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April 27, 2012 03:05:34 PM
(April 25, 2012 10:52:48 PM)TheNinjaMax Wrote: Here lies the problem with your argument: most of those franchises games can be stand-alone, whereas Kingdom Hearts seems to be interconnected with the same continuity, but split between two or more platforms. People who didn't both picking up Chain of Memories were found themselves confused in Kingdom Hearts II when references to Organization XIII.
I agree. Kingdom Hearts is more or less an ongoing, single plot (with a whole ton of side stories) which, being as complicated as it is, makes it hard to play any one game on its own without missing out on a lot of details. Final Fantasy has a different stories for each game, with completely different characters.
The first KH game that I played was, admitedly, Chain of Memories, and I have to say, while I figured the game out and played it, and used that game for an entire year knowing absolutely ZIP about what was happening in the story. I thought Sora and Roxas were the same person, and I was like, Why am I even IN a castle? I'd understand if, maybe, the occasional small game was on a portable, but it seems a bit annoying that the keep making a new game for EVERY generation, nearly (COM, 365, BBS, AND DDD are all on different consoles). That's a WHOLE ton of money you have to spend if you want to be a completely-informed fan. It'd also seem more okay if they released the MAIN games continuation more often, but it's been so many years that now it just seems like they're trying to waste your money with these little side stories. Not that they're not generally really good, but if you're the kind of person who really wants a good story, you'll be totally lost on that aspect if you don't have a bunch of different consoles.
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