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Action RPG of the Year: Handheld - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Though there were some naysayers on staff who saw the game as little more than a cheap cash-in on a franchise that already operates as a cash-in, the rest of us loved the game. The panel system is a great way to customize Roxas; the bite-sized chunks of gameplay and story made it a perfect on-the-go game; and, somehow, they finally presented the members of Organization XIII in such a way that we actually learned something about them (and cared to learn it, even!). If nothing else, this is a much better game than the last handheld Kingdom Hearts.

Runner-up: Phantasy Star 0
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