GameXplain: "When a new Kingdom Hearts game was announced for the 3DS, most fans were understandably upset. The series had found itself in a kind of limbo with most of its new games being released on portable systems and only the numbered games appearing on a proper console. But what makes it even more frustrating is each game has ended up on a completely different system with the seven games that make up the franchise appearing on five different systems. Though that’s not to say that they quality has decreased. In fact, with each new release the games have been able to iron out kinks in the gameplay and create truly fun battle systems. To this day Birth by Sleep remains my favorite Kingdom Hearts game. With the release of the Dream Drop Distance, it seems like the developers at Square-Enix are again experimenting with the capabilities of 3DS while laying the foundation for the inevitable Kingdom Hearts 3."