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Dave

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#1962734 Happy Birthday Mystics! <3

Posted by Dave on Yesterday, 05:10 PM

Woo! Happy birthday, Mystic!


#1962733 Happy birthday, Dave!

Posted by Dave on Yesterday, 05:09 PM

Thank you! It means a lot to me. :)


#1961573 Heads Up, Everyone!

Posted by Dave on 05 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

Stay safe, man! Best wishes.




#1961037 Why I think KH isn't a good DISNEY game.

Posted by Dave on 30 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

I wouldn't mind if Kingdom Hearts took a break from Disney and created a game using KH content exclusively. Destiny Islands, Radiant Garden, Twilight Town...there's a lot of worlds we can explore further along with creating new, original worlds. 

 

The flip side of that is for fans like me, Disney was what got me interested in the game in the first place, and without it, I'm really not interested at all in most of the original content (in fact, I kind of actively dislike probably 90% of it).




#1960998 Why I think KH isn't a good DISNEY game.

Posted by Dave on 30 August 2017 - 02:05 PM

I agree. Especially in recent titles, there's been very little love given to the source material to the point of it being almost arbitrary as to what Disney worlds even get added. One of the reasons I love the first game as much as I do is that they do a much better job of trying to use the Disney worlds by tying them into the central plot, making the characters either be more active in what's going on or at least have something relevant to add, and basically just showing some care and thought with how to use Disney within a Square game. Now the worlds are used as you said: a rushed, watered down version of the movie with no time given to character development, plot development, or gravity that was present in the original story (Hunchback is, in my mind, the greatest perpetrator of this). Not to mention that there is not even an attempt now to tie in the main plot to the worlds, though that's a fault of the games not even having a plot until the last act.




#1960861 Cute Animal Thread

Posted by Dave on 29 August 2017 - 11:55 AM

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#1960612 riku and sora are the same

Posted by Dave on 27 August 2017 - 11:56 AM

Riku is Sora's Unversed. 




#1960335 How do you feel about the latest Foreteller reveal in KH Union Cross?

Posted by Dave on 24 August 2017 - 06:36 PM

It's a twist for the sake of having a twist. More disappointed in the series' compulsion to have everything be more interlocked than it needs to be.




#1960294 [SPOILERS] The Five Union Leaders - Union χ JP

Posted by Dave on 24 August 2017 - 11:31 AM

Welp, it's settled. Nomura is bent on screwing up most everything I liked about Kingdom Hearts.




#1959678 Which Kingdom Hearts game(s) have you not 100%ed and why?

Posted by Dave on 18 August 2017 - 11:44 PM

All of them, mostly because once I beat the main story, I don't have the patience to keep grinding to beat some of the enemies.




#1959528 Who should be the one to finish off Xehanort?

Posted by Dave on 17 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

I'm actually pulling for Maleficent to do the ultimate long con and lay low until Xehanort is about to open Kingdom Hearts, and then comes out of nowhere and stabs the guy, thereby making her the final boss.




#1958821 What's your favorite alcoholic beverage?/Alcoholic thing

Posted by Dave on 11 August 2017 - 06:04 PM

I'm a craft beer aficionado myself, but for my hard liquors, I prefer gin, though I've started to develop a taste for rye.




#1957927 Things I hate when fans say

Posted by Dave on 05 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

Gonna have to offer my two cents on some of these.

 

Here are a few things that I absolutely HATE when KH fans say, as exactly noted in the title.

-"Roxas shouldn't come back, he's served his purpose. Same with Xion and Namine."
Just because they've served their purpose doesn't mean there's no way for them to come back, otherwise it wouldn't have been hinted at. Besides, no character in KH is meant to SOLELY serve a purpose. That's like saying Riku shouldn't have gotten out of the Realm of Darkness prior to CoM because he's "served" his "purpose".

 

For me, it's a matter of writing what amounts to an effective tragedy that gives you a lot to feel and think about, only to then remove all tragic elements, and more or less saying all the introspection you might have had was pointless. The argument can be made that you can still have those feelings in your memory, and that within the context of the original story things are still pretty tragic for Roxas, but once the cat is out of the bag that things are going to be fine for him, it cheapens the emotional value of the game. There's no point in feeling sad if, well, there's no point in feeling sad.

 

 

 

-"Riku shouldn't have been named Master. He gave into the darkness in KH1."
....Do I really have to say the same thing over and over again? The people who say that have obviously either skipped Riku's redemption arc, or just don't care.

 

I have a mixed bag of feelings on Riku becoming a Master. On the one hand, it is a good moment for his arc, going from the guy who was rejected by the keyblade for being a selfish megalomaniac to being a Master of it for going the distance to save his buddy. On the flip side, one of the main reasons Riku gets the title is for supposedly holding out against Darkness, by virtue of being "immune" to it, which he got by letting Ansem in, triggered by being a jealous twerp who hated that he wasn't the alpha male any more. So his immunity only comes from the fact that he was a rotten person, and is now being rewarded for that fact (every time he uses Dark Firaga, he's using powers he got by letting the Heartless eat Destiny Island). Coupled with that is the fact that Sora's failure is blamed on his "giving in," even though he was more or less kidnapped and did not give into Darkness by his own free will whatsoever, more or less giving the impression that Sora is being punished for not doing what Riku did in the first game. I don't necessarily dislike the idea of Riku becoming a Master, I just hate the context and reasoning surrounding it.




#1957234 What other Tim Burton property would you most like to see feature in Kingdom...

Posted by Dave on 31 July 2017 - 05:19 PM

If you pick one, you can rest easy knowing you've picked the rest of the list too.




#1956893 Which boss battle music in your opinion gets you pump up for a boss fight.

Posted by Dave on 28 July 2017 - 12:36 PM

Honestly, Rowdy Rumble has always got my toes tapping.