GameSpot writes: "It's unfortunate that role-playing games, such as Kingdom Hearts, don't lend themselves well to brief demos. With its highly intricate stories and its entire leveling-up mechanic almost completely absent, we were only left with a small glimpse of what the final product will offer. While what we saw of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 didn't leave us too impressed, we were exposed to far too little to draw any sort of conclusion. Given the strong pedigree of the series, we're hopeful that the final product pulls everything together more convincingly than the demo. Look for the game later this year on the Nintendo DS".