Clickbait Boyfriend fans, I swear, this post would have been on time this week, but when I went to check on it to post on Tuesday, I discovered the data had been corrupted! I had to go on a crazy adventure through my memories of Clickbait Boyfriend watching Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded led by Data CBB to repair the post.
What, you don’t believe my riveting, not-at-all-nonsensical story? Then you, like me, might find Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded to be bizarre and irrelevant to the series as a whole. Based on the trailers for Kingdom Hearts 3, Nomura seems to have a different view (how? why?), but if you’re a Re:Coded hater, you’ve come to the right place.
Full disclosure: Clickbait Boyfriend did not watch the whole movie, but a highlight reel of my curation. I did watch the whole thing a few months ago when he was away visiting family, and let me tell you, that was a major mistake. How many times do we need to replay the events of the first game before everyone gets it? Evidently, at least four. Get ready for some shade to be thrown.
(Reading Clickbait Boyfriend for the first time, or the first time in a while? Catch up on the whole series here!)
“They had just watched The Matrix and were like ‘hold my beer.'”
-on storytelling inspiration
All stories about computerized versions of the world must be compared to The Matrix in one way or another. It’s a universal storytelling law.
“Can’t believe it’s in comic sans.”
Not sure who on the design team made that style choice, but it has endured through the games. At least it’s not Jokerman.
“Riku is actually evil, I’m calling it now.”
-on making a portal home.
Clickbait Boyfriend is playing the long game with his prediction here. Sure, DataRiku is nothing but a good guy in Re:Coded, but Kingdom Hearts 3 looks to be a different story.
“Classic Kingdom Hearts. They don’t want you to HAVE to have bought all the games.”
-on forgetting everything that happened
Once, I was young and naive like Clickbait Boyfriend. I truly believed that, because everyone in Re:Coded would lose their memory of the events of the game, and because this game is a garbage fire, I too could forget. But alas, with the appearance of data blocks in the Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, all hope was lost.
“Is there gonna be an Ansem bug?”
-on entirely reasonable predictions
Ansem’s got to be around somewhere. He always is, in one form or another.
“Me, all the time in this game.”
-on “gosh, I don’t have a clue what’s going on”
“Oh no, not a Roxas boss battle! My PTSD!”
-on traumatic experiences
If you’ve been following Clickbait Boyfriend since his Kingdom Hearts 2 days, you’ll remember that the boss fight with Roxas was an emotionally harrowing experience for him. There’s substantial video evidence.
“Oh my god, at least explain something to me first.”
-on Roxas’s exit
Please, Roxas, make the existence of this game make sense! What’s that? You’ve got conflicting feelings about your own existence? Save it for 358/2, dude, tell us what the deal is with this data BS!
“They’re gonna be Ventus’s.”
-on other people’s memories
Ten points to Clickbait Boyfriend! Well done!
“WOW ME TOO.”
-on “you kinda lost me a few minutes ago.”
“I’m ready to finally understand everything that is going on and not be confused at all. This is the key.”
-on unlocking secrets
Was the key pun here intentional, or is Clickbait Boyfriend so desperate to understand this game that he’s speaking its language without realizing it? The world may never know.
“Yes, is that Yuffie? Yuffie, my love!”
The Kingdom Hearts Hotness Continuum isn’t as much of a fixture on the blog as it once was, mostly because we haven’t seen Daisy Duck in awhile. But it seems safe to say the Xion and Yuffie would receive close to identical ratings. Girls could be sisters.
“I don’t really feel like I understand anything better, but good try.”
-on the best laid plans
Is it so complicated that it’s impossible to understand? Or is this game so dumb that there’s nothing to understand at all???
“Xigbar? Braig, Braig Braig.”
-on Ven’s heart
Full disclosure: Clickbait Boyfriend and I watched the highlights of Re:Coded in midst of his playthrough of Birth By Sleep one day when he was sick. This still shouldn’t have been a surprise to him at this point, but the revelation was a little fresher.
“So this is setting up 358/2?”
“What? Are you telling me that I missed that?”
-on young Xehanort
I thought for sure that the credits were going to spoil the bonus scene. Young Xehanort is listed before he ever appears! Fortunately, Josh was too focused on whether or not he had seen Kairi or on some Disney character actor or something, and he didn’t see it. Close call there!
When did Xehanort lose his luscious head of hair?”
Oh Clickbait Boyfriend. Let’s see how your hair is doing in a few decades, and then we’ll revisit things question.
Next time: 358/2 Days! Plus…a bonus Clickbait Boyfriend video this weekend?!?!?!?!