When the commercial for the first Kingdom Hearts first got released in the US, I went nuts over it and ran to the TV whenever the Utada Hikaru song would play. I knew that a game in which you participate in all those classic Disney movies HAD to be good, but at the time I didn't own a Playstation 2. It wasn't until around 2005 that I finally got my Playstation 2 and was able to buy the game, and I was hooked.
Then I got KH II a year later, and loved that one even more! But the story confused me, so I read the plot of the GBA Chain of Memories online to see what was going on with Sora's memories.