This is video #038 in my playthrough of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, part of the Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX. This video does not contain commentary. To view the commentary version, click here: https://youtu.be/1mzTT6tWKIA I would like to apologize in advance for the audio quality during battles in the Timeless River. The effects that the developers applied to the sound in the Timeless River dont seem to agree with Elgato. Previously, at Disney Castle, Sora escorted Queen Minnie to the Hall of the Cornerstone, where the party learned that Maleficent is trying to take over the place. Merlin helped create a door to a place where Sora and company can put a stop to the evil fairys scheme. With the Torn Pages found in Disney Castles Library, Sora unlocked Piglets House in 100 Acre Wood and saved Piglet from getting blown away. Now, it is time to go through Merlins mysterious door to a strange world (time 1:18). After passing through, the party arrives in the ultimate retro world (time 1:47). I dont often see black-and-white in video games! As they discuss their new surroundings, a familiar guy appears, but there is something different about him. Afterwards, we regain control of Sora at Cornerstone Hill, the hub area of the Timeless River (time 2:51). One of my personal favorite worlds in this game, what with all its nostalgia. I remember they actually used to show black and white Disney cartoon shorts on TV when I was younger, and this world makes much reference to them. And if the games audio seems muffled or scratchy, that was done deliberately. The whole party seems to be in older clothes, including Sora. Near the exit to the Wharf, there is a chest containing a Frost Shard (time 5:01). At the back of the western hill, a treasure chest contains the Cornerstone Hill Map (time 5:11). Next to the door, Sora can find Mogtaros Moogle Shop (time 5:34). Mogtaro sells some new accessories: Engineers Ring, Tourmaline Ring, and Gold Ring. These are upgrades to the rings sold in previous shops. Each of these rings offers 1 additional max AP over the corresponding previous ring. Since Goofy is hurting for AP a little bit, Sora gets a Tourmaline Ring to replace his Sardonyx Ring. Note that the party cannot jump to the World Map from the save point in Cornerstone Hill. They must first use the door to return to Disney Castle. To progress, they head south to the Pier (time 6:27). At the base of the western tree, a chest contains a Hi-Potion (time 6:41). In the northeast, a chest contains a Mythril Shard (time 6:52). Directly to the east of the pier, a Frontier Puzzle Piece is a sitting duck (time 7:04). It depicts Goofys face and his shield. It goes on the second row in the right-hand slot, rotated so that Goofy is upright. A Duality Puzzle Piece is just over the top of the western tree (time 7:59). Grabbing requires High Jump Lv 2, with Valor Form at Level 3. It goes on the third row in the right-hand slot, rotated so that the keyblades handle is in the upper-left and the keychain is hanging down. Along the upper edge, there is also a tiny bit of Goofys chin. It is the reverse of the Duality Puzzle Piece found in the Bailey in Hollow Bastion. After getting these goodies, the party approaches Pete to punish him (time 8:51). After the scene, it is time to fight Pete (time 9:19). Not much of a challenge. He can be confused with About-Face. When the battle is over, another scene occurs (time 9:45). The party observes that something is not quite right. Next, the party discusses the situation at Cornerstone Hill (time 11:11). While theyre talking, they find a floating curtained window. When Donald opens it up, they see that Heartless trouble was indeed brewing just before they arrived. The magic windows that the Heartless entered have now appeared in Cornerstone Hill. Before checking out the magic windows, though, the party heads northeast to the Waterway (time 15:19). There are groups of Rapid Thrusters and Soldiers here. At the southern end of the area, a chest contains a Frost Stone (time 15:45). A chest past the exit to the Wharf contains a Mythril Stone (time 16:26). While fighting the Heartless, Sora reaches Level 19 and gains Defense and Max AP boosts (time 16:43). At the northeast end, a chest contains an AP Boost (time 17:05). In the north of this area, the party can find a Heart Puzzle Piece (time 17:10). This piece goes on the third row in the middle slot. It depicts Sora and Kairis torsos and should be rotated so that they are upright. Next, the party takes the exit north to the Wharf (time 18:12). No treasures, just waves of Shadows, Rapid Thrusters, Minute Bombs, and Soldiers. Back in Cornerstone Hill, Sora drops off his new materials at Mogtaro (time 19:52). Next, the party will investigate the four windows in Cornerstone Hill. Thank you for watching!
Kingdom Hearts II FM [PS3] Playthrough #038, Timeless River: The Wrong Pete