Between the two of us, we’ve been playing a lot of Kingdom Hearts 2.5. But the best moment for me so far was right at the beginning: the opening sequence.
And while we both vaguely remember it from when Holly played the game when it first came out (10 years ago!), it meant so much more to us now! That’s because apparently, to actually understand the story of the series, you need to play all of the games that they released for the handheld systems, that go between the main titles (Kingdom Hearts I and II that is).
Luckily, the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 version comes with those games, and having played them – OH MY GOSH IT ALL MAKES SENSE. And all the feels! I am really impressed with how much work went into building the story of Sora and Roxas and the Nobodies and how they lost their memory and… and you don’t know any of it if you just play the first and second games. As such, the Final Mix discs I would highly recommend if you enjoy the series – the story is meant to be experienced in full!
Oh, and even if you don’t know the games, the music video is incredible. Enjoy!