Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kingdom Hearts 3DS

I've been thinking about buying Kingdom Hearts 3DS: Dream Drop Distance.  I'm a fan of Disney movies, so I'll probably like it. On the other hand, my last experience with Kingdom Hearts was a disaster.  So, being a cautious fellow, I went online and looked up which Disney movies are in this game.
  • Fantasia
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Tron Legacy
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Pinocchio
Um...wow, that's sort of a bad lineup.  They must have used up all the popular movies in the other games.

I haven't seen Fantasia in over fifteen years, because it's more like a classical music CD than it is a movie.  I didn't see The Three Musketeers because it was a direct-to-video release, but I'm sure I can pretend it's The Prince and the Pauper and thereby enjoy it.

I didn't see Tron Legacy; I don't think it belongs with all the other animated Disney movies.  I haven't seen Hunchback since I saw it in theaters in the 90's; it was okay, but Quasimodo was so ugly that it was hard for little Michael to support him as the main character.  Plus, the gargoyle characters' role as comedic relief came off as a little forced.  Maybe it could be an interesting game?  I dunno, because 70% of the movie takes place in a bell tower, which does not sound like it easily translates into fun gameplay and exploration.

Pinocchio is my favorite movie on the list, because it's a really high-quality movie.  I'm not sure which scenes from the movie will make it into the videogame, because...there aren't a lot of scenes.  There's Gepetto's Cottage, the village streets, the amusement park and the ocean.  That's mostly it...I guess they'll go with the village and the amusement park, which are larger areas.

All in all, I'm more hesitant to get this game.  It doesn't seem like it involves exploring Disney worlds; I'd probably be better off getting the latest Disney Princess game for something like that.  I hear the demo is free, so maybe I'll check out the demo before deciding whether or not to get the game.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

u played kingdom hearts b4?

Anonymous said...

Tron..? Wow.

Katie said...

I'm a huge fan of the previous kingdom hearts games (with the exception of the one you played-chain of memories). I would really, really recommend picking up the first game or second game for play station platforms if possible. the worlds are great- Wonderland, Agrabah, the Nightmare Before Christmas world, the little mermaid in the ocean, Neverland, China (for mulan), etc. I really think you would enjoy the first two installments and I personally think it really helps to understand the plots of the first two games to enjoy the "side" games.

Sanni said...

i pre-ordered it, but... we'll see, if i actually like it.

Anonymous said...

I don't play Kingdom Hearts (there's too many and I don't even know where to begin; plus, the story doesn't really appeal to me) but this games sounds...okay. I agree that the amusement park aka pleasure island will be used as one of the larger areas. As for Fantasia, the problem is that there might be too much. Think about it; you could have a boss battle for Night on Bald Moutain (which would be cool), but they'll have to pick and choose the other segments because there's so many. As for Hunchback, I love it and I think it can make some interesting platforms. Paris and the Court of Miracles would be my guess for the platforms (the court of miracles is the gypsy's hideout, and it's really cool looking!). The Three Musketeers is just going to be a shakesphere like area, and I don't even want to picture how horrible Tron's going to look. In fact, I don't understand what Tron has to do with Kingdom Hearts at all! Give me annother spin off movie, not somthing totally out of contex! Ah-hem, now that I'm done ranting, I want to apologize for ranting again. ...That came out really ironic. Oh well, bye-bye! :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry if my comment/rant turned out mean. I didn't mean that Tron is horrible, just that comparing it to the others in the game, it just seems out of place. Also, it bugs me that disney has been premoting Tron so much, like, to a point where I find myself beeing annoyed. Not that it's a bad film, it's just like watching the same comercial four times every day. Again, not trying to offend fans of the movie. Sorry if I did, I never ment to.

Anonymous said...

You should definitely try playing the first or second game like Katie said. They are much more fun!

Anonymous said...

U need to play the FIRST KH game!!!!!!! U could even (if u want) just go on YouTube on watch a walkthrough of it! The first time I played it at my best friends house I LOVED it!!! It's a bit annoying at the beginning trying to find some things, but as soon as it gets into the storyline with the heartless and everything it REALLY good!!! B4 I played it at my best friends I only liked it cause it had Final Fantasy characters in it and I didn't like the rest of it cause I thought it was really kiddish, but it's actually kind of hard!!! O.O So, I think u would enjoy it!!! And sorry this is soooo long, but KH is a GREAT game!

Carrissa Noelle said...

I, being a huge fan of the Kingdom Hearts series, totally recommend that you either play the games IN ORDER or look it up on Youtube. You played the second game of the series on your six video playthrough. It's really confusing, but play them (or watch them on Youtube) in this order: Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep (it's a prequel, but you won't understand it unless you play the other games first), and finally, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance... I hope that this is helpful! I've been a huge fan since you first started your Youtube channel! Thanks so much!
-Carrissa

Becki said...

Kingdom Hearts? I've never played it, but it looks cool...

Anonymous said...

You didn't support Quasimodo because he was "ugly"? Did you miss the entire point/moral of that movie lol... It's actually disappointing to see how shallow you came off by that comment.

Acashana said...

I probably wouldn't get it. I'd get Zelda Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks or Okami-den instead.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 7:58

Well, in Michael’s defense, he said he first saw the movie as a little boy. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a pretty dark and intense movie for a child to fully understand; to really grasp ALL of it, you usually have to be a teenager or an adult. When I was a child, I didn’t like the movie either, especially the songs. Now though, when I listen to Hellfire, for one example, which is about forbidden love, lust, sin, guilt, damnation, etc., I realize the real life problems and somber themes of the movie. You can’t really expect a child to comprehend all that, and have to understand they are going to take the movie at face value, namely that Quasimodo can be kind of scary looking to naive children. Not saying it’s right of course, and you have to teach them so they know that’s not the correct way to treat people, but they usually aren’t coming from any malice place like shallowness.

Anonymous said...

I understand your point, but I was also a young child when I watched Hunchback for the first time and I ADORED Quasimodo. Mainly because of his underdog, "unattractive" qualities. I believe most kids actually do react well, if not better, around people society doesn't generally label "attractive". They're generally too "innocent" to acknowledge the person as "ugly".

I never said the movie had a particularly child-appropriate theme... But I don't see what that has to do with not liking a character solely because they are "ugly".

All I'm saying is, a comment like Michael made saying he didn't support/like somebody just because of their looks being read by the wrong person can hurt way more than you could ever understand. Someone who looks up to him (his prime audience being preteen/teenage girls) who is bullied solely because the "popular" kids called them "fat" or "ugly" could be completely crushed by someone they look up to saying basically the same thing. Maybe I'm taking this personally because of what I went through in school, but it's still not right. All I'm saying is words are the most severe weapons, and Michael just seemed like a person who was caring enough to understand that.

Anonymous said...

BUY. IT. YOU. WILL. NEVER. REGRET. IT. Trust me I HAVE BEEN DYING TO GET A 3DS JUST TO BUY THAT ONE GAME. But...first you should learn more about Kingdom hearts, I"ll be happy o teach you...some how...trust me after I saw your mini KH walk through you need to be taught the ways of KH...trust me I've been an official KH fan ever since I was 10...