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- New game contents that occur after the storyline of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep
- Features Aqua as a playable character
- New cinematics from KINGDOM HEARTS X[chi] Back Cover, connecting the storyline to the earliest parts of the series' history showcased in KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained X[chi], the upcoming mobile title
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KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
A collection of the latest stories both new and classic in the KINGDOM HEARTS saga.
KINGDOM HEARTS [Dream Drop Distance] HD
Originally released in 2012, KINGDOM HEARTS [Dream Drop Distance] HD is a full-HD remastered version of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance], brought to console for the first time. Series protagonists Sora and Riku take on the Mark of Mastery exam in preparation for coming threats. The signature action of the KINGDOM HEARTS series has evolved, allowing players to experience faster-paced battles and exploration at a blistering pace.
KINGDOM HEARTS X Back Cover
A new HD movie that tells the mysterious story of the Foretellers, connecting the earliest parts of the series’ history, showcased in the upcoming mobile title KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained X.
KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage
A completely new playable episode that links to the story of KINGDOM HEARTS III, taking place after the storyline of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep played from the perspective of Aqua.
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation that brings the popular KINGDOM HEARTS [Dream Drop Distance] to the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system platform remastered in high definition. Originally released in 2012, KINGDOM HEARTS [Dream Drop Distance] HD is a full-HD remastered version of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]. Series protagonists Sora and Riku take on the Mark of Mastery exam in preparation for coming threats. The signature action of the KINGDOM HEARTS series has evolved, allowing players to experience faster-paced battles and exploration at a blistering pace.
Top Customer Reviews
This collection is more for the hardcore fans of the series who played through all the games (except maybe Dream Drop Distance and mobile games) and want a teaser in terms of graphics and gameplay on the new game engine for current gen system leading up to Kingdom Hearts 3.
This collection is also more for those who want more quality than quantity as the production value is way higher than what is seen in the KH 1.5 +2.5 Remix
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue includes:
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A fragmentary passage
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance
Kingdom Hearts Back Cover
--Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A fragmentary passage
New original content showcasing what is possible in terms of gameplay and graphics for Kingdom Hearts 3 as they use the same new game engine.
The first playthrough may last only 3-4 hours depending on what difficulty setting you use, and how much you plan to explore the world before reaching to the next checkpoint.
The game is more like a Extended pre DLC for Kingdom Hearts 3 like how Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes did with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Even though short, it has very good production value. The visuals are amazing especially with the partial effects on the magic moves. Voice acting is top notch, and the writing is the best I've read/heard in the series as Aqua's monologues can be very philosophical at times
Story links the gaps between both the Birth by Sleep and Sora/Riku's campaign making a good lead up to Kingdom Hearts 3.
--Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance
If you only played Kingdom Hearts on Sony system/consoles you're in for a treat as they ported over Dream Drop Distance from the Nintendo 3DS with updated gameplay and visuals (graphics and 60fps). Wished they had the amount of care in remixing games in the KH1.5 +2.5 collection.
Visuals are now in HD, but you can see some of the odd textures in some levels/character models if you're nitpicky. But if you compare them side-by-side it's literally night and day in terms of graphics
Gameplay is leaps and bonds better as you can use two joysticks, giving you more control.
Even if you played the original on the 3DS it's worth a re-play for the gameplay and visual upgrade
--Kingdom Hearts Back Cover
Basically a hour long cinematic on what happened pre Kingdom Hearts 1, and before the Keyblade War mentioned in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.
Production value is very high as it's akin to Final Fantasy Advent Children in term of visual fidelity.
Again we are focusing more on quality than quantity as although the cinematic is really good, it's very short compared to the Two, 2-3 hour movies/cutscene collection we get from the KH1.5+2.5 Remix
Story ends with more questions than answers which further gives a hint to it's conclusion in Kingdom Hearts 3
Overall, Kingdom Heats HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prolgue is a very good preview for Kingdom Hearts 3. If you get both Kingdom Hearts 1.5 +2.5, and this game, you essentially have all definitive edition of all Kingdom Hearts games on the PS4.
*Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 includes:
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts 258/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded
I played halfway through KH1 on PS4, and I'm enjoying the narrative much more than in most video games, but the controls are too date for me to enjoy over a full-length title. I understand the series becomes very convoluted storywise as the games progress (there is a 20 minute summary of the full KH story on YouTube I recommend for interested customers not willing to put in hundreds of hours across all the games), but focusing on that ignores the evolution of combat and RPG ideas that Square Enix makes with each KH game. Mechanics change, and it's very interesting to see these changes with each new KH game.
Having said that, as someone with limited gaming time these days, I simply don't have the time to invest in very long stories and learning whole new sets of mechanics with each game. It's more work than fun for me, and I would rather learn the latest mechanics, and slowly master them, than dedicating loads of time to historical mechanics.
I played each game for over an hour in the two new PS4 releases before settling on this disc only as the best option for me. Dream Drop Distance as far as I can tell represents the best of all the mechanics of previous games (although Chain of Memories is a great execution too), and as a full length title DDD will likely satisfy my urge to appreciate the full series combat-wise.
Birth by Sleep 0.2 - A fragmentary passage - is supposedly much shorter and basically a lead-in to the upcoming KH3, which is great by me. Mostly I'm wanting to prepare for KH3, and this blu-ray release does that perfectly. The controls are at their cleanest, visuals at their loveliest in Birth by Sleep 0.2.
So if you're wondering whether to buy both this one and HD 1.5 + 2.5, unless you're a diehard KH fan, my recommendation is to save yourself money and time and just go with this HD 2.8 blu-ray.
Oh and by the way go play NieR: Automata if you haven't already. It's the best Square Enix title to date in my opinion, much better than Final Fantasy XV in terms of combat, varied gameplay, and story.
Pros: Dream Drop Distance is 60 frames per second, story progression leading up to the finale, and Aqua in HD (of course).
Cons: If you are not playing on PS4 pro, there will be frame rate drop for 0.2 section of the game. The plot also gets more convoluted with more plot holes and inconsistent logic.