How Long Does It Take To Complete Kingdom Hearts 3?

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Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally almost upon us. The long-awaited conclusion to Square Enix's Disney mash-up series has been a long time coming, but how long will it last? Even as anticipation reaches a fever pitch, fans may wonder how many hours they can expect to put into this charming Disney showpiece.

Based on our reviewer's time with the game, Kingdom Hearts 3 lasts roughly 30-35 hours for the main story quest. Besides that, though, it has loads of side-content that can make the game last significantly longer for those who want to fully explore all it has to offer.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Review - Dearly Beloved

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Review - Dearly Beloved

Like every game in the series before it, Kingdom Hearts 3 begins by playing its theme, Dearly Beloved, over the title screen. Composed by acclaimed musician Yoko Shimomura, it perfectly captures the sentimentality at the heart of the series. The song is at once tender and melancholic, wistful and adventurous, somber and uplifting--a reminder of a history that'll leave longtime fans dewy-eyed. I wish I could properly convey the impact of hearing it, but the best I can do is to say that it is overwhelming.

The only way to really understand the emotions Dearly Beloved stirs is to have connected with the franchise and its characters; to have followed their journeys over its 17-year history, for better or worse. The nostalgia for and investment in Kingdom Hearts as a franchise is incredibly powerful, so much so that it helped me push through the rougher patches in what is overall an enjoyable, if uneven, third entry in the core series. Kingdom Hearts 3 is preoccupied with fan service to a fault, and it also struggles to stay coherent under the weight of its own convoluted lore. But it's also everything fans love about the series: a thrilling action-RPG that celebrates Disney and Pixar, all the while ensuring themes of friendship, heroism, and pure-hearted goodness shine bright.

Octopath Traveler Developer Trademarks "HD-2D"

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Square Enix has trademarked a term closely associated with its recent retro throwback Octopath Traveler, suggesting it may plan to use the phrase more in the future.

Gematsu reports that the company filed trademarks for "HD-2D" and "HD2D" in Europe. This isn't the first time Square has used the term, though, since it commonly referred to the aesthetic of Octopath Traveler this way. That game blended classically styled sprite art with 3D environments for a unique effect. Trademarking the term could mean the company is planning to use the technique again, either in a sequel to Octopath or some other project altogether.

Meanwhile, we're still waiting to hear what's coming next from the Bravely Default series. Last year the Octopath Traveler social media channels began teasing an announcement, seemingly leading to the reveal of Bravely Third. No formal announcement has been made yet, though the teaser still sits as a pinned tweet on the Bravely Twitter.

Bethesda Denies Fallout 76 Is Going Free-To-Play

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Bethesda, developer and publisher of Fallout 76, has denied the PS4, Xbox One, and PC game is going free-to-play. Rumors of the online title switching its payment model surfaced after consumers noted at least one retailer was no longer stocking standard versions of the game. However, it seems that was simply a decision made by the retailer to place greater emphasis on special editions.

Bethesda itself stated "there is no truth to this rumor," while Australian store EB Games confirmed it still planned on supporting the boxed edition of the game both in-store and online.

Hi Andrew,
This information is categorically incorrect. EB Games will continue to support Fallout 76 both brand new and preowned, and it remains an active product through both our stores and website. Customers can now pick up the EB Exclusive Tricentennial Edition for $79.95.

Fortnite Mysterious Hatch (Week 8 Location Guide): Where To Search Between For Challenge (Season 7)

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Fortnite Mysterious Hatch (Week 8 Location Guide): Where To Search Between For Challenge (Season 7)

As part of Fortnite Season 7, Week 8's challenges, you'll need to go on a bit of a Battle Star hunt. One of the challenges in the free section asks you to search between a mysterious hatch, a giant rock lady, and a precarious flatbed. Even if you're familiar with the island, it can be tricky to remember those locations and then figure out where exactly the Battle Star can be found. So, to make it easier, we've done it for you--here's where you need to go.

The mysterious hatch in question can be found in Wailing Woods near the cabin, while the giant rock lady is south of that just outside the wood, and the precarious flatbed can be found in the east, on the edge of the island overlooking the sea. Triangulate that position like you're Sayid from Lost standing on top of a hill because that seemed to be the only way he knew how to solve any problem for, like, the first two seasons, and you'll find the Battle Star at grid reference J3.

To make it even easier for you, we've put together a map of the location below. Remember that you don't actually have to visit all of those landmarks before going to the location of the Battle Star, just launch yourself out of the Battle Bus and aim to land right on top of it. You can also watch the video above to see us do it, if you need an additional guide to help you along.

Fortnite Location Guide: Where To Search Between Hatch, Giant Rock Lady, Precarious Flatbed (Week 8, Season 7)

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Fortnite Location Guide: Where To Search Between Hatch, Giant Rock Lady, Precarious Flatbed (Week 8, Season 7)

As part of Fortnite Season 7, Week 8's challenges, you'll need to go on a bit of a Battle Star hunt. One of the challenges in the free section asks you to search between a mysterious hatch, a giant rock lady, and a precarious flatbed. Even if you're familiar with the island, it can be tricky to remember those locations and then figure out where exactly the Battle Star can be found. So, to make it easier, we've done it for you.

The hatch in question can be found in Wailing Woods near to the cabin, while the Giant Rock Lady is south of that just outside the wood, and the precarious flatbed can be found in the east, on the edge of the island overlooking the sea. Triangulate that position like you're Syed from Lost standing on top of a hill because that seemed to be the only way he knew how to solve any problem for, like, the first two seasons, and you'll find the Battle Star at grid reference J3.

To make it even easier for you, we've put a map of the location below. Remember that you don't actually have to visit all of those landmarks before going to the location of the Battle Star, just launch yourself out of the Battle Bus and aim to land right on top of it. You can also watch the video above to see us do it, if you need an additional guide to help you along.

Fortnite Week 8 Location Guide: Search Between Hatch, Giant Rock Lady, Precarious Flatbed (Week 8, Season 7)

about X hours ago from
Fortnite Week 8 Location Guide: Search Between Hatch, Giant Rock Lady, Precarious Flatbed (Week 8, Season 7)

As part of Fortnite Season 7, Week 8's challenges, you'll need to go on a bit of a Battle Star hunt. One of the challenges in the free section asks you to search between a mysterious hatch, a giant rock lady, and a precarious flatbed. Even if you're familiar with the island, it can be tricky to remember those locations and then figure out where exactly the Battle Star can be found. So, to make it easier, we've done it for you.

The hatch in question can be found in Wailing Woods near to the cabin, while the Giant Rock Lady is south of that just outside the wood, and the precarious flatbed can be found in the east, on the edge of the island overlooking the sea. Triangulate that position like you're Syed from Lost standing on top of a hill because that seemed to be the only way he knew how to solve any problem for, like, the first two seasons, and you'll find the Battle Star at grid reference J3.

To make it even easier for you, we've put a map of the location below. Remember that you don't actually have to visit all of those landmarks before going to the location of the Battle Star, just launch yourself out of the Battle Bus and aim to land right on top of it. You can also watch the video above to see us do it, if you need an additional guide to help you along.