The next game should be a Kairi spin-off



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The JP voices for SRK are interested[and by that I mean they literally ask for it]in a game where at least Sora, Riku, and Kairi are finally together.

Hell it seems they're so desperate to have them travel together that they'd take a peaceful party game.
Yeah so would I. When did they ask for this?
 

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I would be down with something similar to FFX-2, maybe with Kairi, Aqua and Xion. Or something similar to FF XIII-2, but with Riku and Kairi. The latter would make much more sense plot-wise, but the former would be more original.
 

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Now that Launchpad mentioned it, it's funny how boring Riku is after he stopped his comical angsting. Maybe he should go back to darkness, he's more fun that way.
I can’t agree. Seeing Riku interact with Disney characters in 3D was refreshing actually. It reminded me of KH1, since Sora stopped being a serious character starting with KH2. Part of KH1 was that blend of a serious, original character within the Disney storylines. These days, you can't tell Sora apart from the Disney characters, as far as his comic relief personality.
 

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I'll rephrase that. He was funnier when in darkness.
"Namine, you smell like Kairi!"
Wow, way to put the moves on her, man. Smooth.
 

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Kairi's VA did say she was interested in a game with Kairi as the lead. The game prior to KH4 is the perfect opportunity. While Sora and Riku are off on their new adventure Kairi could explore the new Princess' worlds(including a revisit to Arendelle).
Voice actors don't have any creative control over the characters, unfortunately. I admire the voice actress's enthusiasm, but I highly doubt that Nomura is going to make a Kairi game because of this.

She should've been playable in DDD. Sora and Riku have their experience erased so they're no better off than her at that point.
MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.

Imagine how much better Dream Drop Distance would have been if it was Riku and Kairi going through The Mark of Mastery. Sora is requested to take part, but he declines because he wants to learn how to be a true Keyblade Master through his own adventures. Kairi gets developments by having her conflicts unravelled in the Dream Worlds, and realises that being a Princess of Heart is not a gateway card to get everything handed to her. Riku goes through his arc of overcoming his darkness, becomes Keyblade Master, and Kairi requests further training to which Yen Sid designated her and Lea to Merlin. Sora then comes back to The Mysterious Tower and journeys with Donald and Goofy.

Of course, this is just the skeleton idea of an alternate Dream Drop Distance, but boy would it have characterised Kairi.
 

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I'm of two minds-

I feel like Kairi should get her own spinoff or be part of the main cast of a spinoff. But Kairi tends to bore me so I don't know how much it would appeal me personally.

Im looking to be won over tho so hopefully it happens and it works.

Someone mentioned a game where Kairi, Xion, Aqua and Namine all teamup for a goal and i second that idea. A lot of the original female characters feel interchangeable so sticking them together would force you to make them distinct.

Another option is her teaming up with Riku to go find Sora which probably should happen first.

If you wanna give her disney companions, maybe Max and Webby could work?
 
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I'd say give Kairi her own Disney companions. Minnie and Daisy are my first choice, followed by Pluto. Minnie is already and white mage and Daisy could be a monk
Hm.. with Mickey, Donald and Goofy's tendency to running off and abandon the kingdom to Minnie and Daisy, I don't know if Minnie could really leave so easily. I could see Daisy maybe being more free to leave and as a second companion maybe Clarabella?

MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.

Imagine how much better Dream Drop Distance would have been if it was Riku and Kairi going through The Mark of Mastery. Sora is requested to take part, but he declines because he wants to learn how to be a true Keyblade Master through his own adventures. Kairi gets developments by having her conflicts unravelled in the Dream Worlds, and realises that being a Princess of Heart is not a gateway card to get everything handed to her. Riku goes through his arc of overcoming his darkness, becomes Keyblade Master, and Kairi requests further training to which Yen Sid designated her and Lea to Merlin. Sora then comes back to The Mysterious Tower and journeys with Donald and Goofy.

