"As the agonizing wait for Kingdom Hearts III continues to drag on, the folks at Square Enix have at least had the courtesy to let us pass the time by re-living the series in two easy installments: last year’s Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and this year’s Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. These two discs capture six full Kingdom Hearts experiences, leaving out only 2012′s Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance for 3DS.
Last year’s HD remake impressed but seemed to lack anything new and interesting enough to coax those with working PlayStation 2s over to the PlayStation 3 version. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix seems to fall into the same trap, but this time the lack of major additions is a bit more forgivable. That’s because the two full games in this compilation, Kingdom Hearts II and KH: Birth By Sleep, are the Final Mix versions and include canonical updates formerly available only to the Japanese and those who import. Basically, this HD remake completes the series’ storyline for the Western world, and that alone should be enough to coax series veterans to try it out."