This post has me filled with both happiness and sadness, but not kind of sadness that deals with death or something going away. The sadness comes from the fact that both games I’m going to talk about are for a console that I don’t have. I am an Xbox owner and years ago I said I would only buy a Playstation 4 for Final Fantasy 15 and Kingdom Hearts 3, luckily enough both of those games are coming out on the Xbox One. The two games that are going to be Playstation exclusives are World of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts 2.8.
World of Final Fantasy
WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY combines classic RPG gameplay mechanics with fresh and imaginative toy-like visuals. As a brand-new title in the FINAL FANTASY franchise, this game can be enjoyed by both fans and newcomers to the series. Players will lead a pair of twins through varied FINAL FANTASY worlds and encounter the adorably familiar monsters therein. Capture and raise such familiar beasts as cactuar, chocobo, and behemoth to discover alternate forms and learn new abilities.
Currently I play Final Fantasy Record Keeper on my phone, which lets me revisit battles from the past Final Fantasy games in a 2D format. The game is a freemium game and I get to visit old games, but with World of Final Fantasy I’ll actually get to explore and relieve playing those games. I also see I get to mess with some Espers/Summons/Eidolons and some some familiar monsters, but as long as they have Moogle and a Chocobo I’ll have no problems. This game will be coming out Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita as well as the computer screen where I’ll watch videos of a game I can’t play.
Kingdom Hearts 2.8
Originally released in 2012, KINGDOM HEARTS [Dream Drop Distance] HD is a full-HD remastered version of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]. Series protagonists Sora and Riku take on the Mark of Mastery exam in preparation for coming threats. The signature action of the KINGDOM HEARTS series has evolved, allowing players to experience faster-paced battles and exploration at a blistering pace.
This newly remastered title also features:
• KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage –
o A completely new playable episode that links to the story of KINGDOM HEARTS III, taking place after the storyline of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep played from the perspective of Aqua.
• KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi] Back Cover (movie)
o A new HD movie that tells the mysterious story of the Foretellers, connecting the earliest parts of the series’ history, showcased in the upcoming mobile title KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ[chi].
Unlike with the Final Fantasy games, I have never played any of the games that this collection has. Even though this is strictly for Playstation 4 I hope that it get’s released for Xbox One down the road, this way I can play the episode that links to Kingdom Hearts 3 and I won’t be lost.