Kingdom Hearts

Review

posted 10/10/2002 by Charlie Sinhaseni
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One Page Platforms: PS2
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Disneyland in Anaheim, California, with my longtime girlfriend and I couldn’t help but think about the brilliance that was Walt Disney. The way his magic transcended from the depths of his mind into our own reality truly amazes me. Although I had visited Disneyland many times throughout my youth, this was the first time that I had returned as an adult, capable of fully comprehending what Walt Disney’s vision was truly about. As I spent my day there, I couldn’t help but become engulfed in the land of Disney, for those 12 or so hours the kid in me was alive and kicking. The truth of the matter is, no matter how old you are, there’s always something out there that is so magical, so beautiful, and so amazing that you’ll find a way to lose yourself in its brilliance. In this case, it’s the masterpiece that is Squaresoft’s Kingdom Hearts, the most engaging game you’ll play this Holiday season.

In case you’re not familiar with Kingdom Hearts, it’s a collaboration between two of the largest companies in the entertainment business. On one end we have Squaresoft, producers of the highly successful Final Fantasy series and other best selling properties, on the other side we have Disney, one of the most recognizable images in the entire world. By combining their collective resources, they have produced a fun and imaginative game that includes an amazing story that is propelled by an excellent cast.

It takes something truly special to be able to convince us to give out a perfect rating Kingdom Hearts truly is that amazing. The fact of the matter is, you’ll be hard pressed to find another game that even comes close to matching the quality found in Kingdom Hearts. Games just don’t come as beautiful and well thought out as this, it’s a virtual masterpiece that excels in every way possible. The good people at Squaresoft put a lot of their heart and soul into this game and it’s apparent in every single facet of the title, Kingdom Hearts is video gaming at its finest.
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