Though the development team for Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days
shied away from E3 this year due to the ever-present danger of Swine
Flu, the game itself made an appearance, as computer software is
impervious to most biological pandemics. As a result, our time with the
game was completely unguided. Not that it mattered -- the game is
classic Kingdom Hearts. Not card-based brawler Kingdom Hearts, not kart racer Kingdom Hearts, but the classic action-RPG Kingdom Hearts we fell in love with when it first landed on PS2.
about the wide chasm between the graphical capabilities of the PS2 and
the DS -- the game looks phenomenal. The controls have been ported over
brilliantly, the only noticeable difference being the camera controls,
which are now bound to the touch screen. The game also comes with an
ad-hoc four-player multiplayer mode in which members of the shadowy
Organization XIII compete for points whilst embarking upon a mission.
Points come in the form of crystals dispersed throughout the level --
attacking your fellow players will knock the crystals out of them,
which will probably lead to hilarious real-life bloodshed.
no inkling of the game's story or the micromanagement mechanics, our
walkaway impression of the game was simply this: It is the Kingdom Hearts
gameplay and visual aesthetic you know and love (plus a few bonus
features) operating on the DS with remarkable accuracy. Despite the
game's stupid, inaccessible title, our interest has swiftly moved from "non-existent" to "piqued."
No, there is NO WAY to play PS3 games on a PS2 mainly besuace of the fact that PS3 game discs are Blu-Ray, a product made by Sony, and the PS3 plays Blu-Ray. PS2 can only play regular old DVD-ROM discs, like the ones you can buy at any store to burn music onto it. There is NO products that will allow you to play PS3 games on the PS2. But you can play PS2 games on a PS3. If you REALLY REALLY want Kingdom Hearts 3, get a Playstation 3.