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Three for KH3: Proud Mode

Kingdom Hearts III

This is part of my Kingdom Hearts III special. This is the Proud Mode (aka spoileriffic) version. This review is made for those of you who fall into any or all of the following categories:

  • You’ve finished KH3, including seeing the secret ending.
  • You don’t care if the ending or anything else is spoiled.
  • You just want to freely talk about the game.

If you belong in this group, I hope you will read on!

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Three for KH3

Kingdom Hearts III

So I just got the Platinum trophy for Kingdom Hearts III. I have a lot of things to say. But how should I say them? I usually try to be spoiler-free or spoiler-light in my reviews, but how much should I reveal? What is a good balance between talking about the game and keeping it open for different audiences? Some people may not have played a Kingdom Hearts game before while others have played through all of them multiple times. I thought about using spoiler tags and headings, those aren’t always perfect. I mean, I got spoiled even though I was avoiding spoilers. Thanks a lot, jerks who decide to plaster ending images on their YouTube page.

Then it came to me. This is Kingdom Hearts III. Why not three reviews?

Okay, I say three reviews, but that’s a bit of a misnomer. Think of this as one review with a bunch of spoiler tags. They may not be exactly the same, but obviously my overall thoughts will be similar. I don’t expect everyone to read all three. Rather, please choose the one that best fits your comfort level.

Beginner Mode (aka spoiler-free review)

  • You’ve never played a KH game.
  • You’ve casually played one or two KH games a while back.
  • You just don’t want to be spoiled.

Standard Mode (aka minor spoilers review)

  • You’ve played several of the KH games.
  • You are playing KH3 or plan to in the near future.
  • You’ve watched the later or final trailers.

Proud Mode (aka spoileriffic review)

  • You’ve finished KH3, including seeing the secret ending.
  • You don’t care if the ending or anything else is spoiled.
  • You just want to freely talk about the game.

One post will go live over the next three days. So, I hope to see you in at least one of the posts!

Comic Review – KNIGHT OF ALANOC

KNIGHT OF ALANOC
Zero, Aero
Bara – Fantasy, romance, smut
1 Volume (ongoing)
Men Plus Monsters

Summary:

Osric is already upset after yet another relationship ends badly. His bad mood gets worse when someone just comes up and is welcome into his regiment — and made his partner! But could Xerxes become more than just a partner on the battlefield?

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Manga Review – Shuriken and Pleats

Shuriken and Pleats 1

Shuriken and Pleats
手裏剣とプリーツ (Shuriken to Pleats)
HINO Matsuri
Shoujo – Action, drama, mystery
2 Volumes (complete)
VIZ Media

Summary:

Dedicated wholeheartedly to her mission, ninja Mikage spends her days protecting her beloved master. But while ninja are trained to suppress their emotions and desires, Mikage is torn when her master asks her to quit and instead live life as a normal schoolgirl. But even when the opportunity presents itself, is it possible to leave the path of the shinobi?

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It was the best of Kingdom Hearts, it was the worst of Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts III

Man, for a series that features movies that most of us loved as a child, Kingdom Hearts makes you feel old when you think about how long it took to get us here. But FINALLY, today, we finally get the long-sought-after Kingdom Hearts III. (Well, Japan got it a few days ago.)

Some of you may have picked up your copy, and others may be waiting for their deliveryperson to drop off their copy. Either way, let’s dive into what makes every Kingdom Hearts game awesome and also terrible.

Basically the same rules as my Final Fantasy post. Final Mix versions are listed separately, but the HD collections are skipped since they have fewer tweaks than Final Mix games. Spoilers ahoy!

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Anime & Manga Deals: International Customs Day Edition

World Globe Flags

From the World Customs Organization website:

“The WCO is dedicating 2019 to the swift and smooth cross-border movement of goods, people and means of transport, with the slogan ‘SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport.'”

I know I appreciate my imports from Japan not being stuck in customs! And if some of you international visitors order from some of these sites for today’s deals, I hope your purchase isn’t held up either!

To the deals!

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