The Verge: "After playing through all of Kingdom Hearts III, I’m still not sure whether it’s a good place to start for newcomers. It plays well, looks amazing, and there are a lot of great moments for Disney fans. But so much of that is buried beneath lengthy cutscenes that explain little, and halfhearted gameplay modes that don’t add anything to the experience. There’s just so much of everything, most of it unnecessary, and the game makes few, if any, real concessions to new players. That said, I’m not entirely convinced I would understand things any better even if I had actually played all of the previous games. So much of Kingdom Hearts III’s dialogue is the kind of convoluted nonsense I can barely pay attention to, so doing my homework might not have helped much.
Maybe this is actually the ideal way to play: you’re going to be confused no matter what, so you might as well embrace it."