Remember Me Review
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System: Xbox 360*, PS3, PC
Dev: DONTNOD Entertainment
Pub: Capcom
Release: Releasedate
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Violence

The story is largely presented through the aforementioned Memory Remixes and seamless cutscenes, and they look wonderful. Graphically this game shines from beginning to end. The presentation of Remember Me is highly stylized and pays great attention to environmental details. SenSen-like graphical bits float everywhere in the futuristic world, an overlay of information brought to life through your memory interface. Combat looks great and is varied, and the character animations function near flawlessly. A ton of polish was applied to the visual experience. Activating an S-Pressen, delivering a slow-motion kick to the face of a Leaper, or causing a memory overload on a helpless enemy are all graphically impressive and truly make you feel like the badass you are meant to be.

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Completing the presentation package, the sound of Remember Me does well in creating a believable near-future environment. Competent voice acting gives the characters depth and emotion and adds greatly to the overall delivery of the story. Additionally, the environmental sounds of Neo-Paris don’t disappoint and digitized overtones add to the style, breathing excessive life into the futuristic and culturally degraded city.

So, in the end, Remember Me has a lot going for it--excellent visuals, great presentation, a solid soundscape, and a truly original story. However, it’s not without flaws. The average controls can hold the game back. Memory Remixes and the Combo Lab, while fresh and innovative, do not feel fully realized. Sadly, I feel like Remember Me could have been a lot more of a game than it turned out to be. Even though it’s a solid experience, it had all the makings of a true fan-favorite and franchise-launching game, but it never really got there.

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If nothing else, Remember Me serves as a warning to the social-media-addicted masses. If you continue down your current path, one day you will turn into a memory addicted monstrosity–or an ass-kicking memory hunter–well, it’s a 50/50 shot I guess. Good luck with that.

By
Joshua Bruce
Video Director
Date: June 4, 2013

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.3
Graphics
The graphical design of Remember Me stands out, from the many locations in Neo-Paris to the excellent character models.
3.8
Control
Combat is smooth but becomes repetitive and the platforming can be annoying, but overall the controls function well and as they should.
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Solid voice acting and believable environmental sounds are commendable, but the score is forgettable.
3.5
Play Value
Remember Me is a good game with fresh ideas that are never fully realized. But the solid story and immersive setting keep you engaged. Definitely worth playing.
3.9
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Speculative, stunning vision of our future - Discover Neo-Paris 2084, where augmented reality and memory digitization have taken control of people's lives.
  • Play as Nilin, an elite memory hunter with a clouded past - Become the most wanted memory hunter in Neo-Paris and experience the power to break into people's minds to steal their memories. Gain the information you need directly from people's heads, to complete your missions and recover your own memory.
  • Memory Remix - This innovative new gameplay mechanic allows players to use Nilin's powers and alter parts of people's memories in real-time gameplay. This will change characters' complete perspective on their self-image and the people around them, which can have grave consequences for the world in 2084.
  • A balanced mix of combat and exploration - Fight your way through the different environments Neo-Paris has to offer, using Nilin's proficiency in martial arts, as both hunter and prey!
  • Combo Lab - Remember Me will allow players to fully customize the combos Nilin uses during the game. Players can adjust combos on the fly to suit every situation.

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