Submitted by Akatosh Fury 1611d ago | review

Gamespot: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Review

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep provides good value for your money. Slashing through all three story strands may take you 25 hours or more, and the command boards and additional modes provide reasons to return once you've left the story behind. It's unfortunate that Birth by Sleep relies so much on repetition and that a few foibles from the series remain largely untouched. These and a few other woes hold this PSP exclusive back from greatness, but vibrant visuals and snazzy, evolving combat will likely charm fans and newcomers alike into forgiving most of the flaws. Birth by Sleep harbors few surprises, but it's a fun and comfortable addition to a quality series. (Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, PSP) 7.5/10

Cloudberry  +   1611d ago
W h a . . .
I haven't played it yet but...

Didn't expect this score... : /
Abash  +   1611d ago
I noticed they said....
Long load times and frame rate drops as part of the bad. Did they realize they can install the game to improve the general performance?
Arnon  +   1611d ago
Why should that negate the fact that the problem is still present?
sinncross  +   1611d ago
@ Arnon
Because the problem has a solution.

They aren't doing their jobs properly as journalists/ critics if they clearly omit the fact that a user can do this.
Redempteur  +   1611d ago
well they said that it doesn't solve the problem totally

"Most notably, the long load times are a real drag, even if you select the full install option from the main menu."
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GuruStarr78  +   1611d ago
Gamespot has always scored the KH games a little lower than expected......I've played both of the PS2 games and thought that they were 9-9.5 games, whereas they scored them lower (in the 8s if I recall) its no different with this game....the only KH I played that I disliked was the one on the DS, mostly due to the limitation of the system, 2D titles seem to work better on the DS, like the castlevania games.
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gano  +   1611d ago
fuk them
ps360owner09  +   1611d ago
I guess Nomura isn't the game developer god most here on N4G hype him up to be
A 7.5 from gamespot and a 8.5 from Ign. His game seems to be falling in line with Final Fantasy 13 review wise so far.

Edit) I guess I now know I should pick up Valkyria Chronicles 2 over this.
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Da One  +   1611d ago
KH has been getting great reviews from everyone
They're the first to rate it this low....
maruyuki  +   1611d ago
they just give it bad scores because they want to try and stand out
ps360owner09  +   1611d ago
@Da One and maruyuki
I'm not saying 7.5 is bad for a game I'm just saying that as much as people here hype up Nomura this game should be getting consistently higher reviews than what Final Fantasy 13 got since most people on this site like to hate on that game so much and claim that anything Nomura has a major role in will be better than FF 13.
Da One  +   1611d ago
I understnad what you're saying
But Nomura realistically never gets the credit he deserves
BasilMarceaux  +   1611d ago
My cousin Janine gave birth while she was sleeping last year. She was drunk and passed out and that little sucker just crawled right on outta there! This is a sad story and Im offended that they make video games abouts it. Just like that metal of honors game where you learn how to be a Tallyban. its unamerican
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1607d ago
I took a screencap of that. Too damn funny.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1611d ago
cant wait for this game.
despair  +   1611d ago
meh gamespot reviews have been going downhill for a while, I mean they gave the DS KH game higher score than this one.
HelghastKid  +   1611d ago
Ha if your gonna base your purchase of a JRPG by a review, you are stupid. Day fucking one!
maruyuki  +   1611d ago
it seems like some american websites are harder on japanese game scores for some reason
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1607d ago
Think it makes them look "cool" to the kiddies. Look at G4, they LOVE to hate on Japanese game to the point where you have to question if they even play the damn games.

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