E3 2005: Kingdom Hearts 2 Impressions
Kingdom Hearts 2 was playable at this year's E3, and it was easily the most played game at Square-Enix's booth. But, unfortunately, based on what was displayed, the sequel seems to be more of the same. The first thing I noticed was how clumsy the controls remained. It felt like I was playing the first game, but with alternate scenarios. The game has remained visually identical and above all, the gameplay still feels broken, where as Square-Enix should've made some changes to the game and have it play and control smoother. If the game's story intrigues you and you absolutely loved the original, you'll like the sequel. As for me, I thought it was more of the same and just not very fun. Unfortunately, don't expect any changes to make their way to the game, as KHII is practically complete. Based on its E3 showing, this is one game you don't really need to look forward to.
5/19/2005 Arnold Katayev