Against all odds, Talk This guitarist and superfan Josh has not yet quit Kingdom Hearts, so I’m back with another installment of his most memorable quotations! When last we left our hero(es), Sora had just arrived in Traverse Town for the first time. Buckle up, folks; it’s gonna be bumpier than a gummi ship ride.
“Moogle! Hello little moogle! Look at that weird ass little moogle!”
-Upon discovering his new favorite characters in the game
Josh is really, really , really fascinated by the moogles. He follows them around. He talks to them over and over. He asked me what they were called and proceeded to coo “Who’s my little Moogle?” for the next five minutes. I’m starting to feel a little bit threatened.
“Wow, it’s convenient I have a giant key.”
-when confronted with a locked chest.
“It’s addicting to pick up these little orby things!”
Munny does make the world(s) go round.
“What kind of game design is that?”
-repeated every five minutes or so
One theme of Josh’s playthrough so far has been his distaste for the lack of clear direction in the game’s level design. As an observer, I can see his point. Emma and I had the strategy guide for Kingdom Hearts as kids (yes, I know I argued against strategy guides in this sidequest, but this was before I knew better), and it definitely made some of the inscrutable actions you need to take to advance the plot easier to ignore. It doesn’t really make sense that Leon only appears once you go back to the Accessory Shop.
“I guess that makes up for zero to eleven.”
-after beating Leon.
“Who is that person who strongly resembles the other girl, except way more slutty?”
“That girl’s way hotter than Kairi.”
-on Yuffie, part two.
Is she hotter than Daisy Duck though? I need a continuum of bizarro hotness rankings.
“I wanna write a paper about possible world semantics and include Kingdom Hearts in the title.”
-while Leon and co. explained the many worlds.
“I thought it was going to be like a giant Donald Duck.”
–on Guard Armor
“That’s what I need in my life, I need to obtain a Brave Warrior.”
-on his boss fight reward.
“So I was thinking, Kingdom Hearts sounds so tonally weird and incongruous, it can’t possibly be that bad. Well, it’s worse.”
–on abrupt music changes and cheesy smiles
So far, as you might have picked up from that last quote, Josh is not sold on the fact that this boat runs on happy faces! Hopefully his new pals Donald and Goofy will unlock that cynical heart of his. Still, things look pretty bleak for him becoming a devoted fan like the Talk This sisters.
But all hope is not yet lost.
“Can we get a pet Moogle?”
-just before leaving Traverse Town
Maybe the moogles will keep him coming back for more.
Tune in next time for quotes from Wonderland, Olympus Coliseum, and Deep Jungle! Spoiler alert: Josh makes locking a keyhole seem somehow inappropriate and spends a lot of time climbing poles!