2. Yes, it does. Mark of Mastery exam=learning how to beat the bad guy, then things go wrong, main villains plot is revealed
3. They are important to Dream Drop Distances story, but due to being mostly associated with the Worlds of Sleep, so I doubt they will show up again.
4. Did Chain of Memories need a new game? Did KH2 need a whole new game? Did any game other than maybe Birth by Sleep and KH1 need a whole game? No. Not only this, but Dream Drop Distance has many things that take a full game to cover. I mean, c'min, the main characters need the skills they learn in this game to beat the main villain. In fact, without this game, KH3 would have to be an entirely new story, or non-existent. The fact remains that this game is of utmost importance to the series, and nothing anyone can say will change that. Ever. This has more than enough reason to be a full game.
Also, I think you missed that KH3 is coming out at the same time, regardless of how many side/bridge games come out.
Last edited by kewldude475; 06-22-2012 at 07:02 PM.