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Electricb7:
Help Sollosi! He needs to play Kingdom Hearts 1.

I’d like to start by saying Kingdom Hearts 1 is a fantastic game.

Yes it has some issues but the good it does clearly outweighs the bad. The highlights of KH1 are obviously its charm and aesthetics. The plot and characters are simple and clean…Yes I’m that kind of guy.

KH1 tells the simplistic yet charming tale of Sora trying to rescue 2 of his friends. That’s it. Again simple and clean. Along the way you are introduced to Square Soft characters and Disney characters both who will join your party many times throughout the adventure. It gets slightly more interesting but I’m not going to spoil anything. It sounds basic because it is. But what this offers the player is focus and coherency. At no point in the game do you feel confused or overwhelmed. Nice and tidy. Anything else Kingdom Hearts related is another story.

The music is outstanding in its execution on emulating Disney’s magical melodies of the worlds they have built, and does an excellent job of melding with overall sound design including gameplay sound effects from MP and HP orbs being collected to items and spells being used; this game has superb sound design.

During episode 100 of Retro Encounter I was at the edge of my seat.  Hearing the staff go back and forth put a big dumb smile on my face. The premise of episode 100 was an elimination game to determine a future episode subject. Boy did KH put up a fight. I was initially disappointed with KH1 being eliminated during the final acts of the show, but as all hope was lost Michael Sollosi stated that if he heard from enough RPGfans or if there was enough interest he would make KH1 a topic for a retro encounter episode in 2018. He said it himself  “Bug me to play Kingdom Hearts” at 1:24:08


He instructed rpgfan listeners to email him at Sollosi@rpgfan.com  or retro@rpgfan.com. But I thought it would be fun to have a thread about why he should play Kingdom Hearst 1 and discuss what’s not to like about it. Besides gameplay I honestly can’t think of negative aspects of KH1. Or do have my nostalgia goggle on too tight?

Send your emails to one these to get him to play KH1. And if you havent already give episode 100 of Retro Encounter a listen, its fun.

retro@rpgfan.com
Sollosi@rpgfan.com

Towns Car Marty:
........ :D

Monsoon:
 I'm about 70% certain this is Josh making an alternate account.

Mike:
I am so pleased this topic exists.

divingfalcons:
I didn't want it on the poll because I thought far more deserving games were in contention. I do however believe we should cover KH at some point

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