Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (Series) Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is an action-rhythm game. You play through songs from the Kingdom Hearts series of video games by hitting enemies in time with the music with your staff. This makes for a nice blend of rhythm and combat.

There are 140 tracks in the story mode that revisit brief synopses of the main game series' storylines. These offer a novel introduction to the main stories, while also fleshing out the complicated narratives. In co-op mode you take turns to play different sections of a song. In battle mode you compete with players online to see who performs better. You can earn tricks to hamper the other players.

The game offers an unusual combination of rhythm and storytelling while evolving the play with new mechanisms, modes, and difficulties.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 11/11/2020

Platforms: PS4 and Switch

Genres: Action and Rhythm

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: @SquareEnix

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online. The co-op mode can be played locally however the battle mode cannot.

CostsCosts

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory usually costs £49.99.
 

Kingdom Hearts Melody Of Memory (International)

Xbox One £49.99

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

PS4 £49.99
Switch £49.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12+ for violence. Violence towards human characters is unrealistic, with bright lights and magical effects appearing on impact. Characters stagger backwards but do not show injuries or cry out in pain.

During the various levels, fantastical enemy characters advance on the player's character and must be attacked in time to the music. In most cases, characters are defeated with a single hit but others may require multiple hits. As with the human characters, reactions to violence are undetailed and unrealistic. All the weapons used are unrealistic and the reaction to the violence is the same regardless of the type of weapon or magic used.

Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for fantasy violence, mild language. Animated sequences sometimes depict characters using keyblades to attack enemies in one-on-one combat; a handful of sequences involve characters being impaled—depicted off-screen or obscured by bright flashes of light. One song title contains the word “damned.”


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The game offers a One-Button mode. Although, you will need to beat the song in story mode. Many beginner songs can be beaten with one button. In addition, the timing between the music and the game's track can be adjusted to match how you process the audio signifiers. The game provides a visual ring to time your attacks, while you learn the songs.
 
Our Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Accessibility Report details 17 accessibility features:

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