Kingdom Hearts III Quick Thoughts

Nick Maillet / February 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM / Gaming, Videos   /   Comments

It’s almost hard to believe that after 13 years Kingdom Hearts III is finally here.  As someone who often joked about not being able to play the third game until I was in my 30s (unfortunately I was right), it’s a bit surreal knowing that a videogame that at one time was discussed and theorized on myspace is currently spinning in my Xbox One X. Based off the general reception and hype Kingdom Hearts III has shown in the past few weeks, it’s obvious that this third (11th) installment means so much more to people than it just being another sequel to a popular franchise.  While I can’t speak personally for other members of the staff, or you the reader, I can confidently say that I’m not alone in saying that Kingdom Hearts has and all always will hold a special place in my heart, even though I still don’t really know what’s happening in the plot half the time.

But enough about that.

While we are hard at work on getting a review out in a timely manner (the game’s pretty long if you haven’t noticed), I figured it would be worth getting some members of the TechRaptor staff together to have a free-flowing discussion on our general impressions of the game, its mechanics, graphics, and basically everything that doesn’t involve the story or spoilers. We try our hardest to avoid spoilers, but be warned, if you want to play the game with a simple and clean slate, come back to this after completing the third world.  We will have a full spoiler discussion video pretty soon so be on the lookout for that.

If you’re still looking for some more Kingdom Hearts III content, then check out the video below where I and fellow video editor Alex Parker take a deep dive into the events of the past 13 years between the release of Kingdom Hearts II and III.

Are you excited to finally play Kingdom Hearts III?  What’s your favorite part of the game so far?  Did it meet your expectations?  Does Sora have parents?  Lets us know in the comments below! 


Nick Maillet

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I used to be that band guy with super cool hair who lived and breathed breakdowns, now I work on TV shows as an colorist/editor. You can find me on twitter talking about my ever expanding collection of NES games and my love hate relationship with Tinder.


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