An RPG produced in 2002
by Square-Enix and Disney. Featuring
character designs by Tetsuya Nomura, well
known for Final
Fantasy VII, VIII
and X, as well
as Parasite Eve 1 & 2, the game
follows Sora, a 14-year-old boy on a quest to reunite with
his friends Kairi
and Riku. Along the way, he teams
up with various
Disney characters including
Donald Duck, Goofy, Tarzan, Aladdin, Ariel, Jack Skellington and others as he battles the Heartless that threaten to destroy
While the gameplay was above-average and the re-playability good, many "hardcore" fans don't consider
up to Square's standards. Tougher-than-thou fans point out the child-like simplicity of a boy defeating
the darkness in people
's hearts as being too kiddish, as well
as making fun of the inclusion of Disney characters, because as we all know, Disney = TEH EVAL!!!1
took the time to play the game
without inhibitions and enjoy it for what it is -- Not Final
Fantasy -- they might find
that they would enjoy the game
far more than they think.
as Disney, including
Cloud (FFVII), Aerith (FFVII), Yuffie (FFVII), Sephiroth (FFVII), Squall/Leon (FFVIII), Selphie (FFVIII), Tidus
(FFX), and Wakka (FFX).
PS2 Kingdom Hearts spawned an array of related media, including
a PS2 sequel (due the fall of 2005), a sequel for the GBA entitled Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and a manga series. Who knows what the future
for this extremely popular franchise?
Julie is saving up for KH2 this fall.