Kingdom Hearts III is overflowing with heart, and mostly unconcerned with the head; as such, it’s in dire want of wickedness.
Seriously? This is just stupid. Anyone with half a brain can see the game is solid. It's one thing to give it something like maybe a 6 or 7, but a 4/10?
Opinions are opinions, but I agree it is way underscored.
Morons are also morons
Anything below a 5 should be due to functionality issues (see Bethesda) and not because the reviewer personally dislike them. A 5 or 6 for a game they dislike or don't find very fun, fine, 5 ad 6 are the middle ground. Nothing outstanding. They find it lackluster, fine, but it still runs great, has a fantastic soundtrack and great visuals. Certainly not a 4.
I understand this grade... The game is no improvement over KH2. I'm 5 hours in and feels like it's the exact same game with prettier graphics.. The animations, jumps etc are not improved
@bouzebbal It's worse than KH2 someways, but still I'm kind of enjoying it. I have to admit the more I play it, the more this score sounds harsh but fair. I hope combat and difficulty gets better in the endgame.
OOOH I LOVE IT WHEN YOU CLICK ME RIGHT THERE OOOH
Can someone dislike or not recommend the game? If so a 4/10 is a valid score. I mean comments like this is why reviewers inflate reviews and we get an "average" game is a 7. I won't say this review is right, haven't played KH3, but the point is that if someone is allowed to dislike this game, and from what I hear there's some flaws, then sorry, 4/10 seems acceptable.
No, a 4 out of 10 is a game that's just not worth purchasing. It's one thing if the game doesn't strike a chord with you. It's another to give an obviously well made game a low score just because 'you' don't like it personally. As a reviewer, you need to be unbiased. That means not over-hyping something based on your feelings, but it also means not giving it flak just because it doesn't suit your tastes.
There were some sites that gave even Sea of Thieves 4/10. It happens with all games.
sea of thieves on day one was an incomplete void disaster. kingdom hearts 3 is a well done complete game, not perfect of course, but far to be a 4/10 game, a lot far
Well the good news about the internet is that you could review it and give it your own score. Im glad to see sites use the entire review scale instead of just 7 to 10.
Good lord man, it's an opinion. Your opinion doesn't agree - doesn't mean that their opinion is any less. Also, all a 4 really states is that the game is "BELOW AVERAGE." Of course, gamers have skewed and ruined review(s) [scores] anyway.. nothing below an 8 is considered good. If it's not an 8-10, then the game is a failure. And that's just one way that gamers have helped ruin the industry...
This ridiculous review dropped Metacritic from an 88 to 86. What a joke.
"Too many leather jackets and zips" Are they trying to be the new IGN?
Honestly while this is too low, this is the worst Kingdom hearts game. I am very disappointed with it although there’a some fun to be had
I'm just 8 hours in but so far I'm finding it on par with KH2. Still way better than the first installment.
On par with 2? No way! The first game is still best I just made it out of Pooh’s world and is yet another big disappointment. It is only one short chapter and the minigames are candy crush clones. 🤦🏽♂️
Worst Kingdom Hearts. Try harder lmao, terrible attempt at trolling.
It is: - No Final Fantasy characters (Ok this may not be an issue for everyone but not sephiroth end game is dissapointing.) - No reaction commands. Instead, they got replaced by annoying and cheesy attractions that are very OP and pop up very frequently. No skill whatsoever - 7-8 worlds is a low number compared to the over a dozen worlds in KH2. Keep in mind you also revisited these worlds a 2nd-3rd time with a different plot - Awkward cutscenes and cringy dialogues. - Proud mode is a joke due to all the flashy combat options. Keyblade transformations are cool but very op and also pop up too frequently. It also makes blocking useless which ironically this game asks you to use. - exploration also took a hit, which surprises me considering how big the worlds are. In previous games you could go back to open rare chest and get great rewards. This is gone in this game and probably replaced by the hidden marks - Twilight town is just one smart portion of what it used to be. In KH2 it was much bigger. Why? This is KH3 on current gen consoles - combat feels too bloated which makes the game very easy. There’s no strategy, just button mashing and lots of flash.
@Genji ok those complains are legit. It sucks not to have a proper endgame, but hopefully they will release a "Final mix" DLC with harder bosses. The fact that there's only one chapter for each world may sound bad, but I have to say they feel longer than the chapters in KH2. I agree on attractions and fusions though. They are pretty OP and make the game feel easier than any other KH game.
Lol what game are you playing 😂 i’m having a blast with it IMO the best KH game hands down i’m a kid again.. nostalgia is blinding you my friend.
If nostalgia was blinding me I wouldn’t be noticing the issues with this game. I am not sure why not many are not noticing, but I’ll givem everyone more time until they realize what I mean. We’ll talk until then
Its amazing these fools retarded
You're lack of self awareness is distrurbing
@AspiringProGenji u are probably right ...ive never played any KH games and im fcking old and streams what ive watched i think its just for some teen ppl ? :P
Really the first was never going to be topped unless released again with better camera controls and more nuanced combat. The bittersweet ending was perfect in the same way as final fantasy x's but then the story became convoluted and dumb. Also timeless disney films were replaced with stuff like frozen.
