Kingdom Hearts 3 Reviews: 9 Early Reactions You Need To See

9. It's Hugely Satisfying For Longtime Fans

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Square Enix’s long-awaited conclusion to its beloved action-RPG trilogy is so satisfying in its gameplay evolutions that it makes me feel like a kid again, even if its story resolutions don’t think far outside the toy box. - IGN
In 2002, as Sora, I left Destiny Islands to travel across the universe and make new friends. In 2019 I brought old ones home, and I had so much fun doing it - Gamespot
Kingdom Hearts III finally takes the next major step in that journey, giving fans what we’ve been waiting for: resolution. The new installment addresses threads that have been left hanging for years, and it does so by leveraging the Disney magic that seems to make anything possible. The result is the series at its strongest, and most importantly, it provides satisfying answers to the biggest question marks...While not perfect, Kingdom Hearts III is the game I’ve been waiting for. - Game Informer

It's not much of a surprise that KH3 is designed with the hardcore fans in mind above all others, and to that end the game is more often than not an extremely gratifying experience for them.

With a firmly nostalgic tone while also introducing a number of new and advanced gameplay systems, it sounds like the game strikes a firm balance between playing the hits and refining the formula just enough that it doesn't feel like a cynical rehash.

Several reviews did note that the game is a bit of a tougher sell for those new to the series, if only because the impenetrable story might be somewhat offputting.

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