Problems Reportedly Plague 'Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 HD ReMIX'
Although "Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 HD ReMIX" is not necessarily a new entry into the Square Enix and Disney collaboration series, reports have revealed that fans are excited about its release. A video trailer previously released showcased its enhanced graphics and gameplay, which made it seems like a worthy purchase for its fans. However, recent reports from gamers in Japan who have purchased the game have reported some problems with the graphics.
A Reddit thread appears to have reported about the issue as Japanese gamers started to report about the visual problems with the game. According to Polygon, a Redditor named crimsonfall mentioned that "a lot of issues are caused by the shift to 60 fps." Based on their analysis, the upgraded graphics "messes up the physics in KH1 and 2," which is "causing certain bosses to behave strangely," explains the user.
It also appears that one "Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 HD ReMIX" boss is glitched beyond help. However, some players have reportedly considered that these glitches are a fair trade for the shorter load times and greatly enhanced visual quality of the Square Enix RPG. Meanwhile, the thread also pointed out another reported issue with the game's save files. It seems that a random glitch sometimes happens when players try to overwrite their save file.
According to their description, the problem causes the game to crash, which might cause some gamers to lose a lot of their progress if the save file becomes corrupted. Luckily, there were no reported incidents of damaged save files as of yet. Several users have also noted that some major problems and glitches from the PlayStation 3 version have carried over to the PS4 game. It seems very disappointing that an error that has been reported several times in the past made its way back now to a freshly released game.
The company might have intended to generate hype for "Kingdom Hearts III" through its release of "Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 HD ReMIX". However, the reported glitches might actually do the opposite, says Game Rant. Square Enix is expected to address these issues before its North American release, but it seems their negligence to fix the glaring problems from the PS3 version might indicate a lack of support from the developer.