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Just a hop and a skip until 1/25/19

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Post by steeze » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:29 pm

This is the newest trailer that I'm sure some have you have seen.



It's been 4,743 days or less (or more if you're checking this after today.) since you may have walked to GameStop and picked up KH2.

Only 39 days left until we get a taste of that sweet sweet wine Square Enix has been fermenting in the cellar.

I'm gonna play the hell outta this.

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Post by Shane » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:13 pm

I've yet to finish the original, though I did like what I played, enough that I have three others from the franchise that I should probably open some time.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:31 pm

I liked the original two a lot when I played them, first one especially. I played a few spin-offs but they kinda suck. I saw the new opening for KH3 and now I'm afraid the suck isn't just exclusive to the spin-offs anymore...

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Post by steeze » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:24 am

I guess we won't know until January if the game sucks. They have a track record of bad spin-offs. Dream drop was a snoozefest. All of the main installments have cheesy bad openings to be fair.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:50 pm

Well, I mean that the opening didn't even sound like a KH opening theme. Reading some comments, apparently some Skrillex guy is to blame. I've heard the name but that's about as familiar as I am with him. Not sure why they brought someone with a wildly different musical style to collaborate on it, but Square seems to despise tradition now so it isn't surprising.

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Post by steeze » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:02 pm

I don't think that's the in-game opening cinematic. Might be the song but even if it is. . . two minutes out of bad EDM music then 80 plus hours of quality content. Pretty good tradeoff.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:47 pm

Yeah, that would still be solid. It's just too bad that if it is the song that it won't be, imo, another iconic opening sequence. I get hung up on the little things, I guess. It really does seem like a good game.

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Post by Sonic 5 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:42 pm

I REALLY HATE PRESENTS! wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Well, I mean that the opening didn't even sound like a KH opening theme. Reading some comments, apparently some Skrillex guy is to blame. I've heard the name but that's about as familiar as I am with him. Not sure why they brought someone with a wildly different musical style to collaborate on it, but Square seems to despise tradition now so it isn't surprising.
KH1's opening theme was literally a blisteringly early 2000s dance remix of a song. This kind of "cheesy" thing has always been a part of Kingdom Hearts.



Similarly, the remix of Simple and Clean used in fragmentary passage is a very "mid-late 2010s" dance remix.


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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:17 pm

^ Idk much about music, but unless it's just nostalgia goggles, I could instantly tell it simply didn't sound right. It has that modern "one speaker isn't working properly" kind of sound (might be a genre for all I know, I've heard other songs like that) and it's all jumbled up like the music is crashing and **** all over itself in a seizure. There's basically not even lyrics, in fact what's there is hardly identifiable as actual human sounds. I'm sure it's just that quite some time has passed between the games so musical styles have naturally changed too, but it's not like a sequel to a game from Atari, it was two console generations ago; I figure it should be at least be recognizable...

Of course, I just saw that Square is pushing Katy Perry in one of their Final Fantasy games. You know a company has jumped the shark when you read "Join Katy Perry on an RPG Adventure." I don't think they have any interest whatsoever in maintaining product integrity, just chasing trends and westernizing the hell out of everything they touch. I didn't have as strong an opinion on this KH song until literally a few hours ago when I was in the Play Store and saw that. Who needs Uematsu or Hikaru, we have Katy Perry and Skrillex. F*ck lol.

(I feel like this post comes off as aggressive but it's not meant to be at all, I just think Square and the new song both suck)

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Post by Sim Kid » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:29 pm

Am I the only one who really didn't care about the songs from the previous two games?

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Post by Sonic 5 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:51 pm

Well, IRHP, I disagree entirely, but music taste is extremely subjective.

Also, Katy Perry being in one of the mobile games isn't that weird; Ariana Grande was added as a character in one last year.

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Post by Marilink » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:32 pm

Sonic 5 Golden Rings wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Well, IRHP, I disagree entirely, but music taste is extremely subjective.

De gustibus non est disputandum.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:31 pm

i wanna join ariana grande for an rpg adventure

girl makes slappers

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Post by Marilink » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:27 pm

I wasn’t a big fan of “thank u, next” personally

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:06 am

yeah but "no tears left to cry"? straight banger

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Post by steeze » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:49 am

Musicians that aren't good at playing instruments or producing any of the music<<<<<

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:28 pm

Music is subjective but shoehorning celebrities into well established JRPG franchises is dumb. They're just doing their best to westernize the genre, which is retarded because being Japanese is the appeal.

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Post by steeze » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:39 am

We are officially into 2019 folks. To commemorate this I picked up, "Kingdom Hearts The Story So Far." I never got a chance to play "Birth By Sleep," which in its own right is a pretty important game to the series. I managed to beat Chain of Memories in 18 hours which was like a 5/10 because I hate the card system. It's tedious and annoying to try and pay attention to an enemy and manage your cards all at the same time on higher difficulties, so I just played beginner mode. Wasn't really in it for the gameplay as much as the story.



36:16 is a good look at the game.

I hope you're all as excited as I am. Although, I doubt it.

TWENTY-TWO DAYS.

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Post by Sonic 5 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:48 pm

Well, it's only twenty-two days for Japan, right? The rest of the world gets it in the 29th.

I'm debating whether or not it's worth buying RE2 at release just to play it for four days.

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Post by steeze » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:47 pm

Sonic 5 Golden Rings wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:48 pm
Well, it's only twenty-two days for Japan, right? The rest of the world gets it in the 29th.

I'm debating whether or not it's worth buying RE2 at release just to play it for four days.


Yes, you're correct. Should have made that more clear. Very glad they decided to keep the releases close to each other, unlike KH1 which was released a full six months later in North America.

You could always wait for the price to drop. I don't know how big a RE fan you are personally. If you're a huge RE fan it would make sense to buy the game at release because you don't care about the price you just want the content as quickly as possible. Fans like that are hard to disappoint. If you just like RE and are whatever about the series I'd just hold off until it's been out for a while. If it's not up to your expectations you'll be pissed you sprung for it. I know I personally don't buy outside my comfort zone early unless I see an overwhelming amount of evidence I'm not going to be screwed.

You can thank Ubisoft for making me the way that I am. Bunch of crooks.

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