Kingdom Hearts 2 Review
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Kingdom Hearts 2 will go down as one of my favorite ps2 games. It is of course the follow up to kingdom hearts one, sort of, its more like a sequel to the gba game chain of memories, but that aside, lets get into the game.
In Kingdom Hearts 2, you begin as a character named Roxas, A.K.A, Jesse Mccartney, as Roxas you will play through three game days, which equals out to about 3 hours, in this time you will be given what is basically an extended tutorial as to how to play the game. You will also learn back story from the first kingdom hearts, this is useful for those ten people who didn't play the first game. Soon enough you take control of Sora after his long nap, and after some jumping around with Donald and Goofy, their journey begins anew, the heartless are back, as well as two new foes, the Nobodies, and Organization 13, and on top of that, Sora has to track down Kairi and Riku, AGAIN. Needless to say, Sora's plate is full of things to get done.
Kingdom Hearts 2's gameplay is similar to that of the first game, at least the basics of combat remain the same. Although new additions were added to combat, the two main ones are new quick time events during battle, and new drive forms for Sora to transform into by fusing with two party members. And while this is all cool and stuff, one can't help but feel that the game has taken the route of more of an action game, rather than an rpg.
Kingdom Hearts 2 features a noticeable graphical update, characters and backgrounds are nice and colorful, and all move fairly fluently. And the sound design of Kingdom Hearts 2 is also impressive, all your favorite Disney worlds themes are faithfully recreated, and sound wonderful.
On a whole, Kingdom Hearts 2 is an impressive rpg, and while its not without its flaws, and its hardly perfect, its still an enjoyable experience that's worth playing if you still have your ps2, im going to give Kingdom Hearts 2, a 9/10.