Day: January 12, 2016

Kingdom Hearts 2 – Enter the Triangle


Roxas arrives at The Usual Spot only to find a note from Hayner saying they’re going to get to the beach again today for sure. Roxas goes to the meeting point, where he meets Pence and Olette, only to be interrupted by the arrival of Naminé… who somehow freezes the entire world in the process. Naminé is taller now to imply that she’s aged, but her costume hasn’t otherwise changed. In fact, I think it’s the same dress from before and she’s starting to outgrow it! Naminé says hello, now voiced by Brittany Snow, who was the lead in American Dreams at the time. Snow did not return to voice the character after the initial release, so Naminé’s new scenes in FM+ are voiced by Meaghan Martin, whom we’ve already heard in Re:CoM.

For all the build-up required by my introducing a new voice actor, Naminé does not stay long. She says she just wanted to meet Roxas at least once, and walks away, the world restoring in her wake. Pence and Olette keep talking where they left off, explaining that Olette dragged Pence shopping. Wait, I thought you were going to the beach? Why are you spending money when you—oh for goodness’ sake, it’s like the nerf bat selection all over again. This reeks of shitty editing and an old draft. Now I’m convinced this prologue had two designers working on it, and they sure weren’t talking to each other.