Monday, October 29, 2012

Remember Me - The Game

Remember Me provides a vision of the world where personal memories have become a real world commodity that can be bought, traded and sold. Take on the role of our heroine, Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people's minds and steal or even alter their memories. Arrested, and with her memory wiped clean Nilin must now set out on a mission to rediscover her identity.

(I was captivated by these cool images - Nilin, a former memory hunter with the ability to break into people's minds, check out the hand which is able to hack and steal huh! )

Cyberpunk is back - Be it Total Recall 's Cinematic remake or last year's blisteringly good Deus Ex: Human Revolution, stories of a technologically redesigned human experience have never been more popular. Take those influences and add a dash of Mirror's Edge-inspired city-running, and it's tempting to write off Capcom's new title "Remember Me" as an attempted cash-in. Thankfully, it's shaping up to be something far greater than the sum of its parts.

Set amid the electric hum of Neo-Paris in 2084, the game's future is a place where memories are bought and sold. Want to win Olympic gold, or bed your favourite star? Someone's probably selling their recollection. The ambitious title casts you as Nilin, an elite memory-hacking saboteur employed by the omnipresent Memoreyes Corporation, which facilitates the thoughts-for-sale society. Rewiring her target's minds to enhance the company's power and political influence, Nilin is its top agent - until her sudden but inevitable betrayal, of course.

Gameplay is a mix of open city exploration and real-time combat, through the real spark of ingenuity is in its puzzle missions. Players must figure out the best way to change people's recollections, altering how they'll react in the here-and-now. Excitingly, one mission, with Nilin making a target believe he killed his girlfriend, leading him to commit suicide, causes potentially the only death in the entire game. With the exception of some unforgivably shoddy dialogue and Nilin's over-sexualised catwalk strut, Remember Me is looking to be a cerebral gaming experience in every sense.

Remember Me Official Trailer UK

Remember Me Memory Remix Gameplay - Gamescom 2012

The biggest hook with Remember Me though is the ability to enter a target's mind and "remix" their memories. In the above example shown, Nilin messes with the memories of a target to make him think he killed his wife during an argument four days prior which leads him to commit suicide.

(Game producer explains story)
Capcom Gamescom Event - Remember Me Press Conference, 14 August 2012

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