Remember Me is an action-adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Capcom. It was released not too long ago in June 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game's story follows Nilin, a memory hunter working for mega-corporation Memorize. The game opens with being stripped of nearly all her memories by her employers and forced to ally with an underground resistance called the Errorists. With the help of a mysterious man named Edge, you goes on a journey to bring down Memorize and recover Nilins lost memories. While the story hobbles a little on occasion, it stays on track more than enough while throwing moments of intrigue to keep you interested. Nilin is also a well written lead protagonist, her monologue cinematic before the start of a mission are great insights into her psyche at that moment. Its a little unfortunate than that the supporting cast aren't as well written within the story. Most are forgettable. The games world is set in the year 2084, in a futuristic version of Paris called Neo-Paris that seems to be under the control of Memorize. Its in this aspect that you'll find one of the games most pleasing aspects. The game world is superbly realised with a great art direction that will no doubt immerse you within the world. You'll want to explore every corner of whats on offer but unfortunately the games linear nature means you cant stray too far from your path. Still, There are collectibles to seek out that add even more backstory to the game which may be worth seeking out for those immersed in the game. Collectible boosts for Health & Focus are also scattered around the world which you'll be wise to seek out. Luckily, most collectibles are given hints in the form of a memory snapshot left by someone which gives you a clue of where it would be located in the path ahead. As you would expect with a game of this type, there's no multiplayer. No co-op. Nothing. Once the game is completed, there is a New Game+ option you could take up which lets you keep your pressens & combo's when starting a new session. As usual, the game will last you the 10+ hours you expect depending on how much you explore your surroundings for the collectibles.
PC - As Ive noted in the reviews opening section, the content is identical across the board. I was managing to run the game on PC completely maxed @ 1600x900 (V-Sync engaged) with a more stable framerate than the Ps3 on my modest system (2.6Ghz dual core/4GB ram/Radeon 6670) so it shouldn't be too difficult hitting 1080p or higher for more powerful systems, especially with it being an Unreal Engine game. The Ps3 version is comparable to running the PC version a notch or 2 in places lower than max settings, except shadows seemed to be lower than that on Ps3. Being able to take the game up a notch with Textures/Lighting/Shadows brings out even more of the games superb artistic quality. The film grain that appears in the Ps3 version was also absent from the PC build I played through too. Overall you can obviously get a more detailed and clearer image via PC. If you have a 360 controller plugged into your PC, Id recommend giving it a go, it worked quite well as that's how I played through it.
Sci-Fi Fans will want to experiance this. Nilin is a supreb lead protagonist & the game world is fantastically realised. Its a shame then that the gameplay was not given the same amount of depth and some of the titles best features (ie Memory Remixing) are criminally under-utilised, seeming underdeveloped at times too. There is a solid foundation here for a new IP to blossom though and for those that like cinematic flair, an appreciation of what Remember Me has to offer. A flawed game for sure, but one that will no doubt carve its own cult following.
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Review Copy provided by Playstation+
Footnote: The game is currently on the EU Playstation+. Id reccomend a download (only 6.7GB)