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Kingdom Hearts II (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  Reborn_Demon (124)
Written on  :  Dec 17, 2006
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Summary

One of my favourite PlayStation 2 games!

The Good

Kingdom Hearts 2 is amazing - over 30+ of game play (and that's without all the hidden stuff, side-quests, and maximum stats), this game is quite huge. It takes what was good from Kingdom Hearts 1, turns it great and places it into this new game. Almost everything from the previous game has been improved, upgraded and extended. The great massive plot, with lots of twists to keep you guessing, lovable characters, "Drive" feature, dozens of combat combinations and abilities, a huge range of extra characters, great detailed worlds and the graphics are simply awesome, and all this is topped off with a cool theme tune, cool weapons and the movie-stunt-like "Reaction" feature.

The Bad

I can honestly say that there was only one thing that needed to be improved on; the Gummi Ship quest. You build your own ship (which is hard if you don't read the boring tutorial) and fly out, destroying other ships that get in your way - which, with so many things going on at once, is extremely annoying until you get the hang of it. That was the only downfall. Luckily, the Gummi Ship wasn't a big part of the game, and there are hardly any good rewards for it, so this isn't really important.

The Bottom Line

This game is probably one of the best RPG's out for the PlayStation 2 at the moment, with it boasting some of the best graphics for the console - When I first saw the trailer for this game, it looked like the graphics for the PlayStation 3!! If you have some cash left over for Christmas, or an upcoming birthday - treat yourself to this gem. In terms of gameplay and storytelling, this game is quite revolutionary for the action-RPG genre. No doubt, this is a modern-day classic and a jewel for gaming history (at least, in the RPG genre).