Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally here, and the game has a lot to offer. There are plenty of side quests and even more minigames to keep you busy for weeks on end. But if you want to get the most out of your time in this Disney-themed world, here are some tips to keep in mind:
In Kingdom Hearts 3, you'll be playing as Sora.
In Kingdom Hearts 3, you'll be playing as Sora. Sora is a Keyblade wielder who used to live in Destiny Islands with his friends Riku and Kairi. One day they're attacked by the Heartless, creatures that feed on people's hearts. Sora manages to escape on his own and lands in Traverse Town where he meets Donald Duck and Goofy—two royal servants who have also been displaced from their home world. Together they set off on an adventure across different worlds seeking out the seven Guardians of Light (or “Keyblade Bearers”), hoping that together they can find a way back home.
Along the way, Sora will meet several other characters who join him on his journey: Roxas (a Nobody modeled after Roxas' former self) Xion (a replica created by Organization XIII), Ventus (who still lives within Terra's heart) Aqua (who is trapped inside Castle Oblivion), King Mickey Mouse himself as well as some new faces like Zack Fair from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Chirithy from Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage
Kingdom Hearts 3 will have fast-paced action combat.
The combat in Kingdom Hearts 3 is faster and more fluid than previous games. Rather than the slow, methodical combat of the first two entries, KH3's system is focused on the player's ability to move around the battlefield and attack enemies. Newer additions to your arsenal include actions such as dodging, aerial attacks, and even parrying enemy attacks so you can perform a counterattack.
As you progress through KH3's story mode, you'll unlock new abilities that allow you to perform different moves and combos with Sora. It's these abilities that make up most of your offensive repertoire - but be warned: the challenge level has been cranked up considerably from prior entries in this series!
Kingdom Hearts 3 will have a new attraction flow mechanic.
The attraction flow mechanic is a new feature in Kingdom Hearts 3, and it's one that players will want to master. In previous games, you only had access to certain abilities when fighting enemies. However, with attraction flow, you can use all of your skills at any time—which makes it easier for you to move around freely as well as attack more effectively and efficiently. While this may seem like a minor change on paper (and in some ways it is), it allows for more fluid gameplay and higher levels of engagement between the player and the game world.
The story in Kingdom Hearts 3 is almost incomprehensible.
The story in Kingdom Hearts 3 is almost incomprehensible.
The game's main plot is so convoluted that it's hard to follow, even if you've played the previous games.
There are a lot of different characters with complex relationships between each other, making it difficult for new players to understand them.
The story is also very slow-paced, with many long cutscenes between gameplay. The game itself is quite challenging, and while this can be fun for some players, others may find it frustrating.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will make you want to replay the first two games for a refresher.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is the first game in the series to have an action-oriented combat system. You'll be able to unlock new abilities and use them to defeat enemies with stylish attacks. The game's story picks up after the events of Kingdom Hearts 2, so you'll want to go back and play the first two games for a refresher before diving into this one.
If you're not familiar with the franchise, here's a quick recap: Sora is trying to save his friends from darkness, which is represented by a group called Organization XIII. He finds himself trapped in another world alongside Donald Duck and Goofy—and there are many more worlds out there! This time around he'll also discover more about himself and his friends' pasts as they face off against new antagonists who may or may not know something important about Sora's origins (spoiler alert: they do).
In addition to fast-paced combat mechanics that feel like playing an action movie scene come alive, KH3 will have a new attraction flow mechanic where you can send your party members on missions throughout each world while continuing your main quest line solo or together with other players online.
Kingdom Hearts 3 actually looks less like Final Fantasy than usual.
For a long time, Kingdom Hearts has been defined by its look. It's a cartoon, but it's not like those other cartoons you know from your childhood—it has the carefully drawn characters and background art of Final Fantasy, the sense of scale and detail of Disney movies, and even some of the fluidity in character animation that Pixar puts into their films. All these things combine to give it an almost painterly quality that feels like something out of a dream. It's easy to get lost in its aesthetic; it bleeds into every corner of the game's worlds and draws you further into them as you play.
However, with Kingdom Hearts 3 (or KH3), Square Enix is doing something different: they're making their world more realistic than ever before. The characters don't just look more detailed than before—they've also got subtle wrinkles around their eyes when they smile or furrow their brows as they think about what happened earlier in the story! Similarly, environments have never looked more natural: grass sways gently when touched by wind currents instead of turning into flat green planes as before; clouds appear above mountains instead of just being painted onto sky backgrounds; waterfalls rush over cliffs where there used to be nothing but blackness behind them!
This change makes perfect sense given how far graphics technology has come since 2007 when KH2 first released on PS2 (and later remastered for PS4). And yet despite this change happening entirely due to advancements made within gaming industry itself rather than anything else outside its control (like how Hollywood tends toward blockbuster special effects every time), many fans are still livid about having their beloved series stripped away from them forevermore!
The mini-games from previous games return in this one.
The mini-games from previous games return in this one, and they're just as fun as ever. They're a great way to break up the action, learn new abilities and get rewards while you do so. So if you want some more lighthearted moments that are still tied into the overall story, then these will be right up your alley.
Emo is cool again, thanks to KH3.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is a great game for fans of the series, for fans of Disney and Square Enix, and for anyone who is just looking for an in-depth story with lots to do. If you want to watch the cutscenes over again or replay any of the worlds (which are huge), there's plenty to keep you busy.
The majority of KH3's plot revolves around Sora's quest to find his friend Riku and bring him back home from the dark world where he was trapped by The Master of Masters. Along with this main questline, there are plenty of side quests that can be completed as well as some tasks that don't seem like anything more than filler until you complete them.
The graphics in KH3 are radically different from previous installments, for better and for worse.
The graphics in Kingdom Hearts 3 are the most beautiful and detailed yet. The game's worlds have never been so vibrant and colorful, with every piece of scenery looking like it was pulled straight from the mind of an artist. However, this change has come at a cost: there is now less of a Final Fantasy feel to the game than ever before—even though they're using similar art styles. For example, Beast's castle may look like it was taken right out of one of Disney's animated films, but there's no sign here that this world once belonged to Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Strife (although KH3 does reference Cloud in its story).
Likewise, some characters that were once staples of Square Enix titles (like Sora) now look very different from their original designs (e.g., Sora has gotten taller since his last appearance). This isn't necessarily bad; however, we do miss seeing some more familiar faces in KH3 because we've grown so attached to them over time!
There are mixed feelings about this game overall, but if you've played the others you are going to enjoy it all the same.
Overall, Kingdom Hearts 3 is a fun game that has a lot to offer. The gameplay is enjoyable and the graphics are beautiful, but there are some issues with the story that might leave you confused. If you've played the other games in this series, though, I would definitely recommend this one as well! However, if you've never played any of them before then maybe wait until they come down in price or grab a friend who has played those games and can help explain what's going on (or just watch YouTube videos).
If you're looking for an RPG game where everything has been simplified into easy button combos—think Final Fantasy XV—this isn't it. It's also not as good as previous Kingdom Hearts games with more complicated combat systems like Kingdom Hearts 2 or Birth By Sleep. But overall this is still an enjoyable experience with plenty of great characters from throughout Disney history!
Kingdom Hearts 3 is a game that's going to be a hit with fans of the series, but probably not so much with newcomers. If you've played the previous games, though, then there's no doubt in my mind that it will live up to your expectations. It might even surpass them!