Kingdom Hearts - what???
April 7, 2006 1:09 PM   Subscribe

Can someone explain Kingdom Hearts to me?

It seems like it is for children but as a 42 year old, I can attest that I just don't get it.
posted by turtle42 to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
What aspects of the game don't make sense to you?
posted by jjg at 1:15 PM on April 7, 2006

There's a pretty long wikipedia page about it...
posted by interrobang at 1:16 PM on April 7, 2006

Do you want an explanation of the plot (which I'll happily give if that's what you're after) or an explanation of its appeal to people other than children?

If it's the latter, I'd say that the ability to appreciate 'adult' stories and themes needn't preclude the appreciation of less thematically complex things on their own terms.
posted by terpsichoria at 1:17 PM on April 7, 2006

Do you not get video games in general, or just action-type games with rpg elements, or this specific one because of the Square/Disney integration? There's a lot here you could be mystified by.
posted by mikeh at 1:18 PM on April 7, 2006

I didn't get why it was so freaking hard. No game featuring Donald Duck should be that difficult.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:47 PM on April 7, 2006

Its a video game.
posted by puke & cry at 2:47 PM on April 7, 2006

KaterinLHC over at Gamers With Jobs just put out a short writeup on Kingdom Hearts 2. It has the best explanation of why people like those games that I've seen.
posted by Malor at 3:05 PM on April 7, 2006

And it's got an Utada Hikaru theme song.

(the video linked to is the Japanese version, but whatever.)
posted by j.s.f. at 5:23 PM on April 7, 2006

It's bizarrely addictive, and I'm not even a fan of Disney. I got really obsessed with finishing it and doing the stupid tasks so I could see the extra ending.
posted by missmerrymack at 6:00 PM on April 7, 2006

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