Who wins in a fight between Pikachu and Darth Vader? Does a 50 foot-tall gorilla weigh more than a robot that transforms into an 18-wheeler? If Goku from Dragon Ball Z teamed up with the Hulk, could they out-eat Pac-man?
Oh, one more. What if cartoon super-power Disney teamed up with Squaresoft, creators of the Final Fantasy role-playing games, to make a new game? What if they made something that mixed classic Disney characters and worlds with new, Square-created cast members and Action RPG
Sora and Riku return for more Disney-themed adventures, this time in glorious 3D, with a slew of fresh mechanics to boot. As far as Kingdom Hearts handheld spin-offs go, this one's a keeper...
We're still amazed that Kingdom Hearts even exists. An action RPG that casts Goofy, Donald Duck and now Mickey Mouse fighting through multiple Disney worlds? Along the way, they interact with new characters and villains created by the developer/publisher of the Final Fantasy games?
This should never have happened, but it did. And it should never have been brilliant, even magical, but it was. So is this sequel, actually the third game in the series, after the PS2 original and Kingdom Hearts:
It's hard to believe in this age of shameless annual sequels to everything, but there have only been three games in the mega-successful Kingdom Hearts franchise since it began in 2002 (we're not counting the weird V-cast game).
If there’s one word to describe Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, it would be “unnecessary.” In a series filled with finely-crafted, carefully-tuned installments chock-full of plot, action, and fanservice, Re:coded is an anomaly, a wildly uneven mix of gameplay elements that feels like it was rushed out to keep the series in the spotlight. While the game has its strong elements, it’s ultimately rather disappointing for both old and new fans alike...
In 2002, Disney teamed up with Final Fantasy creator Squaresoft to create Kingdom Hearts – a fusion of lighthearted Disney storytelling and classic Japanese role-playing game tenants. It was fun, it was fresh and a lot of people loved it. The 2006 sequel, Kingdom Hearts II, got a little less love and a whole lot of confusion on account of spending the first 12 hours of the game playing as somebody other than the main character.
Jan 15, 2008
Dull, repetitive, and generic don't even begin to sum up Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom. Like every other dungeon hack out there, you find yourself constantly stabbing enemies and collecting loot as you travel through various randomly generated environments. However, what you won't find are engaging characters, sexy weapons, or any of the other bits of flair that games of this ilk usually
As far as generic names that videogames call the protagonist so they don't need to give the main character an actual name, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's "The Fateless" might be the best. Thankfully, that's only one of the great things about Reckoning, a game that proves there's room to grow in the action RPG genre...
Kirby’s power involves inhaling an enemy to gain its abilities.
Sucking up a fire enemy may turn the pink puffball into a torch, whereas
devouring a boomerang-wielding foe can grant Kirby that weapon for his own use.
In his last game, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, he didn’t have these abilities – he
instead utilized a skill-set more similar to Yoshi’s, with a leash (tongue)
that could grab his enemies and turn them into ball (egg) projectiles. It’s
almost as if Kirby sucked up Yoshi before the game began, gaining his powers in
the process. In Kirby Mass Attack for the Nintendo DS, he, again, lacks his typical
powers. Apparently, this time, he sucked up a whole bunch of Pikmin...
As the one of the most adorable mainstays in Nintendos stable, Kirby generally appeals to younger gamers. But that doesnt mean the little pink marshmallow has nothing for seasoned gamers. Kirby: Canvas Curse was a fine game, showing the ingenuity of the DSs touch screen early on in the systems lifespan. Squeak Squad doesn't bring the same kind of innovation, and instead sees Kirby pitted against a team of rodent robbers hell bent on making off with all of Dream Lands treasures for a more