• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • Hey Guest. Check out the NeoGAF 2.2 Update Thread for details on our new Giphy integration and other new features.

Kingdom Hearts III Review Thread

Kagey K

Member
Dec 18, 2013
9,909
13,738
985
Regardless of whether it reviews good or bad, I have a feeling the internet is going to be a shitshow.

The next week is going to be very interesting because of this game.
 

TheSadRanger

Banned
Sep 5, 2013
9,540
4,952
825
Mckinney,TX
This thread made for you.
https://www.neogaf.com/threads/kingdom-hearts-retrospectives-beginners-guide.1471458/#post-253738635

KH3 development begin around 2013 and also Kingdom Hearts 2 came out in 2006, how hear about KH3 in 2005?

Kingdom Hearts launched in 2002.

Notable pop culture events of 2002.

Kelly Clarkson wins the first season of American Idol
Men In Black 2 was released in theaters.
Spider-Man was a box office smash in theaters. (yes the first one with Tobey Maguire)

If you played the first game at release even at ten years old your now closer to 30 than 20.. 97% of the people who play this game won't have a clue what's going on
 

Mista

Dragonslayer
Nov 21, 2014
20,427
35,357
1,420
I’ll be updating the OP as soon as the first review drops
 

RPGCrazied

Member
Oct 14, 2007
39,340
654
1,345
2 hours! I really hope we can start hearing how this game performance is on base consoles especially.
 

Mista

Dragonslayer
Nov 21, 2014
20,427
35,357
1,420
Not many reviews will show up apparently. Many many outlets didn’t receive a review copy from SE..
 

zwiggelbig

Member
Apr 6, 2017
507
395
380
Could someone tell me why kh 1 and 2 were so memorable for people back then ? I am totally new to this and people seem to go crazy about this. Im hyped
 
Apr 27, 2018
2,998
2,435
595
East USA
This game deserves to be reviewed in the 90's. Resident Evil has no business being in the 90's! I kid, but journalists better not drop the ball on this one.
 

Danjin44

The nicest person on this forum
Mar 22, 2017
15,568
24,715
1,035
Reviews dropping. People complaining about the story. Go figure.
Gamespot said the story is too hard to follow. Like I said most of them didn’t play the previous games.
 
Last edited:

RPGCrazied

Member
Oct 14, 2007
39,340
654
1,345
IGN said it took him 27 hours to beat. I hope this is rushing, but its what I expect from a KH game.

Is there even an arena?
 
Last edited:

RPGCrazied

Member
Oct 14, 2007
39,340
654
1,345
"Part of what helps the pace overcome these issues, not just in the early moments but all the way through the about 27-hour story"

Sounds like he did to me.
 

DadEggs

Member
May 26, 2011
15,104
3,985
1,225
Could someone tell me why kh 1 and 2 were so memorable for people back then ? I am totally new to this and people seem to go crazy about this. Im hyped

imo the first was a big deal because it was Squenix doing a Disney crossover RPG. I didnt love it, but i recall reviewers saying it was a good arpg, and the worst part was the gummy ship BS.
people wanted more disney/FF charactes/worlds and answers to the story in the second. dont recall what critics said, but i think they said it was a good arpg, but confusing and obtuse story.

do you like Arpgs with ai partners? do you like disney? then maybe dive in. else dont get caught up in the hype.
 
Last edited:

Danjin44

The nicest person on this forum
Mar 22, 2017
15,568
24,715
1,035
"Part of what helps the pace overcome these issues, not just in the early moments but all the way through the about 27-hour story"

Sounds like he did to me.
There is big possibility the reviewer did barely any exploring or doing extra stuff.
 

Typhares

Member
Dec 5, 2013
1,714
2,153
955
UK
I'd be super happy if it's 'only' 30 hours long, that 's already a massive time investment from me these days.
 

Verdanth

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,543
2,442
435
Game informer:



The hype is real.

Every Kingdom Hearts fan next Tuesday, when holding KH3 gamebox:

 
Last edited:

RPGCrazied

Member
Oct 14, 2007
39,340
654
1,345
Well, you can watch a recap of all the stories from the start menu of III. They're patching that in. I personally played through everything last couple weeks. I'm good.
 
Last edited:

manfestival

Member
Nov 12, 2009
12,647
3,457
1,255
The demo was ok that I played a month ago. Granted I have never been a fan of the series. The production quality is pretty fantastic.
 

Fuz

Member
Jun 8, 2009
7,907
9,263
1,255
Cagliari, Italy
Last edited:

Vawn

Banned
Feb 20, 2018
9,357
19,632
810
No kidding. IGN has been slipping all over the place these days. I'd take anything they say with a grain of salt until other reviews drop.

If you listen to any of their podcasts, you'd know this guy is a RABID Kingdom Hearts fan and was dying to play the game for years. I have zero doubt he finished the game.
 

dorkimoe

Member
Aug 19, 2007
10,661
3,420
1,500
Dont hurt me, I have never played a KH game. What are they? Platformer? RPG? Adventure? Someone give me an ELI5 or comparison
 

Danjin44

The nicest person on this forum
Mar 22, 2017
15,568
24,715
1,035
Dont hurt me, I have never played a KH game. What are they? Platformer? RPG? Adventure? Someone give me an ELI5 or comparison
Action RPG. Watch this:
 
Last edited:

Danjin44

The nicest person on this forum
Mar 22, 2017
15,568
24,715
1,035
I used to not enjoy those, but it might be my favorite genre now...looking into this now
The thing is, this games not at all type of game you can just jump in latest series like FF or Persona. You need knowledge of what happened in pervious games.
 
Jun 25, 2018
656
338
500
Dont hurt me, I have never played a KH game. What are they? Platformer? RPG? Adventure? Someone give me an ELI5 or comparison

A game where you fight evil Disney villains in epic action scenes :) with a Big key. Also has lions drifting better than a outrun 2006 Pro player... maybe not but Damn close
 

dorkimoe

Member
Aug 19, 2007
10,661
3,420
1,500
The thing is, this games not at all type of game you can just jump in latest series like FF or Persona. You need knowledge of what happened in pervious games.
If i am one of those people who doesnt care about story at all, would i be able to jump in and enjoy the gameplay?
 

Shifty

Member
Sep 25, 2015
8,143
7,422
755
the planet Thra
Man, it's been a heck of a long time coming.

The best review score in my eyes is going to be the difficulty balancing numbers that pop up on the KH wiki. Please for the love of god be a worthy successor to KH2 Critical.
 

Danjin44

The nicest person on this forum
Mar 22, 2017
15,568
24,715
1,035
If i am one of those people who doesnt care about story at all, would i be able to jump in and enjoy the gameplay?
Just like any game with story, its going to have cutscenes and if you haven't played the pervious games then it just gonna go over your head.
 
Last edited: