Episode 41 – You Can’t Spoil The Iliad!

It’s almost a Tuesday release! We’re sort of back on schedule after Labor Day Weekend!

This Week on Make Me A Gamer

Harvey Z Snaps: Sony vs. Disney

Main Course: A Question From the Question Bucket! – “What are your gaming pet peeves?” (Games discussed include Bloodstained, the Uncharted series, Dark Souls, Overwatch)

TMan’s Game of the Week: The Uncharted series

Random Discussion of the Week: Preferred hot dog condiments?!

(This episode was recorded August 22, 2019.)

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Kingdom Hearts 3 & Disney’s Controlling Hand

I’ve been playing Kingdom Hearts 3 and it’s been an up and down journey. While on the one hand I’m enjoying the moment to moment gameplay and there have been some genuinely great scenes and events, there’s also been something missing from a lot of the worlds so far.

Kingdom Hearts as a series is ostensibly about being able to interact with the Disney worlds and characters you love. It’s what attracted hordes of children and teenagers to the series when it debuted in the early 2000s. There was something magical about getting to explore Agrabah with Aladdin and swim through the ocean with Ariel.

But some of that magic is missing in KH3. Perhaps it’s because the Disney of 2019 is different from the Disney of 2002, but there is a corporate oppression lurking in the shadows of KH3’s overall design. I just completed Arendelle, the world based on Disney’s Frozen, and it was by far the worst and most glaringly obvious showing of Disney’s influence on the game. And considering I’m a person who hasn’t seen Frozen but was still frustrated with the world…well, that’s saying something.

Spoilers for KH3 Disney worlds and their plots will follow – no spoilers for any overarching KH plots will be in this article.

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