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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Boccia
Editor(s): Greg Boccia, Lynette James
First Published: 27-07-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:24 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 09-08-2020 / 05:28 GMT

The Heart of Darkness

Take a look at the floor layout and you notice it is small (left). Take advantage by picking fights and leveling up (right).

Like usual, you start with the Key of Beginnings . You'll notice that the floor is short and your deck is massive, filled with a bunch of great cards. This is obviously the best place to level for Riku as you can reach Dark Mode so quickly. The enemies here can kill you quickly because they use high value cards and deal heavy damage, but Dark Mode makes that end fast. Use The King cards for MM Miracle to get stuns instead of Holy/Inverse Burst.

BOSS - Ansem

Ansem takes a direct hit from Dark Firaga (left). Ansem uses his Dark Rush attack that can deal a lot of damage (right).

Ansem uses three sleights, two of which you need to break or pay the price. Shock Slash has the Guardian toss rings of lightning at Riku that need to be evaded, it's much easier if you are at a distance. Dark Rush is basically Ansem's Sonic Blade and it's hard to avoid. You'll want to break it. Dark Shadow is also vicious because it has the Guardian appear beneath Riku and rise up several times inflicting massive damage. It's imperative that you block this or you'll end up crippled.

While on the offensive you need to make sure that the Guardian isn't defending Ansem so you can actually hit him. If you keep a little distance it's easy to counter and reach Dark Mode quickly. From here, you can use Dark Aura to do plenty of damage. You have plenty of Enemy Cards to help, so use Jafar and Dragon Maleficent like you have all game. Oogie Boogie is useful in a pinch to heal. Zexion and Lexaeus cards are useless in this fight.

Unlockables for Sora

After you make a cleared save for Reverse/Rebirth, you'll gain access to some new cards in Sora's playthrough:

  • Ultima Weapon (Calm Bounty in Castle Oblivion)
  • Lexaeus Enemy Card (Calm Bounty in Castle Oblivion)
  • Zexion Enemy Card (Calm Bounty in Destiny Islands)
  • Ansem Enemy Card (Calm Bounty in Twilight Town)

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS3, PS4
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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Follow the adventures of a young boy, Sora, who joins the fight against the Heartless, unknown creatures of Darkness, who invade his homeland and separate him from his friends. He is given the Keyblade, a legendary weapon giving the wielder power to fight off the Heartless. Along the way, he is joined by a cast of well-loved characters and some very well-known places. Final Fantasy and Disney collide in a surprisingly powerful and memorable story.

Our guide charts the entire games of Kingdom Hearts and Chain of Memories and includes:

  • A complete walkthrough covering both games from start to finish
  • All items, stickers and other collectibles found
  • Full coverage of the Coliseum and how to defeat the hardest bosses
  • Mini games and much, much more.

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