While I'll say its story is actually fairly decent, for what it is, 358/2 Days isn't especially good as a video game. The combat is solid, but basic and the inventory grid system is interesting, yet tedious, at best, and ungodly obnoxious, at worst, and most of the levels are just retreads of levels you've probably played already, and the mission structure is both extremely repetitive and exhausting, after a while. It doesn't help that some missions are exercises in sheer frustration (I'm looking a YOU, Emerald Serenade). While the idea of playing as Roxas is really cool, he doesn't have a lot at his disposal, and you only get to dual-wield (which is really fun to use when you get to use Roxas in an unnerfed manner, to give the game some credit) during the (very short) first part of the last level (well, you can replay the missions as dual-wielding Roxas... in Mission Mode, where you deal extremely pitiful amounts of damage because of how it's designed for co-op and ONLY co-op, so what's the point, if you're playing the game, by yourself?). Like with Re:Coded, only get this if you are a diehard Kingdom Hearts fan and need it for your collection. Otherwise, just get the HD remasters (ESPECIALLY the "The Story So Far" compilation, for the PS4 [and hopefully eventually the Switch]) and watch the cutscenes, there. It's far from the worst game ever made, far from it, but it's painfully mediocre and just plain dull, most of the time, and it doesn't do anything gameplay-wise that nearly every other Kingdom Hearts game does better, anyway, so there's not much of a point in playing it, other than morbid curiosity.
Length of ownership: 1 month
yes: I recommend this product