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gamrReview 6.3/10 Jun 08 '13
NowGamer 5.0/10 Jun 03 '13
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"I just hope that Remember Me will not have a legacy that teaches publishers that female protagonists don't sell games. It should instead be a cautionary tale to not forget that the most important thing about a videogame is that it should be enjoyable to interact with not just to look at."
" It's pretty but it's hollow - read our Remember Me review to see why Capcom's latest doesn't live up to its potential.The worst feeling to experience when playing a game is ‘if only’.Well, okay, not strictly true – the worst feeling is blind frustration to the point where you pass out in rage and wake up hours later with shards of pad between your teeth. But ‘if only’ ranks up there too, because you know that after all that hard work, the finished product has fallen a little short of expectations. If only the gameplay was a little tighter. If only the story was a little better. If only the voice actors hadn't read their lines with as much emotion as someone reading the ingredients on a packet of crisps.If only.Remember Me inspires that feeling more than any other game in recent memory so let’s start with the one thing it gets very, very right – the visuals. Remember Me - The Visuals One comparison that popped up often in preview coverage was Blade Runner, the lazy shorthand for ‘dark urban sci-fiwith lots of neon lights’. Remember Me doesn’t often dip into that though too often though. If anything, it’s more like Aeon Flux – there’s a surreal slant to the sci-fiso while it feels grounded, it doesn’t feel like something that could ever happen in our future.Whether you’re clanking down a metallic corridor lit up by red alarm sirens or gazing at distance buildings climbing towards the sky, Remember Me is stunning to look at. Neo Paris drips with dense and unique detail around every corner, and each section looks like it has been individually crafted by an artist’s hand rather than filled in by textures lifted from elsewhere in the game.But the artists must be furious with the rest of Dontnod because as pretty as the world is, it’s completely empty and almost entirely devoid of meaningful interaction. It serves zero function. It’s full of street vendors you can’t talk to, areas you can’t explore and dead ends whenever the linearity is threatened. Invisible walls shuttle you towards the next checkpoint, with only the odd hidden item tucked away in corners providing and rewarding exploration opportunities. Remember Me - Awful Story Remember Me’s world is pretty but there’s little reason for you to slow down and study it, unless you care about learning incidental detail about the story and the world – and you won’t care, because the story is awful. The writing is abysmal. This is a game that’s so sure you’ll invest in its story that it hurtles along with just the thinnest strands of coherence tying it together, stuffed with terms like Errorist and Remembrane along with characters like Bad Request and Edge. The story is also, somewhat ironically, completely forgettable.Remember Me also has the worst voice-acting we’ve heard in any game since Two Worlds, Nilin’s voice actress reading the script as though it’s the first time she’s seen it. What’s particularly infuriating is this was highlighted as a huge problem with Remember Me when Nilin first opened her mouth in the reveal trailers many moons ago, and nothing has been done to change it. Perhaps Dontnod believed the voice-acting was okay, perhaps it was too late for the voice-acting to be changed. The latter is more likely but whatever the reason, it’s awful and the lack of change from the preview stage means you just have to sit through any of the Remember Me trailers circulating YouTube to hear how bad the voice-acting is. Remember Me - Platforming And Fighting Platform sections and corridor fights are how you’ll spend most of your time in Remember Me. The platforming sections are easy enough to navigate that they’re neither particularly challenging nor particularly satisfying. Giant orange arrows highlight where to go next and while the occasional puzzle or stealth element is thrown into the mix, there’s nothing too taxing here that it will slow your progress down or frustrate you.However, the combat feels like a missed opportunity. It’s based around Combo Lab, an idea that had potential. It allows you to string together a series of combo animations with different effects as you unlock them throughout the game – damage, health regen, focus regen for Nilin’s special moves and so on. The idea is that you create combo trees that cater for different situations. But there’s no flow to combat, and combos look like a series of canned animations that play one after the other. And that’s even if you get to see the entire combo. Without a strong crowd control move, Nilin rarely gets more than two or three hits into her combos before she’s forced to dodge from a nearby