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Kingdom Hearts II review

A duck with a wand, a dog with a shield, and a story that might have you holding back tears ... they did it again

You don't care that combat is often such a manic, camera-swerving lightshow that you literally can't see yourself. Becauseduring the moments in which you can see, you can do things like jump on the back of a cyborg T-rex, ride him like a bull until he swan-dives headlong into the ground, then bludgeon his still-fighting-but-now-headless body to death with a giant key.

You don't care that, as the fabric of the universe is shredding all around you, you're taking time off to sing rhythm-action tunes with a mermaid or yank a honey pot off Pooh-bear's head, because it's just so damn earnest and fun. You don't care that actress Mena Suvari sounds all wrong as the voice of Final Fantasy VII's lovely Aerith, because her game-mate Tifa is a total hottie.

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GenreRole Playing
DescriptionIt's back: that mystical merger of Disney characters, Final Fantasy cameos and Action RPG combat against sub-human agents of nothingness. Weird? Oh, yeah. But also wonderful.
PlatformPS2
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Alternative namesKingdom Hearts 2, KH 2, KH II,
Release date30 March 2006 (US), 25 August 2006 (UK)
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