Scheduled release date:
June 4, 2013
Publisher:
Capcom
Developer:
DONTNOD Entertainment
Number Of Players:
1
Genre:
Action/Adventure
Release Date:
June 4, 2013


As gamers, we should always embrace new IPs with vast amounts of potential. And that’s why I’m excited about Capcom’s Remember Me , which appears to offer invigorating, diverse gameplay that draws from various genres and gameplay styles. Developer DontNod Entertainment isn’t exactly proven but considering that we’ve seen an awful lot of this project already, I think it’s safe to remain enthusiastic and hopeful. Provided the control is solid and the story is well-written and unique, this could end up being one of the more worthwhile titles of the year.

The setting is Neo-Paris in the year 2084. It’s a dystopian future where personal memories can actually be affected and even traded over a network run by the Memoreyes corporation. You can bet that this plot is something of a commentary on our increasingly “connected” technologically-orieented society. Anyway, the protagonist is a memory hunter named Nilin, who suddenly finds herself without any memories of her own, so she sets out on a quest to retrieve them. Obviously, this means facing down the aforementioned corporation and the significant power it wields, so you’ll have to be clever and even stealthy in your approach.

The gameplay boasts elements from popular action/adventure experiences such as Uncharted and Batman: Arkham City , as there is third-person combat combined with a fair amount of platforming. As for the fighting, you’ll have to chain combos together that will be effective in repelling multiple foes. This is where one of the game’s first cool features arises: It’s the Combo Lab, which allows you to experiment with new moves. Unlocked “Pressens” abilities can then be implemented into your combos, which should make you infinitely more powerful. Examples of various Pressens include Regeneration and Cool Down.