posted by JesterCGI (LOS ANGELES, CA) Sep 26, 2013
Member since Apr 2004
What starts out as a Great game, sums up in a mass of disappointment. Near the end of the game are a few battle scenes that are so amazingly slow and repetitive that they almost completely ruin the game. Check out some of the later game play videos on you tube before you rent this. One fight in particular takes over 25 minutes on there... and is REALLY BORING!
Check out the new Tomb Raider instead
Don't know what happens with games like this, and I'm sure the big wigs at Capcom were not happy with it, but I'm glad games like this get made.
First, yes, the combat system is a bit shallow, repetitive, but you can say that about a lot of games, including favs like Max Payne 3. BUT, the storyline, a dystopian Total Recall meets Neuromancer meets the Matrix, is intriguing and wonderful to watch unfold. The animation sequences are brilliantly rendered, and so are the set designs. Yes, it would have been fun to explore them, but that's why this is a great rental.
The neatest part of this game, truly groundbreaking, and I hope they do something like this again, is the remixing of memories. You play through memory sequences and alter someone's memory to get them to do what you want. This is the most awesome part of the game, done quite well, but, alas, not done enough.
However, unlike most games that come out these days, which are simply the same old run-around-shoot-kill-stab-solve-puzzle-rinse-and-repeat, Remember Me actually strives for something unique and different. You get the feeling that this game sort of had a fixed budget, and kudos to the director who decided to not skimp on the art design. Neo Paris is gorgeous, and something different when every other game is trying to blow up NYC all the time.
Great rental, and worth anyone's time who is looking for something out of the ordinary that is creative in a world of cookie cutter clutter.