Reading that some clear and reasonable points are still flying over some users' heads kind of irks me, but whatever. I'll explain again.
The lesson is: don't judge a game you haven't played. I don't think this is too much to ask nor unreasonable.
Another lesson is: learn to differentiate personal disappointments and game's actual faults. Coliseum's purpose is to offer a setting so that the player can have fun with the combat. This means that the Coliseum is irrelevant itself because it could be anything else. That's why we have the Mirage Arena in BbS and Link Portals in DDD. We don't have (not really spoiler-y, but just in case)
a Coliseum in KH3 but we have Battle Portals and probably something else. I don't know, and you don't either, so stop acting like you know for certain what this game offers and how it delivers.
It's like saying the game is bad because it features Noctis, Firion and Beatrix (it's not a spoiler, of course) while you wanted Cecil, Lenna and Zell. You are disappointed but the game did nothing wrong. Same story with the Coliseum: as long as there's content that serve the same purpose (and it doesn't fail at doing so), you can't say the game is bad because it lacks a Coliseum. You can and have the right to be disappointed for whatever personal reason, but no serious review will list it among the game's bad points.
Another lesson: don't be hypocrites. KH2 is loved even though it's a downgrade from its predecessor in many areas, but KH3 is already labeled as "bad" because Twilight Town
is seemingly smaller even though you're conveniently overlooking the fact that, while smaller, it's actually more beautiful and alive. It could be seen as a downgrade and an upgrade at the same time, but hey, let's focus only on the bad because it fits my personal agenda. And I'll say it again: you're judging a game you haven't played. Who knows if some areas are explorable just once or if there's something we haven't seen. But you know what, why do I have to play a game before I judge it? /s
Then KH2FM comes along and everybody falls in love with it. It's a DLC pack but this doesn't seem to bother anyone. Now just the thought of some DLCs drive people crazy because for some reasons I can't figure out for the life of me, KH3 is not allowed to have them. Just because many games nowadays abuse DLCs, doesn't mean that they are inherently bad. They aren't. Telling people "Maybe KH3FM will be the game you have always wanted" doesn't mean we're giving this game an excuse to be bad or mediocre. We want and we deserve a good vanilla game, heck, a great game! And from what we have seen, it could be.
Saying things like "KH3 needs to be perfect, needs to have this and that and blah blah blah because it's on the PS4/Xbox One and has had years of development" doesn't go against KH3, it actually puts KH2 to shame because there was no absolute reason for it to feel like a downgrade in some areas, given the circumstances. Yet it was. This time around, Nomura and the team had to use a new engine they were not familiar with and address and fix every major issue this series has, while making the game feel fresh and new. It takes time and passion to make a good game and KH3 has had both. And it shows. I can't shake off the feeling that some of you guys are disrespecting people's work by judging a game you haven't played and overreacting at minor (if not trivial) things.
I thought and hoped January would be full of hype, discussions and reasonable concerns. Not... Whatever this is.