Tetsuya Nomura had stated in 2015 that at the time, he was deciding what to do about the ending, secret movies and such.
You can read about it here if you'd like to: http://kh13.com/news...gdom-hearts-iii
Posted by Master Eraqus on 17 June 2017 - 05:54 AM
A lot of people seem to forget that:
Posted by Master Eraqus on 07 June 2017 - 11:17 AM
I think one of the reasons why a lot of people don't want these characters to return is because they believe it's the same as reviving them from the dead, when in actuality, they never died.
Another reason I think why people don't want them to return would be that it would lessen the impact of their 'deaths'/disappearances. While it mostly depends on one's personal perspective, I believe it doesn't make the sad scenes any less sad. The ending of KH1 still saddens me, even when I know that Riku and King Mickey make it out of the Realm of Darkness in the very next game.
The fact that these characters don't die is a good thing because instead of having them gone just like that, they sleep in hurt, suffering, pain and sadness that pushes these characters forward. While Axel returns as Lea in DDD, it doesn't lessen the impact of what he was willing to do in KH2; his actions showed that he wasn't just a heartless entity, but rather someone who was willing to give up their own being (or non-being) to help others. And because of these actions, Lea is now pushed with them and can now be a part of the team.
These characters have suffered more than long enough, whether it was by choice (such as Xion and Ventus) or by chance (such as Aqua and Roxas) and they deserve something:
A second chance.
They deserve another opportunity; the chance to be their own person. Sora himself sums this up perfectly in DDD in one sentence when encountering Roxas; "...you deserve as much as I do to be your own person."
Some people would say that their job is "done."
...What 'job' exactly? Saying that Xion, for example, shouldn't be saved because "her job was done" in Days is like saying that Riku should have stayed in the Realm of Darkness because "his job was done, he closed the door. Let's, y'know, NOT try and help get him out of there."
These characters' return is something that has been hinted/foreshadowed all the way back since BBS and has been hinted/foreshadowed again in Coded and DDD. Ansem the Wise, both in BBS and DDD, states how Sora can help return these characters and give them a new beginning, "their birth by sleep." Half of KH3's story (as far as we know) is to help return these characters; it was the main reason why Sora and Riku were tasked to unlock the Sleeping Keyholes, so they could obtain the power of waking.
Their return was the whole point of these cutscenes:
A person can say all they want about whether or not these characters should return, but I treat them like actual people, not some lifeless toys or puppets or props. If a person can be given a second chance, they deserve it.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 06 June 2017 - 01:45 PM
People are trying too hard at this point. I find it funny though since it is that bad.
I personally find it hilarious too how 'lazy' it is compared to other leaks done in the past, such as someone actually animating Aqua for a '0.2 leak' or more recently, that leak of the 'new game' Another Dive.
Watching this, I immediately knew this was fake, the background looked 2D, thus making me believe it was from the movie and that shot of Sora looked weird to me for a menu screen.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 06 June 2017 - 01:18 PM
Definitely fake. The gates in the background are a screenshot from the Hercules movie and that shot of Sora is taken from 0.2.
Here's the image from the movie:
EDIT: Here's also the image of Sora right from 0.2:
Posted by Master Eraqus on 30 April 2017 - 05:07 AM
Xehanort has definitely been searching for Ventus for a long time, even till the events of KH1 and 0.2. He knows that his body is in the Chamber of Waking within Castle Oblivion. His problem is that he can't find the Chamber and Aqua is the only one who knows where it is.
So, he might target Aqua and try to capture her so she could possibly lead him to Ventus' body.
The only problem is that if and when Aqua is rescued and taken out of the Realm of Darkness, he wouldn't necessarily know that she is out. But, I think it wouldn't come to a surprise if one or multiple of the Seekers of Darkness are at Castle Oblivion waiting.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 27 April 2017 - 08:24 AM
I'm really excited for Cars 3. I really enjoyed the previous two Cars films (yes, even Cars 2 and till this day I still have no clue why people hate it so much) and this looks like it's gonna be a really emotional film, but obviously not completely, with comedy like a lot of Pixar films.
Posted by Master Eraqus on 18 April 2017 - 04:59 AM
2]1. Audio creating software. Ms. Shimomura has been using the tool since its original release. Performer.
2]2. Audio creating software. While Performer was used to compose music, this was mainly used for recording and mixing down. However, as audio software as progressed over the years, their current releases share similar features. Most Japanese commercial studios use this software.
2]3. Audio creation software. Though released after Pro Tools, it’s popular for its audio-to-picture features. Some Japanese commercial studios use this software.
2]4. At music colleges, students can take classes unrelated to their major. This is a basic class for beginners.
2]5. In scores, instruments are lined vertically and the music horizontally. This refers to the process of composing and editing music for all instruments in a specific part of the piece.
2]6. This refers to composing an entire refrain at a time. Once done, the piece is edited by adding parts to be performed by various instruments.
2]7. The practice of reading scores. Scores are lie books, they need to be read and understood. As they can be interpreted in many different ways, it’s important to learn how to figure out the composer’s intent.
2]8. Synthesizer sounds used for programming; most come from software. Though there are many sounds that can be edited various ways, it takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to recreate the sounds of an actual instrument, especially brass instruments.
2]9. A temporary measure using a different instrument. It’s replaced with the real sound later. It’s similar to the guide music used for karaoke.
