I just finished the main campaign and as I watched the final cutscene and the credits rolled, I thought to myself, “This feels like Kingdom Hearts 3”.
You might think I’m out of my gourd, but just hear me out.
Both were HIGHLY anticipated games that the fans had been waiting for years to be released. Both had the potential to be the magnum opus of their series, with the studio learning, growing and using the new technology to bring an unforgettable experience.
The results were a far cry from this.
Both games were fun, don’t get me wrong, but they were also clearly lacking. They failed to used beloved and known characters in a satisfying way, or completely nixed them. The games themselves also felt trimmed; like they could have explored more places and characters.
The mechanics are don’t really deviate from their predecessors or aren’t as fleshed out.
In the end, both games were fine, but I can’t help but feel disappointed at the missed opportunities, not really stepping outside of the second installment of their franchises.