Kingdom Hearts 3D is an aesthetically pleasing title with an impressive amount of depth and engaging characters, which put together, make this one of the most enjoyable and consuming adventures on the Nintendo 3DS. You’ll be reunited with old friends and instantly you’ll be flooded with fond nostalgic memories. Yes, initially there are too many tutorials which pop up all too often, but once they’re out of the way you are left to relish in what is undoubtedly one of the best action RPG’s you will play this year.
For a newcomer to the series, the game, and it’s over developed storyline can admittedly be a little bewildering, however the game does include mementos which clearly explain previous events scattered throughout the series. With regards to the gameplay itself this game isn’t without its flaws, and it’s yet another prime example that the Nintendo 3DS sorely needs a second Circle Pad, as some of the chaotic and fast paced action can cause camera issues, especially on boss battles.
Kingdom Hearts 3D is one of those rare titles where you never once succumb to boredom. The action is suitably fast paced and unrelenting – thanks to the flowmotion system, but it is bridged nicely by lavish and engrossing cut-scenes. You’ll soon find yourself transported away to the various desirable locations scattered throughout the game, all rich in history and dotted with some of the world’s most iconic characters. Clearly a lot of effort was put in refining and condensing the experience for a hand-held, and those long hours have clearly paid off.