EXCELLENT GAME & NEW IDEA
I saw the previews for this one and the trailer initially caught my eye. I wanted to get the game, but then I saw all of the mediocre reviews for it. I saw it on sale and grabbed it for $20 and popped it in... Played the game for like 3hrs straight... and I'm not a person who has a lot of time on my hands. This game is great. I don't even know what all the complaints are about. Its difficult to find a game to compare it to because it is such a unique concept. To try to compare it. The game reminded me of a mix of Tomb Raider (female lead, character agility), Batman Arkham (combat) and a completely unique story line that I could only think of partially comparing it to Binary Domain... Its sad when great new games come out and don't get the attention they deserve, because the companies in the future are less likely to try new things. Get this game... very good game at a price that is almost too low to pass up... Truthfully, Im enjoying this almost as much as Tomb Raider.
This was a very solid game. With that said, the story is the only thing that is truly memorable. The fighting system is easy to learn, and relatively generic. However, there are several "special Powers" that are fun to play around with. I'm 100% glad to have played this game, now that it is not a NEW game - its totally worth the time and money.
Something different. Something fun
Remember Me puts together an interesting story together with a thoughtful combat system. The player mixes different "sensens" to personally customize their combos, giving varying effects and power. The different sensens are Power (increased damage output), Regenerate (health regeneration), Cooldown (speeds up the cool-down rate of Nilin's special abilities, and Chain (copies and augments the effects of whatever sensen is before it in the combo). The game also has a lot of platforming which feels like Assassin's Creed. The platforming is sometimes imprecise, but never to the point of frustrating. The checkpoints in the game are wonderfully placed and you will re-spawn without much of any loss. The enemies are varied and will help mix up the gameplay as you progress, and the Boss battles are fun and interesting. The combat is fun, story is built around an interesting concept, and all the other elements come together for a unique and enjoyable experience.
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