I’m a total queek (read: queer-geek). I openly admit this. I still love my old school nintendo games: Metroid, Zelda, Kid Icarus, Mega Man, etc. In fact, I like games in general (as long as they aren’t sports games or those irritating flying airplane/Vietnam games). I play Everquest fairly regularly, and I’m currently playing Phantom Brave on the PS2.
But, my children, the game of all games is due to come out in just a few months — the sequal to the best PS2 game ever, Kingdom Hearts. I know a lot of people look at the game and think “how gay, it’s Disney.” And it IS Disney, but it’s SO not gay (and I can say that, cuz I AM gay.) It’s a fusion of Final Fantasy and Disney, and you fight with all these different Disney characters. And it’s cool because all the voices are original (or close to original for those old characters who are dead). The first Kingdom Hearts let us play in the various character’s worlds, fighting alongside the character (with some cool cut scenes). You’d fight in Alice and Wonderland, Aladdin, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Pinochio, Peter Pan, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hercules, Sleeping Beauty (Hollow Bastion), Winnie the Pooh — and you interact with a slur of other characters like Merlin (from Sword and the Stone), The Fairy Godmother (Cinderella), Dumbo, Mushu (Mulan), Bambi, Tinkerbell, Genie — not to mention the various Final Fantasy characters (Squall, Yuffie, Cloud, etc.).
And now — screenshots from Kingdom Hearts 2!!! Oh, stop my beating heart. I’m so excited to play with Mulan!!!! Hooray! (Yah, I’m gay.)