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Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance

 

 

SCORE: 69

 Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance    

 

A couple of times a year there is a major video game release. There is a game that fans of the series have been eagerly anticipating for months. Fans of the Kingdom Hearts franchise have been eagerly anticipating Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance. I have even heard from various readers that they purchased a Nintendo 3DS to play Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance.

Square Enix was kind enough to provide Family Friendly Gaming a reviewable copy of Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance before it officially launched to the public. I have already had some sleepless nights working on this hand held Kingdom Hearts video game. I believe fans of the franchise will be very pleased with the final product.

The graphics in Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance are a real treat, especially the 3D effects. The Dream Eaters are alive with bright colors. The Spirits look better than the Nightmares in my personal opinion. The environments range depending on the dream world you happen to be in. Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance does contain violence as we dispatch the Nightmares. There are a variety of different attacks the player can use. The longer you play this 3DS game, the more it adds. Which is actually needed because the hacking and slashing would get extremely boring without these twists.

When you mix Square Enix and Disney you can expect some amazing music. What I was not expecting in Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance was the excellent voice acting. People keep telling me I need to go be a voice actor, but I feel I am nowhere near the voices in Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance. They know how to relay all kinds of subtle emotions.

Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance comes in three difficulty settings. I highly recommend most family members start in the easy setting first. Trust me on this. Otherwise you might find yourself half way through the game and completely stuck on a boss with no way of leveling up. Thankfully players can drop to the other character.

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As I explored the various worlds in Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance, I became amazed at all of the content. Different Nightmares in different worlds, additional weapons, items, attacks, and Spirits. There are mini games we can play with the spirits as well. Purchasers of Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance will easily get their moneys worth out of this Nintendo 3DS video game. Exploration is a real key to Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance, especially if you want to find the various hidden treasure chests.

I do have one minor quibble with Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance - the save points. They are too far apart in my personal opinion. Especially when I found myself dropping between characters. I don't mind fighting bosses twice in the same world, and exploring the same areas with two characters. But not having save spots often enough was frustrating. Plus they are not there if you are fighting enemies. In my opinion a hand held game needs save spots on every screen.

The violence can get boring in Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance. As can the lengthy story videos. This goes back to my desire to save. Thankfully the story videos can be skipped and watched later. I actually wound up watching numerous videos hours after they were initially presented to me. I do like how Square Enix put little twists into how we fight the enemies. That helped keep the violence a little fresher.

Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance adds something new to the franchise that will raise a few eyebrows - Spirits. We befriend them, and they fight with us. We can pet them and play mini games with them. They have unlockable skills from specific points earned. They look very similar to the Nightmare monsters we find. They can get themselves in trouble in battle and we have to save them. They can save us in battles as well.
 - Paul

 

Graphics: 68%
Sound: 79%
Replay/Extras: 83%
Gameplay: 57%
Family Friendly Factor: 60%
System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Square Enix
R
ating:  ‘E10+’ - Everyone 10+
{Fantasy Violence}

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