Remember Me, will it be remembered?
Neo Paris, 2084, badass female main character, mess with the memories, cool combat mechanic…what could go wrong, right? Everything looks perfect, but will it be remembered? Well if I take in consideration the answer according to the vast majority of video gamers that I’ve spoken to about this game then the answer is a resounding no. However the reason for this isn’t that the game is bad or anything, but because they have not played it… In fact some of them have never even heard of it! And this is not a surprise cause this game released a week before the modern day classic The Last of Us (review here!) and somehow the hype for TLoU eclipsed the interest for Remember Me.
From the players that had played the game, I got very mixed opinions and came to the conclusion that this is essentially a marmite game (to use an analogy) in the sense that you either love it or hate it! So I decided to take a crack at it and throw my personal opinion into the boiling pot as it were!
In the game you play as Nilin, an elite memory hunter with the ability to access and alter people’s memories to her will. At the start of the game you have your memory almost completely wiped (no spoilers!). But somehow you are able to escape the compound with the help of an anonymous man who later turns out to be Edge, the leader of the movement to take down Sensen (that’s as far as I will go to avoid spoilers!). The setting Neo Paris 2084, a vibrant and alive world that can stand toe to toe with almost any video game universe there is and ever has been. The goal for Nilin is to get her memory back at any means necessary, take down the corporation that wiped her memory clean therefore rescuing the under privileged citizens of Neo Paris and unraveling this conspiracy that was running in the background of all. The storyline is very interesting and has some meat to bite on it and a few twists and turns along the way keep things fresh and interesting.
The second point I should make about the game is the presentation. The visuals are amazing and the game world that the developers have created sucks you in like a strong gravitational force, making you care not only for Nilin, but also for the inhabitants of Neo Paris. Only great character design and a well-crafted and believable storyline could do this. Neo Paris looks fantastic and it’s full of small details that truly bring it to life. Lighting and weather effects only increase its beauty and you can easily understand that the devs really took their time to craft this universe. Many people or other reviewers have said that the game should have been an open world one, but I think it worked better this way.