Games MM Matt Malliaros
A Beautiful, Musical Salute to the Kingdom Hearts Series
Music has always played a critical role in the Kingdom Hearts series. It set the tone for magical experiences from the first moment the keyblade chose Sora. Square Enix and series composer Yoko Shimomura's dedication to the music has lasted for over 17 years and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory honors them for that. It does have its fair share of gameplay mechanics quirks and it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of a Kingdom Hearts game. However, from looking at it from a scope of rhythmic action game and a tribute piece to the entire series, it's a beautiful salute to the series. Although, it doesn't mask the fact that it is a filler until another mainline series game releases.