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  • Summary: KINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined byKINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe. Sora, Donald, and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds. [Square Enix] Expand
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  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Genre(s): Action RPG, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Role-Playing, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 86
  2. Negative: 1 out of 86
  1. 100
    The developer has refined and perfected the combat. It kept its silliness in tact. It kept in the darker themes and deep moments of self-reflection that we all need every once in awhile. It’s, quite frankly, the best Kingdom Hearts game Square Enix has ever created.
  2. Jan 31, 2019
    90
    It's not just a great Kingdom Hearts game, it may very well be a game that gets revisited in December.
  3. Mar 4, 2019
    90
    A grand finale that summarizes one of the most legendary waits for a video game sequel - ever, and really does a fine job! Kingdom Hearts III is a complex yet perfectly lite experience story-wise, packed with amazing combat and adorable worlds and characters. It is a game that lives up to the Kingdom Hearts name and is something you should not miss, whether you are a long term fan or new to the franchise.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 20, 2019
    85
    You're going to visit Olympus, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, even Winnie the Pooh – and each world is created up to the highest standards. [Issue#236, p.44]
  5. Feb 13, 2019
    80
    After so many years Kingdom Hearts III needed to be a strong send-off for the series, and for the most part, it is. The gameplay is still top tier and encourages diving back in once the credits have rolled to track down missed items and a secret boss. The individual worlds are gorgeous, and deserve to be combed through for every last scrap of treasure. It’s just a shame that plot stumbles over itself so many times because it really does drag the game down, but if I turn off the analytical part of my brain just enough, there truly is something special here.
  6. Feb 4, 2019
    80
    Kingdom Hearts III had a lot to say, a lot to show. It is an incredible journey across many Disney worlds, set up on various gameplay mechanics. But fighting is quickly redundant and its writing loses itself into lazy dialogues.
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    40
    Kingdom Hearts III is overflowing with heart, and mostly unconcerned with the head; as such, it’s in dire want of wickedness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 419
  1. Jan 30, 2019
    10
    Fantastic, I'm only a few hours in but the combat is super engaging, the clunky mobility of early Kingdom Hearts games is completely forgottenFantastic, I'm only a few hours in but the combat is super engaging, the clunky mobility of early Kingdom Hearts games is completely forgotten in light of some of the most enjoyable movement I've ever experienced in a 3rd-person game, and the graphics are beautiful. The Gummi portions of the game got a massive upgrade, the soundtrack is beautiful, and I just wish I had hope of more of these. Hopefully this game sells 10 million copies and forces Disney and SE to partner up more. The one minor negative I'd give it is that while the voice acting is excellent the fact that audio is recorded in many languages is obvious in most cut-scenes and leads to some strange timing/pauses, I don't know how expensive it would be to rewire these to be language-specific but it would significantly improve the occasionally-awkward timing of dialogue. I can't get over how fantastic and varied the abilities in this game are, I'm confident I'm not even close to seeing them all and there are already dozens of good ways to win any given fight, it's incredible. Truly a high-quality product. Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    A fantastic game from top to bottom. I have waited over 14 years for this game and it was truly a masterpiece. Can't wait for KH4!!
  3. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    It may have taken a long time for this game to come, but it was totally worth the wait. I features all the things that made the franchiseIt may have taken a long time for this game to come, but it was totally worth the wait. I features all the things that made the franchise great in the first place, and has better combat, more worlds to explore, and much more content. Definitely a must play. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2019
    9
    Kingdom Hearts 3 it's the epic conclusion of one of the most beloved franchises of video game history. I wish this to be the last game ofKingdom Hearts 3 it's the epic conclusion of one of the most beloved franchises of video game history. I wish this to be the last game of Kingdom Hearts to ever release, it's ending it's just perfect, heartbreaking and so beautiful... I still can't believe how amazing this game has been. It's worst than Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, but it's better than any other Kingdom Hearts out there. It does it's best to close each and every character plot and questions that Nomura has improvised though the years. What this game stills fails on it's the story telling, an usual mistake from Kingdom Hearts games; Lots of the dialogues are just extremely redundant. But, at the end, Kingdom Hearts 3 it's a great game, full of beautiful moments and it could be the definitive ending to this series that I love so much... But it probably won't be over yet... And that's a shame. Expand
  5. Jan 29, 2019
    8
    Early impressions have been very good, although for a game released in 2019 I had noticed some issues I thought were worth mentioning. I'veEarly impressions have been very good, although for a game released in 2019 I had noticed some issues I thought were worth mentioning. I've noticed that the english voices have been done kind of lazily and I understand that a lot of work is involved in doing it perfectly, but this game has been in development for a LONG time and I guess I was just expecting 2019 level of voice matching and seamless conversations. Other issue I had was with movement still getting bugged out on uneven surfaces in the Environment.

    There are too small issues I have had but the game has been exceptional besides those and is continuing to exceed my expectations in terms of character/story depth, graphics and combat.
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  6. Feb 17, 2019
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Antes de empezar a hablar del juego, quiero aclarar que he jugado a todos los anteriores (salvo los que solo estaban disponibles en consola portatil, aunque haya visto esa parte de la historia en videos)

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    Lo positivo
    -Banda sonora: un KH sin buena banda sonora no es nada. Esta no es una excepción, aunque personalmente me quedo con la del KH2 (mi favorito de la saga)

    -Graficos: sinceramente, son unos graficos increibles, disfrutables aún más en una PS4 Pro. Es un juego nítido y el gran contraste entre personajes propios de la saga y los de disney se ha desvanecido.

