extensions to combos and to top it all off we get to see all of this in an amazing the best unreal engine 4 has to offer experience which leads me to the graphics section of this review. Graphicly this game is truly breath taking and although graphics alone certainly does not define an amazing video game it certainly does wonders to immerse the gamer deeper into the experience and the world of a game it allows the video game to come to life while also making the gamer feel like he or she is not only a playing this game but truly inside of it. Whether it’s the chain of Sora’s Kingdom Key keyblade swaying back and forth, the lining on the seams of Riku’s clothing, or the beautiful and sometimes sentimental sunset of Twilight Town this game graphicly is breathtaking. The storyline of Kingdom Hearts 3 bring the finale of the Xehanort saga to an astonishing conclusion exploring Sora’s powers and the Nobody’s he has within him while also tying once again the malevolent intentions of Organization 13, Xehanort and a plot to truly slay the guardians of light once and for all and bring to life his dream of Kingdom Hearts and darkness conquering all is truly interesting and will keep your eyes glued to the screen. However, there are certain aspects of the world’s inside of Kingdom Hearts that could have done a better job with interacting with the characters inside of them. This does not apply to all of them. For example Monsters Inc. has plenty of interaction with the characters of that world same with Toy Story and Tangled but I feel like the world of Frozen specifically had very little to no interaction with Elsa besides seeing her in cutscenes we were not able to battle alongside her and although I do see how this was important to how they portrayed that story when Sora, Donald and goofy got there I do believe it is essential to at least fight alongside the main characters of that world in a couple fights it was modestly disheartening to not fight alongside her most of the time is spent saving her from her own powers instead of eventually having her learn how to use them and together taking down a final boss but it was not done that way. Besides this and other inconsistencies like lack of important worlds lion king, Incredibles, Final Fantasy or even Sora’s maturity as a character the storyline is the best we have seen in the series. Now for the emotional impact some of you might be wondering why this is important. In my opinion this is extremely crucial to any video game but even more so to a storyline like the kingdom hearts series. Emotional impact is not only the emotions the characters of a video game express but how real and impactful those emotions feel to the gamer this leads me to the execution of emotional impact. It is normal to feel a certain emotion arise inside of you when your favorite character of a movie or anime dies. The same applies to video games they create this impactfulness by voice acting, storyline and the movement of the characters. While the movement and storyline in my opinion being astoundingly impressive I feel like the voice acting of kingdom hearts 3 for the English dub in crucial moments lacked greatly what the Japanese dub had to offer this deeply affected the emotional impact of the game so much so that it questioned whether or not Sora truly was sad of full of rage in certain scenes. In comparison to the Japanese dub where the voice actor displayed a truly beautiful harmony between rage, disbelief with small hints of profound sadness in a scene where Sora had lost everything. In conclusion despite this do not think twice about getting this game it will be worth every penny. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2019
    6
    Going into this, I was hoping that I could finally get it. FINALLY I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE LOVE THE SERIES SO MUCH! But wait.. I don'tGoing into this, I was hoping that I could finally get it. FINALLY I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE LOVE THE SERIES SO MUCH! But wait.. I don't really care about final fantasy characters.. and wait.. I don't really care for Disney much either.. and wait.. I haven't liked a single kingdom hearts game to this day.... Well this is awkward... Anyways.. after finishing KH3, I can officially say I cannot and will not ever care about this series. Is KH3 fun? Sure! Is the story okay if you ignore HOW MANY TIMES THEY GO ON AND ON ABOUT DARKNESS AND HEARTS?! NO! The story is a convoluted mess no matter how you choose to convince or receive it. Good luck hearing about any of the characters because it's almost as if they don't want you to care about them. Always being wrapped in a convoluted mess of a lore and story / world building. It's frankly a mess. The combat while fun gets mundane, you won't ever care about the next cutscene because... "Wait.. what's going on?? And why???" O.o
    For fans of the series, hey more power to you, but I can't say I'm here for the party. I'm just here to wait till I can sell it for a decent chunk of coin. Sorry, SE. Hearts, darkness, hearts, darkness, hearts, darkness, hearts, darkness, hearts, darkness, Disney, hearts, darkness, hearts, darkness, hearts, Disney, darkness, hearts, darkness, hearts, darkness, hearts, darkness... The end.
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  7. Feb 23, 2019
    0
    Antes de nada, ha me han borrado una vez la crítica, por mas que lo hagas la seguiré poniendo, me da igual que quieran que la nota se mantengaAntes de nada, ha me han borrado una vez la crítica, por mas que lo hagas la seguiré poniendo, me da igual que quieran que la nota se mantenga alta.

    Es una realidad que cualquiera que haya puntuado con una nota superior al 7 a este juego, o le han pagado, o no ha jugado mas de 2 horas.

    Vamos a empezar por lo básico, han pasado 13 años desde la segunda entrega, son una realidad muy dura para un juego que parece haberse realizado en un año deprisa corriendo.

