Song of Memories
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Developer: Future Tech Lab Co.,Ltd.
Genre: Interactive Story
Although there has been a global pandemic due to an unknown virus, the protagonist spends his days happily surrounded by six beautiful classmates. Little does he know of the fate that awaits him... The "common route" which is the first half of the game, is filled with plenty of happy and romantic events! Enjoy happy moments with the heroines. Over 100 common events including dates and a swimming pool event!
AN EPIC FULLY ANIMATED ADVENTURE GAME
Unlike no other adventure game in the past, this game features the 2D animation tool "E-mote" which provides full animation in all dialogue scenes and cut scenes, making it feel like you were watching an anime. Additionally, the entire massive scenario is voiced completely (including the protagonist) and features detailed reactions by all the characters, making players want to watch all the lines of dialogue without skipping them.
OVER 30 SONGS INCLUDED IN THE GAME!
This game features over 30 songs within the production. There are 2 opening theme songs and 6 ending theme songs, all sung by a colorful cast of voice actors who play the parts of the heroines. The 3D battle system features rhythm game attributes in which you select characters from the fictional girl group "Dream 4 You" to create different combinations for the battle songs.
Song of Memories - Release Date Announcement Trailer
Song of Memories - Announcement Trailer
Song of Memories is just such a bizarre game. It tries really hard to be different with it's sudden and drastic tonal shifts in storyline, but it's not a game that is going to be held up as one of the greats of its genre. Its sluggish early pacing, forgettable characters, and dull rhythm mini-game means that this can only really be recommended to the most die-hard of fans.
Even though it fails to successfully integrate rhythm-game mechanics into its gameplay to diversify it, Song of Memories is an amazing visual novel with an emotional and deeply touching story, coming very close to reaching the genre's highest echelons.
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Song of Memories does have an excellent combat system and lite JRPG mechanics. It also has its moments where it's genuinely amusing, and the contrast between the monster story and the fan service-rich romance is... eclectic. It's a difficult game to really pin down, but for those that can let the oddity of it all wash over them, it can also be an surprisingly difficult game to put down.