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Sora and friends face mysterious new enemies as they continue their journey to save all worlds, and find Riku and King Mickey.

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Tetsuya Nomura

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haley Joel Osment ... Sora (voice)
David Gallagher ... Riku (voice)
Hayden Panettiere ... Kairi (voice)
Jesse McCartney ... Roxas (voice)
Brittany Snow ... Naminé (voice)
Justin Cowden ... Hayner (voice)
Sean Marquette ... Pence (voice)
Jessica DiCicco ... Olette (voice)
Richard Epcar ... Ansem (Xehanort's Heartless) / Xehanort (voice)
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Ryan O'Donohue Ryan O'Donohue ... Demyx (voice)
Quinton Flynn ... Axel (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... Saïx (voice)
David Dayan Fisher ... Xaldin (voice)
James Patrick Stuart ... Xigbar (voice) (as James Patrick Stewart)
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Storyline

One year after the events of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Sora, Donald, and goofy awaken in Twilight Town. Bent on his quest to find Riku and King Mickey, the three set off on another adventure. However, they soon discover that while they have been asleep, the Heartless are back! Not only that, but Sora, Donald, and Goofy must face new enemies: The Nobodies and Organization 13! They set off on a quest to rid the world of the Heartless once more, uncovering the many secrets that linger about Ansem and Organization 13... Written by Redfern226

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Distant hearts, when rejoined as one... may find the light within. See more »


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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

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Release Date:

28 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kingdom Hearts II See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

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A game that certainly compliments the original...
24 June 2006 | by Blank_NoteSee all my reviews

The concept of the game was perceived as odd from my mindset when Kingdom Hearts was first released. I remember thinking how bad the game would be, and what a waste of time it would be playing it. Boy, was I wrong. When I finally got Kingdom Hearts, I absolutely ADORED the game. The plot was simple yet unique, and the characters became deeper the more you went through the game. Despite the annoying camera angle, the game play was also superb. All the characters became memorable. In my mindset, Sora was actually a classic Disney character.

Now, following up for such a wonderful game is a difficult challenge to make. Though it is not the "official" sequel (Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is. Though I like to call it Kingdom Hearts 1 1/2.) it still possesses that shaky II in its name. Sometimes the original was so great, that the sequel fails to live up to the original's standard. I was worried it would end up like most Disney sequels.

Thankfully, it was not of that sort. It is, perhaps, better than the first if I must say so. The agitating camera angle is fixed up, and you use the Right analog stick (something I more used to in other games) instead of the Right and Left buttons to control the camera angle. The appearance of the game is sleek and sharp, and the characters (especially Sora and the other 'human' characters) appear a lot less blocky than they did in the original. The opening song, Sanctuary, is just as good as Simple and Clean, sung by the same talented Utada Hikaru. Most of the voice acting was superb as well, though I was a little bummed that Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Kiera Knightly didn't do the voice talents for their characters in the "Pirates" level. They changed Yuffie, Leon, and pretty much the entire Final Fantasy casts' voice actors as well, which I think was not good move. However, the original actors for Sora, Riku, and Kairi remained, however you can tell that SOME of the people went through puberty along with their character...*nudges at Haley*. I also liked the fact that you have the option of skipping the lengthy cut scenes if you've already been through them once before.

As for the plot, it was still pretty similar. But now the Nobodies have joined up as an enemy. There's a three hour tutorial with Roxas, a boy who you will learn is 'related' to someone familiar. I found that part to be the only annoying thing of the game. I guess it was because you're so used to playing Sora, that it's annoying to be another person. Also, as you carry along with the story, there are many twists that leave you surprised. (For example, you learn something about 'Ansem.' Why I have his name in quotes, is for you to figure out).

Another thing I liked was the reaction button. Instead of pressing X to talk to people, instead you use the triangle button. It is also quite helpful in mini games and battle sequences where you can do special moved to deal out more damage to your enemy. The only real problem I had with the game was the fact that it felt too...short. Despite the fact that the ending was completed, with a little cliffhanger at the end (stick around after the credits) it still felt like something was missing. The levels seemed to be a lot less longer than the originals, though you did come back for a second go at them. Thankfully the Gummi Ship is also redone, and is more fast-paced and enjoyable, keeping your trigger finger happy.

However, though I can go on and on about how marvelous this game is, I feel that I have the need to stop before I ruin the experience for you. Hopefully you will take my word and go out and buy the game. Despite being $50, it is well worth that money.


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