The original Kingdom Hearts is a true classic in video gaming. It is the emotional story of three heroes crossing universal routes to reveal the nefarious plots of once-sealed worlds, all delivered with creative gameplay and perfectly written storytelling. The hybrid of Disney and Square Enix characters and worlds, Kingdom Hearts is an oddity. The sea of confusingly timed sequels, prequels, and alternate universe titles in the franchise have only added to it’s odd nature. After sending us through a mind-warp with each subsequent Kingdom Hearts title, Square Enix now takes us back to the beginning with their repackaging effort Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX.
All in, you’ve got a nice product with two fun games, one of which is arguably an all-time classic. What you also have is a repackaging effort that provides no new content (the latest any of this content was made was 2009), one that mercifully comes at a $40 price tag. For long time fans of the series, this is a great opportunity to relive the Kingdom Hearts experience. Those of you who may have skipped over the games are provided with a chance to get in on the fun. Unlike many other repackaging efforts, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX does just enough positively, while leaning on its own greatness to create a worthwhile addition to one’s video game collection.