- Nov 16, 2009
It was kind of in the middle for me.
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Well the first problem is that they called the game "358/2 Days" when you don't actually play 358 days. They should have called it something like "Kingdom Hearts: Deep Dive" or "Kingdom Hearts: Another Side" (Since Roxas is the other side of Sora) or at least "Kingdom Hearts: Another Story"
Instead of using days to tell the story use a chapter based system. Each chapter focuses on the important events of Roxas' time in the organization and you have a certain number of missions in each chapter. Let's say we have 13 chapters (Some will be longer or shorter than others) it would work like this:
Chapter I: Welcome to the Fold
Focuses on from the day Roxas joins the organization, tutorial, meets Xion and Axel, then ends with Roxas' falling to sleep because of the COM stuff.
Chapter II: Trio
Chapter where Roxas, Axel, and Xion become friends and also about Xion losing her Keyblade and then getting back at the end
Chapter Whatever: Xemnas' secrets
Focuses on Xemnas sending Axel to search for the room of waking in Castle Oblivion and also Xemnas mysteriously dissapearing to the room of repose.
Chapter Whatever: Revealed
Chapter where the artificial Kingdom Hearts takes form in the sky
Chapter XI: Missing
Xion runs away with Riku and Roxas and Axel bring her back
Chapter XII: Like it Should be
Small chapter with the trio enjoying some time together like they used to.
Chapter XIII: The Last Sunset
Xion runs away, gets captured and reprogramed by Xemnas. Roxas runs away and fights Xion and she returns to Sora. Roxas and Riku fight and Roxas gets chapter and leads into KH2.
I agree. It was a wasted opportunity, but I think it was only because of Days being released before Birth by Sleep. If that game came out first, I believe there would have been a lot more on the Terra/Aqua/Ven front.I wish there was more Organization member involvement and more exploration into the concept and idea of the team that went into Castle Oblivion. I felt like that wasn't explored enough. The worlds (like always) felt prety empty but its a KH game.... What do you expect?
I didn't hate days though it's not my favorite kh game. It was pretty dramatic despite Roxas not interacting with any Disney character whatsoever and not really spending more time with other members other than xion and axel. The gameplay wasn't terrible but missions got so repetitive and the journal entries were boring to read save for cryptic ones from xigbar or xemnas or something like that. There's plenty more I have to say but I won't say now