As it does, Riku tells Sora to take care of Kairi, this being the last thing Sora sees as the door closes and the darkness around him starts to stir. Behind Sora stands Kairi, to whom he runs to and holds out her good luck charm with a smile. Underneath Kairi’s feet, sand starts to form, and Sora realizes that he saved Destiny Islands. The world starts forming around Kairi as he, along with Donald and Goofy, are being pulled away from Kairi and Sora’s homeworld. Sora tells Kairi that he will find her and all she says back is “I know.” Sora and Kairi begin drifting apart from one another and the Kingdom Hearts theme song starting to play.
The emotions you get seeing Sora happy because he saved everyone, even if he doesn’t get to be with them, is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. When this game released both the fans and SquareSoft were unsure of a sequel, but we wouldn’t have to wait long. More games were coming, and this was just the beginning. The final shot of the game shows Donald, Sora, and Goofy in a field of grass with a crossroad path. Unsure of which way to go they stood waiting for an answer, and an answer they got. Pluto shows back up with a letter in his mouth with the King’s seal on it. They knew this was their answer and to follow it. What they didn’t know is that there are new ambassadors to the darkness, and the trio was doing exactly as they wanted.
To be continued in Thank Naminé, the next article, which will include:
Kingdom Hearts – Re: Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Underneath is a ranking, not of the game as a review but how important it is to the story as a whole. Each game will receive its own ranking and it will be on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest.
The rankings are as such:
- Little Importance
- Some importance
- Very important
- If you miss this, then what is even the point
With Kingdom Hearts being the first game released and how we are introduced to many key elements along with the main characters of the game it’s not hard to score it.
5/5 – If you miss this then what is even the point