It's time for another episode of the KH-Vids Podcast!
This week @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn are joined by member guest @lockedongamer for a chat about sequels... and we actually get to talk about Kingdom Hearts this week!
We begin by paying our respects to Leonard Nimoy, who passed away last week at age 82. Nimoy is best known for playing Spock in the original Star Trek series, but has had an illustrious career as an actor, director, writer, and musician, and voiced Master Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Though we also lament the lack of Kingdom Hearts 3 news, we also acknowledge that Final Fantasy XV's demo is near, and make ourselves feel very old when we realize just how long XV has been in development.
From there we head on to our major topic for the week! We start off by establishing what we want (and don't want) out of a sequel, and discuss a sequel's responsibility to build upon the events of the original material, but also provide an entry-point for new fans. This will be a challenge especially facing Kingdom Hearts 3, as it will be the first entry on a Microsoft console for the series, and we speculate on how that will be handled. Some of our favorite, cited sequels include Mass Effect 2, Assassin's Creed 2, and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and our least favorites are The Sims 4 and Batman: Arkham City.
Returning to the context of the Kingdom Hearts series, we extend the discussion into what changes and improvements we want to see in Kingdom Hearts 3, including changes to the Gummi Ship, achieving the sense of wonder found in the original Kingdom Hearts, a deeper attention to graphics and detail, unique worlds and storylines for returning worlds, a blending of elements from past battle systems, multiple playable characters, and much, much more!
Finally we dive into user-submitted questions! @Graxe questions our favored brands of toothpaste, @Knight of Fafnir wonders about our favorite Keyblades, @Shu brings out the anarchist in Misty, and @Quilligan asks what we thought of Life is Strange!
We didn't really note it in the episode, but today also marks the one-year anniversary of our relaunch of the KH-Vids Podcast! Episode #39 marked a new beginning for the podcast, when we established a regular host lineup, our current format, and, perhaps most importantly, our weekly release schedule. We'd like to thank all our fans, old and new, for listening to us this past year and for participating in the podcast! It's a joy to create this episodes for you guys and I hope to see many more anniversaries in the future. To celebrate, from now on episodes of the KH-Vids Podcast will now be uploaded to our YouTube channel! We hope that this will be an accessible way for our fans to listen to our episodes, as well as bring in a whole bunch of new fans! Episode #83 can be found here.
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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #83: Sequel Rights Amendment