I Never Finished…Remember Me…Because

Remember Me

So it was time for some me game time which meant a strictly single payer game. The newest game coming out that I had seen and immediately fell in love with was Remember Me. I even went as far as pre-ordering that game, which I rarely did at this time unless it was a BioWare game and eagerly awaited it’s arrival. I remember the cheer of joy I let out when it finally came in and I put the game in and played for the first time. You know the deal though, if it’s on this blog it means I never finished it so keep reading to find out why.

Remember Me is about Nilin and set in 2084 Neo-Paris where a corporation called Memorize has created a brain implant. Now with this brain implant, you can upload your own personal memories to the cloud instead of all that pesky writing them down and posting them which is such a hassle and you can even go as far as removing or replacing unhappy memories. Who wouldn’t want to be able to do that? The brain implant isn’t all that great though because people become addicted to it, kind of like people who become addicted to ADAM’s, and it turns them into these monster like creatures. Anyway, as Nilin, it’s up to you, and the revolution group that you join, the Errorist’s, to show Memorize that not every memory should be available to the public and that memories shouldn’t be erased.

Like I said, this was an awesome concept because as Nilin you were able to access certain people’s memories throughout the game and remix them. Letting them see things they didn’t see before, letting them remember the things they tried to forget, or just making up a whole new thing for them to remember since you had access to their brain. Even though this concept was awesome, which is probably why Dontnod fleshed it out more after this game failed and turned it into Life is Strange, these parts were few and far between and everything else about the game was kind of a downer including the combat sequences. There were endless battles when all you really wanted to do was get to the memory stuff and the point of the story. This took way too long to get across and by the end of the game, even though it did show a point and it was enjoyable it just wasn’t one of those games that I wanted to go back to or even try to play again because I didn’t feel like it was worth a second playthrough which is why I never finished it.

For one playthrough though, I have to say that 29 out of 51 trophies isn’t all that bad. I was pretty happy with this as it gave me an A rating on PSN profiles. I guess not a lot of people even bothered with this game or tried to get the platinum. There are a bunch of random trophies to still get for this game that includes beating it on the hardest difficulty, doing specific things, not dying during battles, and collecting collectibles. It’s not the hardest trophy list, but it isn’t the easiest either. If the game was better, it wouldn’t be hard to go back and play over and over again until it was complete.

Probability of this game getting played again…1 out of 5.

Remember Me

I really can’t see myself going back to this game anytime soon. I enjoyed it the first go around, but there were so many things wrong with it like the combat style that I wouldn’t even want to try for the platinum in this game. It would take multiple playthroughs maybe another 3-4 to be able to get everything and I’m not looking to devote that much time to it. So while it was enjoyable the first go around, it’s one of those one and done games where if you finish it you finish it, if not then you just don’t.

Now it’s your turn. Love this game? Hate it? Think that it was way before it’s time and that Dontnod finally got it right with Life is Strange? Let me know down in the comments section and for next week, it’s almost time to say goodbye to my “friend” as this was one of the last games that I actually played with her. Anyway, this was probably the game that ruined everything and I never even finished it. Damn you Little Big Planet 2! How many friendships have you destroyed! (That was sarcasm in case you didn’t get it. I’m never sure of these things.) Anyway, next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Little Big Planet 2.