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Why is Kingdom Hearts II So Popular? 91

kukyfrope writes "The long awaited sequel to the popular RPG Kingdom Hearts finally hit North America late last month, and in just those few days easily outsold all other games in March. GameDaily examines why nobody can resist the magic of Disney and Square together in Kingdom Hearts II and why the Kingdom Hearts series has been so successful."
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Why is Kingdom Hearts II So Popular?

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  • OMGBISHIES (Score:3, Funny)

    by BitwizeGHC ( 145393 ) on Sunday April 30, 2006 @02:59PM (#15232917) Homepage
    For kids you have the familiar, lovable Disney characters. For the grown-up crowd you have Nomura's familiar smooth-faced, spiky-haired girly men. Never underestimate the power of bishies and hinted-at shounen-ai when targeting that oh-so-important magnesium-panties fangirl demographic.
  • It's popular because the Walt Disney Corperation has a monopoly on childhood happiness. The hopes, dreams, fond memories of your most cherished time were all provided from the sterile bosom of a soulless incorperated fantasy factory. Your aspirations, your comforts, the very roots of your being were all, almost without exception provided in the form of a one size fits all childhood, carefully scripted by that organisation.

    This game is simply another act, shamelessly tacked onto the prostituted play that is your emotional life. You love Kingdom Hearts because it is Disney, and without Disney, you know no other happiness. Outside the warm succor of your donald duck duvet and mickey mouse pyjamas, joy, contentment and love are cold and distant concepts which you cannot hope to achieve alone.

    So come! Gather once again to suckle and the great and monsterous teat of one of the most terrible enterprises to have ever existed. Let Kingdom Hearts II once again show you the pleasures of being a shallow false happiness junkie. All the while Mother Disney will smile with her sweet and duplicitious grin.
  • by mythosaz ( 572040 ) on Sunday April 30, 2006 @04:49PM (#15233388)
    The joke is...

    Micky goes to see his lawyer.

    His lawyer says to him, "I'm sorry Mickey, but you can't divorce your wife because she's insane."

    Mickey says, "I did't say she was crazy. I said she was fucking Goofy."
  • Tron (Score:5, Funny)

    by writermike ( 57327 ) on Sunday April 30, 2006 @05:12PM (#15233502)
    My theory is that people are sincerely starved for anything Tron. They just can't help themselves.

How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem... don't worry about it."