Parents' Guide to

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Remastered Disney-focused tales, movie have mild violence.

Game PlayStation 4 2017
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These games look and sound good, especially if you're a super fan of the series and want to experience them on a powerful console instead of on the go. Plus you can experience Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A Fragmented Passage from Aqua's perspective for the first time and watch this film that attempts to tie everything together and sets up the final chapter, Kingdom Hearts III. (The story is still convoluted -- it possibly got lost in translation from its Japanese game developers.) The best piece of this three-part compilation is Birth By Sleep. It's fun to explore the beautiful and atmospheric Dark World as Aqua, engaging in nimble and fast-paced combat against all kinds of enemies, and you're encouraged to explore these big outdoor levels (even vertically). The largest problem with this title is that It's a short adventure that only lasts a couple of hours.

The new take on Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance fares well, too, with players controlling Sora and Riku to perform parkour moves, fight, and navigate strange worlds. Some of the parts that require the touchpad (carried over from the Nintendo 3DS game) don't feel as intuitive as the rest of the game, but it's still very enjoyable to play through. Overall, this compilation is a lot of fun for fans of the series and should help pass the time until Kingdom Hearts III is eventually released.

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