Coded and Days get accused of being filler and I get why. They don't seem to add much. It would be easier to forgive if they were short DLC than a whole game. Even the cutscene movies in the HD remix drag and those aren't that long.
The Xehanort saga starts too slow and KH3 has to do all the heavy lifting.
So this is way to salvage Days and move the series forward faster.
I don't know how to fix Coded because the Data Realm never appealed to me. And another KH1 rehash is uninteresting. So I'd just use it as a Kairi centered title. It focuses on her training and the preexisting worlds are used as testing grounds.
I don't mind Kairi getting training, its just never explored in a meaningful way. Same with the Mark of Mastery exam from DDD. I'm fine with delaying or cutting the 2nd Mark of Mastery exam.
I agree with this post. I would say that there it almost no actual filler in the canon games. I can understand why some fans consider those games to be filler as they do not add anything to the series. If those games were just spinoff games, it would be much better received as it would not affect anything. As for Kairi, it seems as though Nomura doesn't appear to know what to do with her beyond her archetype and role in the first game.
-The game experiences situational awareness lag
-Sora gets reset after every game he's ever starred in and it's not been great for his character.
-They single-handedly denied Sora's development, never told him about CoM events and how he went Linkin Park angst over a total stranger he's never even met and denied him the ability to lament over the actions he took.
-Hastily discards Donald and Goofy and never apologizes, post game he just forgets it, all critical character development thats just swept under the mat from a single game.
Listen nobody in this community, be it here, reddit, KH13, would anyone seriously justify how the shaft the MC for an entire franchise. It's like Nomura wrote a character just to kill him, and even death couldn't stop him. Death, then reincarnate, then death to the KH1 sora by memory replacement, Death to CoM Sora by memory rewind, Death to Data Sora by corruption and system reboot.
I would like to add that it isn't as though I want Sora to stop being himself. It seems though as a side effect of the games being what they are, Sora gets "reset" in every game he appears in. It also seems like Sora is never involved in the story as he is too busy finding presents with Jack Skellington or swimming under the sea with Ariel. When he does get involved, it is usually near the end of the game where everyone is "useless" without him. I really wish Sora didn't get "reset" in the games he appears in.
I would've preferred this series being a full on Disney RPG franchise, instead of the wannabe shonen anime that happens to guest star Disney. Like Super Mario RPG but with Mickey. That it's just about getting to the point where the OCs are as numerous as the Disney cast (just how many got introduced in the mobile games? Like 20 at least?) is nothing short of ridiculous.
Disney has lighten up on crossovers as proven by recent mobile titles but I have no faith whatsoever that KH will ever capitalize on it. It's too caught in it's half a million plot threads as is to actually do any big grand stories with Disney characters.
It would be fun to see what would happen if Kingdom Hearts were a "typical" Square Enix RPG as opposed to what we got. I do not hate the games but I really wish that we got something more on the along of Super Mario RPG. I would even accept a Final Fantasy style game with Disney characters.
Kingdom Hearts is good
Do not tell the Kingdom Hearts fans this.