Kingdom Hearts exists in a unique place in the gaming lexicon. A bizarre mish-mash of eastern and western culture, of spiky-haired pretty boys teaming up with small, round cartoon characters to fight off the forces of darkness. A concept that sounds like the scribblings on a 12 year old’s notebook is actually a beloved franchise, with 10 main games at this point and an almost 20-year history.

With almost the entire franchise being made available on the Epic Games Store, there are people discovering and re-discovering these classics. But, why are these games so beloved? Is it really something as…

Ven Jacobs

Freelance Game Designer and Voice Actor. Passionate about games and their storytelling potential, and hopes to share insight into the game development process.

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