||[Jul. 4th, 2006|11:01 pm]
The Kingdom Hearts Series Ultimania Alpha was pretty interesting. I just finished rushing through the Chain of Memories story details, and honestly, Riku's half was much more interesting than Sora's. Fundamentally, I'm not 100% sure of the point of Sora's half, at least when considering the changes it made to Sora. I guess it introduces Namine clearer than Riku's half, and it goes into details of a (more or less) different group of Org 13 members, and it does provide some crossover plot points into Riku's half... but Riku's half had real character development.
Riku's half also ties -much- better into Deep Dive. After all, it ends up with he and Mickey dressed up in Org-13-style robes, unlike Sora who gets stuck in a tube for some unknown amount of time.
Argh. Now I want to play Kingdom Hearts II...
Sora's half = entirely irrelevant, since he forgets it all anyway. The only thing from CoM that I didn't know that confused me is why the heck they called it Organization XIII when it only had, like, seven people in it.
Random game store patron, seeing King Mickey in his coat on the KH2 poster: "Who does he think he's fooling with that disguise?"
Well, not -entirely- irrelevant, due to side plot, but yeah. It doesn't affect Sora himself.
There are 13 members, just only 7 show up in CoM. I think my Ultimania covers 12 of the 13, with the last one being a 'mystery.'
I'm not sure they're disguised - it may be a hat tip to the fact that Riku is, similar to the Org 13 members, not walking entirely in either Darkness or Light, and King Mickey is walking with him. But, hey, I could be entirely off.
The comment was made before anyone knew the plot, so it did look like just a disguise.
I believe King Mickey's Keyblade is darkness. Sora's is light. Riku's is the Way to the Dawn.
And yeah, of course the dead Organization XIII people didn't appear in KH2, but I didn't know they'd all been killed in CoM, so I wondered where they were.
2006-07-05 07:21 pm (UTC)
Reason #4 I Don't Play the KH Series...
Symbolism + Disney characters = Head-Explody.
2006-07-05 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Reason #4 I Don't Play the KH Series...
KINGDOM HEARTS IS MADE OF PEOPLE!