So I waffled about picking this up yesterday. I've had a contentious relationship with Kingdom Hearts over the years. I come from the cloth of Da Hoop Gawd Johnny V himself and as such have a close tie to the House Of Mouse. Kingdom Hearts 1 was a pretty neat but weird game but it was beautiful and I daresay loved it. Kingdom Hearts 2 was much anticipated and I'm pretty sure I took the day off just to pick it up and play it. I came out the other end kinda hating Kingdom Hearts. I love melodramatic anime as much as the next guy but man... I just... Man. And then the KH train picked up steam and I completely lost track of things. With spinoffs on every handheld and phone things were happening and I was completely lost. I got frustrated with the series and very saddened by my inability to love something that Every Single Person around me was gushing over.
But now time has passed, my head is in a different space, I am much older and Kingdom Hearts 3 is still coming. I saw that this PS4 HD collection was happening and saw all the pretty 60 fps goodness on display... So I decided to give it another try.
Sure! I'll give Kingdom Hearts II another look!
That's what I said.
My heart, admittedly, sank when the download completed. There was no Kingdom Hearts 2. That game does not exist in this collection.
Granted, this is entirely my fault. If I had done a little more research I would have known that and I'm sure die hard Kingdom Hearts fans knew that too. Still... I felt a little disappointed.
But on the plus side...! This collection has a game I've never played before (remastered quite nicely I must say, hard to believe this was a 3DS game) as well as a new short game and a movie which will probably be awful... But hey. Getting 3D all spruced up is actually pretty cool. I had no idea it was a monster collector type game.
So that's my story.
TL;DR - Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue does not contain Kingdom Hearts II. Also I'm an idiot.