Fans have been clamoring for a new Kingdom Hearts game on the current generation of consoles, and people keep hearing vague promises that it's coming eventually. In the meantime, Birth by Sleep is the next best thing. It recaptures the fun of the console games, while adding features that make it a worthwhile entry in the game's canon. This isn't a little sibling; it's a true, if slight, evolutionary step for the series. Whenever people do finally see a Kingdom Hearts 3, it's bound to have taken lessons from this portable prequel.