I started this game with high hopes and it actually managed to satisfy them... for a little while. But the game quickly became frustrating to the point where I ripped it out of the system, forced it back into its sleeve, and shoved it into the nearest mailbox. I really wanted to like this game and I truly thought I would.
Story: 4 The story starts out with a mystery that you're supposed to solve. Jiminy's journal has somehow been corrupted by bugs. The entire point of the game is to replay most of the levels of the first game while fixing the data within. They actually do a good job keeping it interesting, but it grew boring quickly. Why? Well, they present you with the same six worlds that you play through multiple times. You go through it once, then again, and then again. It felt like you were just going in circles and nothing was changing.
Character: 2 I suppose I shouldn't judge the characters too harshly, they were after all, just computer programs. Sadly, they acted like it. The characters added nothing to the game and Sora was just reiterating all that was said in the first KH. Dull, dull and more dull.
Game Play: 4 The battles were nothing new if you've played a KH game before. Even with the added special skills, battles involved mashing the A button and occasionally pressing X. The worst part about the game play was the camera, which was awkward and frustrating. There were a number of levels that felt claustrophobic as well. Even the interesting leveling system couldn't save the game play from the frustrating camera angles that prevented you from making it to the next platform before the one you were on disappeared.
Sound: 7 I don't remember anything new that was added to the soundtrack and the voice acting was good. So the sound quality gets a decent rating, only really knocked down because it wasn't anything new.
Graphics: 7 I didn't expect much from a DS game, but I'd hoped for something a bit more pleasing. Still, it was an average looking game.
This was definetly a rather good Kingdom hearts game. the story was a bit ok very stumping at first, but it explained its self. I liked how that most of the endings of the worlds were like a mini game instead of a boss battle so that made it fun instead a normal and tedious boss battle. the level up system reminded me too much of the one in 365/2 and was rather boring. Overall I'd give this game a 10 out of 10