Kingdom Hearts 3D demo offers brief, spectacular fun

If you’re a 3DS owner in the mood for about fifteen minutes of Keyblade-swinging action, be sure to download the new Kingdom Hearts 3D demo. Play through the tutorial; it offers a glimpse of a great classic villain boss and introduces you to some very enjoyable new moves.

Once in the main story section, you’ll quickly discover:

* It certainly feels like Kingdom Hearts
* Kingdom Hearts looks amazing on 3DS
* The fighting’s great fun, as usual
* The platforming and camera are as wonky as ever
* The new enemies look spectacularly colorful
* Your tag-along helpers–while no substitute for Donald and Goofy–are awesome.

Give it a shot, then post your reactions. I, for one, can not wait for the full release!

9 Responses to Kingdom Hearts 3D demo offers brief, spectacular fun

  1. Essel Pratt says:

    As excited as I am about this, I feel that I have to wait for the official launch. It won’t be much longer, and there will be no restrictions on play. I will say that I am VERY excited about the upcoming launch!

  2. Travis says:

    I am going to download it tonight. July 31 can’t come fast enough!

    You should recommend to whoever designs the sites that they should provide links to all the sites they own. It will make visiting them easier. If I am correct, there are at least 2 right?

  3. Alex says:

    I thought it was really confusing… I had no idea what I was doing, and I felt like I was just mashing buttons. It’s probably because I’ve never played a Kingdom Hearts game before, but it still felt like there was very little strategy. Maybe the game expands as it continues, but I was a little bit disappointed! It still IS a demo, so I’m willing to give it a chance once the full game comes out 🙂 On the plus side, it looked great, and the voice acting was pretty decent. I can’t wait to see more of the game! ^_^

  4. Richard says:

    @ Alex

    “…confusing…no idea what I was doing…button mashing…”

    Welcome to Kingdom Hearts! 🙂 Honestly, I’ve played most of the KH games, and I was still button mashing my way through the demo…yet having fun doing it. KH is, in general, chaotic, confusing, absurd, yet in the finished product (except GBA Chain of Memories) really, really fun and beautifuly done. What has me smiling most about the demo is that the atmosphere is perfect; this definitely feels like classic Kingdom Hearts. The games are very good about easing you into the controls and bizarre storyline though plot-linked tutorials, so don’t worry; if you liked the look and atmosphere of the demo, you’ll probably really enjoy the full game.

  5. Nate Brown says:

    I preordered Kingdom Hearts 3D at Gamestop a week ago. Never really owned a Kingdom Hearts game before, I’m looking foreward to the release date and hope that it was worth my monry. I’m sure it will be. I noticed that the graphics of the bottom screen have improved greatly since the DSi, that might sound stupid but the bottom screen really impressed me with the slingshot attack. Go Kingdom Hearts!!!

  6. Ota says:

    I’m a KH junkie—I have them all, Final Mixes notwithstanding. I think KH2-level graphics are really working with the 3DS.
    The demo was fun, but I dunno. It felt more chaotic than the other KH games. Not really a bad thing. If I ever got lost I’d just go flow motion and hop up to the top of the level where enemies couldn’t get to me and get my bearings.
    Traverse Town feels very linear though. I hope that the game opens up a bit later in the game…

  7. Richard says:


    I am *loving* the flow-motion!!! 🙂 Just a few more weeks!

  8. Holly says:

    Little late with the comment, but I thought I’d chime in with an enthusiastic “I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS GAME!” I think I maybe teared up when Neku from The World Ends With You appeared. I’m dying to know how his character will play into the plot of Dream Drop Distance. Also I thought the battle system in the demo was pretty fun, and I appreciate the variety that flow-motion and reality shift brought to the table.

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