She's not an "it"!
- Apr 9, 2007
A lot of people I know who played KH3 and never watched Tangled actually really enjoyed Kingdom of Corona's world (playing it and the story). The only thing that confused them was the satchet, but aside from that they thought it was a fun early world with an interesting story. One of the things they really liked about it was that they felt close to Rapunzel/Flynn because you could talk to them as you travel to the kingdom.Ditto and the same thing can be said for other animated films such as The Princess and the Frog, Wreck-it Ralph, Moana and especially Zootopia that become worlds for future KH games and have SDG more involved and relevant to the plot of the movie's world (be it an original story or a retelling of the original movie) compared to their adventures in the Frozen and Tangled worlds in KH3.
Basically the problem with the Frozen world and to an extension the Tangled world in KH3 is that they either act as strangers and having little interactions between the films cast by just meeting them once and doing their own adventure from beginning to end without being acknowledged (in Frozen's case) or having the story of the movie's world feel "forced and linear" by making SDG involved with the cast for a time being then separating from them in parts of the story then reuniting with them and then separating from them again and not be acknowledged until the climax of the world making them feel out of place (in Tangled's case). On top of that the Tangled world made a Lot changes by changing characters personalities and elements (e.g. Marluxia replacing the Stabbington Brothers, Making Flynn/Eugene a lone thief lacking Empathy, Gothel a pawn to the Organization, etc..) and leaving so many plotholes out from the original film, that will either frustrate people who've seen the movie and confuse players who haven't seen the original movie (in Tangled's case). Just imagine if the development team pull a "Marluxia" and replace one of the specific characters from the film and replacing them with one of the Foretellers or Luxu/Xigbar.
That's the part that gives me skepticism, it's not just Frozen I'm concerned about and hoping Disney or whomever will give them less guidelines and restrictions for Arendelle but it's moreso the other animated films from Disney like Wreck-it Ralph, Moana, Zootopia and to some degree The Princess and the Frog to suffer the same treatment as what the Frozen and the Tangled worlds in KH3 endure.
I never really got why people compared Kingdom of Corona to Arendelle. Corona was handled way better than Arendelle. Larxene was basically the voice of The Walt Disney Empire scolding for Sora for even getting close to Elsa and doing anything possible to keep him away from her. She doesn't even speak to Elsa or Anna or anyone else from that world. At least Marluxia interacted with Mother Gothel and Rapunzel; he also fit the world thematically.
Out of all the worlds in KH3, you can clearly tell that Arendelle was the one Disney was most protective of... which makes me not want to see it again. I want worlds that will either give me an original plot that complements the main story or a film reenactment that Sora and the gang are actually involved with and is somewhat related to the main story.