Kingdom Hearts III has finally been released and out in the wild for a few weeks now, so you've perhaps had time to work your way through Square Enix's long-awaited JRPG, or at least make a decent dent in it.
And though the game received strong reviews for the most part, as a fan, it's hard not to feel short-changed by the end result.
Is Kingdom Hearts III a terrible game? Absolutely not, but does it live up to more than a decade of hype and meet the high standard set by its predecessors? Not nearly.
This is a game as frustrating as it is entertaining, loaded with mind-boggling design and creative decisions which hamper the core experience.
Though Square Enix is to be commended for the title's terrific visuals and grind-free gameplay, getting to the end of the 30-hour adventure is more of an exercise in patience than anyone wants to admit.
Between this and the underwhelming Final Fantasy XV, it really feels like the company needs a major creative overhaul if they're going to maintain their status as a top-tier AAA publisher...
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