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GF Rating
6.6

2351 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories...

posted by doglife4me (VALENCIA, CA) Dec 4, 2008

Member since Aug 2004

29 out of 38 gamers (76%) found this review helpful

...is quite a superb game. The GameBoy version was excellent, and I was hoping for this to be the same.

And it was!

Gameplay - 9 - The card system can be frustrating occasionally, and I ran out of cards rather fast. But that didn't stop me from beating the game and having fun.

Graphics - 9 - The graphics were standard Kingdom Hearts style, but with a slight downgrade. The characters seemed blurrier than in the other games. Not to mention the utterly horrid voice to lip syncing. The characters all spoke Japanese, while the sounds were in English. They could've done alot better...

Sound - 8 - The music was wonderful, the sound effects samey. What really brought this score down was the...how should I say...AWFUL voice acting. Their voices did NOT fit them at all, besides the standard Axel, Riku, Sora, and the other's voices. The newer characters had extremely bad voice acting choices. Feauturing...
Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon as Zexion - A horrid choice, probably the worst...did not fit the -cough- wonderful character at all...

Uryu Ishida from the Bleach dubs and Shino Aburame from Naruto as Vexen - W.T.F. were they thinking?? URYUU?! Vexen sounds alot younger than he is, and it's very unfitting.

Kieth Ferguson from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends as Marluxia - a very odd choice...

Shanelle Gray/Shanelle Workman from The Skateboard Kid and some other random things as Larxene - An unbeffiting choice, too deep fer Larxene's character...

Sonic Renaldi from Speed Racer(2008) as Lexaeus - The ONLY fitting one...very deep, fits Lex's...form well.

Overall, it's a 9/10. Great for the fans, like myself, if they can stomach the awful voice acting...good thing is that you have to beat the game once to get to the very core of all of the bad voice actors, then play through Reverse/Rebirth to get to the other actors.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

"Re" must stand for "Re"done Right.

posted by rogenjemi (PLAINVILLE, CT) Dec 7, 2008

Member since Feb 2007

7 out of 10 gamers (70%) found this review helpful

The most important thing I can tell you about this game in one sentence is: This is a DIFFERENT GAME that the GBA title its based upon.
While some changes are fairly obvious(voiced cutscenes, 3D environments, new card deck wigits like shortcuts, "Unstock"s, reaction command sleights & summons, and a button combo for "use stock cards NOW!!", there are some changes that can result in "Gottcha!"s if you're playing as a GBA veteran.
Most importantly, I would say is the fact that Moogle Points acutally mean something this time, as simply leaving and re-entering a room is no longer enough to regenerate that rooms "treasure spots". You want more points? You must re-make the room(with another room card) and start collecting again.
There are other little things (Pluto can show up in combat-friend cards(uncredited?), finding HP and MP orbs (and rarely cards, if you stock some) when called. Aladin's attack also now releases MP when the enemy is struck.
But what about those points? Sure, they spend just fine, except on the first few floors. Moogle Pack(card pack) disributions were redone, and now all the "leaf" packs universally suck(Shame if you were one of those who chose to see Cloud at the colliseum first to get his card, because his card isn't in the leaf packs anymore!!)
This could go on, but the limit is 2,000. So let me "re"-state my one sentence on Re:Chain of Memories: Enjoy it, but toss the GBA player's guide out the window. It was a bad guide before, now its near-worthless.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

I Thought This Game Could have Been Better...

posted by Spiffy101 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Apr 13, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

18 out of 28 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

I'm Serious.

I'm a Fan of Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, i love the story.
but lets be honest, most of you guys probably just pressed "x" and then realized "why am i using a potion"? well thats because you're playing the by the Cards now. apparently. you don't know how to swing a blade without cards with a picture of a keyblade on it.

I Never wanted to play this game, but when i got into Kingdom hearts story. i wanted to get prepped for Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3, i rented this game with 358/2 days. and as soon as i heard this game took place in "Castle Oblivion", i knew i had to play it. so i popped RE:CoM
and well... first minutes of gameplay they explain how the cards worked.

i was like "oh great... its worse that what i feared..." i continued to play, then i spend 10 minutes trying to figure out the door. then i met Leon,

when he explained the REAL meaning of the cards. i blank faced, i scrunched my face in disgust and popped the game out, put it in the sleeve and put it back in the envelope.

Square Enix. PLEASE DON'T MAKE ANOTHER PIECE OF RUBBISH LIKE THIS AGAIN. PLEASE.

i hate you for making this complicated bull-.
i gave it a chance. and it disappointed.

never again, ENIX.

NEVER. AGAIN.

i'm missing a huge chunk of the story line because of this bull-.
hope to god 385/2 days covers most of it... because nothing is worth playing this horrid game.

this game was so horrible, it encouraged me to write a review about it...

i've NEVER Written a Reviews before.
but seriously. this game was bad.

i don't know why all these fanboys are praising it...
10/10? come on. now you're just sucking up to the big bosses.

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