There are games that you love, and then there are games that you *want* to love but don’t. Like, no matter how hard you try, the two of you just cannot get along. That’s how it is with me and Kingdom Hearts, as I wrote about in this post for Virtual Bastion. It’s long been a game (a series now) that I want to enjoy so much more than I do. And like any good nemesis, it will remain as such until I defeat it. And I shall defeat it! Someday. Oh yes. I will.
Last week, The Duck of Indeed published a great article on tackling her gaming nemesis, Super Mario World. She was not wrong in recounting just how difficult a game it was…and still is. (I tried my hand at it not too long ago, and oh, it’s cute, but it is not as easy as I remember.) Her article inspired me to regale the Internet (lucky you) about my current gaming nemesis:
Yes, that spirited mash-up of Disney and Final Fantasy that captured the hearts and minds of many a PlayStation 2 owner not too long after the turn of the millennium. I was certainly among them, though not immediately. I found myself with a copy of Kingdom Hearts sometime during aught-three, right when I was on the cusp of starting grad school. At the time, Kingdom Hearts provided me with a great outlet for any…
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