Mediocre Game From Last Gen Featured a Truly Unique World

Remember Remember Me? You might not. DONTNOD Entertainment’s first title was a cyberpunk action-adventure game that was published by Capcom. So basically, the polar opposite of Life is Strange. The game released worldwide in June 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Remember Me’s plot focuses on Nilin, she is a memory hunter working for a resistance called the Errorists. At the very beginning of the game, she loses her memory by an evil mega-corporation, Memorize. The events that unfold afterward are sorta trippy because you never know who exactly is the right person to trust — as the player, you’re just as clueless as Nilin. I found the story to be rather impressive for a new IP from a freshly made developer.

The Aftereffect 

I played Remember Me after playing Life Is Strange, and as different as the games are, I could tell it was made by the same studio. I can imagine that DONTNOD Entertainment learned a lot during the development period of Remember Me, that would directly affect Life is Strange. The two games actually have one gameplay aspect in common — both games feature time-control powers. When you’re not beating up baddies in Remember Me, there were cutscenes that you could change by reversing time and manipulating objects in the setting. You would have the ability to alter the past. Sound familiar? It should, it’s the exact same gameplay mechanic as the puzzle solving in Life Is Strange — in which you control time to gain access to new items or areas. DONTNOD must love the idea of time travel.

Now, aside from the story elements and the Life is Strange similarities, DONTNOD Entertainment created one of the most visually impressive worlds to gawk at, and I think it kinda flew under the radar. The world they created is so fascinating, interesting, and just plain beautiful. The robotic environments mixed with the lower income housing is insanely unique, I’ve personally never seen anything like it. It reminded me of a mix between the movies iRobot, Ex Machina, and the upcoming Ready Player One. Anyway, I thought the presentation overall was incredible, almost even Uncharted 2 level good. Instead of going on and on about it, I’ll just show you some screenshots.

I think Remember Me got the gross end of the stick, the game is actually pretty fun. Experiencing the world alone is enough of a reason to play through it. However, the game did seem like it was a rushed out the door when it came to the gameplay side of things. There just wasn’t much to it, so it got repetitive quick. Although I thought it was fun enough to get the platinum trophy for, so that is saying something. I then went on to platinum Life Is Strange twice on PS3 and PS4 — some say I have a problem, I don’t disagree.

In case you missed it, here’s what we thought of Life Is Strange — Review

Also, if you haven’t seen DONTNOD Entertainments latest title Vampyr, here are some screenshots.

I want to know what you think. Did you get around to playing Remember Me? Did you forget it was the same studio that developed Life is Strange? Leave all your thoughts in the comments section below, or on our social media page!

Related to this article
  • Life is Strange’s new comic continues from where the game left off
  • Related to this article
  • Bandai Namco partnering with Dontnod for new adventure IP
  • Related to this article
  • New Life is Strange game in development at DONTNOD