Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memories is a rhythm game that will take you through prior releases in the KH world. This is the first time that a game like this has been done in the series. The demo was just released for people to enjoy, and already you can find videos of levels being masters on the highest difficulty there is. Now with my pleasure, I write to you to bring you a quick review of the demo presented to us as well as what we can expect from the game on the release date. The people that know me, know that I hold this series very close to my heart. I laugh, cry, and cheer for all the characters, and I feel for each one of them. As I mentioned before it is my pleasure (even if I don’t like the game *cough*Kingdom Hearts 3*cough*) to review this demo so let’s begin.
Now, this is purely a quick rundown of the demo and what I think we may expect from the game. From playing the demo you go through a retelling of Kingdom Hearts 1 to 3. The game will continue the story of Kairi right after Kingdom Hearts 3 Re Mind, which is the DLC that was released early this year. We will explore more of Kairi’s childhood. This is awesome since she does not always have a huge presence in the game meaning it will be great to get some insight about her struggles that she may have experienced. As always with this huge story plot in Kingdom Hearts I am always interested to experience some more added story….. but when will it stop. We don’t know much more than this, but I believe we will get some hints to what is to come in the world of Kingdom Hearts
As I mentioned prior that this is Kingdom Hearts’ first rhythm game. You start with a tutorial to learn the button layout of course. It is not too hard to understand the game. There are three buttons that you will use often to give Sora, Donald, and Goofy the ability to attack. There are also options to jump as well. Some characters come at you at times when the background music hits a certain beat. I found this entertaining, but it was when you turn up the difficulty a little is when things start to become more of an excitement. There would be loads of heartless lined up for you to lay down some serious quick button mashing. I didn’t think I would have this much fun playing a rhythm game. When the game is officially released you will fight alongside the respected character for that world. For example when in Agrabah you will fight alongside Aladdin. I am looking forward to getting my hands on this vast world to explore.
Now in my quick opinion of the demo. I thought it was entertaining. Does not give you much, but a few songs to play. No little glimpse of the story or anything more, and unfortunately you get no original songs from Disney. Just songs that were made for the game itself from the spread of each one installment. Even seeing that this is not your typical Kingdom Hearts I believe it is something to pick up for that expansion of the story.