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Playdate: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

I still think "RAFFIE" is a better name for a raft.

The crew of Giant Bomb invites you to join us for some fun times with video games.

Apr. 7 2021

Cast: Vinny, Jan

Posted by: Jan

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I unironically enjoyed Kingdom Heartache as one of the best features on this site. One of Ben's finest achievements and I was actually kind of sad when it ended.

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I am looking forward to Jan's Heart2Heart

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I dub this series Lore Reasons.

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Kingloo  Online

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Starring Robert JANgner and SteVINie Powers.

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Love me some Xanj and Nnyvix action

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@steveurkel: The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem

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Keyblade...

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Edited By Dan_CiTi

This is amazing thank you. I hope you guys play more of this and maybe even do KH2 at some point. This first game is rrrrrroouugggghhh but definitely still has some charm to it, and I'm really glad you guys are finding the fun in the cheesey nonsense this series has.

also I won't blame you for not really touching games beyond the main numbered entries…or looking up a guide now and then for tips, like going back to finish Atlantica when you have better thunder magic or how to alleviate other bullshit this first game is especially guilty of.

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Geez the voice acting in this. Everyone was given the direction "slower and less emotion".

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Is this an actual serious playthrough? I liked the kingdom heartache bit well enough but I wanna know if this actually goes for it and they actually try to get into kingdom hearts. Cause this duo is money and I'd love for it to go long.

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Jan and Vinny is one of my favorite secret combos that we don't get nearly enough of. It's like ordering something amazing off the secret menu at certain places. Really hope they bring it full circle and bring in a certain special someone as a guest for the final episode assuming they make it to the end of KH.

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should of veto'd chat and skipped 1 (i love KH) 1 is trash, only thing that holds up is simple&clean still being a banger.. starting w chain like Jan wanted would of been better imo it would be a brand new game for so many people, most ppl prob didnt play all the handheld/mobile games (i did because.. masochist)
that said ill watch whatever.. hopefully we get to some of the obscure ones someday

or it ends ina couple eps like heartache because kh1 suxxx

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How can they remaster KH1 so many times but not do anything about the incessantly looping island music?

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Whichever games are played in this series, and regardless how they are regarded, I'm here for the Jan + Vinny energy. Fun times.

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I am here for more GB Kingdom Hearts content

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@janman Thanks so much for this, please let this be a regular feature. 😊

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@steveurkel:

I enjoyed it a lot in the beginning. But the changing cast and nobody caring what was happening on the screen, kind of made me fall off. I always wished it had worked, because I want to know what is in KH but have no interest in playing it.

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This is like the Titanfall 2 tutorial level but extremely terrible.

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Jan and Vinny is a great combo. Full series playthrough, let's go!

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Thanks! Please more :)

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This is every attempt at Kingdom Hearts i've ever made.

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So happy to see the Crew playing through the Kingdom Hearts series. As others have stated, I really enjoyed Ben trying with Kingdom Heartache, and I get why they decided not to continue, but I was bummed. Now that I have made my own journey through the series, currently playing through Kingdom Hearts 3, after having played and watched all the other games this comes at the perfect time!

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Chat really screwed up by not voting to skip the first game.

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Please please please keep going. I can't stand the Kingdom Heartache again.

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Kingdom Hearts is objectively terrible but I'm always down for Jan and Vinny talk.

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Jan likes Kingdom Hearts, and I feel that Vinny is the only staff member who has the patience to put up with Kingdom Hearts, so if this site has any desire to play through the entire franchise in earnest, then this is the only possible combination that could pull it off. I would be down to go along for the ride. Full disclosure: I unironically love Kingdom Hearts. You really have to go into it with tempered expectations to keep from gnashing your teeth whenever anybody speaks, though.

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Ben must be like, "Am I a joke to you?" about this.

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Jan going through KH and Vinny with a cork board trying to keep track of the lore would make me happy

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Edited By development

HALEY JOEL OSMONT IS SORA WHAT THE FUUCKKKKKKKKKK

Jesus that fucking race, oh my god.

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I have not gone near a JRPG in years, specifically because I'm frightened that it would be like playing a Kingdom Hearts. I thank Jan for his service.

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This was an amazing video, please play more Jan and Vinny!

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Edited By brob

this island. i've seen 4 playthroughs of kingdom hearts and they all start with this island and never go any further because of the terrible mini games and confusing level design.

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Edited By damonkey64

Nice series...maybe it should be called Kingdom Hearts Vin-Jan-ce

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Jan and Vinny is a great combo. Full series playthrough, let's go!

The classic, X and Y are a great combo comment + bonus Endurance Run request.

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Vinny's Nobody name should be Vixynn

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@chaser324 said:

Chat really screwed up by not voting to skip the first game.

Don't blame me. I voted for Kodos.

Not that every series needs a gimmick, but if this becomes a series, I secretly hope they revisit Jeff's idea about "guest" characters. Either way, this is already some great stuff.

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Jan and Vinny is a great combination, would love to see more of them together!

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God I really don't want to be one of those guys but I hope they keep going with this. I love this combo and seeing Vinny exposed to the KH insanity would be so fun.

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You're....gonna....finish it!

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Now they definitely have to play every single one of these start to finish lol!

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Edited By notasfarwest

would be great if vinny was playing and jan was the loremaster, just bc i generally think these series do better when the inexperienced person is playing with a sherpa, but this video was fun either way!

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Oh god I can't look... but I can't look away... I don't want to see... but I need to know... or do I? No.
...unless ...?

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(In Psycho Mantis voice)
Hurt me more!

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This was great, would love to see more. Although moving on to two might be more fun for them

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i think vinny may have stumbled on something great... there definitely needs to be a Life with Derek world in the next kingdom hearts game

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I wanted to stop by and say

Riff Raft

Goodbye

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Still some really good music!

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also I hope they can get Ben to guest spot on one of these...maybe after awhile once you're well past where he got to and into some more wild/interesting area of one of the games.

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I need a series of full playthroughs of every game, Vinny playing, Jan being the Sherpa. Kingdom Heartache Final Mix, let's goooooooooooo

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I love you both and I love Kingdom Hearts. What a joyful surprise this video was. I hope one day, Vinny gets to finally find out what makes people love this series.

If Vinny is looking for a self-contained story that instantly gets into the nuts Kingdom Hearts lore, Birth By Sleep is the one the play. Kingdom Hearts 2 from a mechanical perspective has aged the best (but it has by far the longest intro). Kingdom Hearts 1 had clunky controls on release and its especially noticeable now. That said, it's a sincere and charming game if you choose to stick with it.