“My heart is my own; no one else’s!”
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“My heart is my own; no one else’s!”
Weekend Remix: Beat Hop Distance
By: Jus’ 2 Knice
Based On: Dearly Beloved from Kingdom Hearts
Original Composer: Yoko Shimomura
Dearly Beloved is probably the successor to Final Fantasy’ s main theme. By that, I mean that the two tunes share more than just being the themes to two well-known Square Enix JRPGs.
Much like Fantasy, at its core, Dearly Beloved is a beautiful, simple and short melody piece that always maintains its beauty no matter how many changes it seems to go through in each game of the series. It’s also instantly recognizable despite whatever Yoko Shimomura and company have decided to alter or add in Kingdom Hearts titles.
In a way, you could say the same for Jus 2 Knice’s remix of the tune, which goes through more of a hip-hop transformation.
Honestly, the change isn’t that radical. The drums or additional synths or keys never dominate the piano-piece loop in Memories. Yet at the same time, the loop never overshadows what’s added to the rest of the song. While there’s a bit more of a groove to this song than Beloved, the haunting chill that floats around the original is definitely intact in this remix.
There’s a natural balance going on that’s simply a dream.
If you’d like to hear more from Knice, check out his YouTube page here.
Until next weekend…GO Party!
You guys are going to love it, I’m sure of it! Enjoy the game and take your time! Because I have this review to write and I want to get it up before the game is released in North America, I sort of had to rush through the game.
Uh what else? Oh!
I won’t be posting any spoilers here until at least a month has passed from release so you don’t have to be worried about that. And my review for the game will be up on KHInsider either later tonight or tomorrow so I’ll keep you guys posted about that too. Tomorrow is the launch event for the game in NYC so we’ll be getting some exclusive coverage from there as well!
Stop making me h8 u.
1. Yes, I have the Mark of Mastery Edition.
2. I got it because I’m reviewing it.
3. On Monday I’ll be uploading an unboxing of the box and the game to our YouTube page.
4. On either Thursday or Friday I will have a written review of the game up on KHInsider.
5. Everything will be spoiler-free, including my blog until I feel it’s right to post spoilers.
6. ASDFGHJKL THE GAME IS SO AMAZING.
Any other questions I’ve failed to address? My ask box is open. :3
Still h8 u
Hey European fans! If you’re reading this you probably already know that it’s July 20th and that Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] is now available across the region! Square Enix Europe has updated their blog with a small, yet sweet post which includes a special video message from the game’s executive producer Shinji Hashimoto and composer Yoko Shimomura who appeared together at Japan Expo last week in France. You can watch the video here.
It’s cool to see that even they are excited about the Kingdom Hearts 3D’s international release! We’d love to hear what you think of the game, so swing on by our forums and tell us about your experience as you play! Make sure that if you want to talk about story-related material to post it in our spoilers section though.
Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] first releases on western shores in just two days on July 20th for European players. Going along with this grand event, Siliconera has prepared an interview with Co-Director Tai Yasue! Today’s interview details why worlds such as La Cite des Cloches (based on Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Symphony of Sorcery (Fantasia) were included, as well as everyone’s favorite Players from Shibuya!
Interested? You can read the interview below by clicking here to go to our forums!
Stay tuned tomorrow for part 2 of the interview as they expand on game design and gameplay!