I know I said that Kingdom Hearts was like that game that starts off light and fluffy and then gets dark towards the end, I think they want to out-do themselves, I mean only a few worlds ago we were fighting Hades and the whole thing seemed almost carefree, like it was just playing the first game over again with different story elements and a new villain and then it just gets really serious towards the end but here you have psychological shit, existentialism and in a sense, a deconstruction of both being the protagonist and the concept of a sequel game that’s basically the same as the first one.
You have a story that plays out exactly like the previous one but it’s only because the main character is forced into it, the reasons are completely fictional and there’s no real reason why the main character is in these worlds, he’s just there because he’s expected to be, it’s happened before so it happens now and everything that’s needed to keep the simulation as close to the original is fabricated, Riku is just a replica, designed simply because the Riku in the first game was an antagonist. It really feels like Metal Gear Solid 2, the whole thing was a simulation all for the sake of crafting the perfect soldier, or in this cast, crafting Sora into someone who would fight for the organization.
And in the end, this is still a game aimed at kids and young teens. I wonder if they go any further with this.