Hmm. I never realized how much I enjoy playing KH2FM. I know the game is not perfect and I also think that KH1 is superior in some parts, but I`m still having so much fun!
I started a LV1 Crtical Mode run a week back, and it is amazing! Sure it is hard and frustrating at times, but so much fun in a weird way. When you defeat a hard boss it feels so good! I just cleared the Demyx boss fight, the part were the FF people aid you, and the 1000 Heartless Battle at Hollow Bastion, and dam those were hard! But the more you play, the better you get. It is really rewarding to see yourself getting better and learning to play the game. KH2FM has never felt like simple button masher in LV1.
I find it little ironic how much less there are any height differences in KH2 levels, since Sora`s mobility has been improved. The complex levels and different heights were the best parts of KH1`s levels. Luckily we have Cavern of Remambrance, and I think it shows that the KH team can still create fun levels with exploring and platforming. Oh, if all the other levels were the same.