After the fight with Xigbar, we cut to Ansem and Mickey, who observe Riku and Kairi still battling Heartless. Ansem says they should move on, since all will be well now that the friends are about to reunited. Mickey asks him his opinion on whether or not Riku will ever regain his form, and Ansem simply says it won’t be easy, since Riku took the form voluntarily.
You regain control of Sora at last, and if you’re like me, your first action to reunite Sora with his friends after all this time will be to turn tail and run the other way, so that you can save! Oh, and a nice touch: you actually can look up to see Kairi and Riku in the viewing gallery, though they aren’t moving. It’s like Seifer’s gang in the prologue, except not quite as creepy since they’re further away. After all this silliness about “Look at that invisible Groundshaker in the distance!” I think I’ve changed my mind about Seifer’s gang in the prologue: better creepiness than nothing at all. (more…)