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No. Not really. At most you'll miss some minor references, but it's totally not needed. (I would still suggest you play the series, not because of KH but simply because most games are awesome) AkaAxl 19:05, April 25, 2013 (UTC)

I LOVE FINAL FANTASY!!!...*ahem* Now that that's out of the way, there are minor things, such as Cloud, and Sephiroth's crappy past, or Squall's past. Although playing through their respective games don't give you that much insight in general, you wouldn't be missing out on much anything other than (like AkaAxl said) minor references. One example of a reference would be the Keyblade named "Fenrir" which was the name of Cloud's motorcycle on FFVII: Dirge of Cerberus. There're also a couple of references to Final Fantasy X as well, with Tidus and Waka living on the island, ect. Just in general, you wouldn't have to play all the Final Fantasy games to understand every reference that passes through, considering very few of the Final Fantasy games are connected with each other to begin with. So, if you're set on playing FF games that would probably reference to Kingdom Hearts, I'd say definitely some of the Final Fantasy VII: Compilation, (although I'll admit, I hate the FFVII compilation, the original game was awesome though, but not the masterpiece everyone claims it to be...) Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, and perhaps Final Fantasy VI for Setzer. Other than that, nothing.  Timelinesplitter Chaos 00:13, April 27, 2013 (UTC)

While most of the time the Final Fantasy canon is unrelated to the Kingdom Hearts canon, it's probably a requirement to have knowledge of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X for Kingdom Hearts II. Clues dropped during Olympus Coliseum seem to indicate that Auron is the FFX character rather than an alternate version, and Cloud and Sephiroth's subplot seems to have been written with the expectation that you've already played FFVII and understand that the characters' relationship is not a simple physical rivalry. Other than that, the game limits itself to references and makes the characters alternate versions and/or self-explanatory. DoubleCross (talk) 22:37, June 15, 2013 (UTC)