GamesBeat's Alejandro Quan-Madrid: I almost find it hard to believe that Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is the seventh entry in the franchise. Part of this is probably due to the fact that fans are still waiting for a real sequel in Kingdom Hearts 3, and the recent spinoffs have featured tons of new characters that have alienated me from the series that I remember. I must admit: I’ve fallen a little behind.
Thankfully, this time around, developer/publisher Square Enix is putting together a solid, traditional experience that focuses on some familiar faces and doesn’t involve confusing fractions (KH: 358/2 Days, I’m looking at you). It even takes advantage of some of the 3DS’s unique features. From what I saw at a recent preview event in Santa Monica Calif., KH3D looks like a good point for casual fans who’ve slept on the recent KH games to hop back into the series.