Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
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02-27-2012, 11:36 PM
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Re: Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
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Actually, since Nobodies have memories from the time they were real people, that Roxas has Sora's memories isn't really all that surprising. We don't know (from KHII) that Roxas actually didn't have any of Sora's memories when he was first born - that plot point wasn't introduced until Days. And any forgetting going on in KHII on the part of Roxas is implied to have been the result of him being digitized; there's no real indication that he didn't have any of Sora's memories prior to Sora falling asleep (since we only see scant glimpses of him before KHII outside of Days).
There's no implication that he did have memories either. Nobodies remember their past lives. This is because the memories of the original carry over. KHII implies that the memories can only exist in one vessel at a time. This is why Roxas has messed up memories. Because of the unnatural state of the nobody and original existing at once. Roxas and Sora were fighting over the memories subconsciously.
It's not concisely spelled out for you, but is is heavily implied. Enough so that it was considered common knowledge years before Days came out. Days spells it out for us, but KHII definitely told us enough. At the very least it told us enough for it to not be considered a plot hole.
Again, all we know is that Roxas's existence is a roadblock to Sora's awakening. We don't know
What Days explains is that Roxas's existence interferes with Sora's restoration because he has absorbed the memories of Kairi that were transferred into Xion, and these memories are too essential to leave out.
But anything about Roxas holding the key memories that Sora needs to wake up (and specifically about these memories being missing because they exist in him) was left out of KHII.
We need Days to tell us why Namine - who was the one who took these memories away from Sora in the first place - can't put them back.
KHII tells us that Roxas is absorbing these memories. That's why she can't put them back. It doesn't tell us exactly why this is happening, but the player can assume that it has to do with the unnatural state of the nobody and original coexisting. Which is partly true. We just didn't get the whole story until Days.
EDIT: Also, personally I think they should just re-release KHI, Re:Com, and KHII on the 3DS, given that it's already the system with compatibility with the most games out of the series. (I'd ask for BBS also, but that's probably asking too much.) Of course, they'll probably just wind up on the Vita or home console platforms as downloadable titles (the latter would be entirely acceptable, of course, especially if it was a multi-platform distribution), but hey, I can dream, can't I?
I just want KHI and KHII international. Fighting Xemnas in KHI and fighting Terra and all of the Organization members in KHII. I want to so bad. It's about time I replay these anyway. I want the BBS international extra bosses too, but I just played BBS last year.
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