In KINGDOM HEARTS, Sora turned the Keyblade on himself in order to
release Kairi’s heart, but his heart was also released in the process.
This brought about the creation of Roxas, Sora’s Nobody. Unlike most
Nobodies, however, Roxas has no memories of his past. He joins
Organization XIII and slowly begins to discover the truth behind his
existence and the Organization itself. He meets and befriends the
fourteenth member of the Organization, who also has no recollection of
her past. What will Roxas see during his time
in the Organization? What is the connection between him, Sora and the
fourteenth member? And what becomes of them? Dive into the heart of the
KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s biggest secrets.
Uncover the events that took place during the year Sora was asleep
regaining his lost memories. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days revolves around
Roxas, the "other" hero from KINGDOM HEARTS II, and his days as a member
of Organization XIII. Follow Roxas and the rest of Organization XIII
across the various Disney Worlds, and discover the connection between
him, Sora, and the mysterious 14th member, and the reasons behind his
eventual departure from the organization. KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days also
features a multiplayer mode for the first time, allowing players to
control their favorite Organization XIII members!
• Familiar action-packed KINGDOM HEARTS gameplay that has captivated
• “Panel System” – a brand new system that allows you
to customize Roxas’ arsenal by placing abilities, items, and weapon
parts into allotted slots
• A series-first multiplayer mode, allowing
up to 4 players to control any Organization XIII member
• Learn about
the origins of the “Organization XIII” name
• Get to know
the members of Organization XIII, including the mysterious fourteenth
• Finally experience the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline’s missing
This was the first Kingdom Hearts game I have played and, admittedly, perhaps I should have started with the first game. Story elements aside though, the gameplay is terrible, controls feel unresponsive and the level design is boring. It works in a complete mission and then return to base type way which for the first few missions is fine, but when there are multiple missions per 'day' and you need to return to base four times, it seems a little OTT and unnecessary. Simple enemies take forever to defeat, which means boss fights take even longer, leading to boring and repetitive button mashing.
It isn't all bad however, the characters were fun and interesting and the story progression for the five hours I played was good too which kept me engaged in the narrative.
This bad experience hasn't put me off the series forever as I think I may start with Kingdom Hearts 1 on PS2 and see if that plays any better. This is a side game anyway and so probably isn't totally integral to the story. I am just a little shocked as I haven't seen anyone say a bad word about this series and with this being my first experience playing the series, this game is bad.