• Hello everybody! We have tons of new awards for the new year that can be requested through our Awards System thanks to Antifa Lockhart! Some are limited-time awards so go claim them before they are gone forever...

    CLICK HERE FOR AWARDS

News ► Interview Excerpts: The reason why Melody of Memory has story stems from KH Mobile



REGISTER TO REMOVE ADS

ShardofTruth

Unchained
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
1,698
Awards
6
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Old Timer
  • Nothing's Like Before
  • Cheeeeese!
  • Awakening
  • 7 Days Later
But what is the story of Card Struggle? I need to know now.
Also he's complaining about the number of characters, yet KHUX/KHDR constantly introduces complely new ones.
 

Recon

I will have order
Joined
Jul 22, 2009
Messages
5,294
Awards
17
  • Ifrit's Gauntlet
  • Shiva's Gauntlet
  • You've Got A Friend In Me
  • Old Timer
  • Awakening
  • Cheeeeese!
Everyone: what’s the story to this mobile game?!
Recon: how does one forget the song is called Dearly Beloved?
 

Oracle Spockanort

death approaches
Staff member
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
34,012
Awards
83
Age
29
Location
California
Website
twitter.com
  • FFVII REMAKE
  • See ya later, Donald!
  • Coliseum Brawler
  • Let's get Down to Business
  • You're Fighting Too?
  • Not a Footprint to be Seen
Everyone: what’s the story to this mobile game?!
Recon: how does one forget the song is called Dearly Beloved?
It’s actually really difficult to say in Japanese, so it honestly makes sense that he wouldn’t remember the name. Also Nomura’s bad at remembering song names xD he’s done this many times in other music-related interviews with Shimomura. This is very in character xD
 

Recon

I will have order
Joined
Jul 22, 2009
Messages
5,294
Awards
17
  • Ifrit's Gauntlet
  • Shiva's Gauntlet
  • You've Got A Friend In Me
  • Old Timer
  • Awakening
  • Cheeeeese!
It’s actually really difficult to say in Japanese, so it honestly makes sense that he wouldn’t remember the name. Also Nomura’s bad at remembering song names xD he’s done this many times in other music-related interviews with Shimomura. This is very in character xD
Fair point, I tried and it’s hard xD It’s definitely not memorable. Which is a shame because good songs should have a memorable title.
 

Alpha Baymax

On a scale of α to ζ.
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Messages
4,363
Awards
20
Age
24
Location
United Kingdom
  • Nothing's Like Before
  • East Meets West
  • Disney Royalty
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ
  • The Foreteller
Say what you will about making every Kingdom Hearts game canon but it cannot be denied that more people became interested in the X sub-series when Ventus and Marluxia were introduced.

Even the ending of Melody of Memory turned this game from a tribute of the series to a more defined glimpse of the future of the franchise.
 

Soldier

Active member
Joined
May 14, 2017
Messages
952
Awards
9
Location
East Coast, USA
  • The Foreteller
  • Savage Nymph
  • Completionist
  • You've Got A Friend In Me
  • Just Short of the Mark
  • 15th Anniversary
You know, I think it's perfectly fine to have the KH mobile game be canon, It actually makes sense when you think about it.
Leon and the gang realistically have nothing to do in Traverse Town aside from help other refugees and fight the heartless. So them picking up a card game like Tycoon to kill time makes logical sense. They could have taught it to Sora either as a way to spread it to someone from another world or just give him something normal to do in between saving the worlds.
 

The_Echo

SENA Hates Him!
Joined
Mar 16, 2013
Messages
1,679
Awards
11
  • Nothing's Like Before
  • Cheeeeese!
  • Awakening
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
  • Dandelion
WHAT is Kingdom Hearts Mobile? like wtf?
It was a companion app for Kingdom Hearts coded. I don't remember the specifics of their connectivity but the Avatar Menu in Re:coded is an adaptation of Mobile's basic features.

