Fifteen years ago, the best Disney Crossover was created.
In 2002, Disney Interactive Studios and Square Enix, the creators of Final Fantasy, came together to create an alternate universe that tied all the Disney stories together called Kingdom Hearts. And it was amazing.
What made this crossover so great is the fact that you, as a player, get to relive all the Disney stories you know and love. With a little twist since you are playing a role-play game of course. So the main character, Sora, might help them out on their adventures. But hey, that’s the closest we’ll get to being in the stories ourselves, so I’ll take it!
Plus, the overarching story about Sora and his friends surprisingly feels like a Disney tale. You know, that feeling of hope that everything is going to be okay in the end. Or am I the only one that feels like that after watching a Disney film?
The only downside to this franchise, like many other video game sagas, is that it crosses over multiple gaming consoles. So if you’re just starting out with the game, you might have a little difficultly getting your hands on it. Thankfully there are many let’s players out there that have played this series, so if you want to see the story, that’s completely an option for you.
Above is a drawing a did a little bit ago on Instagram inspired by this series.
I highly suggest this game to any Disney kids that want to play a video game. Or if you just want to see a different retelling of the stories Disney worked with. Though if you can play these in order, it will make the story even better. (But watch 358/2. Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of time and patience. Oh, and Coded and Re-coded are retellings of the first game.)
If you want to check out a list of all the games in this series, click here.
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9 thoughts on “The Best Disney Crossover”
That’s one of my favorite parts about the whole series is the world hopping!
My first Kingdom Hearts game was on the PSP and I immediately loved it. I own the 1.5 Remix and haven’t finished it yet, but I think I should pick it up again. I remember really liking how you could visit the Disney universes and interact with the worlds in a different way from the movies. It gave it a really interesting new perspective.
Krysanthe, what perfect timing! I didn’t even know that was happening! I’ll have to check them out!
I’ve always wanted to play Kingdom Hearts, but I haven’t got the chance to yet. Even with out playing though, I’m buying some of the new Kingdom Hearts Funko Pop which come out this week.
Yes, I loved Kingdom Hearts but I just didn’t like the multiple platform and since I only had a PS2 I wasn’t about to make a purchase as a high school student for a PSP just wasn’t gonna happen. I love the games but I’m not sure how I would view them now as an adult with having such a huge break from them. They were really well done from what I can remember!
I got to play them after I got into college as a twenty-something. I never got to really experience video games until then, so maybe that was half it’s charm. But I get the multiple platform problem. If it wasn’t for my friend having the whole collection, I doubt I would have been able to play them all. But they have moved some of the games to different platforms with the “Remixes” they do which makes it easier to play them all. 🙂
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I’ve never played Kingdom Hearts and seen very little of it. May need to check out a let’s play!
I’ll forewarn you that it’s a role-playing game, but the story is so worth checking out! They also have comic books with just the story if you prefer that method. 🙂