Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance for the 3DS comes right after the previous game Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. This game features different avenues that the series never addressed in the past. Filled with action packed battles and a thrilling storyline, players are sure to be entertained for hours.
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance takes place where the previous game left off. The story continues with Sora and Riku taking a Mark of Mastery exam where they must protect worlds for the return of the villain Master Xehanort. The plot of this game is meant to set players up for how the next game in the series is going to be.
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance features the same combat system as seen in Birth By Sleep. This enables players that are familiar with the series to refresh their memory on how to play the game. In order to do special attacks like magic spells or finishing moves, the player much fill up the certain guage of the special attack that they want to use. Players can use normal attacks to fill this guage up and attach about 3 abilities for the special move.
The game lets players switch when it comes to characters. As in Birth By Sleep, players are still able to switch out whenever they feel like it, but they can also be forced to switch when a guage drop, which is new to the series. While players must fill their drop guage for certain attacks, it must also be filled if the player wants to keep using the same character. If the guage drops, it will switch to the other playable character, whether that is Sora or Riku.
Players can only recruit good Dream Eaters or Spirits. Players can maintain up to 3 and have 2 fighting by your side constantly. They do have to be created by making a special recipe and by collecting Dream Fragments. Spirits can become stronger, but that is only possible when the player makes a more effective recipe or if the player links with them enough times to gain them levels. Spirits are designed to help the player in battle and they have a link guage that, when filled, enhances the player's abilities if you are Riku or allows for a special attack if you are playing as Sora. players can also compete in mini games with them and pet them.
Kingdom Hearts also features a new mode, Flick Rush. In this mode, players can choose to play by themselves or with others wirelessly. Players battle against each other using cards that have various values that determine attack strength. The winner of this mode is determined when the first player that has their 3 Spirits defeated.
Overall, Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance involves an enthralling storyline, plenty of objectives to keep the player busy, and is the game for any veteran or newcomer.
Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park is a game targeted at younger players. It's a part of the Moshi Monsters online community and game. Moshi Monsters is a free to play browser game where players adopt and customize a monster. They are able to take care of the monster by feeding them, playing with them and decorating their home. This game for the 3DS features characters from the online site in a theme park designed handheld game.
The game's story revolves around a theme park, which needs rebuilding. It starts with monsters diving all over the park. It is the players job to help rebuild the theme park and find the monsters throughout the park. To do this, the player must complete mini games and explore the world. Each game is carnival themed and has a different objective.
The game features a map of the amusement park, and each portion of the park needs to be rebuilt. To do this, the player must go through and play different mini games. The games are simulations of normal carnival games. For example, there's a pie throwing stage and a whack-a-mole game. The player needs to successfully complete the mini games in order to unlock the section's major ride. The ride simulator is the last stage of the level. This is different mini game, which finishes the rebuilding of the level.
The ride simulator is a different game, which simulates the rebuilt ride in the area the player worked on. First there is a Ride Regenerator. This is a puzzle game which opens up the ride level. Each ride is unique to the area. For example, there are roller coasters and water rides. The player goes through the ride, avoiding obstacles and collecting items. After, the area of the park is completed and the player may continue on to the next area to repeat the process.
There are also Rescue Rooms in each level. This is where you are able to rescue a different monster and collect them. Rescuing is a little more complicated than the other games, but at the end players are able to collect the monster or egg. The monster is then transported to a habitat, where players are able to care for them. There are separate mini games for players to bathe, feed and play with the monsters in the playroom. They can also decorate and give the monsters toys to play with.
The game is targeted toward a younger crowd, much like the website. Younger players will enjoy the game, especially if they play online as well. The presentation of the game includes the familiar characters that kids know and love. However, the game doesn't have very quick controls and some of the games seem unresponsive. The game is also slow-moving physically and the story has slow pacing. While the game will probably be well-received from kids and fans of the series, experienced gamers will not appreciate it. Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park is a cute game for kids.