Not only will knowledge of the first two mainline games be necessary to keep up with the story, the new gameplay trailer hints that a lot of characters and plot lines from the handheld games will be paramount to understanding the plot as well.
Since it’s going to wrap up as much of the ongoing plot as possible, that should be a given especially since it comes after Dream Drop Distance that required players to know the entire story
The glimpse they gave in 0.2 is already a sign that you need to know a bit of context. Also another reason (besides money) why they released 1.5 & 2.5 again on the PS4 so the entire franchise including 3 can be played on one console
Kingdom Hearts has spanned 8 systems. The story is a confusing, convoluted mess. At least give a 15 minute video to explain 10+ years of what happened and why. I've played almost every KH game and I am crazy lost as what the story is anymore.
God help you if you’re starting fresh with KH3 in Xbox One
Seriously. Good luck, guys who only care about Kingdom Hearts because it's on Xbox One. Now I'm curious about Valkyria Chronicles.
Only played 1 and 2 and little bit's on the others,but don't care ill still be buying this even if some bits of backstory have escaped me by. But if this is true then why the hell on earth would this even come out on the Xbox ?, no other Kingdom Hearts has ever been released on a Xbox console so it will sell like all other single player story games on the Xbox 1. They should of just made it PS4 exclusive.
Single player games are very successful on Xbox. Where are you pulling your information from?
Xbox sales of single player games compared to multiplayer or compared to single player game sales on playstion compared to Xbox. At the end of the day we all know the average Xbox fan prefers online fests more than a single player story drivin game and that is a fact .
If singleplayer games are very successful on Xbox, then we would not see Microsoft completely banking on GAAS games. Microsoft's very own actions contradict your statement.
“They should of just made it PS4 exclusive.” Why? Does people feel a sense of pride knowing that they can play games that other people can’t? First party games I understand, but this is third party game we are talking about. Also, leave the sale subject to the dev/pubs/shareholders to worry about. We gain nothing from that. This kind of mentality seriously need to be stopped.
How is it stupid if you have never owned a ps console only Xbox why the fuck would anyone buy the 3rd chapter in a series without playing at least the first 2 big ones. So yes it should of been exclusive simple as that . Because you must be crazy as fuck to jump into a series at number 3
“Because you must be crazy as fuck to jump into a series at number 3” That is for people who pay for the game with their OWN money to decide. I personally had never played the past KH games, but I am still very excited for this one and will most likely buy it day one, on MY PS4. And I’m happy for those who can get to play it on other console as well. I can always watch videos from Youtube if I need to get to know the past stories more. There are tons of KH story recap videos. You reasoning for the game to be an exclusive have no logic behind it, beside being able to flap your di** around and boasting you can only play it on the PS4.
"Because you must be crazy as fuck to jump into a series at number 3" Witcher 3: Same concept for PlayStation owners. 🤔
Multiplayer games are also massively more popular on PS than single player games. Again, where are you pulling your information from.
Look the simple fact is why the PlayStation is light years ahead of Xbox is its excellent choice of games mainly single player and story drivin . I don’t disagree that multiplayer also sells shitloads . But PS4 and soon the Nintendo Switch sell more for their single player exclusive games that frankly Microsoft themself’s just don’t cater for this gen. And I don’t care if Xbox owners buys this game I certainly hope they do to experience this excellent series and keep it going. But if I had never played at least Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 I defiantly would not be jumping straight in at 3.
Alot of the back story escapes you. If all you played was 1 & 2 and "a little bit of the others" you might as well be like the Xbox owners.
Not really I have at least played the first 2 and bits of the others on the PS3 HD remixes and can easy pick up the rest because unlike Xbox the whole lot is on PS3 and PS4 now. That’s the point I’m trying to make here at least port the HD remakes to Xbox if they intend to bring 3 to Xbox
Well S *** just because you own an Xbox doesn't mean you couldn't have ever had oh I don't know more than 1 console... Maybe... Just maybe you played through and beat the other games and would prefer to play this one on X1X if the game is enhanced?
Typical xbox fan response right here. Calm down kid, here is your dummy back. Don’t worry your Xbox live is still up and running . Fool I was talking about people who have never had a playstion console before . Did u even read my comments ?
By your logic Witcher 3 shouldn't have come to PS since the 1st and 2nd part of the game never released on PS. If the story is so important then there is Youtube and Wikis to cover for that. There is no reason other than that for it to not come to other platform just because the earlier parts didn't release on the said platform.
Maybe not . But the Witcher 3 mainly had its own new story. But the point I’m making is the dev’s are saying you should know the whole story for this Kingdom Hearts 3 maybe meaning that it carry’s on from former games . So even I need to replay the HD remixes now. Hell I dont even know why Xbox fans are getting angry over my comments as we all know this will sell like shit on Xbox compared to playstation anywhere
I don't know how old you are. But nearly every Xbox fan how is at least over the age of 21 has had a PS at some point in their lives. It was literally the only option for AAA 3D games before the Xbox came out.
Maybe those who never played the first ones could read up on the story perhaps?
A lot of people are trying to make sense of this fact. I'm glad it's going to be on the Xbone but why not the other games??
