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I've said it before and I'll say it again, when/if the Coliseum mod and Traverse Town mod are made compatible with KH3 on Steam, they are must-installs.

As well as ReMind Ability Integration mod, Map Enhancement mod (if you just want to have everything laid out instead of searching for treasures and Hidden Mickeys for the 15th time), and the Expanded Boundaries mod. Plus I love the mod that changes Sora into Riku (there's a whole update battle set for him) and turning off Donald's "this might be a good spot to find some ingredients"
 

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Yeah, the upscale filter they used fucking sucks, lmao. This was definitely a lazy pump and dump job... Hollow Bastion looks like it's melting.

When you take 22 year old textures, AI upscale them, and then AI upscale them again, they're not going to gain detail, and after the second upscale, detail will actually be lost, smudged, and obscured. I feel bad for anyone who has this as their first experience with KH
 

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what kills me is all they had to do was release the games as they were before and just bump down support to dx11. Instead, they did this and really did not have super great results. Apparently I heard that KHBBS is pretty untouched though so not sure how true that is
 

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All that ever gets parroted by morons is AI art is beautiful and it's the future, and then when AI is used in art it always looks like shit.

I was hoping they had done something in the backend to properly upgrade the textures but I didn't want it to be using AI, especially when the results are bad.

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NGL from what was shown for KH2 the namnam drawings are kinda the only ones I actually notice?

Like from a tweet that had it alongside the TT world icon/thumbnails and the Simba drawing the Namine one is the only one that didn't exactly make me feel like I need a magnifying glass.

But also the guy who had the KH2 tweet, GameAddict I think, also kinda just...assumed some stuff was AI work like the purple shit around TWTNW even being there at all and TWTNW's world icon texture which apparently kinda just looks identical pre and post upscale
 
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I don't even necessarily mind the method-- the issue is that they literally already used it before. They're using an AI upscale on an AI upscale. It looks like absolute shit. Even though there are plenty of people who won't mind it, there also isn't a single person who can in good conscience call it an improvement. No upgrade to be seen. The texture resolution boost is immediately negated by the fact that there's LESS detail to be seen now.

This is so frustrating.
 

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ReCoM doesn't seem to have gotten any sort of upgrade, the textures don't look any better. From my end, the UI seems to have no upscaled text unlike KH2. KH2 has a ton of new updated UI textures and it looks really nice. Seems like ReCoM and BBS did not get the same treatment, at least from what I see. I don't see any sign of AI upscale in ReCoM yet though, which I originally suspected due to the art on all the cards. I thought that the cards in CoM would definitely have looked weird if there was an AI upscale.
 

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There's an official competition


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They’re really pushing this hard! You can answer questions about your game preferences like if you prefer mechanics/strategy or narrative/emotional moments, which I wonder if they’re using to see what direction the KH series should go…
 

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Probably more for data to compile to put towards pitch decks for other games.
 

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Not a lot to say other than being sad that some fans are defending getting a worse product than the original games.
 
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