From the very start of its story-line Remember Me is riddled with amazing eye popping visuals of a dark futuristic world. The game play has been perfectly interlaced with the characters. This injects the player directly into the story as all of the fragmented memories help to guide along the path.
The camera angles work smoothly with the control interface zooming in and out showing more detail of what remains of the city as the player navigates the map. Using ledges, rooftops, and any means possible to move towards the objective.
In typical Capcom fashion the fight sequences commence with pumped up combat music that subsides as the battle nears completion. Using what they call Pressens to create different attack combo’s that can be unlocked as you progress through the world. The combat mechanics system is a progressive system starting out easy as more of a tutorial does change to an advanced combat scenario that I don’t feel fit’s into the story-line as well as it could.
The story is set in Neo Paris in the year 2084 where memories are now purchased, sold, traded and injected into what remains as the human race. This eventually causes sever mental breaks and end up having profane side affects as people naturally always try to get too much of a good thing.
The population has been segregated into groups of the have and have not’s. Starting at the bottom with subhuman creatures that have completely lost their humanity to people who are strung out looking for the next good feeling memory they can get their hands on, all the way up to the top upper class citizens who have control over the entire market and can still afford to buy memories and live in a otherwise normal comfortable environment.
The interesting thing is the way this human ranking system is portrayed as you climb up out of the debts of the city you can see the progression with the deterioration and the mutations that are taking place with individuals and particular areas.
The main character Nilin is poised with finding out her own past as the powers to be try to stop her at every junction in fear of the power she unknowingly wields. She has an ability called memory remixing where she is able to enter other peoples memories and change manipulate the decisions they have made in the past which intern changes the physical outcome of their life whether good or bad. These segments are an excellent addition to the game-play breaking up the fighting, exploring, and evading of the opposition to help create more of the back round story as well as help her to find herself.
Final Verdict- Overall Remember Me deserves to be applauded for bringing a fresh flavor to the game industry. This title is perhaps one of the most underrated New IPs out there and Dontnod Entertainment has introduced a great storytelling immersion that encourages you to master all aspects of gameplay. Overall Remember Me earns an 8.75 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz and we hope to see more of Dontnod’s creative side and are really excited as a team to see the next story they tell through their games.
Overall Score: 8.75 / 10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Available On: PS3 / 360 / Windows PC
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment / Publisher: Capcom
Played On: PlayStation 3
Review Copy Info: A digital voucher for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.