Steer clear of this game!!
Well, In truth its a graphically beautiful game, I'm talking about the background not the game play area. The thing that frustrated me the most was the terrible controls. You aim to jump on that ledge and instead you drop to your death thinking why Nilin jumped to the far right. I think most of this game was bad because of the controls or lack there of. Now lets talk about the combos, the second thing that made me dislike this game. They just comprise of X and Y (punch and kick) combos. You can place the combos for massive damage, health regen, or cool down. But there are only 5 combos total the button config can't be moved around (like xxx yxyx and so on) and you can not change them. I have played fighting games which have massive combos and I have done pretty good with them, but in Remember Me you have to be so precise you miss out on almost if not all combos. A millisecond early you loose the combo, to late and you miss out on the combo. Also you get flooded with enemies so you are constantly dodging, which makes getting one 4 or 5 hit combo very difficult (can't imagine what a 6 or 8 hit combo would take).
One of the other items that made me put this into my bad game pile (trade in pile) was the voice acting. I know they are reading from scripts but could they make it that much more obvious? Tacky conversations, lack of continuous dialog (while in cut scenes) just made it that much more boring. Another part was the awful music, I mean seriously you spend all this time and money developing the game to cheap out on the music? My word of advice? Go into the settings and turn the music off. Which leads into the next item, terrible sound mixing and lack of subtitles. What I mean by this is the SFX, music ect is louder then the voices are. I had to turn down the SFX, turn the music off, and left the voice 100% loud and I could still not hear them while they whispered (talked). Which leads into the lack of subtitles so at least I can read what they are whispering.
One last this, games and platforms these days are powerful, so why is it that most game don't let you explore off the planned track? There is no exploring in this game. Your stuck on what path they programmed and that's it.
To sum it up, its like a wanna be DMC, Mirrors Edge, puzzle game all mixed up into one with bad controls, annoying music, bad game play area graphics (backgrounds were awesome), and horrid voice overs. My advise avoid it like the plague until it's on the sale rack for under $19.99. WAIT for Watch Dogs it should be a much better game.
Dont waste your money
Don't get wrong me wrong this game looks amazing. The art work that went into it is impressive. The game play its self sucks! The combat is boring and most of the time your stuck waiting for your sensens to recharge. For some reasons its ridiculously hard. I usually play and beat most games on the hardest difficulty. This game on the easiest setting I couldn't make it past chapter 8. Achievements are hard and or time consuming. This game is frustrating and sucks big time! Save your money for something else.
This game was just like a movie, the plot line was sick and the best part is remixing the memories. Thats probably the coolest concept Ive ever seen in a video game! You literally break into peoples minds to change the way the view the world and react to you. SICK!!!! I hope they make a sequel with more memory remixers
Good game - once
This is a good game, but doesn't live up to its potential. One of the most advertised features was the memory manipulation, which you only do a handful of times in the whole game. The rest is spent in button mashing to try to meet the weird combo system that often was a bit glitchy. No real replay value.
The Definition of a Mixed Bag
I went into this game knowing nothing about it. While I don't regret buying it, I don't think it's worth anything over $40. First of all, the game's best strength is the story, which is original and movie quality. The story kept me wanting to play on to see what happens next. The combat and gameplay however, leaves so much to be desired. So many good ideas within, but just not executed to it's fullest potential. It can get tedious and boring at times. The "mind-mixing" portions of the game are extremely cool and interesting to mess around in, a new concept which I believe was done very well. If you love a good story and don't mind some generic combat, this is your game. If you believe in the notion that "combat can make or break a game", you may want to skip this, or wait for a price drop.
More Like Forget Me
I was really hoping this game would be like Assassins Creed where its free roam. It's more like Mirrors Edge where you are stuck to a certain path. The mechanics are like AC though. I found this game short and not long lasting. The music and sound effects where at some times annoying. The way you recharged your skills are annoying and you have to have the right set up for each one. Navigating through the levels was also annoying because the indicators that tell you where to go are small and hard to see do to the camera.
The first game from DONTNOD and it's fantastic!
I for one like the combat system because of it's customization. The fact that you can make tons of different combos to your liking makes each player feel unique in their own way. The scenario/setting however is what kept me playing. It's like Assassin's Creed, but in a sci-fi, urban, environment. Yet, what really made me like this game so much is the protagonist; Nilin. As you progress into most games you get a latching feeling to the character, but when I got that latching feeling it was different from most. After beating the game I felt like it wasn't over. I wanted more to the story, I wanted to continue as Nilin, but not by replaying missions or the campaign. This game really did have be wanting more. If you like sci-fi games, and/or AC I recommend this game! Hoping for a sequel!!! :D
I will definitely Remember this game.
