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Well, it did feel a bit forced in dialogue and actions, especially the ending. It all just seemed like a "fan fic" way of describing why Aqua is still in the realm of darkness, and why only now they need to save her... like Nomura thought up this moment last minute.
I don't know how you expected them to be super chipper or even normal given their situation...
Regardless though, I still liked the customization options and playing as Aqua again was refreshing. ( I just wish she could learn glide someday, lol.)
I honestly thought the storytelling in 0.2 was atrocious. Everytime Willa Holland said something I couldn't help but cringe. For me, Aqua's character was reduced to a whimsical, emo mess in 0.2. And even when Aqua encountered Terra and some proper dialogue finally ensued, it was still terrible. "Your heart is just painting the picture that it so wants to see. The real me is lost in shadow." Holy shit they couldn't sound more pathetic if they tried. I didn't mind Jason Dohring's voice acting in Birth By Sleep, but he managed to sound infinitely more mopey in 0.2.
Even the voice actors that I genuinely liked were ruined for me because of the garbage script. I really enjoyed 0.2 gameplay wise, but I honestly wish I could just forget everything that occurred plot wise.
And to top it off, I agree wholeheartedly with what NuclearCheetos15 said. It killed me inside to see Blank Points being trashed throughout every second of that game.
I was irked by Back Cover more than anything. 0.2 gave me some good gameplay experience (although the story had a few copouts in it).
Yes we know the dialogue has always been sappy and clunky but that's what you get when your story revolves around friendship and the heart of the cards...
Has anyone ever tried writing monologue dialogue when it should be internal... because it is really difficult. I think a bigger plot hole is not aquas interactions with mickey but mickey Donald and goofy completely avoiding and connection between ven/ Roxas and possible connection to sora... theoretically mickey must have seen an unmasked vanitas even from a distance, but he definitely has seen vens face and even vens face resembles soras (or vice versa if you want to bring up how vens heart influenced the development of soras).
I think aquas tear during blank points was about how there were people ACTUALLY fighting the darkness even if it wasn't terra or ven.
What? You're telling me you weren't completely riveted every time Aqua went off in one of her shakespearean soliloquies?
I agree just because it's hard doesn't mean that they should be standardless. I have huge expectations for 3 and if we give square constructive feedback and not just bitch then they could actually improve it.
Tbh I think yen side knows exactly where vens heart is. In bbs he's all like vens heart is asleep. I think he knows it's in sora and was sneakily using soras and rikus mastery exam to try and awaken vens heart. Plus he Def knows where vens body is as all the masters know the secret of land of departure.
In the end, I was left satisfied by 0.2. True to it's word, it was a glorified demo for KH3 but it gave me some cool gameplay and bosses, great visuals, nice character moments and the send off to KH3 I've waited entirely too long to see. Oh and the cinematic opening is spectacular.
Where it did fail was two areas. For all the hype that the game was, I was expecting something of more story substance or something worthy of avoiding spoilers for two weeks when the game was released in JP. It also would've been nice if they crafted a story that didn't undermine the impact of blank points.
I think a bigger plot hole is not aquas interactions with mickey but mickey Donald and goofy completely avoiding and connection between ven/ Roxas and possible connection to sora... theoretically mickey must have seen an unmasked vanitas even from a distance, but he definitely has seen vens face and even vens face resembles soras (or vice versa if you want to bring up how vens heart influenced the development of soras).
I'm really at a loss at what you are Mickey, Donald and Goofy accusing of. Mickey did befriend Ventus, yes, but until the end of Re: Coded he had not a single goddamn clue that there even is a connection between Sora and Ventus. He isn't like we the audience who see all those connections played out to us, he has a limited view of the whole picture.And yeah dude, the gaping plot holes when it comes to Mickey, Donald, and Goofy's memory just kills me. It's like Square is just trynna pretend that Donald and Goofy never saw Ven and that they're incapable of drawing the dots. It'd be ridiculous if, in KH3, Yen Sid just says "BTW GUYS, VEN'S HEART WAS IN SORA THIS ENTIRE TIME LOOOOOL." Laaaaazy storytelling, up your game Square.
And yea, Yen Sid knowing where Ven's heart is would be an amazing plot twist. I would honestly love for that to become a reality in KH3; it would bring some healthy sophistication to the series.
I'm really at a loss at what you are Mickey, Donald and Goofy accusing of. Mickey did befriend Ventus, yes, but until the end of Re: Coded he had not a single goddamn clue that there even is a connection between Sora and Ventus. He isn't like we the audience who see all those connections played out to us, he has a limited view of the whole picture.
Donald and Goofy also met Ventus only once for less than half an hour, so it is not really that much of a stretch that after ten years they would have forgotten.
It would not be a plot twist but a plot hole, cause from where the heck should Yen Sid have known? He's a wise sorcerer but he's not all-knowing, he even says in BBS that not even reading the stars can tell him everything.
He does know or rather suspect something now after the secret ending of Re: Coded where Mickey informed him, but not before.
What's with this constant hate on Mickey, Donald, and Goofy? Sephiroth already cleared everything up for you guys, but it's still beyond me how someone can accuse three characters when they are literally innocent? And calling it 'lazy storytelling', oh man..