Rated 8 out of 10
by DarksoulZ8 Not Bad
It's better than the game boy. The graphic are great. Having to use cards was annoying but it's also a good challenge for hardcore gamers. Riku's story was hard but it just a game you want to see the ending of. Sora's was just complicated.
Rated 9 out of 10
by dxsenx card game
This game is the bomb.im myself is a kingdom heart freak. not a fan,but a freak. had almost every kingdom heart game except kingdom heart, and kingdom heart re:coded. but its a little hard without the first version,but i learn quick.i dont see y people dont like the card system its great.
Rated 10 out of 10
by Dakito43 One of the BEST
i liked the kingdom hearts seies and think they should make a third for the ps3. i loved birth by sleep and the whole series was a blast to me!! enjoy the game
Rated 8 out of 10 by Vahagn A. Awesome!
My time with this game was very enjoyable. The gameplay, which is card-based, is pretty cool. It's much more challenging than the other Kingdom Hearts games, so those of you who don't want to get stuck 15 hours into the game, you can take "Beginners Mode." Anyway, the game is pretty long, I'd say around 20-30 hours. There isn't much depth, in my opinion, but it's worth playing through at least once. As a PS2 game, I expected to see more voice acting and less text. That didn't happen. The voice acting is very limited. In fact, only a few characters are voiced (Sora, Donald, Goofy, and 3 organization people, including Axel). This is a problem, because I end up feeling like I'm playing a handheld game on the TV. Even the music got a bit annoying towards the end. Problems aside, this is a must-own title for Kingdom Hearts fans. For those of you interested, yes, this game does have an intro music video. The video has the same song from the original Kingdom Hearts, showing a recap of the story so far.
Rated 4 out of 10 by fairybebo5 MORE LIKE KINGDOM SUCKS.
After playing kh one and kh2, i was expecting for kh chain of memories to put a huge smile on my face like the first two games, but boyyy was i wrong. this game sucks big time. first of all, the way u fight is completely different from the first two games. if i wanted to play a card game, i would not have bought this game. the summons in this game r useless as well. in part one and two, they did alot of damage to your enemies n were more spectacular in animation. dont expect that this time. another annoying thing about this game is, you constantly have to keep going thru your menu, to discard unwanted cards and make room for new ones. unlike kingdom hearts one n two were the storyline was solid, this game feels like they just trew it together at the last minute to hold us fans over til kingdom hearts four. i hope they go back to actual battles with weapons n your characters and not cards. i will not recommend this game for players to buy. RENTTTTTT IT.
Rated 10 out of 10 by supermariotheterrible KH:C.O.M is BACK and BETTER!
This game plays almost exactly like the GBA version, only in 3-D, I enjoyed the GBA version, and I enjoyed this one the most. Even though you play with cards, it makes the game more strategic. I recommened this game to people who are fans of KH, and for those to like those kicking butt strategy/action games. Also if you like the story in 2-D, you like it better in 3-D, you'll be back kicking them organization XIII people like AXEL. Plus you'll like using the cards like having the right strongest card in your deck to beat the pulp out of those heartlesses. So all I am saying is that if you don't like those games with cards, that is fine if you are a fan of Kingdom Hearts. The other cool part like in the GBA version, when you finish Sora's side of the story, you'll do Riku's side, you'll finally pick him in 3-D(besides for a few seconds of being him in the Final Battle in Kingdom Hearts 2)and it is cool. So when you get this, you won't be disapointed, even probably you'll play 2 player fight just like in the GBA version.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Bigmcd3 Should i buy it
By starting kingdom hearts has been a fantastic experience and this more or less. The controls are average and the storyline could of been better. This version of chain of memories features 3d gameplay and new voice acting but as good as it seems fails in comparison to the other prequels or sequels. As you journey to other worlds, voice acting is absence and you are only given text. It is only after you have completed or before you've entered a designated area that you'll hear any voice overs. To the point this is a very challenging game that may have you give up but when you pass the challenge, you'll feel very profound and ackowledge the game for whats its worth. A short story, minimal voice acting, A excellent challenge, graphics average for a ps2 title and overall a medicore experience. Once you have beaten both Sora's And Riku's story you'll just leave this as a part as your collection and nothing more. This is only recommended for the fans and fans only as new comers will feel confused and angry with their experience.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Brenden Great Game
I have always been a huge fan of the Kingdom Hearts series. I went at midnight for the release of the original Chain of Memories GBA. It was a good game. Its graphics beat half the modern DS games today. It also had a great storyline. I know that the whole card system generally wasn't very popular. Personally I thought that it was good and it added more strategy to the game. The GBA version was just all around really good. The remake for the PS2 is 10x better! I felt as though the storyline was done much better and it was easier to make connections between this new version and KH2. It just felt a lot more like a Kingdom Hearts game than the GBA version did. The graphics were pretty good. There was plenty of challenge throughout the game. One problem with the other two KH games was that after you got somewhat far into the game the challenge stopped. I am very excited for the new upcoming KH game: 358/2. It would be cool if Square Enix were to eventually make a remake of that game for the PS3. I would definently recamend this game.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Coldheart Frustration on disc
This game was interesting for the first two hours of play, but the game is so long, and the card fighting system is awful. If you can move your character, watch your opponents cards, watch the background for drop cards, shuffle through your cards, and hold down the r2 to lock on target then grats. You have to move with the analog stick, while shuffle through cards with the directional pad. Your heal cards are tossed in to your attack and magic cards so you can't just push buttons to play this game. Also the battles and levels are all the same and after a while they get really boring. If you can beat the game like I did then you get rewarded with another level of stupidity and frustration. Riku has a totally different style of fighting then Sora and for the first three or four levels it's a much needed break from the awful card shuffling of the first half of the game. However Rikue has hardly any story, it's just him fighting all the same bosses Sora had to fight and some just appear and then that's the level, no dialogue or cut scene.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Sora rocks! Great game
This game boy advanced remake is awesome. When i first got it i was disappointed that they still had the card battle feature in it but I got over it quickly. The card battles do make you think though so if you prefer just x and o button pressing then this game may not be for you. The graphics are really good and the game does not lag but unlike the other Kingdom Hearts games there are no accessories besides cards and Sora keeps the Kingdom Key equipped for the whole game. Sora and his friends often use dialogue boxes to talk but during most boss battles they do speak without dialogue boxes in the cut scene. Also, the rooms have no definite form as you must use "rooms cards" to create it yourself. Sora also needs to run into a heartless to start a battle with it before he can destroy it. The game has a decent length and when you beat Sora's story you can play Reverse/Rebirth mode where you play through Riku's story in Castle Oblivion. Overall this game is an amazing experience and even though the card battles can sometimes make it hard, I'm glad I got it.