Kingdom Hearts 3 Re: Mind DLC Review
Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind is a great ending to an already great series. I love the cinematic scenes throughout the game. Since I’ve played this series for so long I’ve grown up with these characters and it has been great to see an arc come to its conclusion. This DLC does not change up any controls but it does add some cool additions like being able to play other characters in the DLC and a photo mode. I love the new additions as it doesn’t take away from the game but offer a little bit of extra fun without changing any controls. Potential spoilers below!
Playing as Sora, I had to go through some familiar end game fights again but with a twist. I loved how in Re:Mind, we were able to play as different characters in some fights. For one fight in the labyrinth area, we have the choice of playing as Roxas or Sora. Roxas isn’t the only playable character. Re:Mind added others too like Kairi and Aqua. It was nice to be able to play as some old favorites.
The Re:Mind DLC also gave me insight into that mysterious cutscene at the end of KH3. This came in the form of a second DLC unlocked after beating Re:Mind, called Limit Cut Episode. In this episode, I had to fight the recreated data versions of Organization XIII, but it was like the difficulty was ten times as hard as the original. The recreations of Organization XIII had more health and did way more damage to you. If you want to gain the insight I did, you have to beat them all. Alternatively, you can do what I did and look it up because it is very difficult.
I recommended that you be max level before starting the Limit Cut Episode. I was not at max level and did not know I had to be, thus I got my butt handed to me. I did not beat a single one. It is unfortunate because I play Kingdom Hearts for the story. I can’t get the rest of the story that is in the DLC because I did not grind to level 99 when I could beat the original game at level 43. It is very unfortunate that the Limit Cut Episode was made in such a way that you have to be max level in order to get endgame story content. Eventually, I’ll grind out the levels, but until then, there is no place on the internet that has not talked about the endings to the Limit Cut DLC.
Re:Mind also brought a photo mode into KH3 called Data Greeting. It was fun being able to pose different characters in different scenes. Every game could use a little creative photo mode so that you can pose some of your favorite characters together. It's also nice to just be able to access it from the main menu and not have it constrained to the Limit Cut DLC. It is a great fun little addition to the game.
Overall I enjoyed the Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind DLC and finding out about the endings and what it could hold for the future of the series. The Re:Mind DLC was not long, but I didn’t really expect it to be long at all as it was just neat wrap up to a great story so far. The Limit Cut Episode brought a lot of questions, and I have so much speculation with how it ended, which I’ll not state here in order to avoid spoilers. I did not like high level requirements for the Limit Cut Episode, but I love the game so I will level up to unlock the endings for myself. Either way, the KH3 Re:Mind DLC was very cinematic with its cutscenes, and a very enjoyable DLC for a very enjoyable game.
Full disclosure: Game code provided by Square Enix for review purposes.