||[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...