You know what I’m grateful for? That I can finally write one of these introductory articles without sounding like a total toolbox. The last several “Dear Readers”s have been all about getting more people to write for GameCola, or how awesome the newest issue is.. finally, now, I can talk without having to shill something.
(By the way, go check out the forums. They’re totally rad!!)
Now that I actually own Kingdom Hearts, I’m starting to doubt whether it is worthy of the prestigious title of GameCola’s “Game of the Year” for 2002. Sure, the story is great (if you’re a Disney fan, anyway), and the gameplay is reminiscent of Secret of Mana (including, unfortunately, the intelligence of your AI teammates), but the camera has darn near made me stop playing on more than one occasion. The stupid thing keeps moving when I don’t want it to move, not moving when I actually do want it to move, focusing on things I have no interest in, and, most aggravating of all, going completely out of control during boss battles, causing me to lose them many-a-time. I’d have no problem with the game if I were losing such battles due to the bosses being hard, but it’s ridiculous that I lose them because the camera’s all over the place and I can’t pinpoint where I am in relation to the boss. Despite the terrible camera, though Kingdom Hearts is a great game. Still no Secret of Mana, but still a great game.
Anyway, that’s about all I’ve got to talk about this month. GameCola’s got three new staff members this month, so be sure to read their stuff and let them know if they suck or not. And on that note, enjoy the issue, and I’ll see you here again next month!