Would be cool if a Re:Re:coded revived Mobile's minigames and multiplayer elements
 

DraceEmpressa

Active member
Joined
Sep 15, 2017
Messages
230
Awards
2
  • Cheeeeese!
  • Awakening
*sobbing* I already hate how Disney allow Nomura to go around with his abstract/complex plot for KH as long there is nothing graphic in it, as long as it keeps the child friendly brand, but that every single bleeping game has plot was their demand and possibly how they are all connected too, Disney why
 

Xickin

Traitor of KHInsider.com
Joined
Mar 28, 2011
Messages
2,190
Awards
39
Age
25
Location
Ontario, Canada
Website
nicholasdoyle6.wixsite.com
  • Unicornis Union
  • Keyblade Master
  • Kingdom Hearts Union χ
  • Kingdom Hearts Dark Road
  • Longest Night
  • Nothing's Like Before
So VERY random question: if a friend of yours really wanted to get into the KH hype (like ALL the way in [mobile included]) would you go: UX Season 1 ➔ 3 ➔ UX Season 2 ➔ Melody of Memory ➔ Dark Road, or something else? Because I think Season 1 does all it needs to to lead into 3, then 3 gives some questions that Season 2 answers, then Melody of Memory seems to tie in some of MX's backstory, which Dark Road provides.
 

bambii

Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2019
Messages
59
Awards
3
Age
27
Location
NYC
  • Awakening
  • Cheeeeese!
  • Longest Night
So VERY random question: if a friend of yours really wanted to get into the KH hype (like ALL the way in [mobile included]) would you go: UX Season 1 ➔ 3 ➔ UX Season 2 ➔ Melody of Memory ➔ Dark Road, or something else? Because I think Season 1 does all it needs to to lead into 3, then 3 gives some questions that Season 2 answers, then Melody of Memory seems to tie in some of MX's backstory, which Dark Road provides.
I think this sounds right. If anything I think Ux Season 2 could happen concurrently with KH3 - there are some tidbits that don’t necessarily need to be later reveals and are better to just *know* while playing through KH3, like Maleficent being in Kingdom of Corona because of Marluxia (and really Maleficent’s whole deal overall); having *some* knowledge of the character Darkness before the Ven/Vanitas stuff in ReMind... but could go either way. I agree that Dark Road makes sense after MoM, as soon as I finished MoM I immediately went back and rewatched Dark Road chapters and yea, the new lore feels more contextualized.
 

The_Echo

SENA Hates Him!
Joined
Mar 16, 2013
Messages
1,679
Awards
11
  • Nothing's Like Before
  • Cheeeeese!
  • Awakening
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
  • Dandelion
So VERY random question: if a friend of yours really wanted to get into the KH hype (like ALL the way in [mobile included]) would you go: UX Season 1 ➔ 3 ➔ UX Season 2 ➔ Melody of Memory ➔ Dark Road, or something else? Because I think Season 1 does all it needs to to lead into 3, then 3 gives some questions that Season 2 answers, then Melody of Memory seems to tie in some of MX's backstory, which Dark Road provides.
Because Union χ[Cross] messes with the order of how we experience the climax of χ[chi], splitting the story like that is unfortunately cumbersome.

But when possible I do recommend people experience the story of χ[chi] through to the Dark Footsteps "secret ending," then watch Back Cover, then proceed into Union χ[Cross] proper.

As for where it should line up between the other titles, I dunno. Technically, Uχ launched before KHIII, but of course it's finishing after.
I suppose we could just follow coded's example where it's typically placed after BbS, despite originally launching two years prior.

But again as χ[chi] and Uχ are muddied together now as a single game, the split becomes a little difficult to manage and is reminiscent of people who try to play CoM/Days in chronological order.
 

Sign

trapped in revamp hell
Staff member
Joined
Nov 1, 2009
Messages
17,068
Awards
35
  • Ninja'd
  • In the Grid
  • Kingdom Hearts Collection
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
  • Fairest of them All
  • Look at This Stuff!
So VERY random question: if a friend of yours really wanted to get into the KH hype (like ALL the way in [mobile included]) would you go: UX Season 1 ➔ 3 ➔ UX Season 2 ➔ Melody of Memory ➔ Dark Road, or something else? Because I think Season 1 does all it needs to to lead into 3, then 3 gives some questions that Season 2 answers, then Melody of Memory seems to tie in some of MX's backstory, which Dark Road provides.
Season 1 is just OG KHX but without the Keyblade War events and the epilogue stinger, which ties into events that are currently taking place in UX. Since they'd have to stop playing and refer to videos anyway, I feel like it's better to just watch all of KHX first to get the full story.

IMO the best way to experience these games is like so:
  1. Watch all scenes for KHX, ending with "Dark Footsteps"
  2. Watch Back Cover
  3. Carry on with Union X up to "Brain's Goal" (corresponds to Quest 860)
  4. Play KH3
  5. Continue with the rest of the UX. Play Melody of Memory whenever, but do not start Dark Road until you've completed UX Quest 935 as it directly references that story update
 
Top