KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX
I love this game. I have the preorder edition and I plan on getting part 2 preorder edition. It brings back so much memories when I play it. PROS: 1)We now have Kingdom Hearts final mix which gives us new keyblades, items, videos, bosses,etc. I love it. 2) Chain of memories is even changed a small bit with new cards you get only if you beat 358/2 days videos first. CONS: 1) 358/2 days is just videos.( everyone knows that already), 2) Trophies do not stack so You have to beat it on each mode. No problem for Kingdom Hearts 1 final mix but for Chain of memories, my lest favorite in the series, that means I have to beat it 6 times. three as Sora and three as Riku. I am not good at the card thing i guess, so others may love it. I just do not want to spend god knows how many hours on Chain of memories farming to get stronger to beat bosses.
One of my most favorite PS3 games
I love the kingdom hearts series, and I have KH1 and KH2. I lost the first one, and I never got to beat it. But when I found out that there was a KH game for the PS3 with Chain of Memories AND Kingdom Hearts, I just had to get it. I just don't like the fact the Kingdom Hearts 1 is the Final Mix version, so there's bosses you don't fight in the original, and they are colored differently. But other than that, its great!
this game is amazing one of the best games I ever played on the ps2 now it's in HD it's a must buy game
this is a good game but cant wait for 2.5 remix in 2014 kingdom hearts 2 final mix re coded restored cutscenes and Birth by sleep final mix
The one of many advantages of the PS3 over the 360
Well for some time now the first Kingdom Hearts I have for the PS2 doesn't work at ALL, so I was pretty excited to get this for the PS3. What felt like forever waiting for this game was only a week and it was worth it. As soon as I got home I popped it in and played for hours, at first I could only play it on a standard TV but then as soon as I got back to my dorm I got to play it on my HD TV...WOW, AMAZING graphics, I couldn't believe it. What I would recommend besides getting this is to NOT play the Kingdom Hearts Final mix on beginner, way too easy...I was just trying to get used to the game again...wasn't hard. I HIGHLY recommend this game and it is definitely a game that will NOT disappoint...Now if only they would remaster and release Final Fantasy X/X-2 for PS3
Not as good as it's claimed to be.
Before I start: I know this is a collection and not to expect much from it, and nobody should really be expecting much from Square Enix at this point, but they didn't do too good of a job. First, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX is two "remastered" games and a theater mode of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Keep in mind those quotes are around remastered for a reason. The two games are Kindgom Hearts Final Mix, which has content Americans didn't see in the original version, and Re:Chain of Memories, which has 358/2 Days content. So to start, I'll begin with the HD: Sure, it's nice, it looks better than it did on PS2. The issues with it? Square Enix released sample screenshots before the game was released, and when people played the Japanese version as it was released, they noticed something wasn't right. It just looked smoother with better colors, not amazing as the screenshot made it seem. If that's not enough, there are a plethora of graphical errors within the two playable games. Next, I'll cover the soundtrack. Kingdom Hearts' original soundtrack was in MIDI form, even if it doesn't sound like it. They had to remaster it with live instruments. While this does sound good, the result... wasn't as good. While the nostalgia factor is still there and the music doesn't particularly ruin it, it sounds kind of... off. It makes certain tracks sound hollow or less-serious. Don't get me wrong, some of the tracks ARE good. But a lot of thme aren't. Now, as for gameplay: The original Kingdom Hearts was fluid and dynamic after you got some basic combat abilities. It added a certain depth of challenge as well, depending on the difficulty. In Final Mix, more combat abilities were added and when you unlock them all, Heartless barely stand a chance. But with the annoying glitches that are present in this version, while rare, can be annoying and will need a reset. The experience is also ruined due to some graphical glitches, like having a black line float next to your character in Re:Chain of Memories. My biggest gripe, however, is that Days is unplayable. It's difficult to port DS games to PS3, I know, but they probably could still do it and release it when they did. And a lot of important battles are cut out, which leave people wondering what the heck happened. Which brings me to my next gripe: People say Square Enix rebuilt both games from the ground up, which I sincerely doubt. If they did, they wouldn't have as many graphical errors due to the game being an actual PS3 game. It's not that hard for Square Enix to just torrent ISOs of the game and choose the one that works best. Altogether, however: despite this game's faults it is still an experience that should be had for a lot of gamers. If you loved the original versions, you'll be glad to see them here. While I prefer the original versions, the HD remasters do have their charm. If you are going to play this, I recommend picking up a DS and a copy of 358/2 Days and play it before you watch the HD cutscenes if you haven't already. Things will make a lot more sense.
This game is a Must Buy
Whether you're a Kingdom Hearts veteran or not, this collection is a must buy. Kingdom Hearts Final Mix is an HD version of the original PS2 classic (supposedly there are differences between Final Mix and Original, but I haven't noticed much, if any). This is one of the few games I consider worth replaying and hope you will too. I just finished KHFM and started Re: Chain of Memories (another game included in this set) and looks great!
Best PS3 HD collection yet!
So, this game is awesome! first of all America finally gets the -Final Mix- version of the original Kingdom Hearts! Also it has -Chain of Memories- Which -although it wasn't one of the best KH games- is awesome! Plus, there's also -358/2 Days- turned into a movie with over 3 hours of content! Also, there's a back button to go back to the game selection screen (That's something that ALL the other PS3 game collections lack). If you pre-ordered the game then you get an awesome art collection book! If you played the original KH games back in the early 2000's and your looking to play them again for the first time in AGES then this the perfect oppurtunity! I bought a PS3 just for this game and in 2014 there'll be a 2.5 remix! This is a game not to miss! Buy it now! 10/10
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD is coming 2014!
Shut up and take my money...in advance! Kingdom Hearts 1.5 is truly amazing. You will not be disappointed with this.
OMG THE COLORS
WARNING: If you didn't like Kingdom Hearts originally, this won't change your mind. It's simply a graphical update of the first game with a couple new bosses and a few other small bells and whistles in the gameplay, but nothing especially major to the point of changing your opinion. With that said, if you DID like Kingdom Hearts initially, this is the definitive version of the game. While it's not too big of a thing, the addition of Reaction Commands REALLY helps the gameplay flow a lot better, not to mention giving Summons their own slot on the Command Deck is also nice. The COLORS are so freakin' bright I can't even believe it. It's an absolutely beautiful game, but when Sora, Kairi and Riku's awesome lip-synced faces are replaced by a butt-ugly face texture, it's still really annoying. The re-orchestrated music REALLY helps the game, too, having the obvious synthesizers replaced with real instruments. I haven't bothered with Re:Chain of Memories or the 358/2 Days cutscenes yet because I hated both of those games. But come on, no one bought this game for those; all we wanted was KH1: Final Mix in America, and we got it, and I'm pretty sure every fan is at least satisfied, if not amazed, with this solid revision of the best Kingdom Hearts game (before the story devolved from a cohesive and endearing quest to a needlessly confusing shonen-anime saga).