Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

For those who are fans of the Kingdom Hearts series (or if your a friend of a fan), you will no doubt know about the latest addition to the series, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. I understand that it’s SquareEnix and they really love their odd titles but this one really takes the cake. 358/2 Days? I’m sure it will be explained somewhere in the story but it doesn’t make the title any less bizarre. So from now on I’m going to call the game Kingdom Hearts: 179 Days, or Kingdom Hearts: 358 Half-Days, if you want to get confusing.

kingdom-hearts-358-2-days-logoKingdom Hearts: 179 Days is a prequel to Kingdom Hearts 2, which is an odd way to place things, but I think SquareEnix just feel that the events between KH 1 and KH 2 need even more explanation. As a spoiler warning, I’m going to assume that if you’re reading this then you’ve played Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2. I don’t count Chain of Memories as part if it because that game was just a pain and the story was even more annoying. The story is focused on Roxas, Sora’s Nobody, and his time with Organization XIII. I’m excited for the story on this one, because the fans finally get to learn the story of Organization XIII and learn about all those characters who were already dead by the start of Kingdom Hearts 2. Apparently there is also a 14th member of Organization XIII, which is also a weird addition because there is absolutely no mention of this girl in Kingdom Hearts 2 and according to SquareEnix’s official site, she creates a friendship trio between her, Roxas, and Axel.

I don’t know much about the game play but I’m guessing that it plays like a hack and slash RPG much like the other Kingdom Hearts and I’m hoping that SquareEnix learned from Chain of Memories that having a game based around card decks is NOT fun. From what I can tell your main character is Roxas and you will go on missions into the various worlds of Disney/KH world. For each mission you bring along a member from Organization XIII. I ahven’t been able to learn much more than that, but I know that each of the Organization members have unquie skills and I believe that you will control them much like the player controlled Goofy and Donald in KH. I also know that there is multiplayer which allows up to 4 players to select one of the members of XIII and you go into the various worlds for missions. I have found a gameplay clip featuring the multiplayer so enjoy.

If I owned a DS, I would definetly go out to purcase Kingdom Hearts: 179 Days. However, I think that the DS is a big gimmick and I refuse to by one so I might be awhile before I get to try this. However I know of a few people who do own a DS and have an intrest in the game so I might just have to “borrow” it…

A note to SqaureEnix: No more stupid titles…

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~ by cabboge on October 1, 2009.

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