Kingdom Hearts DDD - poop on a stick!
I LOVE KH.... All of them, except chain of memories of course, but I played most of it (a couple times actually but could never finish it).
This one though is very lack luster. It just seems like 10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag.
The graphics and story is fine to me (so far, I JUST finished Trons world) but the gameplay stinks.
I find the battles overly BUSY for a small 3DS XL screen. To often enemies appear and disappear from view attacking me where I cant see them. I never had this problem in ANY other version of the game. It seems that they made Sora and Riku just take up way to much of the screen in this one. BBS was one of my FAV titles. I loved 358/2 and even Coded, even though 1&2 are def the best. To me this is not a handheld title, it NEEDS to be on consoles.
Besides the cluttered screen let me tell you the flowmotion stinks. That and reality drifts are just not needed and often cause more harm than good. This drives me nuts during boss fights more than anything. I hit Y to roll away from a boss attack only to end up on some unseen rail or wall that sends me FLYING in some direction taking hits and losing my chance to cure. I wish you could actually turn this off but its needed to actually even progress on some levels. Its just way to irratic. It reminds of of playing Infamous or Mordor and youre trying to escape only to have your character grab a ledge and not let go getting you killed.
And dont get me started on the spirits. CMON MAN, I want either Donald and Goofy or NOTHING. Playing solo in the other handheld titles was not bad, even fun but having the Spirits is just not fun.
I hate having to create them, pet them, give them cake....? REALLY!?
Its not a tomogachi game, its frigging Kingdom Hearts! This isnt nintendogs! It actually belittles the game.
I would have rather been solo OR EVEN BETTER just give me the main character from the world Im in. When in Norte Damne let Quasi or the knight help me. I think limits and links with them would be WAY better than with the spirits and I wouldnt feel the need to keep swapping spirits and leveling them for no reason.
All in all you are talking to a guy who has TWO Kingdom Hearts Tattoos, so Im a fan but the execution in this game is AWFUL.
Yes its a bit more difficult but that doesnt bother me. In all honesty it did at first but then I remembered what a cakewalk the other games were and this difficulty became fun but when you mix that with horrid control and game mechanics that throw you around to the point where you cant see yourself it just become not fun. The challenge becomes fake. Youre fighting yourself more than the enemies.
The visuals are nice, but oddly I still think for an older console the PSP version looked better. It was crisper, less cluttered and your character took up only a small portion of the screen most of the time. This made you feel like you were playing on a console since you had more peripheral vision.
Also OMFG dont get me ranting on Dropping! EVERY boss yet I have been just at beating only to have my character drop. This is ridiculous and TOTALLY takes you out of the game. There was no reason for this. Drops should have been done directly after defeating a boss or at your OWN chosen time. Its a stubborn PITA to drop in a boss fight because when you re enter the boss is fully charged again..... WTF!
Boss battles should be drop immune.
Im going to finish it because I feel its a needed portion of the story before 3 comes out (HOPEFULLY on PS4 and not WiiU). I do not want to start 3 like I did 2 wondering who the hell Roxas is and why Sora's in a tube. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/KH3D_Euro_Cover.jpg