Kingdom Hearts (PS2) Review
Console: PlayStation 2
Game Name: Kingdom Hearts
Number of players: 1
Pros: Secret of Mana Battle system, Intro Song!
Cons: Bad Teammate AI
Games Like it: Secret Of Mana, Legends of Mana
You might be thinking, "Squaresoft and Disney... Squaresoft will be good but
Disney will make this game look horrible and too kiddy." Well, your thoughts
after playing the game may be different. It may be something like this "Squaresoft's
great action/RPG battle system 'Secret of Mana' combined with the elements of
Disney's movies was such a great idea! Teaming up with Goofy, Donald and
other Disney characters is so much fun! And I remember that part from that
one movie! This game is the best ever!"
As I said before, it has the elements of the classic battle system
"Secret/Legends of Mana" making the game fast paced. You have your
selections of magics (Holding L1 will bring up the shortcut), summons, and
abilities! As you get better, you'll be able to beat the game without
getting hit (at least some levels using the dodge roll ability).
The graphics are amazing! The backgrounds are just wonderful, hair looks
great (like always), the summons are breathtaking, the Disney and Square
characters look great (especially the new Cloud) and the Intro FMV looks so
great, you'll watch it over and over again.
A great soundtrack and voiceovers are really great. The soundtracks will
go with the level, so you can hear Aladin's theme song in Agrabah, and hear the
theme song from The Little Mermaid in Atlantica! And you've gotta love
the theme song in the intro of the game (It's also in the commercials).
The commercial got me hyped, and it lives through the hype.
The game doesn't have many parts, but the battle system is just worth doing the
game all over again! Plus in the beginning of the game, you can choose
between three attributes to where your strong at, and weak at (Strength, Magic,
or Defense) Plus you also talk to your friends: Wakka, Selphie, and Tidus to see
how fast you level up (Fast, normal, slow).
Great backgrounds, clothing, and
hairstyle! Plus the summons are breath taking and so is the FMV
A wonderful soundtrack from
Disney's great movies! Plus the voiceovers sound real good and
from the movie (especially Genie's ^_^).
The great "Secret/Legends of Mana"
battle system comes back in a new look. With powerful summons,
abilities, and Goofy and Donald on your team.
With 3 different attributes to choose
from in the start and 3 different ways to level up and the
"Secret/Legend of Mana" battle system...you'll be coming back for
A must have whether you like
Squaresoft and/or Disney.