I just know deep down in my gut, that I am going to be immensely frustrated by Kingdom Hearts 3. For a long time the series has held a very special place in my heart and were some of my best gaming memories growing up (specifically KH 1 & 2). I picked up Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for the PS4 to revisit them late last year in preparation for KH3. Fast forward a decade, I’ve come to realize that time has done these games no favors. The combat is clunky at best, as they task you with navigating a literal menu while trying to wrangle with their extremely floaty physics. The difficulty though is simplistic throughout 75% of the game when all of a sudden bosses start requiring you to make precise dodges and blocks and enemies start hitting you for large chunks of health. The plot (the real draw of the series?) in all of its convoluted and self-serious glory, doesn’t start kicking in until that 75% mark I mentioned earlier.
I also know deep down that I am going to play Kingdom Hearts 3. It probably won’t be that much more evolved than the other games in the series (spin offs like Birth By Sleep and Dream Drop Distance have done little to move the gameplay forward).
Are there other games or series you hate/love? I’m sure there are quite of few people in the KH camp as well, but I’m curious to see what ya’ll think.