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Customer Review of the Week: Remember Me

Remember Me was released for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows in June 2013.Developed by a new studio called Dontnod Entertainment and published by Capcom, Remember Me is the first game that Dontnod Entertainment have ever made, so keep that in mind.

Story: Remember Me takes place in the year 2084, in Neo-Paris, a futuristic version of Paris. The Story revolves around a corporation called Memorize who invented the Sensen (Sensation Engine) allowing them deal in the trade of memories, implanting happy or peaceful memories and removing sad or traumatising memories. The game opens with our heroine Nilin who is in the process of getting her memories wiped, for reasons not yet known. As Nilin walks to the machine that will wipe away the last of her memories, she is contacted by a man called Edge, who claims to be the leader of the Errorists, a band of rebels whose goal is to bring down Memorize. Edge claims that Nilin is also an Errorist that is capable of not only stealing memories but also remixing memories.

Gameplay: Remember Me is primarily of the "beat –em-up" genre but also features some platfoming sections and light exploration. These sections of Remember Me just feels like they're there just for the sake of being there, they don't really serve a purpose other than to get you from Point A to Point B, coupling that with the fact that it is imposable to go the wrong way since your Sensen implant always shows you what ledge to grab onto next. It just feels lazy and underdeveloped.

Combat: The combat is where Remember Me shows potential but then slips and smacks its face into the ground. The potential is that the combat is like the Batman Arkham series (but without the counter) and you have the ability to make your own combos with apparently 50,000 possible Pressen combinations. Each Pressen attack is split into 4 categories, "Power" (damage), "Regen" (healing), "Cooldown" (Speeds up regeneration of special moves) and "Chain" (Amplifies the previous attack). Now on to the "Slips and smacks it's face into the ground" part. While the combat is fluid, it lacks the impact and makes each hit feel like you are hitting a punching bag, it also feels out of place and forced whenever I jump into one of the games "arenas". Bottom line is the combat is just plain not that fun (Though some fun can be had).

Audio: The audio of Remember Me is also a mixed bag, on one hand I thought the Voice Acting was particularly well done (some people hate it though), but I thought the soundtrack was basically non-existent, there isn't any tracks that is screaming "Remember Me" besides the combat track and that's not for a good reason. I hope it was a glitch and not something intentional because the randomly starting, stopping and glitching was enough to get me to stop wearing my headset.

Final Thoughts: Remember Me is not a bad game but it's not a good game ether, weak platfoming coupled with repetitive combat that get slightly less repetitive as you progress but I think it also has a good story, with a great meaning behind it (God I love those) and good voice acting. I would only recommend Remember Me to people that can forgive a lot of faults since there is a decent game underneath it all and considering it’s from a brand new studio it leaves me excited for the future of Dontnod Entertainment.

Remember you soon.

Words by PikaNox.
(Version Tested: PS3)

Edited On 01 Jul, 2013

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Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
Well done Nox, nice review bad game
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0000000000 3 years ago
my review was better :P well done Nox 2 wins now!
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ZdravkoN 3 years ago
Congrats for the win. A great review :)
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Congrats of the win mate. Nice one.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Well done Nox
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Not a bad game but it's not a good game either, I enjoyed a few parts. Example http://youtu.be/moLKq2HfgZ4

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