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Kingdom Hearts II (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  J.D. Majors (17)
Written on  :  Jun 04, 2009
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Summary

Kingdom Hearts II is almost as good as the first one

The Good

Like the first game, there is an ensemble cast that includes singer Jesse McCartney, actor Christopher Lee, and Haley Joel Osment returning as Sora. There are many Final Fantasy characters including Cloud, Sephiroth, and Auron. Many of the Disney characters from the first game also return, and some new ones make their video game debut. Again, there were many hidden secrets which made me want to replay the game.

The Bad

Kingdom Hearts II has the same ending problem as the first, with the completion of the game being unsavable. I also didn't like idea of playing as Roxas for the first part of the game. I also wasn't happy with the completely redesigned Hallow Bastion (a level from the first game).

The Bottom Line

Kingdom Hearts II is a great game, but is inferior to the first one.