Played the series in chronological order after playing eqch game before, and I actually undertand the main plot much better than before
I was going to come in and say that even after having played 1, 2, 365/2 and Birth by Sleep that I still don't really understand what is going on (haven't really played Chain of Memories). But hey, that hasn't stopped me from enjoying playing any game in the series yet, and while I'd love a bit more of a sensible story to follow, I don't expect it'll negate my enjoyment of 3. But color me impressed that you know what is going on - that story-line ain't easy to follow lol. (This is one of the few games not really understanding the story hasn't immediately killed my interest in it. Maybe that's just the sorcery of nostalgia? lol)
Why they decided to make spin offs on handhelds and the like expand on the main story I'll never know...it was such a stupid decision when they could have used the handheld devices to tell a completely new story about other characters unrelated to the main cast. New Girl or Boy - Sora José Carioca or Panchito Pistoles - Donald Horace Horsecollar or Max Goof - Goofy Oswald the Lucky Rabbit - Mickey Mouse I'm hoping they release a big bundle of Kingdom Hearts 1.5, 2.5 and 2.8 before KH3 comes out. I'd pay a lot if it has a great collectors edition.
Your complaints aren't even valid when you can get the whole story on PS4, you're just not buying it yet for whatever reason because I spent about $120CAD which would be like $90ish in USD to get 2.8 and 1.5 +2.5 on ps4. Also that's coming as a bundle based on a leak a while ago from amazon germany. Yes 1.5 2.5 and 2.8.
Oh god this argument again? How ignorant can people really be about this topic? Those handheld titles are what kept the series alive. The Tokyo team that made KH1 & KH2 went onto develop FFXV and stated they wouldn’t start work on KH3 until AFTER FFXV was released. That would’ve meant from for an entire decade the series would’ve gone completely dormant. Thanks to the Osaka team that made Re: CoM, BBS, & DDD we’re getting KH3 sooner than was originally planned. Not to mention that KH2 ended with most plot lines wrapped up so there wasn’t much room for a sequel. The added lore that the handheld titles added gave more justification for a KH3. I know you’ve probably been agitated by the long wait, but don’t go ignorantly blaming the handheld titles that kept the series you love relevant in the intervening years for existing. Why would you want a bundle when you can get both collections for less than $60 now?
Something about keys, darkness and hearts. And then Tarzan shows up and you race him
No shade...if that's the case why is this coming to XBO especially the XB fans that never owned a PS2 or 3.I was never really engrossed in the KH stories knowing they were somewhat weird but I loved the visuals & gameplay in KH 1 & 2.I'm definitely buying KH3 basically for the same reason I bought the other 2.
This is personally my main reason why I haven't bothered getting into the series. I never played Kingdom Hearts before, and Kingdom Hearts 3 looks really good so far. But I know nothing of the story or anything. And quite frankly, I'm not sure if I want to invest over 300 hours into the series to be caught up for Kingdom Hearts 3. I hear these games are quite long and part of me would rather invest those hours into a bunch of other games instead.
Which is why I'm about to buy them on PS4 Kingdom Hearts has long evaded me and it's time I start
That is ridiculous and I doubt there is a sliver of veracity to this claim. KH's story is severely convoluted and almost impossible to swallow even with an explanation. I personally think it was unnecessary to reach this level of confusing sophistication. Go ahead and look it up. Borderline insanity.
Ok, its not that bad.
It's actually really simple lol. Convoluted yes but it's not complicated in the least.
You mean the series that stars Disney characters yet is somehow as complex a continuity as Metal Gear Solid except where all entries pretty much require knowledge of previous entries to make sense (thus rendering it worse to try and follow than MGS in that regard), will have yet another entry that requires prior knowledge of past games? Who would have thought? /s With the way Kingdom Hearts was spread out across multiple systems until the recent collections, it's like SE wanted the series to be impossible to follow. Too bad they've now officially lost the war with CyberConnect2 that they started in the 2000s over who could have the most impossible to follow continuity. Maybe that's why the latest KH game will be releasing on the XB1. At least Xbox gamers won't be able to follow any of it. Face it SE, you've still lost that war. Thank goodness for the recent Kingdom Hearts collections by the way. I have them both on my PS4 so I should be prepared when KH3 finally launches. I know one was formerly released as two collections on the PS3, but even that was relatively recent given the long history of the franchise, and having it as one collection now, and on the same system as the latest collection and upcoming game, is even better. Now if only we could get a .hack//IMOQ collection along with a re-release and/or official English release (where applicable) of the remaining .hack// media. At least following one former mess of a continuity from the last decade is now doable. I guess SE does listen to its fans sometimes.
It's a sequel, what did you expect?
thats y i think kh shouldnt be on xbox. cause they havent got the previous titles.
You're right the previous titles aren't on the platform but who's to say Xbox owners have never played the previous titles?
ur right. but whos gonna buy the xbox version if they have played previous titles on ps? especially the ones for ps4. i think i should have said the ones who never had a PlayStation. my bad.
YouTube gives you plenty of videos. And Nomura said KH3 will catch you up to speed.
Pay me to play lol .
Yep that's why the HD collections exists on PS4.
I dont know anything about the story and finished the main titles before.. Not a huge fan but its still a good game
i am playing games for the action. cutscenes i always click away because most of the time they are just badly done and overly boring. i couldn‘t care less about the sequences that are dragging the story along. so i will NOT go back and buy and play some older kingdom hearts games like they obviously want me to. narrative with cutscenes is so last century. if the game cannot convince with its gameplay there is something very wrong.
So you play games just to press buttons with no context (provided in cutscenes) at all?
After reading some of these comments, why is it assumed that all xbox one owners have never played the previous kingdom hearts games? It's highly likely that people whom use xbox one as their main console today, have already played the original games/spin offs years ago when they came out.
This side story crap has bugged me since mgs 5. I've played 1 - 4, why do i not know whats going on in 5's plot. they are crazy, if they think everyone was gonna get 2 different portable consoles to continue this convoluted story.
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