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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Hearty collection of remastered series adventures.

Game PlayStation 4 2017
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Amazing Game with a great Story

Amazing Game with a great Story for alle Ages but if they want to know the whole story i would recommend 12+

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This meaty collection features improved graphics and extra game content that should appeal to series fans and newcomers alike. The original games are must-play adventures for fans of fantasy role-playing game fans; Kingdom Hearts (2002) and Kingdom Hearts II (2005) are the clear standouts, along with offshoots like Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (2008) and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix (2010). While they're only with updated cinematics, Square Enix also threw in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (2009) and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (2001), both originally on Nintendo DS. In total, the gameplay among all these titles has been estimated at 300 hours. For $49, that's a pretty sweet deal.

Kingdom Hearts II is arguably the best of the bunch. The story picks up where its predecessor left off: Sora, voiced by Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, A.I. Artificial Intelligence), is a 15-year-old on a mission to find his best friend, Riku, who has mysteriously disappeared. Sora wields a magical weapon known as the Keyblade, which can also unlock new worlds. At the same time, Donald and Goofy vow to locate their missing king, Mickey Mouse. Together, the adventurers travel through perilous lands and face nasty enemies such as the yellow-eyed Heartless creatures, the nimble Nobodies, and a black-coated faction simply referred to as Organization XIII. Familiar locations on your quest include those seen in famous Disney films, ranging from The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast to Tron and Pirates of the Caribbean. At one point in the game, you'll even visit the black-and-white world of Steamboat Willie, based on Disney's 1928 animated short starring Mickey Mouse. Across the board, these games are fun and refreshingly accessible RPGs that fuse Japanese storytelling and gameplay with an unprecedented repertoire of recognizable Disney icons.

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