Kingdom Hearts 3 Re: Mind Is Already Annoying

Kindom Hearts 3's first major DLC, re: Mind, has finally got a release date and a trailer. And let me tell you it's grinding my gears!
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December 10, 2019 8:09 PM UTC
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 Re: Mind has finally been announced at Sony’s State of Play address.
  • The DLC is coming out on Jan. 23, 2020 for PS4 and Feb. 25, 2020 for Xbox One.
  • This DLC is going to suck for several different reasons.

The hype train can be difficult to avoid. While it’s a lot of fun to anticipate something, it’s also pretty easy to wind up disappointed. That’s certainly how I feel right now about Kingdom Hearts 3 re: Mind. I’ve been waiting for more Kingdom Hearts 3 to play, and now that I’ve got it I’m not sure I want it anymore.

It’s not that the DLC doesn’t look…alright. It’s just that it’s already being presented in such an annoying way that I don’t even want to give Square Enix any more of my money. Let me explain what I mean before you lynch me.

Why Re: Mind Will Suck

One of the first things we’re greeted with during the State of Play trailer for the DLC is some truly stunning voice acting from Riku. It sounds like he almost registers an emotion…almost. Great start. Alongside the voice acting, we’re presented with a focus of the DLC: Final Fantasy characters.

Final Fantasy characters were one of the main components of Kingdom Hearts when it released back in 2002. They’ve played an equally large role in all of the games, except Kingdom Hearts 3. This was one of the big complaints that many fans had of the game when it came out earlier this year.

Adding the characters back in the DLC isn’t really a good thing. It’s just adding back stuff that shouldn’t have been taken out in the first place. Realistically it feels more like an apology to the long-time fans than anything else – an apology we have to pay money for though. Obviously.

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It’s All About Endings

It’s not just the focus on Final Fantasy characters which puts me off of re: Mind, it’s the ending of Kingdom Hearts 3. Basically, it seems like re: Mind is going to try and tie-up the loose threads left over by the main game’s plot. Apart from being a mammoth undertaking for one piece of DLC, this is also something that should have happened in the main game!

It just feels like we’re getting parts of the game that should have already been there. Now we’ve got to pay for them if we want them. At least we’ll finally get an ending that’ll satisfy all of the lingering plot threads from 17 years of development…right?

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Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:41 PM UTC

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William Worrall is a professional writer based out of the UK who has been writing about video and tabletop games for over a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE. Contact him at: william.worrall@ccn.com

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