Video Games

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Kingdom Hearts is the first game in the Kingdom Hearts series. Revolving around a fourteen-year old boy named Sora, it details his adventures after his homeworld is destroyed by sinister creatures known as the Heartless, and his attempts to restore his world and reunite with his friends. In the process, he meets many characters from classic Disney films and a handful from the Final Fantasy video game series.





Rusty Lewis

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Ser Flash

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Will Pruitt

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Level 1  

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Kingdom Hearts and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.




  • Platform(s):
  • PS2
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Release Date:


      • JP: March 28, 2002
      • NA: September 17, 2002


  • Genre: Action Role Playing


Level 2

Discuss story of the game: The heartless are attacking and destroying worlds. Sora and his friends are caught up in the mess and Sora, using the keyblade goes on an adventure to find his friends and save the “worlds” from the heartless.




  • Sora
  • Riku
  • Kairi
  • Final Fantasy Characters
  • Disney Characters


Discuss gameplay mechanics:

  • Controls too floaty?
  • Camera not great
  • Magic versus physical
  • Mash the X?
  • Swapping party members

Discuss sound:

  • Voice acting decent
  • Favourite tracks

Discuss graphics:

  • Fun art style
  • Redesign of FF characters


Level 3

Lasting Impressions, overall rating and final thoughts. Did this make you want to play it again and if not, what would need to be changed? Would you suggest it to friends?


Level 4

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel


Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Halo)

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