First and foremost I am a huge Kingdom Hearts Fan. I love the story behind it and how the journey takes you through different worlds of Disney that we all grew up with. So when Kingdom Hearts released a DS game, I was like, Sweet! Now I could play on the go. I started playing the game and I started feeling more and more disappointed. The story behind this one is good, but what I didn't like was the game play. I have never been a big fan of solely mission based game play. I don't mind missions as part of a larger theme. But what this game lacks, that the PlayStation versions had was the ability to roam free about the towns and do side tasks and things like that on your own. This game has a lot of the areas blocked off so that you don't get sidetracked from your mission, at least that is how I saw it. I stopped playing it halfway through and for the most part, am not feeling like I am missing much. I feel that they did it this way because the DS cartridge could only hold but so much space. I wonder how different it would have been had they designed it for a Sony PSP UMD, which seems to hold more information if they were able to squeeze an entire game like Star Ocean: the Second Story on it, (of course with few modifications).
I would like to start off by saying that I absolutely love this game.
I have always been a huge Kingdom Hearts fan, and this game does not dissapoint.
I'm only on Day 92 I belive.
I will make this as simply as possible.
Graphics: 8/10 Really good graphics for a DS game.
Gameplay: 7/10 It's the same Battle System you know and love but "dumbed" down for the handheld. Not as much story within the missions. You simply "kill this" "investigate that" and have a Boss type battle after a handful of missions.
Controls: 8/10 If you're used to using the analog stick then this game could be pretty difficult starting out. But once you unlock Control Type 2 it makes it a great deal easier since you don't have to use the Stylus to look around.
Replay Value: 8/10 Mission Mode will keep you busy for a good while after you beat Story mode. You can use all of the Organization members in this mode. But they all seem the same, combat wise.
Final Verdict: I'm really enjoying this game. It's one of the best DS games to come out in a good while. It might not feel like a sequel to KH2, but it sure makes up for the long wait until it arrives.
If you are a Kingdom Hearts fan then I would suggest buying this for sure. If you are just getting in to Kingdom Hearts then I would suggest renting it. But play the first two games on the PS2 first.
Kingdom hearts 358/2 days is a very worthy addition to the kingdom hearts saga. The new panel system is very nice and deffently a good refreshing feature. The missions can be clones of others that you already done in another world. The bosses can be rather difficult. If you don't equip the right items before you go off on a mission you may find it difficult to accomplish the task. You even may find yourself having to get out of the misssion, equip the right items, then going back and giving it a try. The story is very good, different from the others sorta by playing as orginization xiii ( sorry, i don't know what 13 is in roman really just taking a guess) instead of playing as sora. Deffently some of the best graphics on the DS so far. I was a little surprised at how well the controls hold up on the DS. Overall this game is very good but if your not a kingdom hearts fan go with the first game and not this one because its a bit different from the others. Rent this game but don't try to start out on it without playing the first and second games first because youll just get lost fast. Deffently worth a 10 on my scale. thats my review!