The original KH manga has always been hopelessly inferior to the game. There was just no way a manga could capture the emotion and nostalgia that the game had in abundance, especially since it was so short and not very well done in the first place. But with Chain of Memories, the manga series has had a huge push in the right direction. It may help that the game in question (Chain of Memories) was always about the story and never about the gameplay anyway, because it's able to just present the story without leaving much out. There was also no voice acting in the original Chain of Memories, and most of it was presented in a text bubble format. Meaning the manga had a lot of room to develop its own character without the unreachable expectations of being as good as a full-blown Square Enix title. The manga is humorous, instead of taking the often dark and philosophical tone of the game, and while sometimes a little childish, I actually laughed out loud at points. It was overall very faithful to the original game, almost like a present to the fans of the series, since the original KH manga let us down so much.