Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain Of Memories is a remake of Kingdom Hearts Chain Of Memories for the Gameboy Advance. This title continues the story as Sora, Donald, and Goofy find themselves inside a large building known as Castle Oblivion. The game plays much like the original title, but this version has more cards, better graphics, and voice acting. If you haven't played the original title, your actions are limited to cards. Cards rule over your attacks, items, magic, summons, and even Donald and Goofy are cards. The cards are numbered 0 through 9. The 0 card can be the best card or the worst card. If you use the 0 card after your opponent uses one of his/her cards, you can automatically break it with a 0. You can also increase your value by using three cards together. When you do this, however, the first card you chose will be lost until the end of the battle or until you use a reload card that brings lost cards back. You build your deck and use your cards in battle. When you use up all of your cards, you have to reload your deck. That can be a little time consuming, but if you build up your deck well enough, it shouldn't be a hassle. Actions you can perform without cards include jumping, moving, dodge rolling, and various abilities that you obtain from progressing through the game. The places you visit are also cards which you use once on a door to make the world appear (the worlds are Sora's memories). Once you are inside the worlds, you have a map which you can bring up with the select button. When you win a battle, you get door cards which are used to open doors in the world and progress through it. These cards also are numbered 0 through 9, and the doors have certain numbers or colors you will have to have to progress through them. While voice acting in this game is one of the features, for the most part, you will still be forced to read dialogue especially in the worlds of Disney characters. Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain Of Memories has all of the worlds from the original Kingdom Hearts with the exception of the Tarzan world (I think that's the only one missing). You also get to go to a place that Sora had not previously visited. This place is from "the other side of Sora's heart". I have heard that some story elements in this game have changed from the original Gameboy Advance game, but I haven't played very far into the Gameboy Advance one simply because I bought this one. Riku returns in this game. This time as a playable character once you beat Sora's side of the story. This allows you to see what Riku was doing while you were playing through the game as Sora. Orginization XIII is a very large part of this game. Sora defeats many of the members of the orginization on his journey through the castle. This is a great game in my opinion, and I would suggest you buy it if you are into Kingdom Hearts games. There are important plot elements in this game that explain what Sora was doing while he was sleeping. If you don't like the idea of the cards dictating your every move, this may not be the title for you.
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