Excerpt: As a fusion of two of the most prominent publishers of role-playing games, Square-Enix consistently produces some of the most beautiful and complex games in the genre. But there is little doubt that more than a few eyebrows went up when the company announced an action RPG that brought Final Fantasy characters and Disney characters together under the same universe. The very idea seemed such a mishmash that many wondered if it could be pulled off.
Summary: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is a fun game that was almost brought down by questionable control issues and a repetitive story. If players can get past a few minor problems, they'll discover that this prequel offers a surprising amount of great content, beautiful graphics and even some fun multiplayer modes! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories entered a world where its predecessor, Kingdom Hearts , remains in recent memory, and its sequel, Kingdom Hearts II , looms on the horizon. By blending old memories from Kingdom Hearts and small glimpses into Kingdom Hearts II , Square Enix and Jupiter have created a game that stands as a fascinating link in the series. The game also goes beyond serving as mere filler and delivers a unique and challenging experience.
Excerpt: In reality, a kingdom of hearts would likely be a rather messy, bloody affair with random spurts of bodily fluid cascading down upon an ever thumping landscape consisting of naught but grossly misshapen organs.