I wanted to take a look back at the original Kingdom Hearts and discuss why it has always been my favorite of the series.
Below are several reasons as to why I love the game so much:
-It tried to do something very different and interesting. Mixing up Disney & Final Fantasy together in this brand new original world was a concept that was certainly not easy to pull off.
-The worlds of the game felt very interesting and well knotted. My personal favorites were Agrabah, Deep Jungle, & Traverse Town. I still play the Traverse Town theme all the time. It's brilliant.
-Combat at the time was kind of a new take for Square-Enix (Squaresoft at the time). It moved away from the traditional turn-based RPG system to a much more action-based one. This was pulled off pretty well and ,in my opinion, was at times better than KH2 and beyond.
-The story had a lot of interesting things to explore. Things like the Ansem reports were pretty great reads.
All in all, I just loved the direction behind the original. It was clearly very ambition and its success spanned a massive franchise that is still adored by many.
I also put up a video tackling the subject further, so be sure to check it out if you like!
What was your experience like with the original?