Kingdom Hearts II is the long-awaited sequel to the 2002 Disney/Square
collaboration Kingdom Hearts. Picking up the story where the former game–and
the interim Game Boy Advance release, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories–left
off, Kingdom Hearts II guides you through a series of Disney-themed worlds as
you encounter a cast of characters that reads straight off the credits of some
of the most popular Square games and Disney movies. Though the formula in KHII
is quite familiar, much of the gameplay has changed, and it's safe to say that
it's been for the better. Fans of the original game and of Disney/Square
properties in general will fall in love with this game quite easily, though a
few problems with the basic gameplay prevent Kingdom Hearts II from being
whole-heartedly recommendable to everyone else.
In KHII you reprise the role of Sora, a young boy who happens to have just
the right mojo for wielding the keyblade. The keyblade is a weapon that is,
aptly, useful both as a key to unlock other worlds and as a method for
destroying the heartless, a species of monster that is taking over the otherwise
peaceful Disney lands at the behest of Sleeping Beauty's very evil Maleficent.
The crux of the game has you, Sora, traveling from one land to another with
companions Donald Duck and Goofy to dispel the heartless and to rescue friends
of yours that are missing. Along the way, you'll join forces with the heroes and
heroines of Square, Disney, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. For people
enthused with these properties, Kingdom Hearts II is a wonderful experience in
which every character interaction gives you the opportunity to live through some
of the magic moments of these movies and game.
Beats number one by far.very good and very recomended.