To kick this off, I am currently playing multiple games, one of them being
Personal memories can now be digitised, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in what appears to be a logical progression of the explosive growth of social networks at the beginning of the 21st century. The citizens themselves have accepted this surveillance society in exchange for the comfort only smart technology can provide. This memory economy gives immense power over society to just a handful of people.
Remember Me™ is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories. The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and capabilities arrested Nilin and wiped her memory clean. After her escape from prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, helped by her last and only friend. This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society.
Now, the game has gotten quite a bit of mixed reviews from all around, and since the topic seemed interesting, I had to give it a try myself to check how much about the reviews was accurate, and which parts were just... biased.
So far, I am quite enjoying the game. It is true that the combat system is fairly lackluster, at least to the point where I currently am (start of Episode 3, a couple of hours into the game).
Still, the combat never really got into the way yet, and while it is weak and kinda repetitive, it is also very inoffensive and no thorn in my thumb.
What I love about this game, however, is the world the designers created. Playing in 2084 in a rebuilt future Paris, the game looks fancy in a lot of ways, from the design of the streets and buildings over clothes to the use of virtual reality and holograms. The history seems to be interesting, the journal entries are informative and nicely paced throughout the game, and while that also means that you'll see things coming from a mile away, for example upcoming bosses, I appreciate it.
The world's design manages to drag me in on a stimulating level and thus I can ignore the average combat gameplay or the standard platforming elements, which still show a great deal of detail in the world.
A few hours into the game I would say that Remember Me is an enjoyable experience, if disappointing from a hardcore gamer's point of view. I wouldn't recommend it at full price with my current experience, but its something to look out for. I'd also be very interested in seein this new IP being expanded on, as it has a massive amount of potential.