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[personal profile] taichara2016-04-24 08:42 am

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ: a further thought

Turning χ (of any stripe) into a plot-relevant game snapped the KH timeline in half like an overripe canteloupe kissing a jackhammer.

Either that or all directly Disney characters are stuck in some form of infinite time loop.

How else are events taking place so far in the distant past as to be legendry and fairytales involving not only the usual Disney world denizens, but KH!Donald/Goofy/Mickey, like it ain't no thing?

*lulz*
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[personal profile] taichara2016-04-07 09:54 am

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ: some initial thoughts

I got the beast up and running when it dropped this morning (I'm using BlueStacks to play it on my PC), and have plinked at it off and on when not poking at FF Record Keeper.

Despite looking like a glorified Flash game and with some dubious choices (or lack thereof) for initial customization, KHUχ is actually playing decently so far. Now, I'll admit I'm only hovering around level 10 -- as I said, plinking at it -- but the game is keeping me entertained so it's doing its job.


The engine is good. I don't know how the original χ's cards handled, but the medals system is reasonably intuitive and tapping or flicking across the screen to attack is nice. (using a mouse no doubt helps with this, lol). What tinkering I've done in the equipment customization -- upgrading and leveling medals, using materials to level Keyblades, etc -- has been pretty smooth. χ uses purchasable in-game currency but it's been fairly free with quest rewards of same so far, so I'm not feeling a pinch.


I can see the story (such as it is) being repetitive as balls, but that's not really a surprise given χ's genesis as a timekilling browser game; right now it essentially boils down to "join one out of five factions, go gather light, now fetch".

It's worth noting that:

- You are told that each Union has different goals/methods, but aren't told squat about what any of those are

- The Unions squabble with each other over those unexplained methods and also over Lux, aka light, aka the stuff you're claiming from Heartless. Oh, and also using to level up shades of Nightmare Souls, lololol ... interesting, that

- Aside from "now fetch", you're basically a nob with a Keyblade turned loose on the multiverse, and there's scads more where you came from

Everyone expecting this to end poorly, raise your hand ~


Blessed relief is the stark absence of the crushing weight that is the actual KH plot, at least for the time being. No nonsense involving Sora, blonde creatures that look like Sora of any variety, Xehanort of any stripe, Traverse/Twilight Town, heart-moons, and on and so forth. Just the basic concept of the KH multiverse, a weirdo cat creature and five wierdos in animal masks.

Oh, and clubbing darkness to death with a heavy object shaped like a key so you can take their stuff :Db

(of course I know at least one invasion of main plot elements is going to force its way in later, but for now I'll take what I can get.)


So, that's a thing --
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[personal profile] valor2015-11-29 10:33 am

Selling!

Selling Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Tales of Vesperia, Code Geass, NieR, Odin Sphere, DRAMAtical Murder, and Black Butler doujinshi, games, dvd/bds, and other collectibles here! Listings have just been updated including new items and buying options, so have a look around.
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[personal profile] valor2015-02-07 04:16 am

Selling!

I'm selling items for Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Code Geass, DRAMAtical Murder, and miscellaneous fandoms. Selection includes games, doujinshi, clear folders, a PSP, and more. Some items are out of print or difficult to find, so please have a look around! My shop is here
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[personal profile] valor2013-12-30 05:01 pm

Selling!

I'm selling items for Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Code Geass, Fire Emblem, CLAMP, DRAMAtical Murder, Xenosaga, and miscellaneous fandoms. Selection includes games, doujinshi, keychains, strategy guides, manga, a console, and more. Some items are out of print or difficult to find, so please have a look around! My shop is here

If you don't have a LiveJournal, please feel free to send me a PM on this site.
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[personal profile] valor2013-11-21 03:56 pm

trade

I'm looking to trade a couple of PS3 titles:

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD (Limited Edition)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Collector's Edition)

What I want are the same titles in Standard Edition boxes. My preference is New In Plastic copies, since newness isn't subjective. If someone wants to trade Like New copies, I would only like to trade boxes and have us keep our game disks.

For more details and conditions, please visit my Sales Post. I also have Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy items on sale there.

For feedback on my sales journal, see here.

This is my first attempt at trading, but from my feedback I hope it's clear that I'm honest in my dealings. If anyone is interested, please PM me so we can coordinate. I will be out of state and thus without internet from 11/23 to 11/27 but I will answer any messages received as soon as possible.

Thank you for your time.
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[personal profile] kalloway2013-10-02 09:58 am

Kingdom Hearts Fic Exchange

Would anyone be interested in participating in a fanfiction gift exchange? A friend and I have been kicking around the idea but we don't want to do too much planning if there isn't any interest.

Minimum word count would be 1000 words and we'd be having the exchange sometime midwinter or early spring. It would be hosted on AO3 to take advantage of its exchange/matching software and for anyone without an account, codes would be provided.


I'm just trying to get a rough idea of interest - comments are not commitments by any means - so let me know if this sounds like something you might like to participate in.
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[personal profile] valor2013-09-24 07:45 pm

Selling!

Selling Kingdom Hearts, Code Geass, DRAMAtical Murder, Final Fantasy, Black Butler, Tales of Vesperia, Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Xillia, and Fire Emblem doujinshi, games, artbooks, plush, and other collectibles here! Listings have just been updated including new items and buying options, so have a look around.
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[personal profile] valor2013-09-10 06:26 pm

Selling!

Selling Kingdom Hearts, Code Geass, DRAMAtical Murder, Final Fantasy, Black Butler, Tales of Vesperia, and Fire Emblem doujinshi, games, artbooks, plush, and other collectibles here! Listings have just been updated, so have a look around. As a note, I do consider reasonable offers ♥
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[personal profile] valor2013-08-15 03:48 pm

Selling!

Selling Kingdom Hearts (including some RaS titles), Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Code Geass (including some Rock'n'Dolless titles), and Black Butler doujinshi, games, and collectibles here! Listings have just been updated, so please have a look around ♥
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[personal profile] dorked2013-06-25 10:38 am

196 KH3D Riku icons



196 icons of Riku from Kingdom Hearts 3D, here.
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[personal profile] napple2013-06-18 05:08 pm
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[fic] ice breaker

Title: Ice Breaker
Rating: G
Pairing: Sora/Roxas
Word Count: 6876
Additional: N/A
Summary: Wherein Sora is separated from his friends and thrown into a frozen world essentially barren of life. He hates being alone. It's a good thing he isn't. Post-KH3D.

Also available on AO3 here!

( Sora had never been alone for so long. By high noon on the third day, he'd realized exactly how much he hated it. )