Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory

Rating Summary

Based on 64 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

66%

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7 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2020

Rhythm-based spinoff Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is a nostalgia-heavy love letter to the RPG series, but doesn't have much by way of depth of its own.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2020

Melody of Memory provides a fun and energizing way to celebrate the franchise's fantastic music and greatest moments

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7 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2020

Kingdom Hearts is a good rhythm game that meanders way too often with its presentation. If you're a diehard fan who sings "Simple and Clean" to themselves in the shower, you'll probably love a trip down memory lane, while humming all of the battle sequences that a lot of casual players might skip over. Just know that it might take some work to get to your favorite parts.

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7 / 10
Nov 27, 2020

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory could have easily been a simple rhythm game with nothing but a huge set of Kingdom Hearts songs going for it. The fact that it goes out of its way to emulate the visuals of the series and recaps major story moments elevates it to something more. It's a shame that the new story elements of the game are held off until the very end, and that Kairi isn't even a playable character despite being on the cover of the dang game. Those issues alongside a surprising amount of missing Kingdom Hearts 3 music and a tacked-on item system add some awkward wrinkles to an otherwise magical, musical, melodic nostalgia trip for Kingdom Hearts die-hards.

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86 / 100
Nov 12, 2020

Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory it's the new game in the Kingdom Hearts series, making a stop in it's classical APRG style, to focus in musical rythm games. It works, it's a solid game, entirely because the OST it's a masterpice built since the first Kingdom Hearts came to us in Playstation 2.

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8 / 10
Nov 16, 2020

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory doesn't always hit the right note. But as somebody who's followed the series for many years, there couldn't be a better tribute to its unforgettable music. It's pure Disney magic.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2020

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is exactly what you would like a musical game in the Square Enix saga to be. A simple, direct, accessible and very funny title. It's so simple, the repeatability could take its toll soon, but if you commune with its extraordinary soundtrack, you won't mind too much. Still, it does not innovate anything within the genre and not all melodies offer the same rhythm with each beat.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2020

A very good rhythm game, for who love the soundtrack of the KH saga.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2020

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory takes a stripped back look at the story of the series whilst putting the fantastic music at its core, although the timing issues can effect the enjoyment of revisiting the past.

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Nov 12, 2020

While definitely not for everyone, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is truly a trip down memory lane full of the best songs that the series has to offer. With more than 140 tracks and a relatively minuscule new story involving Kairi thrown into the mix, the game is a must play for long time fans of the series, especially if you love rhythm games.

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