Dream Eaters add great new gameplay twists to Kingdom Hearts

My first hours with Kingdom Hearts 3D has pulverized one of my biggest worries about the game; I didn’t think the Dream Eaters would make good replacements for the Heartless, or decent stand-ins for normal sidekicks Donald and Goofy.

Turns out, the Dream Eaters couldn’t be more fun, both as enemies and allies. Creating, collecting and customizing your own team of Spirits (good Dream Eaters) and sending them to battle other spirits in the excellent Flick Rush mini game has turned out to be as much fun as the main quest itself.

This overall addition to the franchise is brilliant; the title’s creators have smoothly integrated a robust Pokemon/Monster Rancher element into the gameplay. You can ignore it if it’s not your thing, or you can spend hours and hours trying to complete your collection of customizable warriors.

Several of us here at Infendo are currently keyblading our way through KH3D, and we’ll have a review up soon. Hint: the game’s awesome.


  1. Even though I miss the heartless but taking a little break from them is fine by me and these dream eaters really does change the gameplay a bit since it has it’s own custom linking which is great.

  2. Richard, I have a feeling that DDD will take each of us away from writing for the site. I have decided that I will take my time and play through at a slow pace to ensure I level up early and take in all that the game has given us!

  3. Essel, I am loving this game! I think it may take me a while to finish, too; last night I stopped dead in my tracks just before a major boss battle because I suddenly realized I’d just acquired the right ingredients to create a couple of very cool Dream Eaters…and then, of course, I wanted to befriend them and train them and feed them and take pictures of them…and buy grid abilities…and have them battle in the Flick Rush arena…

    I could imagine the boss monster waiting with his arms folded, tapping his foot and glancing at his watch. I’m bowled over at how much is packed into this game. I love the new battle options in the main quest, I love the Dive mini games between worlds, and the Dream Eaters are a lot more fun than Gummi Ship blueprints!

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