I really liked this game- which is good because I had been looking forward to it. I was not disappointed. The story was intriguing: A memory hunter in Neo-Paris named Nilin got her memory wiped and she is trying to get it back and get revenge on the people who did it to her. She is guided along by Edge, who is tapped into her Sensen (memory storage mind thingy). Nilin is a kick*** fighter and she can remix people's memories, which changes the course of events-pretty cool stuff. The game pretty much sticks to the story, that is, there is no exploring outside of where the storyline takes you, but I felt okay with that in this game because free-roam could have made it extremely confusing. Combat Lab is the foundation of the fighting system, it is where you can customize your combos. I found this to be extremely helpful because different situations often require different tactics. There are some boss fights that can be extremely challenging and the ability to create your own combos comes in really handy for those. I think everybody should try Remember Me! Gamestop offers a 7 day guarantee on their pre-owned games so if you don't like it you can take it back. Try not to make a flash judgement either - wait until you have played the first 2 episodes before you decide to throw in the towel, the game picks up speed, I promise. Have fun and Remember you soon!
Trying to be Assassin Creed
Feels like a very poor version of Assassin Creed. Minus the freedom of movement. you can only climb were they want you to. This is like watching a show that you can do the fight scenes but thats it. I take you on an exact path. I was desperate to play a new game, but I guess I need to wait until a "sandbox" type game is out.
"Remember This Game"
when it comes to a good action adventure it comes down to three things story, platforming, and combat. Remember me has all of these features and executes them all quite well. some better than others and it offers you a story like no other completely original that will blow your mind....literally.
STORY: Remember Me takes place in a not too distant futuristic neo Paris France in the year 2084, where androids run errands for there masters robotic drones hover above the bright metropolis skies oh! and people have there memories stolen for the benefits of others. You play as Nillin a amnesiac errorist(memory hunter) who just recently lost all of her memories with no recollection of who she is or even where she is and with the help of her guardian angel "Edge"she begins her journey to recover her memory.
GAMEPLAY: when it comes to the game itself it is definitely....unique from scaling up and down buildings to stealing somebodies memory so you can follow there path to the next objective. the game plays like any other platformer get from point A to point B with some platforming and collectible hunting thrown into the mix. one of Nillin's abilities is the ability to "remix" memories through this process Nillin can enter someones psyche a alter a memory, by altering the memory Nillin can shoose objects within that memory to use to change the persons memory altogether, and therefor scrambling his brain like an egg, boss battles are also icorporated (though i would have liked to have seen some more) they add a nice change of pace from all the platforming and fighting. when you defeat a boss you are prompted with a quick time event which are quite fun and stylistic.
THE COMBO SYSTEM: to the formula type combat Remember Me is definitely unique. lets talk about the combat in remember me, its based on a formula called "combo lab" in this menu you can create, mix and match your own combos but in order to use them you need to unlock the button commands or "presssens" they range from Power(used for dealing damage) Regen(when you attack an enemy successfully you heal yourself) Cooldown( reduces special attack cooldown on each hit) and Chain(pretty much a damage multiplier)
these pressesns can be used to chain some devastating attacks and each pressen comes equipped with its own fighting style.
GRAPHICS: when i first played Remember Me i couldn't stop remeinding myself of bioshock infinite because of how it greatly resembled it. the city is beautifull and the people feel real lots of detail went into the world making it feel real, robots stand on corners people share a meal at a local restaurant a group of fanatics spreading the word of their religion down the street, but like bioshock that all eventually ends and the beautifull city you once knew eventually dissapears when you are thrust into repugnant sewers to a prison its all well and good i just wished i could have climbed the Eiffel tower or maybe a visit to the Louvre.
SOUND: one of the things about remember me I enjoyed was how it always made me feel like i was in a science fiction movie and the music in Remember Me really added to it one minute i felt like i was in top of the world with a uplifting orchestral song to a Christopher Nolan film. The voice acting was solid. i didn't really care for Nillin in the beginning of the game but she eventually grew on me but unfortunately the same could not be said for the others, though solid performances all around nothing mindblowing.
MY EXPERIENCE: when i first booted up Remember Me i had to stop and listen to the music from the menu like games like skyrim and assassins creed 3 if you have a great song at the start menu thats already a great sign but after a minute i started it up. i gotta admit it was a little slow building up the story for the player but once the tutorial was over and the game started up i was imediately put into a fight. i charged into the battle fists blazing with blood in my eyes and the intent to kill and i began to fight but sadly my blows didn't work. it felt like i was punching a stuffed animal so i checked the menu and found combo lab customized my Nillin and sent the leapers flying to the nearest waste disposal.
THE VERDICT: Remember Me is as fun as it is frustrating i spent alot of times complaining about the combat system but i also applauded it for trying something new and not being the same old button mashers we know and love. Remember Me is not for everyone if you are a hardcore devil may cry or god of war fan this game may not be for you but if you play games like arkham city or assassins creed give this game a go as for me i certainly wont be forgetting this game anytime soon.
Remember Me 8/10 "Dont you forget about me"