Kingdom Hearts III’s Challenging Critical Mode Launches Tomorrow
Have you finally managed to grind through all of Kingdom Hearts III’s content? Looking for a new challenge? Well, you’re in luck, because according to series mastermind Tetsuya Nomura, the game’s Critical Mode launches for free tomorrow (April 23).
Greetings, it’s been a while since I last posted. Spring is here, and I hope everyone is doing well. #KingdomHearts III's long-awaited Critical Mode is available as a free update tomorrow (PT).
We’ve changed things up from the previous games, so I hope you enjoy - Nomura pic.twitter.com/Npz8FeKmCK
— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) April 22, 2019
Critical Mode has traditionally been the hardest difficulty available in Kingdom Hearts games. We don’t know the specifics of Kingdom Hearts III’s Critical Mode will include, but according to the game’s co-director Tai Yasue, it will be “more technical and offensive” and has been designed for those who are “good at action games” in mind. So yeah, kind of sounds like Kingdom Hearts by way of Platinum Games. Should be interesting to see how fans respond to this harder take on KHIII.
Still haven’t delved into the world of Kingdom Hearts III? You should give it a try, as Wccftech’s Kai Powell found it be a fun (if somewhat confusing) action romp in his full review…
"Was the wait for Kingdom Hearts III worth it? In many ways, I’d say so. This has consistently been one of Square Enix’s best action RPG series, and the combat has been elevated to a level that no other developer could match. Sora and the Keyblade Hero 3 are in peak form this time around. The story, on the other hand, is far more convoluted and massive story dumps detract from the final hours of gameplay. If you’ve been following the story so far, these scenes can be rewarding, but if you’re a bit of a novice when it comes to Kingdom Hearts lore, you may find yourself scratching your head and wondering just what happened."
Kingdom Hearts III is available now on Xbox One and PS4.