Of course, this is just the skeleton idea of an alternate Dream Drop Distance, but boy would it have characterised Kairi.
Yeah, Dream Drop Distance feels like a missed opportunity to have developed Kairi's character in the Xehanort Saga. You're alt version would work nicely without even changing too much of the plot, other than maybe the Sora's the 13th vessel plot of the Organisation. Though I guess they could have easily enough found a way for Sora to be tricked into falling into their clutches, leaving Kairi and Riku to come to his aid.

I'm of two minds-

I feel like Kairi should get her own spinoff or be part of the main cast of a spinoff. But Kairi tends to bore me so I don't know how much it would appeal me personally.

Im looking to be won over tho so hopefully it happens and it works.
Yeah, I think the best way to fix the issues most have with Kairi is to spend more time with her. She's been treated as somewhat one note in most games, and having a game focus on her might let us see the various sides of her we have so far only seen a glimmer of.
 

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Voice actors don't have creative control, but they're our best bet for people actually being in Nomura's ear on this issue.
 

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I definitely think Kairi as the protagonist of her own game is the next natural step for KH. Is it likely? Not at the moment. Do I really want it and think the series could benefit from it? Very much so.

I want Kairi's journey searching for Sora and explaining her backstory a little more and the stuff she's going through. I want to see Namine, Axel, and maybe Xion supporting her.

If they could make it a full-fledged game, more like BbS rather than say Coded, I'd like to see a playable Axel or Roxas too doing their own to support her and/or find Sora.
 

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Kairi should definitely be the protagonist of her own game!
 

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Do I think there'll be another game before KINGDOM HEARTS IV (or whatever Nomura ends up calling it)?
Yeah, he himself said it in an interview.

Do I think it'll feature Kairi as its playable character?
Ehh... that's kinda hard. We seriously need a KHUx lore recap before we go guns blazing in KHIV. I actually think the game's protag could be Ventus, seeing as how he's the most directly connected to that era.
 

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Do I think there'll be another game before KINGDOM HEARTS IV (or whatever Nomura ends up calling it)?
Yeah, he himself said it in an interview.

Do I think it'll feature Kairi as its playable character?
Ehh... that's kinda hard. We seriously need a KHUx lore recap before we go guns blazing in KHIV. I actually think the game's protag could be Ventus, seeing as how he's the most directly connected to that era.
Considering how much money they are making and how the game is readily available in all region, i dont think we'll get a KHuX lore summary outside of a glossary in another game. I definitely don't see them remaking it anytime soon, not while it's on-going and making money at least.

On top of that Ven already go a game, sure with the dangeling plotline of his connection to KHuX you could get a game. But at the same time it could just be grouped with Subject X and explored in KH4.
 

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for some reason, I can't help but see it being something like 358/2 Days, detailing from Kairi's point of view for about a year after the events of KH3. Mostly to act as a slice-of-life thing while the foretellers/new villain(s) plot or something. I envision this format due to it allowing the characters time to do their regular shit without a looming shadow of evil, or at least one not obvious to said characters.
 

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for some reason, I can't help but see it being something like 358/2 Days, detailing from Kairi's point of view for about a year after the events of KH3. Mostly to act as a slice-of-life thing while the foretellers/new villain(s) plot or something. I envision this format due to it allowing the characters time to do their regular shit without a looming shadow of evil, or at least one not obvious to said characters.
I can kind of see something like this happening. I don't see the Foretellers instantly starting a full-on war with current timeline Keyblade wielders, the eventual conflict will probably be after a slow burn of misunderstandings and manipulations set up my Luxu and/or Master of Masters.
 

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I would love to support a Kairi centric game, perhaps have her train under Aqua, or go on her own journey to find Sora. But realistically the next game is gonna be about Riku finding Sora and Sora doing whatever he’s doing in Shibuya. (Probably has something to do with them encountering the MoM there since they need to meet the next Big Bad before KH4.)
 

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And then we'll get maybe two scenes of Kairi sitting at the beach shore saying "Sora will return...I can feel it in my heart, because our hearts our connected, and his heart is strong, and even when we're apart, we're always together, because hearts, that's why". And then she gets kidnapped again.
 
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