E3 2017 finally gave Kingdom Hearts fans exactly what we wanted: a release date. Unfortunately, that date signified the next trailer for the elusive Kingdom Hearts 3 rather than the full release, but that didn’t stop excitement from brewing in a community stimulated by a fantastic E3 trailer. With gorgeous visuals, frantic action and story teases, Sora’s next adventure seems to be shaping up beautifully.
Despite releasing in one of the the most critically rich periods in gaming history, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix effortlessly pulled me back into the beloved marriage of Disney and Final Fantasy. As the stellar collection’s nostalgic mix of music, action and character washed over me, I couldn’t help but reminisce about a simpler time. Not just in terms of my personal journey (playing the original as a 9-year-old fresh off divorce to now as 23-year-old navigating the perils of young-adult life), but in regards to the series itself. See, Kingdom Hearts has a big problem, and it’s defined by everyone’s favorite House of Mouse. The issue is simple: Kingdom Hearts doesn’t have enough Disney.
With hundreds of Funko Pop figures showcased during the New York Toy Fair this year, a sizable amount of them were from video game franchises. From Overwatch, to Doom, and even Mass Effect: Andromeda – here are 55 figures in all their funko-fied glory!
The upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 +2.5 ReMIX has a dazzling new limited edition, but it seems that it can only be found in one spot…
While most of the Kingdom Hearts series’ gibberish names are of little consequence, the franchise’s third HD collection is perfectly described by its title. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is the perfect introduction to Kingdom Hearts 3, featuring two games and an HD movie that flow directly into the anticipated sequel. The collection is aimed squarely at longtime fans of the series, featuring Dream Drop Distance, 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage (0.2) and X Back Cover. Without the necessary background knowledge, however, newcomers with find themselves lost in the convoluted tangle of narrative surrounding some of gaming’s finest action-RPG gameplay.
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As we finally approach the end of the dark, twisted and maleficent tunnel that has been the Wii U era, the topic on everyone’s minds is the Nintendo Switch. While our mouths froth in advance of tomorrow’s livestream and following press events, it is only natural to scour the internet for any nugget of information to slowly peel back the veil of secrecy.
From its opening moments, Final Fantasy XV is a game that is completely built upon the bond of its four protagonists. The game drops players into a relationship that has been seasoned and seared over many years and experiences. While supplemental material, namely the Brotherhood anime, fleshes out the individual characters and their relationships with player character Prince Noctis, the game is designed in a way that even those with no prior knowledge can sense their deep connections through mechanics and acting. The result is the most real friendship that I have ever seen in gaming.