Top 10 Favorite Kingdom Hearts Moments and Things I Love

I am a Kingdom Hearts fangirl and for good reason. Kingdom Hearts is an RPG that anyone can get into. It has a lot of elements that fans of Final Fantasy and Disney can get behind. As soon as I saw the trailer for Kingdom Hearts back in like 2002, I knew that I had to get it. My mom even played the game and she was a gamer when I was in my mother's stomach. It brings Disney fans, like myself, and Final Fantasy fans common ground. So here are my top favorite moments and things I love about Kingdom Hearts.
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10. The concept of adding two different franchises together
       Who would have thought that combining two different franchises would work so well with a game. Disney is a massive company by itself and Square Enix have been on the map since forever. What happens when you cross two major companies? Epicness.

9. Moment: Sora getting excited by Santa
     I think in the moments of having Sora lash out saying "And then we can go meet Santa!", makes me so happy. He sounds as if he was four years old and it adds when Santa kind of b slapped him by saying that he didn't believe in Santa. It just brings out the navie side of Sora and makes him all the more cuter.

8. Moment: Playing with Spirits
      In Dream Drop Distance there are creatures called Dream Eaters that you can make and befriend during the journey of completing the Keyblade Mastery Exam. On the 3DS it was so much fun to pet, feed, and play mini games with them. Especially when you can level them up and give them certain powers. I also love the fact that you can create a giant T-Rex like Dream Eater.

7. Utada Hikaru- Kingdom Hearts Series
     Utada's music has been made known to me because of her songs in the Kingdom Hearts series. I can't picture her themes in any other game instead of Kingdom Hearts. It fits perfectly with the story and I could not have it any other way. Utada, you rule and please "Come Back" to us very soon. We miss you.

6. Dream Drop Distance: Music
     Dream Drop Distance had such great music and it is very different from the rest of the series especially the world where it played classical music (Fantasia). The music makes me happy, it adds pressure during boss battles, and makes me sad and reflective during serious scenes. The music in the series is awesome but I connected more with Dream Drop Distance a little more.

5. Moment: Singing The Little Mermaid songs
     So going back to Atlantica was a surprising moment for I thought Sora was done with that world when King Triton couldn't wait for us to leave after finding the keyhole. Now in Kingdom Hearts 2, instead of fighting Heartless, we are fighting notes and I love it. Its a new approach and just like Winnie the Pooh's world, it is like an extra bonus level however there is a keyhole in Atlantica once again. I'm just happy that the only major threat in this world, is Ursula and I can sing along to the popular songs from The Little Mermaid.

4. Birth By Sleep

     I felt that the prequel did answer some answers of the never-ending storyline but also caused us to backtrack when Dream Drop Distance came out. I love everything about Birth By Sleep especially Aqua and Vanitas. Aqua, next to Riku, is one of my favorite characters and I hope we can play her again in Kingdom Hearts 3. The reason I like Vanitas is because where he came from and how he looks so much like Sora that I did a double take when I saw him. I feel the prequel was also necessary because of the clues and puzzle pieces left behind by the other games. It was beautifully done and I want to get the Kingdom Hearts 2 and Birth By Sleep Remix for the PS3 when it comes out.

3. Moment: Being a cub in Kingdom Hearts 2
     Being a lion cub is a huge deal for me because I am a HUGGGGGGGGE fangirl of The Lion King franchise, from the three movies, to seeing the Broadway play twice, to reading and writing fanfic about it. Mind you, KH2 came out in 2007, way before I started reading fanfiction and writing my own, however, I still love the franchise. As the commercial came out for this game and I saw The Lion King world, I nearly had a fangasm. I was so happy and I hope that if they are going back to the same worlds as before, Zira should make an appearance....Just saying.

2. Keyblades
     Since seeing the many keyblades that both Sora and Riku (Dream Drop Distance), keyblades have come in many different shapes, and colors.Some of my favorites are Sora's and Roxas's two keyblades, Riku's keyblade, Star Seeker, and the Nightmare Before Christmas keyblade. I even dreamed of having my own Keyblade if I was ever in the series (which is often). Without Keyblades, there wouldn't be Kingdom Hearts.

1. Riku
     Now you are probably wondering why Riku of all the characters from the series, is my #1 moment and thing (person) I love. There are two reasons: One he is a good-looking young man, with beautiful eyes, a good personality, and a hot body.*smirk* Two, he has a very interesting and dark storyline. I wouldn't say complex since Sora trumps every one's story lines in that category with almost everyone involved in his life.. Riku just has an edge to him I really love. I was actually a Sora fangirl before Riku but since Sora has not grown out of his naive state just yet, I grew into loving Riku especially in Dream Drop Distance (which I mean Dream Drop Sexiness). ^-^

Those are just the Top 10 for I have a lot more to talk about (look at our latest Podcast "It's An Otaku Thing". What are your top 10 favorite moments and things you love about the Kingdom Hearts series. Let us know on the comments below this post. Kingdom Hearts Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!