threat. There’s no real rhythm to the combat and no real depth to explore in it either. It’s simply a case of learning patterns and then deploying the right canned combo, rather than improvising your own patterns as seen with a Devil May Cry or God Of War or whatever else. The genesis of a good idea is here but Remember Me’s combat needed a lot more tweaking to realise its potential. Remember Me - Memory Remixing The one genuine highlight of Remember Me is the memory remixing, when you get to jump into the memory of your target and change it. Interactivity here is limited – you can only use certain objects at specific points in the memory – but this is one of the few instances where the limited interactivity doesn’t hurt the idea too much, because it’s fascinating to see how the memory plays out once you poked and prodded at a few items.That could have formed the cornerstone of a more interesting, involving experience but memory remixing is a story-driven mechanic that only happens a handful of times during Remember Me. It’s a shame too because they’re always interesting and fun to play around with and one of the few occasions Remember Me excels and stands out as something worthy of your time.Outside of that, the quality level peaks and dips depending on whether you’re being force-fed banal story, fighting your way to the next checkpoint or gawping at the world around you. There’s a lot of potential here for something special and we really wanted to champion something like Remember Me, that at least tries to break the mould in various ways with its ideas and memory remixing. But this feels like an awkward first step rather than a finished product. As it stands, Remember Me is a series of mediocre gameplay ideas stapled to a pretty, hollow shell.If only it had been that little bit better. Version Tested: PS3"
" We go hands on with upcoming Neo-Parisian action title Remember Me, the PS3 and Xbox 360 Capcom release.Remember Me, suitably, is an unforgettable experience. Blending Arkham City style combat, Uncharted platforming and a God Hand-esque custom combo system, it’s a game which knows its place in the action/adventure genre – but knows how to flip the genre on its head, too. Combat starts off like the latest Batman outing; chain combos, hit X to dodge and watch the bad guys drop. But progress results in fresh ‘Pressens’, essentially currency to build longer combo chains. Each pressen has individual abilities – so added to combos, the move string can be tailored to do more damage, recover health or unleash extra powers more quickly. It’s a little fiddly at first, but the extra layer of depth is a rewarding addition to an otherwise familiar combat system, allowing players to customise combos and adjust the fighting system to their own way of playing. Platforming is very familiar. It’s just like Nathan Drake’s outings, except yellow arrows hint at (read: tell you) where to leap next. Blending pipes, ledges, dynamic camera angles and Things That Break Suddenly, it’s definitely charted territory. Remember Me’s main ‘thing’, though, is its Memory Remixes. Not Brain Training meets Skrillex, but a unique game-rewind puzzle mechanic which interrupts the platform ‘n’ brawl sections of action. The objective is to alter a character’s memory in order to change the course of events in the story. This takes the form of watching a cutscene play out, before rewinding it and looking for ‘memory glitches’ that can be connected in order to change the scene. For instance, we were treated to a memory of a man being cured of his experimental ailments by token evil GP Dr Quaid. We’re told to change the memory to ensure the doctor kills him instead. Rewinding, we then remove the patient’s face mask, bindings and move the scalpel-bearing table closer to the bed, hit play and watch the scene unfold differently – the patient wrests his arm free and goes for the doc, who’s forced to make the kill. How exactly these sections do weave into the story is yet to become clear, but it’s an interesting twist on an otherwise straightforward sci-fi plot (woman escapes neo-fascist control facility, goes on run in high tech city of the future on lockdown). Worries? The voice acting is weak, taking an okay script and making it feel a little hollow and soulless.  Main character Nilin also lacks individuality, looking like a cross between Faith from Mirror’s Edge and Trip from Enslaved, but with more spandex ass-and-cleavage-showcasing. In fact, there’s much more character to the 2084 Neo-Parisian streets you clamber round than any of the actual, er, characters. From malls to skyscrapers, every inch of the world is teeming with details, from tourists sipping coffee outside bustling java shops to skylines of glass and concrete jostling for attention behind streets of graffiti-lined alleys and groups of I, Robot-alike cybercitizens. It all adds up to a title which treads old ground, but with a unique perspective and is sure to be one to watch this year."
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