OK so I bought a PSP just to play Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. I really enjoyed that game spending way too much time running around repeating rounds in levels to gain experience and find all the different moves I could do. Terra was a pain in my ass because his dodge sucked, but man he was a power house. Ventus was way better than Terra, finding his roll more adequate than Terra’s
stupid thrust or whatever it was call. I also enjoyed Ventus’ attack Salvation, which restore his health and smote everything around him. My all time favorite was Aqua of course with her cartwheel and uber awesome magic attacks…Anyway I beat the game on hard and got the secret ending…YAY!!! Shows me all this stuff…blah blah blah…and my reaction is YAY maybe finally Square Enix will come out with Kingdom Hearts III already. Wrong! No sooner did I beat Birth by Sleep I hear Square Enix was soon to release Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. I had heard about this game some place or another, and so i was, “Ok cool another game. Birth by sleep was awesome.” To my dismay it was for the Nintendo DS as was Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. I don’t have a damn DS! I bought a PSP for birth by Sleep but i was not going to get a DS for this game. I find no interest in owning a DS, I like long lengthy games with blood, and shooting, and nice graphics, not the bull they come out with. My PSP can hook up to my PS3 but the DS you have nothing! Anyway, let us step away from my ranting. Again I must suffer because I can’t get anouther game in the kingdom hearts franchise. This was true until I read the review in my game informer. It was spewing off something about how king Mickeyis reading over Sora’s journal from Kingdom Hearts II. He finds a message that was not written by Jimmy and wonders what it means. Mickey in turn creates a type of virtual Sora and converts the journal into data to have virtual Sora cypher out the data. OK, Really!? What the hell is this. Then again Sora has to go through and do the same tedious worlds AGAIN, to unlock whatever bull is going on. I lost all interest in playing this game, and was not so sad for not being able to get this. My friend had preordred it so i’m waiting to see what he has to say, then maybe I will change my opinion. Either way I though I would supply this site with a little info on the game…
To investigate the mysterious message he finds in the journal, King Mickey digitizes the contents of the journal and goes into the simulated world to investigate, awakening a virtual Sora on the virtual Destiny Islands to carry out the contents of the journal to uncover the identity of “them”. As Sora awakens on Destiny Islands, he encounters numerous “bugs“, which take the form of red and black Heartless, covering the whole world. Upon eliminating the Heartless and destroying the bugs, Sora traverses to other worlds infected with bugs to return them to normal, following a mysterious cloaked figure upon orders from King Mickey.
Meanwhile, Heartless begin appearing within Disney Castle, and everyone finds themselves trapped in the room. To their surprise, they are saved by Data Sora as the cloaked figure reveals himself to an incarnation of Jiminy’s Journal taking the form of Riku, explaining how he gave Mickey the message before digitizing him and the others into the journal before a hacking occur that traps the group. Sora sets off to give Mickey’s group the means to return to their world, only to encounter Pete who also got digitized by the journal while spying on Mickey under orders from Maleficent who also arrives to make use of the data worlds. Maleficent destroys Data Sora’s Keyblade and summons Heartless to attack him as Mickey and the Journal save him before Maleficent spirits the latter away. Sora makes his way through Hollow Bastion, aided by Donald and Goofy. They encounter Pete, who summons the bug-infected Journal to fight them, but Sora still manages to defeat the Journal, who falls unconscious.
Mickey arrives and informs Sora that unless the bugs are destroyed, the Journal will never awaken. Sora decides to find a way to awaken the Journal, and enters Riku’s data world, losing his abilities in the process. The two visit various worlds from the Data Riku’s memory and find their way back to Hollow Bastion, where they fight and defeat Maleficent. Meanwhile, King Mickey discovers that he will be returning soon to the real world, but the Journal, once completed, will have to be erased, which will mean the end of Data Sora’s memories. When the time comes, Sora requests more time in order to save Pete and Maleficent, who are still in the data world. Sora finds them fighting Sora’s Heartless, but Pete and Maleficent are seemingly erased before he can intervene. Sora defeats Sora’s Heartless, and finds that Pete and Maleficent were rescued by the Journal through a “rift in the data”. They leave the Data world shortly before Mickey returns to the real world, erasing the Journal. A new message appears claiming that a new door to a new world has been opened, which is the data of the data world added into the Journal. Mickey, realizing that this quest may be too dangerous for Data Sora as he has no memory of it, requests to be taken into the Data World once again.
Finding Data Sora in Traverse Town, Mickey takes him to Castle Oblivion where Data Sora is confronted by a young man wearing a black coat. He tells Sora that if he wants to know the truth, he must move forward on his own through the previous worlds he visited destroying bugs. During this time, Data Sora realizes that even if he doesn’t remember someone he’s met, there’s still the sadness of having forgotten them which the figure attempts to warn not to let it consume him. Sora disregards this message and fights the figure, revealed to be a data incarnation of Roxas. After losing to Sora, Roxas gives him a card as Mickey appears. Sora opens the next door to find a data-based Naminé, revealing the bugs to have been an unintentional side effect of Naminé’s attempt to restore Sora’s memories. She then reveals Sora’s nature as the “key that connects everything” through his ties with herself, Roxas, Xion, and Axel. Furthermore, as she would soon ceased to be upon fulfilling her objective, Data Naminé tells Data Sora about three other figures (Terra, Aqua and Ven) also tied to Sora’s heart who need his help. Mickey bids farewell to Data Sora and promises Data Naminé that he will inform the real Sora of this. In the final scene, he does it by sending Sora a bottled letter, containing the message found after the end-credits in Kingdom Hearts II.
In a secret ending exclusive to Re:coded, Mickey meets with Yen Sid to discuss the whereabouts of Ventus’ heart, leaving only Terra to be found. However, Yen Sid also presents a shocking revelation that the destruction of “Ansem” and Xemnas has restored Xehanort, and not just “a single one of him”. Fearing that one Keyblade Master alone will not be enough to counter the threat, Yen Sid orders Mickey to summon Sora and Riku to him, intending to put them through the Mark of Mastery exam to make them full-fledged Keyblade Masters in order to properly combat Xehanort and eventually Master Xehanort.
Here you guys go. Just from watching this, I have all I need to know about this game.