    Empecemos por lo ÚNICO bueno de esta valiente basura de juego, los gráficos/fluidez del juego. No pega tirones en casi ningún momento, va super fluido y los fps son constantes. Aun con todo eso, es el primer juego que en mi ps4 pro se ha "cerrado inesperadamente" cosa que no entiendo, ya que no corre los mejores gráficos del mercado ni mantiene una cantidad de enemigos en pantalla desorbitada(salvo en el final). Esto es lo ÚNICO en lo que parece que han dedicado mas de un mes de desarrollo.

    En lo que a los combates se refiere, un gorila con unos bongos conectados a la consola serian capaces de pasarse este juego. La CONSTANTE aparición del comando "triángulo" es como poco UNA BROMA DE MAL GUSTO, un combate consiste en aporrear el botón X hasta el momento que aparece la opción del triángulo, que son como 2 segundos de combate, después de eso, aparece como 2 o 3 veces mas, en caso de ser un combate largo evidentemente, en caso de ser un combate del montón, termina al momento y a continuar la historia.

    La construcción de escenarios es una vergüenza, literalmente en boca de Tetsuya Nomura íbamos a tener menos mundos por que los que teníamos iban a ser mas grandes y mejores. VAYA TOMADURA DE PELO,los mundo NO son mas grandes, y lo peor de todo es que son lineales,hasta había mas desarrollo en ciudad de paso en el KH1 que en cualquier mundo de esta mie*** que llaman juego.

    Lo poco que salva el juego son las cosas secundarias, como el hecho de las referencias a versus XIII, el cactilio y el tema de las fotos y la cocina. Aun así, donald y goofy se encargan de que este juego hecho para niños de 8 años sea mas fácil cada segundo que pasa y te dicen cada medio paso lo que tienes que hacer o donde buscarlo.

    Los personajes. Madre mía, como explicar esto sin ponerme a insultar a nadie. ES LA PEOR CONSTRUCCIÓN DE PERSONAJES DESDE ESCUADRON SUICIDA. Al empezar el juego, evidentemente vuelven a robarte tus poderes para justificar que seas un inútil otra vez, cosa que no me pareció mal, pero SORA TIENE YA 15 AÑOS O 16 O YO QUE COJ*** SÉ, POR QUE PARECE QUE TODO EL MUNDO HA MADURADO MENOS EL, HASTA EL MALDITO GOOFY PARECE UNA PERSONA ADULTA. No hay manera de justificar que sora sea igual de infantil que Ash Ketchum, no solo sus respuestas, si no su manera de interactuar y todo, es VERGONZOSO. Axel ha pasado de ser el mejor personaje de la franquicia a una especie de pobre patán que no sabe ni que está haciendo, ojalá le hubiesen dejado muerto. La justificación de los elegidos de la oscuridad es lamentable, muchos de ellos están ahí por que no hay prácticamente mas que relleno en todos los juegos que hay entre el kh2 y el kh3, y como no querían alargar el juego presentando personajes nuevos, PUES POR QUE NO!, HAGAMOS UN REFRITO DE LOS ENEMIGOS QUE YA HEMOS MATADO 35 VECES, Y POR QUE NO, REVIVIVAMOS ALGUNOS SIN ABSOLUTAMENTE NINGUNA JUSTIFICACIÓN, TOTAL, TAN SOLO HAN PASADO 13 AÑOS!!!!. Voy al siguiente punto por que aquí podría estar 1 día entero y me duele el corazón y nunca mejor dicho de estar escribiendo esto sobre algo que ha marcado mi juventud.

    La historia. Tampoco voy a hacer un drama de esto, KH es una saga con una historia que no da para mucho más, tampoco era lo que más me gustaba de los anteriores, pero antes al menos se justificaba por el desconocimiento de lo que ocurría, pero por ser algo concretos, los mundos de disney son prácticamente como ver las películas, enredados y frozen son un claro ejemplo, no haces nada mas que ver la película en tercera persona, es como si sora viese las películas, no aporta NADA. y ya para ir al siguiente punto, el final es insultante, con el final del kh1 LLORÉ la primera vez, la mezcla de emociones y música es muy bonito, aquí ni siquiera te saca una sonrisa.

    Pero sin lugar a duda, lo peor de todo el juego, es su duración, no alcanza ni las 50 horas jugando despacio, y mas de la mitad son cinematecas que NO CUENTAN NADA. El juego es así, un combate contra 3 pringados, cinematica, 2 combates, cine*, cine*, cine*, un combate que no aporta nada, 3 cine* y así las 50 horas.

    Ah cierto, no hay acto de presencia de NADA relacionado con Square, es disney 100%, ni un solo personaje de FFantasy, TWEWYou ni nada. PATÉTICO.

    Hacer está crítica me duele muchísimo y ha sido la única razón de crearme la cuenta en esta página, por que ver como medios y niños puntual este juego como un 10 es DOLOROSO.
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