A Kingdom Hearts Celebration Day 10: My Top Ten Least Favorite Worlds

Hey guys! Yesterday I counted down my top ten favorite worlds to visit in Kingdom Hearts. Today, I will be discussing my least favorite worlds. There are some notoriously aggravating worlds in Kingdom Hearts, and I’m sure other fans must have some of these on their list, too. However, this list is purely my opinion! Anyways, let’s get on with it!

10. Olympus

Since it’s only #10, it means that I don’t completely hate this place. It’s just that I spent so much time there grinding that I kinda got tired of looking at the place, you know? It’s a cool place and I love the design, but again, I’ve spent far too much time there. Plus, I really don’t like Hercules. There, I said it! I don’t like the characters, and it annoys me because of how inaccurate it is to the original Greek mythology. I’m a big fan of Greek mythology, so it bothers me more than it probably should. Anyways, while Olympus and the Underworld really aren’t that bad, it’s still going on this list.

9. Beast’s Castle

I’m honestly kinda sad to put this one the list, but this is another world that started to get on my nerves. I am a big Beauty and the Beast fan, and the first time I played Kingdom Hearts II I was excited to be able to play through this world. However, it got old real fast for me. I’ve played KHII a handful of times now, and while this world is quite easy, it’s in a strange limbo where I half like it and half hate it. It’s pretty much the same for the other games it appears in. And now that I’m playing KHII again on Critical Mode, it started to border on me deciding to hate the place because I spent so much time grinding there, listening to that repetitive song over and over again. It’s enough to drive a girl mad!

8. The Land of Dragons

Honestly, this probably doesn’t deserve to be on this list at all, but somehow it got higher than Beast’s Castle. I don’t hate this place, per se, and I have a ton of nostalgia attached to it. But if you were to ask, “Hey Princess, do you like Land of the Dragons?”, I would say, “Meh?”. It’s a weird place, and I’m not a fan of the enemies and bosses in the world. But I am a fan of Mulan and Shang, so that was a plus. Still, I think I’ll leave it here at #8.

7. The Grid

I actually did like Space Paranoids a lot, especially in Dream Drop Distance (big fan of the coding ability in that place), but if there’s one Kingdom Hearts moment that drives me crazy, it’s The Grid. It takes me FOREVER to get out of this place, and when I played the stupid motorcycle game on KHII Critical Mode, I was ready to throw the remote across the room. I always think it’ll be easier every time I play this part, but it never is. It just gets more and more aggravating. Space Paranoids? Fun! The Grid? Please no!

6. Monstro

The only saving grace for Monstro is the music, because I do like it. It makes this place bearable. But everything else about this place is super annoying. Here you are, just driving the Gummi Ship along and minding your own business, when suddenly the giant whale from Pinoccio comes up and swallows you. What’s worse about this is that you’re in freaking space, so how does that even happen?? Kingdom Hearts logic, am I right? The enemies are totally annoying, and I really hate the boss fight. However, besides the music, I like the cutscenes with Riku. Riku always makes things better, even when he’s acting more like a villain than the Keyblade’s original chosen one.

5. Neverland

Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but since I never liked Peter Pan to begin with, it just made Neverland worse. Like Monstro, I liked all the story stuff with Riku in Kingdom Hearts. In Birth By Sleep, this place was bearable. But overall, I still hate this place. I don’t like the characters, the enemies, and I especially don’t like the bosses. Except Vanitas in BBS. He was okay, but then again he doesn’t really count as a true Neverland boss. It’s been a while since this world was in a Kingdom Hearts game, soI wonder if this world will ever make a comeback.

4. Agrabah

There are actually memes floating around that showcase the fandom’s hatred of this place. It’s been in almost every Kingdom Hearts game, including Union X. Let me tell you, I am SICK of this place. It’s the same old story every time, and I would rather the series forget about this place. PLEASE! it didn’t appear in Kingdom Hearts III, so maybe this means my dreams will come true…

3. Deep Jungle

Okay, I’ll admit it. Deep Jungle isn’t that bad if you know what you’re doing. But seeing as I already don’t like Tarzan, I knew I wasn’t going to enjoy this place. I was right. I got stuck in this world forever the first time I played through KH. That stupid vine thing is horrible! Interestingly enough, data miners have discovered that this world almost appeared in Birth By Sleep. However, the plan was scrapped, supposedly because they lost the rights for it halfway through production. All I can say to that is “amen”, because I’m glad this world hasn’t come back since Kingdom Hearts.

2. Pride Lands

Every time I think the Pride Lands aren’t that bad, I play Kingdom Hearts II and remember why I hate it. First of all, Sora turning into a lion cub makes the gameplay excruciating. The story doesn’t have much going for it, and it generally feels like a waste of time sometimes. The bosses are annoying, and the enemies even more so. I tried to think of anything that saves this world for me, and there’s nothing. I don’t like anything about it. I can’t recall this world being in any other KH game besides KHII, and I hope it stays that way.

1. Wonderland

I think the fandom can agree with me that Wonderland is a completely and total nightmare. Everyone I’ve talked to agrees that Wonderland is the worst. It takes forever, the music gets stuck in your head on repeat, and the final boss is THE WORST. Yet, the hatred of this world hasn’t stopped it from appearing in almost every single Kingdom Hearts game. And it gets worse all the time! So far I think Chain of Memories has the worst version of this world, because now you have those stupid cards to fight with. It’s honestly just depressing how annoying this world is. Not to mention that it’s just plain creepy. I really hope this doesn’t pop up in another KH game…

There you have it! I found this list harder to make than I thought, since I discovered there weren’t that many worlds that I truly hated. Some of them are plain awful, but there are a lot that really aren’t that bad. But now I want to see what your least favorite Kingdom Hearts worlds are! Let me know in the comments below!

As always, God bless y’all and have a great day!

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