4. Mary Poppins
Okay, now I KNOW I’m gonna catch flak for this one. Before you ridicule me and exile me from ever writing again, hear me out. This could be awesome.
Remember the undersea world of The Little Mermaid in the first Kingdom Hearts? There was very little in the form of actual enemies, but it was still important. However, everything was progressed in the form of musical numbers, because The Little Mermaid still had some of the best music of any film of all time.
Mary Poppins‘ music may not have been quite as catchy as that, but what if England was represented here in the form of a musical world like The Little Mermaid was? You gotta admit it would be awesome to see Sora dancing away with Dick Van Dyke and the rest of the chimney sweeps, or taping away with the weird butler penguins in the chalk world. Even the song selection screen could just be Sora staring at the chalk drawings that Dick Van Dyke’s character is doing, and Sora jumps into the drawings to begin a song.
And plus, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke aren’t really doing anything at the moment. How cool would it be for them to reprise their roles?
Okay, I’m done being nostalgic. Almost. Not until I mention:
3. The Muppets
Okay, I admit, I only included this here because I really want to see what Sora would look like as a Muppet. And I want to hear the crew get heckled by Statler and Waldorf. And Kermit the Frog to meet Mickey Mouse. And the metaphor of Sora being a “heartless puppet” that keeps getting thrown around would make actual sense here.
Okay, I’m done with nostalgia. Now for something that actually makes sense. Something like:
2. Toy Story
What can I say about Toy Story that you don’t already know? It was an animation marvel that many people, myself inclu–GAH! WHY HASN’T THIS HAPPENED YET?!?!
Think of adorable toy Sora and friends, using stealth mechanics to stay hidden from the life-size Organization XIII members. Sora has experimented with being tiny before in the series’ past Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland worlds, so it’s not a concept that would be unfamiliar with the developers.
Heck, any Pixar movie would be perfect. Except maybe Up. I love the movie, but there’s really nothing unique about the world to make it interesting. The Incredibles? A Bug’s Life? Cars? Those could all be quite interesting.
But seriously, why hasn’t this happened yet? You could even get Pixar to help with the animations and whatnot. Having Toy Story involved in a Kingdom Hearts game would be instant money fountain. Make it happen, Square.
But the top spot on this list is reserved for perhaps the greatest curveball. Something that many of you have already thought of, but most of you haven’t. Something that would be the ultimate risk for Square Enix and Disney. The top world that should be featured in Kingdom Hearts is…
The day that Disney bought Marvel was one of the potentially worst days for comic book nerds worldwide. Disney hasn’t screwed up, thankfully, and the Marvel brand has thrived even more thanks to the additional backing.
However, since Disney now owns all the personalities and heroes of the Marvel universe, how cool would it be to see a world where Earth’s mightiest heroes teamed up with celluloid’s greatest childhood characters to take on evil? We’d be mixing the finest Japanese game making with classic American comic book characters. It’s the stuff of nerd wet dreams all over. Or not. They do come from very different worlds, you know.
Wouldn’t it be just perfect if the world’s evil supervillains heard about some amazing darkness that was used to make you grow stronger? I know a ton of baddies that would gladly give their already black hearts in order to finally triumph over those pesky heroes.
That’s all I’ve got, kids! Those are the top 10 worlds that would have a perfect fit within Kingdom Hearts. What do you think? Got any dream worlds you want to see in the game? Let’s get a conversation started in the comments below.Previous