I picked this up and was going to start playing it, but I wasn't sure if I would understand the story without playing the games from the Nintendo and mobile games. I don't have a DS or 3DS and don't plan on it, so I won't be able to play them either way.
I know this is a prequel, but I'm just curious if I need to read any story synopsises (sp?) or if I'll be okay.
Been forever since I've played a KH, looking forward to this big time.
Currently: Catching up on my Netflix Instant Queue, and Uncharted 3, Skyrim, Tales of Graces F Care less, have power
CoM is probably the only "side-series" game besides BBS that's actually kind of important to play. And you've already played that, so you should be good.
KH:358/2 days is interesting if you like Roxas a lot, but it's not really necessary (especially for understanding BBS). Re:Coded is basically pointless altogether, story-wise. If you can find a way to play KH:3D (or at least read a summary), I would highly recommend doing so *after* you finish BBS.
I never even finish playing KH2 or play CoM at all when I started this game, and have only beaten KH. I can still understand the basic plot well after completed all 3 characters, but I don't have any wow moment like what my friend with extensive KH knowledge had though.