Rated 10 out of 10 by ShayShay 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.
Rated 5 out of 10 by zman13 Very Disappointing...
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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by keybladelover 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
Rated 6 out of 10 by goomba 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by KH_MASTER 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DDFG Disappointing?
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!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jaden101 Good game Good game
well this game was really good i liked it but there were some things that sucked: there were times the bosses were hecka hard, but u manged the other thing was the cutscenes in 3d (i think its 3d) the 3d doesnt say anything they have only music in the background and subs but other than that its really good especially Reverse/Rebirth Mode, I thought Riku was way better than sora in the story mode cause Reverse/Rebirth had a few new features like if u have enough dark points u can turn into dark riku, and he is way stronger than Sora well thats my opinion so i really like this game and i really recomened this game
Rated 9 out of 10 by metaridley phoenominal!!
this game is a very epic game.I play all the kingdom hearts games and ply through them many times.This is by far the best RPG on the gameboy.It plays a key part in the kingdom hearts story line when they had to head over to castle oblivion and go into sleeping pods for three years (i think it three years).the gameplay is very fun and has great battle system where its more than mashing buttons together.This is a very awesome game if you have overlooked it you need to reconsider your actions and go out and buy this.Or you may never play kingdom hearts again without the guilt.....THE GUILT!!!!!!!!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by RefugeeAgent Very good, better than the first.
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories for the GBA was definitely fun. After being disappointed by the first Kingdom Hearts I heard just rumors of this game. I didnt want a game i sooo longed for to end with a bad note on my side. I got COM the first chance i could. This is a real RPG, it is definitely unique with the "Card" battle system. There are plenty of extra things to do in this spin-off/ in-between sequel. Only thing that i was disappointed in is the lack of originality, the same worlds as in the first Kingdom Hearts were in here, but not all. A different story that actually keeps you in suspense and amazement.
Rated 8 out of 10 by NewbornRiddler A different style for the same game title
From start to finish this game changed its gameplay compared to the other Kingdom Hearts games. Even with this the game is actually pretty fun! The graphics are good for GBA and the gameplay is simple enough that if you dont understand it you can just spam the attacks until you win. The storyline isnt connected to the other games, but is a whole different one altogether. Overall the game was fun and I would recommend it to anyone. The only thing is that if you never played any of the other kingdom hearst you may not understand some refrences and why certain things are the way they are.