2]10. The process of combining several tracks of audio into a single file. The volume, balance, placement, and sound quality are adjusted, such as making the main instrument louder or the background melody more audible.
2]11. The final check before the music gets pressed into CDs and other media. Steps include checking volume, sound quality, and sound pressure, as well as deciding the length between pieces.
2]12. It may vary by situation, but it is a minor difference in the grand scheme of things.
2]13. This is the interviewer’s personal opinion. Depending on the situation, it may be difficult to notice the difference.
2]14. A phrase in music that complements the main melody, like side dishes to an entrée.
2]15. Video game music generally loops, and the music needs to loop at a point where it sounds natural and the notes don’t clash. This point is called the loop point.
2]16. The master audio source. In this situation, the audio source after the arranging.
2]17. C-sharp minor in German. In classical music, the keys are generally referred to by their German names.
2]18. Relative keys are the major and minor scales that have the same key signatures. Most modulations occur between these keys. Cis and Des both refer to the black key between a C and a D (on the equal tempered scale). Cis-moll and Des-dur are relative keys.
2]19. When music crossfades, two songs overlap causing the sound to get muddled and the notes to clash. Imagine standing between two shops and hearing completely different music from both establishments.
2]20. Rhythm and drum scores are unique; they’re slightly different from other instruments. Many composers don’t know how to write these scores.
2]21. Drums and bass aren’t found in many classical pieces. 8 beat and 16 beat are the basic of rhythms.
2]22. An interview for the KINGDOM HEARTS Concert -First Breath- pamphlet.
2]23. Instruments whose music is notated at a pitch different from the pitch that actually sounds. It’s confusing for musicians who don’t play transposing instruments.
2]24. Classic guitars and folk guitars have different necks and there’s a difference in how one holds down the strings. It’s hard to tell the difference for those who don’t play.
2]25. A series of beginner-level piano books that most use for practice.
2]26. In music, especially classical, there exist teacher-student relationships. Fellow students are referred to as “pupils.”
2]27. The famous German composer. His music tends to be heavy, dark, and lengthy.
2]28. Musical eras start with Baroque (Bach). Classical (Beethoven), Romantic (Chopin, Rachmaninoff), and Impressionist (Ravel, Debussy).
2]29. Symphony no. 7 in A Major. Op. 92. A popular piece that’s still performed today.
2]30. Chopin’s music is one of the pinnacles of piano music. Many pianists challenge themselves to play his pieces as they take a tremendous amount of skill.
2]31. Piano Concerto no. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18. Its beauty and technique make it a most popular piano piece.
2]32. The length of ten keys is 22.5cm. Your fingers need to reach that distance plus a few more centimeters to play the keys; flexibility is an advantage.
2]33. A French impressionist often compared to Ravel.
2]34. String instruments that are played with a bow. For classical music, they would be the violin, viola, cello, and the contrabass.
2]35. A contrabass.
2]36. There is no technical difference between editing, arranging, and orchestration, and the definition can vary by situation. In Japan, an arrangement for an orchestra is generally referred to as orchestration.
2]37. A song written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline for Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. It’s been covered countless times and is a standard musical number.
2]38. Upright pianos have vertical strings whereas grand pianos have horizontal strings. Upright pianos are more compact and seen more commonly in households.Interview: Taketeru Sunamori, Tomoko Kanemaki
2]1. The MiniDisc. A disc-based storage device released by Sony in 1992. It was the most commonly used tool to record music during the production of KINGDOM HEARTS.
2]2. A French historical novel by Victor Hugo. It has been performed on many stages and adapted into films. The musicals are internationally acclaimed. This is referring to the 2012 adaptation.
2]3. A TV TOKYO Corporation show. There was an episode that parodied Les Misérables.Interview: Tomoko Kanemaki, Taketeru Sunamori
Thinking of you, wherever you are.
We are listening to the same sounds,
sounds that evolve into melodies,
melodies that transform into beautiful music.
Our worlds are many,
but they share one sky;
I believe the music will carry us all
to the same destination.
Now let us enjoy the fantastical musical world
of KINGDOM HEARTS!
2]1. A version where the music is exclusively produced by instruments.
2]2. A common practice where the audio is prerecorded and played back when required. It requires a lot more data than sequenced music, but offers a wider variation of sounds.
2]3. It was once common for music to be programmed using the synthesizer within the gaming console itself. While it had limitations playing simultaneous sounds and reproducing timbres, it could produce sounds and patterns impossible by people.
2]4. This is referring to the interview for the KINGDOM HEARTS Concert -First Breath- pamphlet.
2]5. A way of communicating volume and intensity in music by using markings such as piano and forte. Orchestras focus in dynamics more than other genres.Interview: Taketeru Sunamori, Tomoko Kanemaki
Posted by Master Eraqus on 14 April 2017 - 04:13 PM
In the KH2 ultimania, Nomura states this:
—In KHII FM’s additional event “To Put an End to Everything”, Sora says “It should have been easy to say thanks to Namine, but I couldn’t say it”. At this point in time, does Sora remember the things that happened with Namine?
Nomura: If he remembers, it’s because Namine’s existence was made possible by Sora, and when Namine and Roxas return to Kairi and Sora, many things were connected. Since Sora never got to say thanks to Namine, please think of that as a hint.
It seems like he's implying that he remembers, but personally, I don't think he does, mainly because I feel like that would be something that should be shown, like a scene with Sora screaming, "I remember!" or something like that, y'know?