So I got a ps3 a couple months ago -- one of the reasons is that I never had a ps2 and wanted to catch up on the best of the ps2 games, including Kingdom Hearts.
I love Disney. I love Final Fantasy.
And I really wanted to like Kingdom Hearts. But I think I've given up on the game. The concept is cute, the characters are cute, all that stuff.
But the gameplay is terrible. Jumping is unresponsive and slow. Battles are repetitive and boring. Choosing items to use during combat and/or using magic is slow and unresponsive, even with shortcuts.
And the worst thing, the thing that is most unforgivable about the game, is the camera. I've tried it in both "manual" and "automatic" modes and they just frustrate the living heck out of me. It is the worst camera control scheme I have ever experienced in a video game, and I have played many MANY MANY of these types of games. I'm constantly fighting with it, especially in close quarters.
Right now I'm in the Cave of Wonders, and I finally ejected the disc and nearly threw the controller at the screen I was so frustrated. The camera swings around at the wrong points, midway through jumping, so as to make it near-impossible to land where you want to. The camera is spinning, spinning, spinning during regular battles to the point I'm almost dizzy. It makes it impossible to a) battle on ledges because Sora is gonna jump off no matter what you do because you auto-jump during attacking and b) target (or even run to) a particular enemy since the camera is spinning and you always attack the wrong guy.
I hate the fact that the camera nearly always wants to give you a face forward view of Sora as a default position, which is completely useless. I'm CONSTANTLY rotating that camera around (or hitting Select for Sora's POV) and then when I move two steps it swings back around to a useless position. How can I tell where I am jumping if I'm jumping to a ledge AT THE CAMERA? Why is there no "remain behind Sora" camera default?
So between the items/magic UI mess, the crappy camera and boring BORING battles, I'm done with KH for now. I just don't see it as worth the frustration for some cutesy cut-scenes.
I hear KH2 was somewhat better on these issues so maybe in the future I will check that out? Or are there any recommendations on the above to fix the issues above?
Thanks for listening to my rant, lol..... I just had high expectations for this game and I'm not happy that I'm so mad at it.