While the fact that Twilight Town has vanished is notable, it’s time to move on with our lives and into the actual game. There are now two worlds in bottom-right side of the map, plus a third one also covered in a hemisphere of darkness (you can see Twilight Town’s hemisphere at the top of the attached screenshot, and the second hemisphere peeking out at the bottom-right edge). Unfortunately, to get to the new worlds, you’re going to need to complete a few Gummi segments, which are indicated on the map via doors that appear between each world. Once a “door” is opened by clearing the Gummi segment, you never have to do it again, which is a huge relief to me after the original game. If you do choose to play the Gummi segments again, there is the option to do new “missions.” These aren’t the simple challenges from KH1: KH2’s Missions are often whole variant stages for you to take on, and if you want the secret ending in FM+ on Standard, I’m afraid to say that completing Gummi missions is now mandatory. Higher difficulties (and players of Vanilla KH2) can breeze by as ever.
In any event, let’s begin a Gummi Mode expose. (more…)