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Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days £4.99 @ Grainger Games [Nintendo DS Games]

Lydia Low
DS games, Games deals, JRPG, Kingdom Hearts
Nintendo DS

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days £4.99 @ Grainger Games [Nintendo DS Games]

Kingdom Hearts is Square-Enix's other big franchise in the western world, in which weird bedmates typical JRPG angsty teen protagonists and classic Disney characters work together to fight "the darkness".  It's a bizarre mix but somehow it works and for less than a fiver, Days is well worth a look. It's one of Grainger's deals of the week and an awesome one at less than half the price of the next best offer (£11.02 from Tesco Entertainment and that's only with a voucher code).

358/2 Days was originally intended as a PS2 game and sadly in its transition to Nintendo's handheld, it didn't pick up any touch screen capabilities. Fortunately the game makes up for it with the usual beautiful Square presentation and some of the nicest graphics seen on the console at the time of its release.

Fans of the series will find this a valuable addition to the story arc and while it may seem entirely baffling to the uninitiated, the story is well drawn enough to hold some interest and the great gameplay is more than enough to make it worth stepping into the Kingdom Hearts world. Unlike the upcoming Birth by Sleep, voice acted sequences are few and far between with mostly text based speech and the music is fine but simply lifted from the previous games. However, the combat is a whole lot of fun with characters who are customisable thanks to the excellent "panel system" and loads of items to unlock.

If you are new to the series then I would normally suggest starting with the original PS2 games but with Days available so cheaply, it's worth confusing yourself a little to jump into the charming (and very silly) Kingdom Hearts world.

Thanks to sm182 at Hotukdeals!

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Gunn  May. 7, 2010 at 20:11

Excellent price, and a great game, really pushed the DS capabilities.
You're right it would be recommended to play KH1 first.


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