YMMV / Kingdom Hearts III


  • Broken Base:
    • On one hand the revelation that the Osaka team behind Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance is developing the game rather than the team behind Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II has been a sore subject for many. On the other hand some are actually relieved to know that the team behind Birth by Sleep is taking care of it, or at the very least, eased by the fact that they don't have to wait for Final Fantasy XV to be released for production to begin (as was initially thought).
    • The absence of the game on the Wii U is perhaps justified if the game is using the same development method as Final Fantasy XV, i.e. developed primarily for DirectX 11 and then ported to consoles that support it. What the Wii U's architecture is actually capable of supporting has never been fully made clear, but it seems to be something between DirectX 9 and 10 in terms of power. However, certain indie developers (like the ones behind indie platformer Candle) have stated that it is indeed possible to get DirectX 11 level graphics on the Wii U with the right techniques, causing a select few to wonder if Square could perhaps just be making excuses similar to EA's infamous excuses relating to the Frostbite 3.0 engine. Combine with the Internet Backdraft relating to the game's graphics, and some are wondering why the game is not on Wii U despite not looking much better than Wii U offerings such as Super Mario 3D World and Bayonetta 2.
    • After ownership by Disney, the possibility of Marvel and Star Wars being represented in the game at all has become a fairly divisive topic. Even more so since Nomura himself stated he wished for their inclusion, and more so than that after Tai Yasue claimed that any of Disney's properties were fair game.
      • That being said, it's fairly common to see fans that want a Darth Vader Bonus Boss — even for people that don't want to see a Star Wars world in the game.
    • In a 2014 interview with Nomura, when asked about Frozen being in KHIII note , Nomura responded that "we haven't touched upon it at all, and there's been no talk about what we'd do if we put it in for now." While a lot of fans requested it, many others are affected by Hype Backlash, and are glad the world is not appearing.
      • Even amongst Frozen fans there are fears on how the series will adapt the movie, such as if Elsa will have villainous qualities or who will voice them. Rumors of musical numbers have freaked out fans even more.
      • This ties in with the inclusion of the Big Hero 6 world. While most people liked that decision, many Frozen fans complained about that film's inclusion in the game before Frozen, while others have commented that had Frozen's had enough attention for now and it's good to see that Disney hasn't forgotten its other new films.
    • The confirmation that the Command Deck from Birth by Sleep, Re:coded, and Dream Drop Distance has been removed has some glad, thinking of it as overly complicated and considering this a return to basics, while others see it as a significant step backwards after the developments of the handheld games.
    • The confirmation that the Reaction Commands are gone has been divisive as well.
    • Should Master Xehanort indeed be the True Final Boss? Many fans believe it would be appropriate closure and are tired of all the Man Behind the Man moments, while many others believe it would just be a boring Untwist and are tired of the way he's been implemented as the Greater Scope Villain (especially as of Dream Drop Distance).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mandy Moore was part of the celebrity cast in the first game. Fast forward to more than a decade later and with the inclusion of Tangled among the Disney worlds, we have a starring character voiced by her. Time will tell if Mandy Moore will return to the franchise to voice Rapunzel.
  • Internet Backdraft:
    • The very fact that this game has taken forever to be made and released, especially since the last numbered installment was released in 2005.
    • Footage shown off of an in-development build by Disney in October 2013 showed the game's graphics in a state that some say doesn't look much better compared to what the PlayStation 3 is capable of.
    • A teaser for III at the end of the 2.5 trailer released before E3 2014 got much hype... Except right after Square said III wouldn't show anything more at E3 2014, practically crushing the idea that fans would get more of an explanation of what the teaser was saying, or anything else new. This wasn't taken well by quite a few people.
    • The D23 expo trailer not being shown. Weeks have already passed since the D23 trailer was revealed. Square or Disney seem very determined to not show the trailer for whatever reason. To say that this caused a bit of ruckus is quite the understatement.
      • Somewhat sated when the trailer dropped at Jump Festa... literally over a month after the D23 event. No one will likely let Square forget the lack of communication here.
    • Two new pieces of information just came up, and neither sounds good for the game. First: Square is still hiring people to develop the game. Second: The team developing the FFVII Remake is getting people from the KHIII development team to help them. Oh boy.
    • The 2016 E3 info showed nothing good for the game, with an announcement planned for "this winter". Here We Go Again.
  • Tear Jerker: The Big Hero 6 world will take place after the events of the movie, where the Heartless will possess the Baymax that was left behind inside the portal near the end of that film. What the hell, Square?!
  • Uncanny Valley: Likely because the game is in development, but the first full E3 trailer had some awkward looking facial designs.
  • Win the Crowd:
    • The Jump Fiesta trailer is pretty much winning over a lot of people in the gameplay department. Flowmotion, Shotlocks, and the Classic Combat System all in one package? Hell. Yes.
    • With Olympus Coliseum being in every KH game, many fans were VERY happy to see that the Hercules world of this game will feature all of Mount Olympus and not just the Coliseum.

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