Kingdom Hearts II is rightfully considered one of the better entries in the series by Square Enix due to its fast-paced combat system, which was never replicated in subsequent games such as Kingdom Hearts III. Thanks to the hard work of a modder, it is now possible to turn Sora into the powerful Keyblade player that was in the second entry in the series in the third.
The KH2 Sora Animations mod allows Sora to use his abilities from the second entry in the series by equipping certain abilities. While the mod isn’t perfect yet, and doesn’t exactly address the floatiness of Kingdom Hearts 3’s combat system, it does indeed work very well, particularly with other mods that introduce the HUD, visuals, and battle quotes from the second entry in the series. A video showing all of these months can be seen below, courtesy of TheGamersJoint.
Kingdom Hearts III is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide. Learn more about the latest main entry in the series by checking out Kai’s review, where he highlighted how the long wait for the game was worth it. Another entry in the series, powered by Unreal Engine 5, is also in development.
Now that the story is finally over, was the wait for Kingdom Hearts III worth it? In many ways, I can say that. This has always been one of the best RPG series from Square Enix and the combat has been brought to a level that no other developer can match. There’s still the issue of camera controls and contextual attacks that can trigger the wrong moves, but Sora and Keyblade Hero 3 are at their best this time around. The story, on the other hand, is much more complex, and the massive story dumps on the player detract from the final hours of gameplay. If you’ve been following the story so far, these scenes can reward you with a huge bonus that can help you feel a myriad of emotions by the time the credits roll.