Fridays in the Key of Geek: Another Side, Another Story

From a time when Kingdom Hearts II was still a mystery

‘Another Side, Another Story’ was originally the name of the secret ending to Kingdom Hearts, unlocked by collecting all 99 Dalmatian puppies and sealing every keyhole in the game.  What was revealed was a scene involving hooded Keyblade wielders surrounded by Heartless, followed by an explosion of random phrases, words, and dialogue flashing past the screen.  As was expected, it caused a ton of speculation about what would be present in Kingdom Hearts II.

Strangely, the song which shares the secret video’s name was not heard as part of the secret video itself.  The song didn’t make its debut until players began completing Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix and found another secret video, which was different but very related to the first.  ‘Another Side, Another Story’ was the music that helped push Deep Dive (the name of the second video) right into the imaginations of Kingdom Hearts lovers.  Every time I hear the song, it flashes me back to the first time I saw Deep Dive, and how blown my mind was at the prospect of dual-wielding Keyblades in the second game.

Today we have a cover of ‘Another Side, Another Story’ from Sebastian Wolff, a web designer who plays music in his spare time (he’s played piano for 17 years). (His recording starts very quiet, but picks up a little ways through.)

There used to be an embeded media player here, but it doesn't work anymore. We blame the Tumbeasts.

For reference, here’s the Deep Dive video that the song comes from:

Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams

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The only things Rob has been doing longer than gaming are breathing, sleeping, eating, and reading. RPGs were what made him view games as an experience instead of a distraction, but these days he likes and plays every genre gaming has to offer. Outside of his usual reviews and articles on MTB, you can find Rob on the weekly Mashcast and frequenting Twitter.

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