Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Part 2 – Game review

Kingdom Hearts 2.5

Kingdom Hearts is back and bigger than ever!

Kingdom Hearts 2 was original released on the PS2 in December 2005. You play as Sora who travels to different worlds in search of your friends Riku and Kairi. The story grows ever more complex with the introduction of new enemies and plot twists.

  • Gameplay: Just like the previous title, the FPS has been cranked up to 60. The combat is super fast and engaging which makes it a blast to play. You constantly have to watch what attacks your enemies are doing and learn to best avoid or guard them. The HD version which is a special “final mix” version of the game adds lots of new content such as a new drive form, tons of new boss fights, and new abilities to make combat more engaging.
  • Graphics: Graphics have been smoothed out but amazingly still goes toe to toe with the original on PS2. Below is a great comparison of the difference in graphics.

  • Sounds: Music most notably sounds much clearer, however the overall sound is pretty much the same. There are some cases of boss voice lines not playing like they should however it does not majorly effect boss fights.

Overall, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 is a great HD remake that adds more features and feels better than the original. If you have never played Kingdom Hearts 2, this is the best version to play and I would consider the best one in the series.

I give Kingdom Hearts 2.5 a 9/10.