Published 15 October, 2013 | by Sam Hewitt4
Kingdom Hearts 3: My thoughts on the new D23 gameplay footage
Earlier today, Square Enix showed off some new gamplay footage on the eagerly awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 at Disney’s D32 expo in Japan. After the release of the footage, I started looking around forums and websites to see what other people thought of it. From what I saw, more people were happy about it than not. A majority of those who were not impressed were saying things along the lines of “this is not next gen“, “they should have just released it on current-gen consoles” and “well…that was disappointing.” Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion, so here is mine.
What I saw of that footage has made me even more excited for the game. I didn’t want it to have insane graphics…it was pretty much exactly how I wanted to be: Clean, running smooth and loads going on on the screen at one time. Kingdom Hearts game is all about depth and content. In this day and age, with development costs and how long it actually takes to make a game you very rarely get both, especially in JRPG’s. I am a huge fan of JRPG’s but I have been let down by them this gen.
To be honest, I thought the last two parts of that trailer looked pretty boring….I am judging the footage on the first section where you see Sora battling against the heartless with his keyblade, as this is what you will be doing for the majority of the game. It was only a split second but did you see those keyguns? Or whatever you want to call them! The fire looks stunning, especially with the addition of all the little particles.
The main reason the latter part of the footage was shown off is because the D23 expo is all about Disneyland theme parks. Hence the train being called ‘Big Magic Mountain’ and the pirate ship section is pretty self explanatory.
I am not saying that it looks perfect. The backgrounds look a bit plain, though I fully expect that to be better by the time the game is released. Even if it is not, it wouldn’t take anything away from the gameplay anyway. One thing I really hope they do in this game is add tons to do in the Battle Coliseum, as well as online co-op (in the coliseum) and just maybe being able to battle against each other as well! Or I am asking for too much? Well anyways, that’s my thoughts on the trailer anyways.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is to be released on both the Xbox One and Playstation 4, with no release date confirmed as of yet. Though, it would not surprise me if the game is not released before 2016.