At a younger age I was very impatient about all these kingdom hearts games that weren't the 3rd kingdom hearts, after following the other games ( through online walkthroughs and buying of a new system or 2...) it was made clear that they weren't just remakes or differents stories straying away from the real one, but explainations and detailed back stories to EVERY character, organization, monster, etc. I have never played a game that gave you detailed explainations for everything..I mean its like the Tv series/video game series you have been waiting for, something that has an amazing story and fills every crackle (can't say the c word!? just..overlook the "le" carry on) in due time. Even if you did not play the other games they have little flashbacks or sumarys for the previous games, I mean they thought of it all...NOW, it is obvious that this has to be the last one before the final game unless they wanna go and create other characters and add them to the story, but hey, if they can continue with the great story telling and amazing game play I'll continue to bite at the new games they release. I have been in love with the series since I was nine or ten years old and I will remain a fan long after its complete!
I haven't rented this game from gamefly, I BOUGHT it the day it came out! I have always been a big Kingdom Hearts fan. Story-wise, if you haven't played previous KH games or you simply do not pay attention, you WILL be confused. Combat is amazing,and...just playing with those Dream eaters is addictingly fun! There is one flaw, however, the difficulty of this game is higher than any KH game I've ever played. You CANNOT just fly by in this game, you need to level up and create new dream eaters and level them up for skills for your character. Other than that ONE flaw KH3D is an amazing game and if you try it, I'm pretty sure you will want to buy it.