Jack DeVries, of IGN, has today posted a critical column regarding the direction and quality of the Kingdom Hearts games of late. He addresses some universal problems, as well as some that many fans are bound to take issue with. At the same time, those who've been critical, or even neutral of the series have taken part in the exchange to offer their thoughts.
"After a decade, two main games, and four spinoffs, Kingdom Hearts has solidified itself as an RPG juggernaut. A cross-platform, cross-universe, East meets West monster of a game. And after learning about Keyblades, princesses, and this Ansem guy, one thing has become abundantly clear:
Kingdom Hearts, as a story, totally sucks.
Not saying the games as a whole suck. In fact when it comes to pacing, battle systems, and core gameplay, pretty much everything except the platforming mechanics, Kingdom Hearts shines. But then you try and explain the story out loud and all that comes out is a garbled mess of emo kids and Orlando Bloom cameos...(PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE)"
The staff of Kingdom Hearts Ultimania will always choose to be neutral in such heated debates, but at the same time, we encourage all our readers and members to voice themselves! Be sure to hop on over to the article's comment section, and sound off on what you think. But keep in mind: "Sound off" equates to using our inside voices. It's both extremely rude, and makes the community and fanbase as a whole look generally bad if people start all-capping obscenities, so please keep it civil if you choose to participate, and don't forget that those are all opinions, and as opinions, be sure to respect them.