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That sounds like a really nice sentiment. A nice sentiment indeed. I do hope you're right.Disney is not next. Disney owns the franchise and all the characters. SE just produces the game for them. Disney is always gonna be a part of Kingdom Hearts. The day there's no Disney in KH is the day there's no more KH period.
I know Nomura and his team will never read this, but take a look at the KH3 mods. there are mods that specifically make use of L2+R2. why? to give the player even more freedom in combat. KH is a COMBAT GAME, like it or not. nobody plays this shit for the story (it's garbage), nobody plays it to listen to the music when youtube exists, hell they don't even play it for the graphics. they play it for the GAMEPLAY. not for the mini cutscenes in the form of shotlocks, but for the high octane gameplay in reaction commands. even to this DAY, KH2 is still revered as peak KH. and it has the series' worst story.
That Days is more popular than RE:Coded proves that ain't true.EDIT: I know Nomura and his team will never read this, but take a look at the KH3 mods. there are mods that specifically make use of L2+R2. why? to give the player even more freedom in combat. KH is a COMBAT GAME, like it or not. nobody plays this shit for the story (it's garbage), nobody plays it to listen to the music when youtube exists, hell they don't even play it for the graphics. they play it for the GAMEPLAY. not for the mini cutscenes in the form of shotlocks, but for the high octane gameplay in reaction commands. even to this DAY, KH2 is still revered as peak KH. and it has the series' worst story.
We don't need to go as far as to slander him or criticize him for projects that never really took off. All successful people have had a few flops in their life and Square is not exactly known for treating their projects and lead developers with care.You guys do realize as it stands, Disney's next, right? The series was never meant to be a marriage of FF with Disney, or even just Disney. Those two elements were nothing more than stepping stones for Nomura to tell his own convoluted ass story, with the aim to ditch them when the time is right. He failed as a mangaka, so he went into games instead.
Look no further than TWEWY and Verum Rex as proof. When TWEWY, at best, only found success as a cult title, he shoehorned the characters into Kingdom Hearts. And when he failed to get Versus XIII off the ground, he crowbarred all of its ideas, once again, into Kingdom Hearts. It's a cut and dry pattern with him, and frankly, it's just about killed my interest in the series.
As deeply entrenched as I am in the modding community, the truth is, KHIV will likely be the final game I'll give a damn about. IF the series can even hold my interest before it's out...
I love the idea that what makes the story meaningless and irrelevant to this person is that the characters don't have "power levels". It's a story, not a D&D sourcebook. Cry about it.There is no powerscaling, no real rules, just BELIEVE REALLY HARD
The fact that Nomura keeps hyping Yozora up scares me, it really does. Personally I kind of already hate him and I, like everyone else barely know anything about him.While I'm personally doubtful about Yozora due to Nomura's statements in the last Famitsu interview I agree with the rest here.
It seems that Nomura is fully immersed in the whole X-era cast right now and intends not only to use already introduced characters from these entries but also to introduce even more new ones.
And yet here we are several years later from BBS, and Dilan hasn't spoken a single word since the fight on Beast's Castle. Real big impact right there ladies and gentlemen. Let's not forget that we couldn't get Laguna Loire to act as the mirage arena's master because he had to appear in Dissidia 012, which is something I still don't understand. What? his agent only wanted him to participate in Final Fantasy events only? was KH a bad thing to put on his resume?Nomura stated he felt Radiant Garden already "too crowded" in BBS and replaced the FF cameos with the original beings of Organisation members (Even, Dilan, Aeleus, Lea and Isa) because they are/were more important to the overall story and Ventus meeting them instead of the FF cameos would have "a bigger impact" whatever that meant, lol.
A part of me has the suspicion that this was his plan all along, and like @Underwater Cop says, Disney will get the axe next. Honestly the genius of KH is something that's unrivaled at this point and it's sad that half of the unique dynamic had to be thrown away for the sake of characters like Axel and freaking Yozora. I wouldn't lose a wink of sleep if Yozora is killed in KH 4 in the middle of the game, that's how little I care about him.If I recall correctly the appearance of the FF cameos in Re:MInd of KH III was done by Nomura only because of both backlash from fans and other members of the KH development team concerning them.
If Nomura could have had his way completely the FF cameos would most likely have been dropped from the series for good with KH III.
I long for the days when KH V-Cast was the only mobile game that existed and Nomura cared less about implementing it into the already convoluted story and just focused on the side games that already were focused on the main story. Did we really NEED to play through the keyblade war and revisit Agrabah again?Either around when DDD was made or at the latest when the whole X[chi]-stuff with the original japan-only browser game started there definitely was a shift in Nomura's general approach as well as the up to then hinted at story concepts.
I mean I've been using esteemed Youtubers to factcheck KHi's work for years. It's not that you guys aren't trustworthy, it's just that I need the insight of a true gamer's joint to verify that site staff didn't slip up.Some of you were right on the money.
English articles that are highly accessible (and that's what this was to be clear -- you all found it, made a topic about it, and I'm sure you've watched a shitty youtuber who twisted the interview for clickbait by now, after all) don't get articles anymore. The site was asked to stop. Smaller sites have probably never had this problem.
Some of you seem pretty miserable. A change in franchises after IV sounds like a good idea.