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1.0 out of 5 stars Great game, but AVOID this version at all costs!, 7 Sep 2008
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This game is pretty good, considering I've never been a Disney fan even when I was a kid, it manages to pull even an adult gamer in this enchanting tale. The merger of squaresoft-style rpg, their characters, and disney heroes & villains is very well done. The gameplay, while suffering from a serious lack of ergonomy, is quite entertaining.

However AVOID this version at all costs. Square Europe ONCE AGAIN show their comtempt for European gamers by slaughtering an initially beautiful game with a Megadrive-style 50hz PAL conversion. This means that just like with FFX and FFX-2, we are "treated" to a horribly squished image, and a game that runs slower than normal!

I find it utterly disgusting that such a major company as Square does not take the trouble to offer us proper conversions. The time of the SNES is long past, our TVs are perfectly capable of handling 60 Hz games, and they already were when this game was released. Every other company had long been offering properly converted games. But not Square, oh no. Square Europe's PS2 conversion policy can be summarized by "they will buy the games anyway since it's got Square on the box, so why should we bother with proper conversions?".

This game is well worth a try, but ( as usual with Square PS2 games ), stay away from this pathetic EU version, and get the US one instead.
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2011 15:10:43 BDT
BookMaggot says:
Will the US version work on a UK PS2?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2011 15:52:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2011 15:54:54 BDT
WZ says:
Only with a Swap Magic / USB Extreme workaround. It's still a decent game even by today's standard, although I must say KH2 is far more impressive.

KH2 is the perfect example of a quality sequel : they corrected just about every flaw / defect or the first game & improved upon it a thousandfold (except of course the EU version is still a pitiful 50hz, so again you need the US one if you really want to enjoy it )

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2012 09:11:37 BDT
one thing to take on board

the PAL version has extra boss battles that are not on the USA NTSC port so despite the crappy slow down the PAL version is closer to the original Japanese version

this may all soon be redundant anyway as rumors of a KH HD collection may be in the works
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