Trying to get into Kingdom Hearts...

So i've been playing through KHII Lately but i am having a hell of a time getting into it.    

I'm about 9 hours in and still haven't gotten to anything that i haven't yet played which is perhaps what is leading to my lethargic play nature with it.  
 
I finished up all my finals today. Really happy to have the summer off after the way this semester has gone. 
 
Having a few friends over tomorrow so that should be fun. Doubt i will get much KHII in tomorrow though. 
 
Sometimes having a social life interrupts my gaming haha. 
 
Til Next Time Folks

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Posted by Heartagram

So i've been playing through KHII Lately but i am having a hell of a time getting into it.    

I'm about 9 hours in and still haven't gotten to anything that i haven't yet played which is perhaps what is leading to my lethargic play nature with it.  
 
I finished up all my finals today. Really happy to have the summer off after the way this semester has gone. 
 
Having a few friends over tomorrow so that should be fun. Doubt i will get much KHII in tomorrow though. 
 
Sometimes having a social life interrupts my gaming haha. 
 
Til Next Time Folks

Posted by JakJ

In all fairness KHII came out in '06, and it's a carbon copy of the original KH which came out in '02. Point is, after a while antiquated games are hard for anyone to get into unless you were into them back when.
 
Speaking of finals (hope you did well btw) KHII does remind me of my freshman year in college. I was at a particularly crazy party, babysitting a friend knocked out on a combination of god knows what, and I remember thinking "god, I could be at home playing KHII right now." And that explains why I'm at GB today.

Posted by hedfone
@JakJ:  your avatar made me orgasm 
Edited by angelfan91

Kingdom Hearts 2 is a bad game.  This sucks for me to say because the original Kingdom Hearts was an amazing experience that still ranks as one of my favorite games ever.  KH2 is boring.  In the first 4 hours I just never gave a damn about that other kid.  I eventually got to one of the boss fights with an Org. XIII member at Hollow Bastion and it just got frustrating.  I was never doing anything wrong, but the way I was being attacked I was always stuck in animation so long that by the time I'd recover the guy would hit me again.  I turned it off a few weeks ago and sold it. 
Posted by PillClinton
@angelfan91:   I couldn't agree more.  KH1 is one of my favorite games of all time.  Just thinking back to the days of grinding on Sephiroth in the coliseum until level 100 puts a smile on my face.
Posted by Shirogane

Ah, never finished KH2, and most likely never will. That game essentially killed off my KH interest. First one was pretty decent though.
Posted by The_A_Drain

I couldn't get into KH when it was brand new, fucking hated that game.

Posted by StrikeALight

Both titles were interesting failed-experiments in my eyes. Much like the majority of Square's output these days - except for perhaps the FF series (though, even that is debatable).
Edited by skrutop

The story in KH2 got so out of control that I lost interest after a few worlds.  Also, I thought that they really messed up Mickey's character.  At one point in the game, after Goofy gets KO'd by a boulder or something, he frowns and says "You're going to pay for that," then goes on a rampage of destruction.  Uh, since when is Mickey a coldhearted avatar for vengeance?  Yeah, it was cool that they turned him into Yoda with a keyblade, but c'mon!

Posted by angelfan91
@100_Hertz said:
" @angelfan91:   I couldn't agree more.  KH1 is one of my favorite games of all time.  Just thinking back to the days of grinding on Sephiroth in the coliseum until level 100 puts a smile on my face. "

I did the exact same thing, I tried and tried to beat him and got extremely close once.  I never did it though.  :/
Posted by gla55jAw

KHII was good, but is so ridiculously easy compared to the first game.

Posted by habster3

KHII was, even though most people disagree, a good game, and I put a LOT of time into it, but if you just can't get into it, that's ok.

Posted by habster3

@gla55jAw: I would agree, but in my opinion, Demyx (second time) was harder than even Riku (last fight with him). I also, even though I am alone in this, thought Sephiroth in 2 was harder than in 1, and I found the final battle to be slightly more challenging in 2, although both final battles were pretty easy.

Posted by MadThad0890

KH II was a hell of a game.  You gotta play chain of   memories   and the 365/2 days crap to get the full story and understand everything about o XIII

Posted by ZenaxPure
@angelfan91 said:
" Kingdom Hearts 2 is a bad game.  This sucks for me to say because the original Kingdom Hearts was an amazing experience that still ranks as one of my favorite games ever.  "
This is almost exactly how I feel. I love the franchise itself quite a bit and KH1, CoM, and the latest DS release I have absolutely loved but man KH2 was just not fun. Like I've said sometime in some other thread they just took all the dungeon crawling, platforming, and puzzle solving out of the second game that was present in the first and turned it into 100% combat all the time. It annoyed me greatly. 
 
That said, I actually enjoyed the story quite a bit which is the only reason I finished the game.
Posted by NathHaw

KH is probably in my top ten games.  I liked the second one as well, and I thought it made some great improvements to the battle mechanics and cut scenes; however, the sequel lacked the heart of the first one.

Posted by Apathylad
@gla55jAw: 
I started in "Proud Mode", it helped it feel more challenging.