Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kingdom Hearts Primer - 358 Days / 2 - Episode 5 - Epidemic of Falling

While Axel, Roxas, and Xion stood at the clock tower for the fifty-thousandth time, Sam and Brandon continued the Kingdom Hearts Primer.

While I will continue to complain about the nonsense that occurs in Days's main plot, there is something to be said for how strong the character interactions are.

The voice acting has some problems, mainly in the delivery, but the script is pretty strong, especially when it involves the main trio of Axel, Roxas, and Xion. There are a ton of interesting and complex relationships just between them. Roxas and Xion bond over similar feelings of being ostracized from the rest of the organization. Despite there friendship, the nature of their existences puts them at odds with both each other and the world at large. And ultimately, neither one of them can survive.

Meanwhile, Axel values their friendship as one of the few genuine bonds he's formed as a nobody, especially since his actual former best friend is nearly unrecognizable. For that reason, he's willing to do whatever it takes to preserve that friendship, which is exactly what drives a wedge between them.

It's pretty deep, and I wish they leaned into this kind of material more.

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