If you are anything like me, or any other Kingdom Hearts fan, you are clamoring for the next installment in the Disney/Square Enix crossover series. Fans are wondering how the story of Sora, Kairi, Riku, Roxas, etc. will continue, and the wait will soon be over, as the next game in the massive franchise, Melody of Memory, is launching on November 13, for Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and Playstation.
Since the game is coming soon, Square Enix released a demo of the game, and you can bet that I am playing the heck out of it. I even downloaded the Japanese version of the demo, as that version came out days before the American version.
Gameplay in this demo is very simple. You control Sora, Donald, and Goofy using three buttons. (As I played the Demo on the Switch, I will use the Switch’s button layout.) You press A, Left, and Right to attack. They all serve the same purpose. The different attacks happen when you have multiple enemies. If there are two enemies on screen, you press two buttons together in order to attack them. If there are three enemies on screen you press all three buttons together.
This gameplay may seem simple, but when you play, they throw in so many enemies that it takes a ton of focus to time your attacks. Like every Kingdom Hearts game, there are multiple different game difficulties, Beginner, Standard, and Proud.
The main game mode on display features 4 different songs: Welcome to Wonderland, and Hand In Hand from Kingdom Hearts, The Rustling Forest from Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, and Wave of Darkness I from Kingdom Hearts: 0.2 Birth By Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage.
This game is a very fun time, even if the main feature of this demo only has four songs. It is so fun to pull off combos, and looks amazing, even on the Switch.
If you are interested in this game but don’t want to spend the $60 dollars on the main game until you know how it will play, give the demo a try. It is a fun time.
I give this demo a 8/10!
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will come out on November 13 on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, and you can bet that we here at Geekly Goods will review the full game.
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