Sonority is a lovely game where you solve puzzles with music. You can complete it even when you don’t know anything about music. Completion takes around 9h without a guide.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 9 hours without a guide, 3 hours with a guide
Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10 (Without a guide)
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: I wrote this guide with the puzzle solutions and in case you’re missing music symbols, this guide can help you out.
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: No
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
Sonority is a wonderful puzzle game that uses music to solve puzzles. You are on a journey to help your friend, a talking bear and you’ll end up in this weird abandoned place, where you only will find a few creatures, that aren’t very welcoming to you.
While this is a puzzle game about music, you can play this even if you know nothing about music. I can’t read a note and know not much about music, but I understood the logic and was able to solve all the puzzles without a guide. You also have the option to switch from notes to just numbers in case you prefer to solve the puzzles that way.
The music in this game is very well done. I especially love the music that will play in “The Valley of Stones” after you finished all the puzzles there. Standing above the hill with the stone heads is just so beautiful. I even have gone back to there, just to hear that song. You can buy the soundtrack here on steam, but I personally hope they will also add it to Spotify, as I would love to keep listening to that one specific song while traveling.
The achievements are straightforward and not missable. You have to play through the game to unlock most of them. While doing so keep an eye out for the Music symbols and chests as you need all of those for achievements as well. The Music Symbols can be hidden very well, like under a moving block that starts at ground level, and for the Music symbol you have to move it up.. it can be that you have to move it down to find a symbol. Some are in areas that you can’t see because of buildings in the way but can move to. Gladly the game will tell you how many pieces there are in each area when you enter or leave the area. So you know if you missed a piece.
Hanging Gardens Interactive
This review for Sonority was written on 25 May 2022, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 19 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.