Sarah LeBoeuf of Gamervision writes: "When Kingdom Hearts came out in 2002, I thought there had never been a game more made for me. A Squaresoft role-playing game that merged classic Disney characters with some memorable faces from the Final Fantasy franchise, yet delivered an entirely new and enthralling story and addictive action-RPG gameplay? Done and done. Even before I played it, I knew I loved it, and after playing it multiple times, I loved it even more. I anxiously awaited the release of Kingdom Hearts II, even shelling out for a limited-edition art book strategy guide in early 2006, despite the fact that new games were a rare luxury because of my financial situation at the time. I was living in a tiny studio apartment in Philadelphia, and I vividly remember spending that spring sitting in front of my tiny television, continuing Sora's story as I had waited to do for almost four years."