Journeying through the amazing world of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is a joy, even if you're not familiar with the popular series. The Square Enix role-playing game (RPG) delivers an epic quest where exploration and battles are key to your survival. Embarking on three separate missions as the main characters of Terra, Ventus and Aqua, your actions further their stories as they take on the shadowy Unversed and other formidable monsters.
Our heroes are well equipped to handle the task, with a diverse range of physical and magical assaults. Armed with their mystical and powerful Keyblades, you can bash enemies into submission with combination attacks or mix it up with powerful elemental strikes. Each weapon and command you wield can be upgraded, while you can customise your character's abilities for easy access to them during battle.
If you find yourself in a fix because your range of abilities isn't quite diverse enough, you can rely on the Dimension Link (D-Link) to summon an ally's powers and attacks. A well chosen D-Link is the difference between success and failure in some of the more difficult confrontations as the enemies get progressively tougher and more imaginative.
Make no mistake, this is one action RPG where you can't rely on button mashing to win. Strategy is essential to triumph, and the deep fighting system makes the battles a joy. You also enjoy extra variation with missions such as safely escorting a civilian to a location while fending off enemies, or taking on a boss with the aid of some companions.
Playable and rewarding, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is a game that engages you with a wealth of thoughtful gameplay from the very beginning.