The "Other" Colin
Joined: Jun 2010
February 08, 2012 10:28:46 AM
The first time I played through the scene were you think Goofy died, I was completely dumbfounded, and at a complete loss. I became so wrapped up in the game that I was actually saddened at the thought that one of my companions could have been gone. Then, when I saw Goofy bounce back in the next scene, I was overjoyed. It's amazing how one can become so consumed that true emotion comes out in a time of sorrow within the game itself.
Now, would Disney actually allow a main character in the Disney family to be killed in a KH game? I have to say that if Disney actually wants the story to progress to a brand new level, then this is a necessary step. There has to be a tragic loss in order for a triumphant ending to take place. Riku was lost within Kingdom Hearts for a short time, but at that point we weren't sure what that meant. In FF VII: Crisis Core, Zach dies; he actually dies
. Zach was a major character; heck, you play as him through an entire game - he was the
character. However, in order for Cloud to rise up within himself to be the hero that he had lied about being all this time, literally taking on and living in the persona of Zach, that sacrifice had to be made. Yes, the plot was already set in place way before Crisis Core was ever released, but I think it makes my point. If not, you can look in just about any bit of written fiction on shelves today. Major characters die, in order for others to rise up to the occasion.
For Kingdom Hearts to continue moving in the direction that I see it going, to move along with its original audience, sacrifices will have to be made, and someone important to the series will have to let go. I can't see Yensid as being a great sacrifice. Yes, he's the man that taught Mickey everything he knows, but I don't feel that as a character within the KH universe, we're very close to him. In order for the story to progress further, something tragic will have to happen; Disney Castle will have to be destroyed, possibly taking Minnie, Daisy, and Chip and Dale with it; Radiant Gardens could be wiped off the map, destroying Merlin and the beloved characters of Winnie the Pooh.
A move will have to be made, and Disney needs to see this to keep the Kingdom Hearts franchise moving in the right direction.