Kingdom Hearts 3 is one of the most highly-anticipated games in this generation, or in the history of gaming. Frankly, it was never going to live up to the hype that has been gradually building up since 2005’s Kingdom Hearts 2. Nevertheless, I believe that Square Enix and Tetsuya Nomura have delivered a decent game, that still shines despite its flaws.
While the game does little to help clear up the massively-convoluted story of the Kingdom Hearts franchise after a total of nine games across different generations, Kingdom Hearts 3 does actually provide closure for many of the franchise’s open plot threads. Yes, this is despite yet again ending with another cliffhanger for protagonist Sora.
The gameplay is arguably the best it’s ever been in Kingdom Hearts 3, as te fast-paced combat of its predecessors has been polished to near-perfection. However, qualms like the difficulty being laughably easy and the fact that Sora is now more OP than ever doesn’t bring the game down, as it is still fun as heck (I do still hate the new Disney Attractions mechanic).
The graphics are incredible, with near-seamless recreations of animated worlds like Frozen, Tangled, and more.
It’s true, the developer could have done more with the material that they were given, but that doesn’t diminish the magic of playing inside literal Disney worlds.
Say what you will about Kingdom Hearts 3, but that ending brought me to tears, and I am grateful for the sense of closure it brings me. I’m ready for the future of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, whatever it may be, although I sincerely hope that we won’t have wait decades this time for the next instalment.