8. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a bit of a strange title, technically being a remastered mobile game put on the Nintendo DS. It takes place after the events of Kingdom Hearts II, following Jiminy Cricket, King Mickey, Donald and Goofy as they make their way into a digitized version of Jiminy’s journal.
The player character is an artificially intelligent version of Sora who has to make their way through digital versions of the worlds visiting in the first Kingdom Hearts, solving puzzles and battling enemies along the way. The problem with Re:coded is that the story doesn’t really go anywhere, and feels like it serves no purpose in the scope of the Kingdom Hearts series. The gameplay has some interesting puzzles, and the graphics are quite good for a DS game. However, Re:coded feels like a side game that doesn’t really seem incredibly relevant to the series.