Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
A good KH game...
Kingdom Hearts is like my favorite video game ever. I know alot of people were dissappointed in this game because it was a Game boy Advanced game. But I was impressed. If you have a gameboy then this will probably be the best game on it. The creators made a very impressive game for this system, and thats what the creaters do, they make different KH games for different game systems, its more fun, I love playing the ps2, psp, nintendo DS, etc. And for the time this came out, you have to give them some credit. I admit you should be a little over 10 years old to play IF you want to understand the story line in KH and play. The gameplay is different then the other games which is cool. But it does get frustrating when you dont have the right cards to open the right doors, that and some of the bosses are really tricky to beat especially with how the GBA is set up, so thats pretty much it, if you dont have it, the ps2 version is better but if not and youre a KH fan you should be required to get it.
Challenging and fun game!!!
Chain of Memories, is a very fun game! Incredibly challenging, as are most GBA games, but it adds a certain spice to the Kingdom Hearts series. Introducing the mysterious Organization XIII. Visit the same worlds from the first Kingdom Hearts, including a new one, and uncover Sora's memories. The storyline follows Kingdom Hearts 1, and now the group of friends are in their search for King Mickey and Sora's best friend Riku. As they follow the wrong path in the crossroads, they encounter the mystifying and incredibly huge, Castle Oblivion. You will encounter a number of organization members to fight and many other disney bosses. The best part is Riku's story at the end of the game, where you play as Riku, and battle Ansem. In all, this game is very entertaining and captivating with the many twists and turns that the story takes.
I remeber this game when it first came out. I'd seen commercials for the Kigndom Hearts game for Playstation 2, but I didn't pay them much mind, as I didn't have a Playstation 2 back then. My brother, on the other hand, got the game for Christmas and loved it. After I bought my Playstation 2 and played Kingdom Hearts and Kigndom Hearts II, I felt myself wanting to know what happened between the two games, as the second one kind of started out a little randomly. In an effort to know more, I stole my brother's Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and played it on my DS. I instantly became immersed in the storyline, as all Kingdom Hearts games have done, and kept playing until the sun came up. Once I finished though, I couldn't help but get sucked back into playing the Reverse/Rebrith mode. Believe me, it's a great game for a GBA game. The movies are just a good as they are on the PS2 and, while the sound may be a little scratchy, it's still pretty good for a GBA. This game takes place after Kingdom Hearts. You come to find Sora, the protagonist of the series and the weilder of the mystical weapon known as the Keyblade, who's searching for his friend, Riku, and a way back to his island home to his other friend, Kairi, along with Court Magician Donald and Captain Goofy, who are searching for their missing king, Kign MIckey of Disney Castle. The trio has been traveling through a meadow they appeared in after defeating Ansem and sealing the Door to Darkness with Riku and the King on the other side. One night, Sora can't sleep, and his attnetion is drawn to a man dressed in a black cloak. Sora follows the man, who tells him, 'Beyond you will find what you are searching for, but to claim it, you must lose something dear.' Before sora has a chance to ask anything, the cloaked figure disappears into darkness, leaving Sora with his thoughts. The next day, Sora, Donald, and Goofy follow the path along which Sora saw the man, and come to a great castle. Upon entering the castle, the trio is met with the same man. When they attempt to fight him, though, they realize that they can not attack. The man explains that it is because they forgot every ability they knew when they set foot in the castle. The man stuns Sora and then walks through the young boy's memories. The man tells Sora he sampled his memories and made cards from them, telling him that in Castle Oblivion the cards are the key. The cards are everything. Using his memories and cards to move forward, Sora and his friends dive deep within the mystery of Castle Oblivion and it's hosts, the even more mysterious Organization XIII. Along the way, Sora meets up with Riku, who doesn't seem to be himself. His memories scattered and growing farther apart, Sora must unravel the meaning of his 'train wrecked' memories and the mysterious girl named Namine, and the girl who looks like Namine in all of his visions. Along the way he must combat each Organization Member standing in his way.
When I found out about this game, I was really excited. I had already played through the first and second Kingdom Hearts and they were a lot of fun. I went to Gamestop and purchased this game. As soon as I got into my mom's van, I turned the game on and started playing on my DS. The opening clip was completely amazing for a gameboy game and quickly got my interest, despite the rough sounding music. From there I was really disappointed. The characters didn't have any voice (you had to read the subtitles). I found the whole card system really annoying. I was really surprised that the people that made the same game as Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 made this! I looked at the preview for the Playstation 2 version of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and was disappointed that they were going to use the same card battle system. If your a big Kingdom Hearts fan, I highly wouldn't recommend this game.
A great 2nd game
This game is pretty good in the fact that it did pretty good trying to be like the first one but is probably meant for the players who have beaten the second one it explains the some new characters that unless you've just played the second one won't see unless you got final mix or KH 358/2 it lets you play as 2 different characters which doesn't happen that much especially if you always wanted to play as riku which this is his first ever actual game where you have the option to pick riku after you beat soras game or just use cheats and the thing is people probably won't play this unless you are good at the first cause now you only have a limted number of attacks you can do so if your a fan of the first you'll like this alot but that doesnt mean that only those players should play it the way i look at it square enix was trying to find out if they might needed the combate to change cause in the first one all you really had to do was button mash but not all the time this one makes you think about what you should do all the time which does make it a little hard but if your a KH fan you'll like it anyway
This as a little kid was my favorite game its perfect really for anyone looking for an interesting game
I am a HUGE kingdom hearts fan. Ive probably spent a good 60 hours on each game i played and i have to say if you are under 10 you would not want this game. #1- The battle system is not just running around and pressing random buttons. It is like playing war but every hand you win you hit the other person. #2- it can be very annoying if you are a kingdom hearts fan. This game has absolutely nothing to do with kingdom hearts on the ps2 only the story, everything else changes! #3- If you have absolutely no skill at making perfect combinations some bosses in the game would take you a good hour or 2 to beat. So overall i liked the game and it took me very long to beat both story modes so the lasting appeal depends on how badly you want to beat the game. Thats right after you beat the story mode with sora you can play as riku!
Kingdom Hearts meets a card deck
This game was very fun. It took some getting used to at first since you use cards to battle, but building your own deck could actually be pretty fun. The storyline falls in between KH & KH2, so it fits right in. Once to get through the main story as Sora, you can replay as Riku. There is even more to do with Riku, and even gives insight to his side of the story.
**This game was released on PS2 awhile after the GBA, but it is still the same game just a different platform.**
Could be better...
Kingdom hearts games are usualy fun, easy to catch on to, and never feel like a chore. Sadly, Chain of Memories dosen't hit any of these targets. Its gameplay is so into "cards", which gets real annoying, real fast. You have to use cards to open doors, attack, etc. which makes this game boring after a while. It has a huge difficulty level too, which keeps you stuck in a world for days before you venture into a new one. On the bright side, it does have good graphics for a game boy advance game, and has the same deep imersing storyline as the other Kingdom Hearts titles. If your a Kingdom Hearts fan, you could think about putting this on you shelf, but for others new to Kingdom Hearts and want it a Kingdom Hearts game thats portable, look no further to Kingdom Hearts 358 Days/ 2, which beats Chain of Memories any day.
give the game some slack
sure the game looks weird and u cant hear them talking, but it was made for the gba, what do you expect. ifv u dont have a ps2, or are not planning to buy one, this is as close as u can get. the game is pretty much the same as the ps2 because its the same gameplay and they say the same thing