I finished Kingdom Hearts 3 on the PlayStation 4 recently and wanted to do a full review of the game! I mostly really enjoyed the game, but I did wish there was more content. Spoilers are here so don’t read if you haven’t finished the game!
The full plot was engaging and kept me hooked up until the end! I was excited to finally beat Xenahort! The plot mainly did tie up loose ends except for anything to do with the Master of Masters. I’m assuming this means that this will either be covered in the next saga of Kingdom Hearts.
I liked that the plot was filled with emotional moments and there felt like there was so much at stake for the characters especially in the Keyblade Graveyard!
These felt different this time around. They were fully developed stories, but they were also short. Usually the worlds would be visited at least twice so I wanted to explore the Disney worlds more, but the plot is told in one sitting. I feel like this was done because the emphasis of the plot was on Xenahort and not Disney this time around. But, I still miss spending more time in the Disney worlds.
Where this really showed was in The Caribbean world. They attempted to put a fairly complicated plot in a short trip. This could really confuse those who haven’t seen Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Please let me know in the comments if you understood the plot of this story without having seen this film! I saw this film years ago in theaters with my mom!
I enjoyed the Disney bosses. My favorite was the Ice Wolf boss in Arendelle. I loved the design of the boss! My least favorite was the Kraken boss fight because it was just fighting tentacles until the health drained. Honorable mention goes to the Doll boss in Toy Box for freaking me out and making me want to beat it the fastest because the flying doll really creeped me out!
These boss fights were really interesting. Fighting Ansem, Xemnas, and Young Xenahort all at once was really difficult! I had to really watch my health! That was probably the most challenging boss fight for me!
As for Xenahort, I enjoyed fighting him the final time when he was in his human form! His magic was powerful and it felt so good to finally defeat him! I also loved the ending where Donald and Goofy’s voices come in through the PlayStation 4 controller!
The ending was not what I had expected. I was expecting all loose threads to be tied up, but there still are mysteries surrounding the Master of Masters, the black box, and what will happen to Sora.
The story also ended with tragedy because Sora sacrifices himself to save Kairi so they never do end up together after finally figuring out their true feelings. I am anxious to find out if Sora can be saved in another game! I am hoping that it does not end there!
Things I Missed From Previous Games
- Multiple secret bosses
Usually there are multiple bosses to fight before seeing the final boss. From what I understand there is only one secret boss so no fighting Sephiroth.
- The Colosseum
I loved the challenges and bosses you faced in this section! There are little battlegates you can do and I did do one of them, but I miss fighting Hades and Final Fantasy characters at the Colosseum in Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and Kingdom Hearts 2.5!
Overall this was a really great game and a good way to finish off Xenahort. I liked that it ended peacefully with Xenahort and Eraqus. I do wish the Colosseum was brought back and there were more bosses to fight, but I do still love the game! I am hoping that in a next game we will be able to save Sora!
What did you think of Kingdom Hearts 3! Let me know!