    Mundos: hay gente que se ha quejado de este aspecto pero a mí por lo personal me ha agradado mucho. Hay mundos que no me han gustado mucho (como Frozen) pero de otros me han parecido muy interesantes y curiosos (Toy Story, en especial los juguetes)

    Nuevas dinamicas: el hecho de poder correr por las paredes, poder realizar diferentes combos y la facilidad de cambiar entre llaves espada y preajustes (magia, objetos, vínculos) me han parecido interesantes.

    Negativo
    -Dificultad: Este punto va de la mano con el siguiente, pero creo que es mejor separarlos. Sinceramente me ha decepcionado la facilidad del juego. Salvo alguna vez puntual (sobretodo al usar la antiforma sin querer y teniendo a Donald muerto) y en el jefe final, no he muerto ni una vez, pese a tener la máxima dificultad, yendo a un nivel inferior al recomendado del mundo y finalizando el juego al nivel 37. Me suena haber leido algo relacionado con que, los sincorazones y demás enemigos básicos no iban a ser tan faciles de derrotar como otras y, pese a que aumentan, tambien aumenta el arsenal de ataques. Y es que, cada 2 ataques, te sale o un comando de atracción, o un comando de Donald o Goofy o un comando de los personajes del mundo (en mundos como Toy Story luchas 5 personajes, algo excesivo).

    -Infantil: Y es que, pese a ser un juego con nuestros ídolos de la infancia, es un juego demasiado infantil, hasta el punto que da rabia (el momento de buscar a Olaf es insoportable). Si habeis jugado al juego, seguro que la frase "There might be some ingredients around here" de Donald la tendreis taladrada.

    -"Desarollo" de los personajes: Lo pongo entre comitas porque es insultante decir que hay una evolución. De hecho, salvo Sora y alguno más, los demás no se desarollan en absoluto. El ejemplo perfecto es Kairi. Tanto en el KH2 como en el KH3 da indicios de que quiere luchar, no depender de Sora siempre, algo que es bueno, ya que no solo daría algo de interés a un personaje que es más plano que una tabla de planchar y que su razón de existir es que está enamorada del personaje principal, si no que daría un referente femenino en una industria en la cual cada vez más mujeres pueden sentirse orgullosas de poder sentirse integradas. El resumen de su participación es, un par de escenas con Lea/Axel (alguna emotiva como la que le recuerda a Xion), estar entrenando durante mucho tiempo para que al final no derrote a ningún enemigo (ni siquiera a un mero sincorazón básico) y que Xemnas la rapte, para que luego Sora se sacrifique para rescatarla. Los demás personajes son o bien un carismático enemigo convertido en heroe para pasar a ser un peón payaso en KH3 (Lea/Axel), alguien que tenía encanto y ser intigrante según muchos a ser alguien plano y aburrido (Riku), o bien alguien que no varía ni un matiz ni cambia durante la saga (Aqua, Ventus, Mickey...)

    -Villanos: Simplemente son rídiculos. Xehanort es el ejemplo perfecto para ilustrar este punto. Aparece, le derrotas, revive, vuelve a aparecer, muere.... A más a más, sus motivos para ser los malos son estupidos. Salvo Xemnas en KH2, los demás son malos por curiosidad o por conveniencia del juego. Y eso por no hablar del refrito de otros villanos de la organización XIII.

    -Historia: Pese a que la historia de esta saga es simple, es adictiva. Luz contra oscuridad, buenos contra malos, el clasico duelo. El caso es que el final de este no me provocó nada. Me emocionó más ver a Xion, Roxas y Axel/Lea en la torre que ver a Kairi llorando por Sora. Y es que intentan venderte un final mediocre que, si se hubiese hecho trágico, la saga ganaría mucho más. Pero no. Ponen a todos felices salvo en un segundo donde miran a Kairi llorando. Llamadme simple, pero yo preferiría o un final feliz ( sin Sora muriendo ) o un final donde todos lamentasen el fallecimiento de este (aunque seguro que revivirá sabiendo como funciona esta saga, más aún tras lo visto en el final secreto).

    -Desaprovechado: El resumen perfecto para mí es este. Usan mecanicas como las de Riku y Aqua para una batalla, los personajes no interactuan antes de la batalla final, y juntan 3 jefes en un combate cuando, si los hubiesen puesto por separado después o antes de juntarlos sería mas entretenido.

    Lo recomiendo solo para los fans hardcore, no para alguien nuevo a la saga.
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  7. Feb 19, 2019
    0
    Pra mim é um game de emo com um personagem ridículo e uma história rasa e sem graça, não gostava dos antigos e não gostei desse ultimo, passoPra mim é um game de emo com um personagem ridículo e uma história rasa e sem graça, não gostava dos antigos e não gostei desse ultimo, passo longe dessa comédia em forma em game Expand

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