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MousaThe142011-06-04 19:37:12

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This game's pacing sucks

My friend is letting me borrow is PS 2 so I can play Kingdom Hearts. I am tired after all these years missing out. I am always late and miss out on everything and I hate having to tune out when everyone but me in my posse is talking about Nobodies, Axel, Roxas, and whatever. I want to be involved.

But how badly do I want it? I tried this once before. The game's pacing sucks. The unskippable cutscene was painful to watch for a third time and so is having to go through this whole beginning part. I mean really, how cheesy and sad sounding can you get? Ominous Latin chanting while you stand on the stained glass images of our useless Disney Princesses? Dark little critters trying to kill you even though they look kind of adorable? A giant monster thing that's a pain to beat even though it isn't hard to fight? And of course the voiceless text that tries to sound all deep in ominous.

And to think after all this long boring stuff is done, I'll have to go through more long and boring stuff (fetch quests, training fights with that Wakka guy form F Inal Fantasy VIII, and cutscenes) that are all mandatory before Sora is subsequently thrust into the Disney world and the real game begins? Am I supposed to be used to painfully long cutscenes by now becuase I haven't played a game with any (Except arguably Tales Of Symphonia but that was fun so I let it slide.). Perhaps I need to be a Square Enix fanboy in order to appreciate the dullness. Well sucks to be you (and me) Squenix, I've ever played a Final Fantasy game in my life, it's what happens when you're born in 1992 and your first console is a friggin Nintendo64 and your first game is Banjo Kazooie(Awesome game, perhaps I should go back and play that instead of this...).

So here I am once again dark room with no rhyme, reason, or even context. I have to choose my destiny or something, which means how I'll be playing the game. Decisions decisions, do I go Tank, Fighter, or Wizard? I pick magic becuase I like ducking behind stuff and firing spells rather than getting into the grit of the action. Which means I sacrifice the power becuase sacrificing the shield is stupid. Why would a Squishy Wizard give up defense? I mean you could be a Magic Knight but you wouldn't last and being a Glass Cannon ain't useful.


Jun 4th 2011 at 9:55:46 PM
The kingdom Hearts fangirl in me is saying very snarky stuff at you.
Jun 5th 2011 at 4:03:20 AM
The unskippable cutscenes are a huge pain >_> Thankfully this is the only installment where it's a problem.

It's a shame you don't like it, but if it just doesn't appeal to you I guess there isn't really anything to be done. (I personally thought the opening with the Latin chanting and the stained glass was gorgeous.) I hope it grows on you, but if not, well, you're stuck playing a game you hate I guess.
Jun 5th 2011 at 5:43:21 AM
I don't hate it my initial impressions are just a little mean because, let's face it, I just had to go through the same tutorial and cutscene three times on three separate occasions making varied bits of progress of the game and my friend's memory cards were destroyed multiple times. I hate having to repeat myself.

I like action RP Gs in general, I'm just nitpicking because it's popular. SO far it's just "Meh". Think of it like a Zero Punctuation review: almost everything is nitpiicky and overblown and not as bad as I make it seem.

And hobgoblin thou art have demonstrated more of my ignorance. Is this menat to be a reason for me to play the FF games?
Jun 5th 2011 at 11:50:12 PM
I have not played this, and from all the hype, i don't think i really will. Besides the fact i can't afford a system, much less an actual game
Jun 6th 2011 at 12:47:40 PM
everyone but me in my posse is talking about Nobodies, Axel, Roxas, and whatever. I want to be involved.

Believe me; no, you don't. (And the Nobodies, Axel, and Roxas aren't even in the first KH game!)
Jun 7th 2011 at 8:57:06 PM
Maybe you should take a step back and think about what age group this game is targeted towards - note the dolled-up versions of the Final Fantasy characters, the lack of blood, any real violence or swearing at all, and the adorable enemies. Admittedly, the game isn't for everyone, though :/
Jun 7th 2011 at 9:07:43 PM
taking a step back and thinking about the age group this is targeted towards I realized... This game sucked at doing that, they made the beginning of the game as dull as humanly possible when kids aren't going to have the attention span for that sort of thing. Thanks for the advice.