Kingdom Hearts 3: A Game of Perfection

Sora, Goofy, and Donald posing in Twilight Town’s forest using Sora’s new gummiphone. Photo credit: Ruben Soberanis

KBy Ruben Soberanis ’19

It’s been nearly 13 years since  Kingdom Hearts 2 came out. Now, the day has come and the wait is over because Kingdom Hearts 3 has been released. KH3 brings players to different worlds with our well known Disney characters, amazing graphics, and a storyline that revolves around the power of friendship.

What’s Kingdom Hearts 3

A long-standing battle between dark and light ruined the world. Xehanort who is an evil wizard tries to recreate that battle called the Keyblade War in order to get access to the power of the Kingdom Hearts. Sora, Goofy, Donald, and their allies get together to take out Xehanort and the Organization. However, before they can do that, the team needs to find new allies and save old allies named Ventus, Terra, and Aqua.

The Ocean Between

The Ocean Between is outer space and holds the nine worlds in which are filled with our most lovable Disney characters. However, before diving into the worlds, Sora hops in his gummiship exploring the space between the worlds and collecting materials needed for upgrading his sword blade. After all is done, Sora and his friends visit 1997’s Hercules all the way to 2014’s Big Hero 6. Each world consist of its own problems that need fixing.

Vibrant, colorful worlds

Each world offers something new and different; however, the graphics in KH3 are to die for. The way that Sora adapts to each world is remarkable. For example, when visiting ToyBox, Toy Story’s world, Sora and his friends turn into toys. Each world Sora visits offers more than the last, such as walking through a strong blizzard with the wind pushing Sora back or fighting against the waves of the Caribbean sea.

Comradeship

Sora, Goofy, and Donald have traveled together for many years aiming for the same thing: to bring an end to the darkness. However, it isn’t always that easy. Instead, Sora loses the power of waking and has to get it back somehow while also looking for his lost friends to bring an end to the evil Xehanort.

The obstacles

KH3 is an amazing game; however, it could not have been done without the long cutscenes. At times it felt like a movie more than a game. At the end of the day, KH3 is a must get because the way the story flows and each world is extremely outstanding and deserves every minute of anybody’s time.

  • Released January 25, 2019
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Price: $59.99