Kingdom Hearts ~ For Beginners
This is the ultimate sign post for people who are just getting into the Kingdom Hearts series. We’ll go through all the games, the order you should play them, and the important parts of each one. No spoilers.
First and foremost: Why play Kingdom Hearts?
No one will be able to explain this better than Casen Sperry in this video :
(Please do not click the video link unless you are outright against playing this series and need some solid convincing. There are minor KH1 spoilers.)
“Kingdom Hearts may not seem appealing to anyone over the age of twelve, but its deep storyline, beautiful soundtrack, innovative battle system, and heartfelt characters make playing this game an immersive and unforgettable experience.
The parallels between the player and Sora himself are what make it so easy to connect to this game. We want to explore other worlds. We want to help people. We welcome people we don’t know into our hearts.
There’s a separate criteria than just the objective ‘was a game technically good or not’. The additional criteria involves the immeasurable. How can you measure an emotional connection or a relationship? I use words like ‘powerful’ and ‘beautiful’ to describe things I find difficult to quantify. What I can quantify, however, is that only a handful of games have ever evoked such a response from me. Kingdom Hearts is on that list, and I’m willing to bet that whatever your opinion was of the game, you know what I’m referring to.”
If you’re not a huge fan of Disney, please read this post where I explain the relevance of Disney in the franchise and why you don’t necessarily have to be a fan of Disney to be a fan of Kingdom Hearts.
Now that I’ve got you hooked, let’s get into the good stuff!