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  • Summary: Experience the music of kingdom hearts like never before. Melody of memory features 20+ characters, 140+ music tracks, and online vs multiplayer mode. Explore the music and memories from the kingdom hearts series! Play as familiar faces from the kingdom hearts series, including Disney guestExperience the music of kingdom hearts like never before. Melody of memory features 20+ characters, 140+ music tracks, and online vs multiplayer mode. Explore the music and memories from the kingdom hearts series! Play as familiar faces from the kingdom hearts series, including Disney guest characters who will appear to Lend you a hand. Enjoy a massive variety of music from both the kingdom hearts series and Disney, with a collection of over 140 songs. Dive into rhythm-action gameplay with memorable tunes in this musical journey. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 90
    Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory uses one of the franchise's most defining features to expertly craft a love letter to the series. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the franchise, the wealth of content included in this package is incredibly worthwhile.
  2. Nov 17, 2020
    90
    Considering I wasn’t a fan of KINGDOM HEARTS before I tackled Melody of Memory, I’m shocked by how much fun I had playing it. Not only did it bring back fond memories of Theatrhythm, but it made me more than a bit eager to dive into some other KINGDOM HEARTS games. This mixture of Square Enix and Disney is a novel idea in a world full of pale imitations, if nothing else. While the game isn’t quite perfect, it came pretty darn close. If you’re a fan of music games or just love KINGDOM HEARTS, you really can’t go wrong here.
  3. Nov 25, 2020
    90
    Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is a celebration of the Kingdom Hearts that has come before, and a tease at what it next has to offer, albeit not in gameplay form. Addictive, nostalgia-inducing rhythm gameplay is at its fullest in this cohesive and chunky package.
  4. 80
    If you like Kingdom Hearts, and you like the music of Yoko Shimomura, I would personally call Melody of Memory a must buy. Just don’t expect to find a blowout story reveal buried in this title, and you should find yourself bopping along to the rhythm and having fun in no time.
  5. Nov 16, 2020
    75
    For as messy as Kingdom Hearts is, for all of its flaws, the series has a lot of heart and emotion that’s been beautifully conveyed through the music over the years. With Melody of Memory, I got the chance to re-experience many of the tumultuous emotions that I’d felt since the beginning and reconcile them. This was a series I once adored and recently began to feel disenchanted with, but this game reminded me of joy I’d felt hearing each song for the first time over the years. And while the package could be better, and I wish I enjoyed playing it more, this feels like the only way to cap off the Dark Seeker Saga. Whether I’ll be back for the next Saga, I’m not sure, but Melody of Memory captures my journey with the series perfectly: we’ve had our ups and downs, but ultimately, Kingdom Hearts has been influential in my life, and I don’t regret seeing the series through.
  6. NF Magazine
    May 5, 2021
    70
    What most winds up dragging down Melody of Memory, ironically, is that it tries too hard to be a Kingdom Hearts adventure rather than a cohesive rhythm game. [Issue #50 – January/February 2021, p. 69]
  7. CD-Action
    Jun 9, 2021
    65
    The rhythm game developed mainly for the Kingdom Hearts fans recycles old material (the story consists of cutscenes from previous games of the series), but makes an interesting use of it, offers plenty of content and is overall well-designed. [01/2021, p.66]

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  1. Nov 15, 2020
    9
    Fantastic rhythm game if you're a big fan of the Kingdom Hearts series. The music is great and the gameplay is pretty unique. Greatly inspiredFantastic rhythm game if you're a big fan of the Kingdom Hearts series. The music is great and the gameplay is pretty unique. Greatly inspired by Final Fantasy Theatrhythm and that was one of my favorite rhythm games out there. The story is more of a recap of the series told by Kairi. Dont expect anything major in terms of continuing the plot. I mean it's a rhythm game., a really fun rhythm game I can see myself going back to for many hours. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2020
    8
    My french review below:
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    Pour conclure, si vous êtes fan de la saga, Kingdom Hearts Melody
    My french review below:
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    Pour conclure, si vous êtes fan de la saga, Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory est un indispensable pour tout le côté fan service qu’il vous propose. Mais la construction du jeu, qui vous propose un résumé globale de tous les épisodes de la saga, peut également être une belle porte d’entrée pour les joueurs qui veulent découvrir cette licence culte qu’est devenue Kingdom Hearts.
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  3. Jan 29, 2021
    8
    If you are a rhythm and Kingdom Hearts games fan then you're up for a treat! Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory was made by same developers thatIf you are a rhythm and Kingdom Hearts games fan then you're up for a treat! Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory was made by same developers that released The Theatrhythm games on 3DS. The game is more action based than previous FF titles, but don't you worry as you still have a choice to select your difficulty level for each track. This time, you unlock new tracks by going through world tour and completing simple tasks, you also get KH story recap as you progress through the game and each individual title from KH universe. Boss battles, cinematics, online play and a lot of stuff to collect is also included. Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is sure to hold your attention for decades of hours as you will keep encountering familiar songs and get better with ratings. Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2020
    8
    A beautiful rhythm game filled with amazing music tracks from across the franchise. Very accessible to newcomers in the rhythm game genre butA beautiful rhythm game filled with amazing music tracks from across the franchise. Very accessible to newcomers in the rhythm game genre but also balanced challenge to keep it interesting and engaging. Very promising online features for both casual and competitive players. My only complain is the limited co-op feature, it's only available in the music track selection screen and not in main story or "Wolrd Tour". Overall, a very pleasant game with unlimited replayability. Expand

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