Lol no just no. Dream drop distance,days,coded etc are all way worse than 3 so gtho with that bait comment. The only game better than 3 is kingdom hearts 2 final mix
When I said the worst i meant the worst in the main series. Days was awesome btw
It could be argued the worst out of the main series only because some of the worlds imo. Then again, KH 1 had Little Mermaid with those atrocious swimming mechanics and play. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it is, I absolutely loved KH3 and at least in 3 the swimming and combat under water is excellent. Anyway, outside some worlds that I wasn't excited for everything else, spot on and phenomenal. And even those worlds I wasn't excited for ended up being really fun. Some I was excited for weren't as exciting but the story line through them was solid. Regardless, a 4/10 is unwarranted. Any review trying to be professional or write an objective review simply wouldn't stoop there. On it's own merits KH3 is far better than that.
Generally, when trolling you make a mockery of the fanbase and the product. Not yourself LOL
This is not trolling
oh you are one of those, "OLD GAMES ARE BETTER" type of people. you think all the games from your childhood are the best.
Thanks a lot metacritic runied.. not that it matters the game is amazing. This reminds me of that awful laughable “review” washington post gave to Uncharted 4
Haters are gonna hate
Um...why ruined? The game at best is a 6. So this review is not unwarranted. You’re being blinded by nostalgia.
So your opinion is the end all be all? Just curious...
No. Just how this reviewers isn’t either.
This game in particular is unanimously agreed to be a jumbled, impenetrable and incoherent mess of storytelling. No amount of hype or nostalgia for Disney or Pixar is going to change that. It IS a 4/10 game
just your shitty, unpopular opinion, still a great functional game, with great gameplay, visuals and music nonetheless.
@FalconofLucis98 what about the gameplay is great? You can't just say great gameplay, because that's not very descriptive at least the games detractor explained their feelings for the game. "just your shitty, unpopular opinion" pro tip, just because someone says something that's unpopular doesn't make it incorrect.
I have mixed feeling with KH3. The game started amazing but then it felt rushed in the end. There was a little bit less world compare to KH2, and voice acting for some of the character was off or rather there was no excitement behind it. KH3 plot was good but is not better than KH2 plot.
So far it's like an 8.5 to me. I hope it gets better.
8,5 is great, you're using the scale wrong
I’m not using the scale wrong. I was expecting it to at least be a 9 for me. I’m having fun with it, but yeah.
Can this site be removed?
4/10 may be too low, but I find the game mediocre at best
So called vg journalist, should at least based their reviews on some kind of criteria. Not just personal taste.
A 4 is reserved for a broken turd. I doubt the game is a turd.
Slightly below average actually and having read the review it's hard to disagree with. Gameplay: basic. Story: Nonsensical. They clearly didn't enjoy it and they make a lot of solid points why not.
It still shouldn’t get a 4. At least a 6 should suffice.
What do you mean it shouldn't get a 4? The reviewer is entitled to his opinion. If he thinks it's a below average game then he thinks it's a below average game. It's a JRPG, so I am sure I would enjoy it, but that doesn't mean I'm going to have a tantrum because somebody finds the game below average. The reaction on here to anybody that dares to rate a popular game low is pathetic. You can't force people to like things as much as you.
He's entitled to his opinion and I disagree with it. A 4 should be reserved from broken, unplayable games. I doubt the game is THAT bad to warrant a 4.
"A 4 should be reserved from broken, unplayable games." You really can't dictate what someone's review scale means. Perhaps in their mind, a broken game receives no score or maybe that's a 1 or a 2. A 1 to 10 scale is absolutely meaningless if the bottom half of the scale is devoted entirely to broken or buggy games.
No clicks for you
No clicky for you
Here it is the first clickbait review which everyone knew was coming what a joke
GTFO! Videogamer, my ass! I’m having a blast playing it!
I really appreciate this review in that he's not afraid to tell his opinion, that said o disagreed almost entirely with his review other than the not paying attention on how i was fighting battles until i died the first time. the rest i disagreed with, especially the fact that he wanted the game to be dark, that's just not the way kingdom hearts games are and i appreciate that square didn't go this.route. i also disagree with the score of course but it's his opinion
A bit like Videogamer.Com? A shadow of its former self? Jokes aside, thegames great, no idea how they came to a 4/10. That's Kingdom Hearts though, you either get it and love it or you don't. I find it a lovely break from all these gritty and edgy AAA games people drool over.
Every time a website rates a popular game low, we get comments like yours claiming the site is a joke. You people are hard to take seriously, is there a site that members on N4G hasn't called a joke yet? IGN often get's called a joke, but you're all back to praising it again where it rates one of the popular games highly.
It's like you're responding to a different comment entirely. The site isn't what it used to be but I understand there will be plenty of people who will hate this game.
@Cris7tiano I'm just sick of reading the hypocrisy, what the hell does insecurity have to do with it? A lot of you on here can't make your mind up. No wonder so many gamers are easy pray for the likes of EA, they are idiots and easy to control.
Commenting on comments. Reviews are worthless. They're one person's opinion in a world of many. You want an honest review, play the game yourself. Oh, you don't have it to play? Watch about 30 minutes of someone playing it on Twitch. Yeah, it might spoil a thing or 2 - you'll live, but you'll get an idea if it's something you think you would like. That's what I did before I bought it. No regrets.
I completely agree, I have been saying the same for years. Never judge a game by a review.