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  • Summary: KINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined byKINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe. Sora, Donald, and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds. [Square Enix] Expand
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  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Genre(s): Action RPG, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Role-Playing, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 86
  2. Negative: 1 out of 86
  1. 100
    The developer has refined and perfected the combat. It kept its silliness in tact. It kept in the darker themes and deep moments of self-reflection that we all need every once in awhile. It’s, quite frankly, the best Kingdom Hearts game Square Enix has ever created.
  2. Jan 31, 2019
    90
    It's not just a great Kingdom Hearts game, it may very well be a game that gets revisited in December.
  3. Mar 4, 2019
    90
    A grand finale that summarizes one of the most legendary waits for a video game sequel - ever, and really does a fine job! Kingdom Hearts III is a complex yet perfectly lite experience story-wise, packed with amazing combat and adorable worlds and characters. It is a game that lives up to the Kingdom Hearts name and is something you should not miss, whether you are a long term fan or new to the franchise.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 20, 2019
    85
    You're going to visit Olympus, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, even Winnie the Pooh – and each world is created up to the highest standards. [Issue#236, p.44]
  5. Feb 13, 2019
    80
    After so many years Kingdom Hearts III needed to be a strong send-off for the series, and for the most part, it is. The gameplay is still top tier and encourages diving back in once the credits have rolled to track down missed items and a secret boss. The individual worlds are gorgeous, and deserve to be combed through for every last scrap of treasure. It’s just a shame that plot stumbles over itself so many times because it really does drag the game down, but if I turn off the analytical part of my brain just enough, there truly is something special here.
  6. Feb 4, 2019
    80
    Kingdom Hearts III had a lot to say, a lot to show. It is an incredible journey across many Disney worlds, set up on various gameplay mechanics. But fighting is quickly redundant and its writing loses itself into lazy dialogues.
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    40
    Kingdom Hearts III is overflowing with heart, and mostly unconcerned with the head; as such, it’s in dire want of wickedness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 399
  1. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Excellent work, visual, audio, script and closing of the story. Kingdom Hearts was raised to another level. Thank you nomura! Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    The Game is absolute perfection and a glorious Ending to this Story. Please marry me Mr. Nomura!
  3. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    It may have taken a long time for this game to come, but it was totally worth the wait. I features all the things that made the franchiseIt may have taken a long time for this game to come, but it was totally worth the wait. I features all the things that made the franchise great in the first place, and has better combat, more worlds to explore, and much more content. Definitely a must play. Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    9
    After waiting 13 years, its finally here. And I must say, its so great.

    Keyblade Transformations are great. Combat feels better than 0.2
    After waiting 13 years, its finally here. And I must say, its so great.

    Keyblade Transformations are great.
    Combat feels better than 0.2
    Story is awesome, and jaw dropping.
    Graphics... do i really need to talk about them? Seeing what Kingdom Hearts came into is so great... You can really feel the revelation.
    RPG mechanics are better then any other KH games.
    Flowmotion, Focus, Links are so easy and fast.
    Maps are so big. Like Massive.

    What about bad things about the game?

    Ending was lame.
    Lack of original keyblades is disappointing.
    ... That's all.

    9/10. This game deserves GOTY.
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  5. Feb 5, 2019
    8
    As a huge fan of the series, I have enjoyed most entries. In fact, the second game is my favourite game of all time. Kingdom Hearts III is noAs a huge fan of the series, I have enjoyed most entries. In fact, the second game is my favourite game of all time. Kingdom Hearts III is no different here. It's an enjoyable and fantastic rollercoaster of a journey that shows just how much the series has grown while still remaining true to itself. This end to the Xehanort saga was an end that did not disappoint in the slightest. Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2019
    7
    I wanted this game my whole life too. I loved the trailers of it. And the excitement had me stoked to finally see my boy get his happy ending.I wanted this game my whole life too. I loved the trailers of it. And the excitement had me stoked to finally see my boy get his happy ending.

    It ties up the ends it needs to, but I feel like there was something missing. I liked it, but I didn't love it, and ten year hype can't ever live up to what I hoped for. I still recommend the game. But it wasn't the finale I hoped for.

    Still. Have to admit. While some of it was bland, when it finally gets to the Kingdom Hearts portions, and not the Disney? That's when I had the most fun. It's just a lot of pushing through Disney to get there.

    Overall though? Good game. Get it.
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  7. Feb 19, 2019
    0
    Pra mim é um game de emo com um personagem ridículo e uma história rasa e sem graça, não gostava dos antigos e não gostei desse ultimo, passoPra mim é um game de emo com um personagem ridículo e uma história rasa e sem graça, não gostava dos antigos e não gostei desse ultimo, passo longe dessa comédia em forma em game Expand

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