Re: For those who have already got DDD in Europe, what did you think so far?
I am a sad Kuma Panda as none posted
Too busy playing?
Anyways, here is what I think of what I played till now: (Finished Notre Dame's Hunchback with Sora and am at the start with Riku)
Graphics - Beats previous games in every possible way. Those are the best graphics I have seen till now in the KH Series and just makes me wonder how cool an HD Collection and KH3 will look when released. I must say - props to Nintendo for making an handheld that makes 3D look way better than it's past titles. Although the fish face problem is still there, I find it less disturbing than other games (maybe because its 10 times less frequent?)
Gameplay - Jaw-dropping. I got really surprised with the gameplay in the Demo but the game itself surprised me even more! The flow-motion seems overwhelming at first but now I use it all the time. All. The. Kupoing. Time. I can't play any other KH game because it feels too slow @.@ (bye level 99 Ventus, you shall be missed :C) I love jumping wall to wall around the Nightmares, holding onto a lamp post then delivering a massive blow to all of them. I also really loved using the commands, more so than in BbS for some reason. There are some things that annoy me (bunch of boxes blocking a way, not being able of climbing the cathedral without entering it) but apart from that, it has the best KH gameplay yet.
Dream-Eaters - Yes they are part of the gameplay but they are too awesomely cute to be in their section. Although I barely notice them in battle because the ones I use are small (Meow Wow and Bat for the win!) but I decided to stand still for a bit and I saw Meow Wow jumping all around the place with awesome Sonic Waves flying around thanks to Bat (don't remember what comes before the "Bat" part in the name). I think they are less noticeable because they don't scream everytime they attack (Goofy, Donald, I am lookin' at ye' - SHUT UP FOR A BIT) and they AI is very good as well, both in battle and in times of peace. They look so lively walking around the world - way more than other party members in other games. When the game refers to bonding with your Dream Eaters, it doesn't lie - I am getting attached to my Spirits already
Link attacks are also awesome - both with Sora and Riku. Jumping around in Meow Wow in the direction of a boss while listening to Majestic Wings is way too epic. Dream Eaters are also helpful at catching secrets, pay attention to them!
Music - Something one would expect every time a Kingdom Hearts game comes out - Yoko Shimomura getting even better. This version of Dearly Beloved leaves all other versions crying in a corner (not of sadness, just their sister in 3D is so good, it makes them cry tears of joy) and once you drop into the menu - HOLD IT - listen to it before starting a game. Seriously. In-game, the music is just as good, carrying the same emotion as the scene (and even adding to it) like other KH Songs never did (except for Ventus and Roxas Theme, but maybe im a bit biased towards those 2)
3D - In this game, it is rare for something to pop out of the screen. You yourself are sucked into the game (at least thats how I felt) and the 3D doesn't hurt your eyes AT ALL! Easily the best 3D I have seen till now in the 3DS.
Story - Can't say much, haven't seen any development outside of what we saw in the trailers.
Voice Acting - "Hypocrite - You are the one that had made your heart a prision." and "Gipsy Witch" are priceless to hear. Hearing them in the IGN Review and trailers has nothing to do with hearing it yourself through the 3DS' speakers. Every line, ever word, is spoke with the right emotion. Voice acting truly deserving of a Kingdom Hearts game.
From what I played till now, I give 9/10. Being unable to climb the cathedral left me sad