I still don't understand what the real reason was? "It’s difficult because of a reason I cannot say," Nomura explained" what was it?
Niiice! Lion King and Beauty And The Beast are definitely timeless classics! My favorite Disney films are Treasure Planet, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The Emperor's New Groove, Meet The Robinsons, Chicken Little, Tangled and Big Hero 6, plus many others!
Those that I mentioned are exceptional Disney films, and almost all of them are critically underrated, with the exception of Tangled and Big Hero 6! And it's sad that these other films I mentioned are so underrated, cuz they're amazing Disney films! You see, those films were attempting to break the traditional mold of Disney, and that experimentation phase was definitely memorable in this member's honest opinion!
As for the response you got from Square Enix, that's probably because they're just waiting to get 2.8 out of the way, and probably by mid February, they announce digital pre-orders for 1.5+2.5! Oh, and you're right about following the KH timeline carefully! Though I have to ask, how are you planning to play the games? Chronologically, or in order of release?
And hey, no prob, welcoming new KH fans is always an awesome experience, and I'm glad you're enjoying yourself!
Nice list! I'm planning to watch all of them but first I wanted to watch those who directly features some of their characters and/or worlds on KH because I want to familiarize myself with the characters, locations, references to the films, etc but yeah you're right! those are truly very special, and I think Notre Dame has some very dark moments? which I love
As of now I've watched The Lion King (and it's sequel although it wasn't necessary apparently since KH 2 only features characters from the first movie ), The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White, Hercules, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and Nightmare Before Christmas (this is the only one I actually watched some years ago but I re-watched it just to remember everything again ).
I still need to watch: Peter Pan, Notre Dame, Dumbo, Bambi, Tron, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lady and the Tramp (just for that small easter egg on one of the KH games ), 101 Dalmatians (I don't think its needed since they appear as collectables only? but I'll watch it nonethless x3), The Many Adventures of Winnieh the Pooh, Mulan, Fantasia, Pinocchio, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, Tangled (kind of pointless since it'll featured on KH3 but I guess I'll rewatch it before that game comes out, same as Big Hero 6).
There are still some other ones I want to watch even though they don't appear on any KH game like Pocahontas, Robin Hood, Jungle Book, Toy Story, Monsters, Finding Nemo, Zootopia, Frozen, etc and well the other ones you mentioned
Can you tell me what other Disney characters/worlds does KH features and so which more films do I still need to watch next?
Yeah I hope you're right! I really really really hope SE makes them available digitally too! I mean there's just so many reasons as to why they need to be put on digital like the PS4 being the best selling console this gen, digital sales increasing in popularity compared to last gen, SE doing very well with digital sales of their games, PS4 having mandatory PS4 digital releases except some few rare exceptions, 2.8 being released digitally, etc...
I read that they were released only on disc last gen because Utada's original contract stated for the PS2 games and so her songs to be released only on physical, and since digital releases weren't mandatory on PS3/PSP and games like Birth by Sleep still featured that KH1 opening song and in order to not pay her more money to renew that contract and release them digitally that's why they remained only on physical. I'm a little bit scared by this since in case this is true it makes some sense since both DDD and 2.8 were released digitally because they feature new songs and not the same ones from the PS2 games (keep in mind 2.8 has a new remix of SaC), but as I stated before there's just no reason for them to no spend some more money to make them available on PSN considering all the extra amount of sales they'd get
I always play my games in order of release never chronologically for many reasons: 1- to keep consistency with the gameplay and graphics, 2- prequels usually contains spoilers of the original games -I don't know if that's the case here-, 3- just as a way to play them in the order devs intended for you to play them
So if they do have a digital release (please please please!! D:) I think I need to play them in this order? KH1 -> Chain of Memories -> 358/2 days -> KH2 -> Birth by Sleep -> Re:coded.
P.D.: sorry for all this text
Edited by smellslikejavier, 06 January 2017 - 01:00 PM.