Today, many new screenshots and videos were unveiled for Remember Me, a sci-fi video game that takes place in the year 2084, a refrence to the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell. The game takes place in a futuristic version of Paris, and it concerns themes such as society’s divide between the rich and poor, totalitarianism, and, most importantly, memories. The main character is Nilin, a lovely lady who has had here memories removed from her. As she journeys to gain back her lost memories, she eventually becomes concerned with starting a revolution and loosen the tight grip the government has on the city.

As for gameplay, three main aspects of it that make Remember Me unique are its fluid controls, combat, and “memory remixing”. Navigating Nilin to, between, and from buildings is a breeze thanks to a Sensen implant that Nilin wears. This implant creates orange arrows on-screen that dictate where Nilin must go. An over-the-shoulder camera that pans out when a better viewpoint is needed for the game’s platforming  also makes things much easier for the player.

Combat is a bit difficult to take part in at first, but after some time fighting passes fighting many bad guys becomes a piece of cake. Throughout the game, Nilin learns combos made up of “pressens,” or button prompts. When these pressens are stringed together in the right order, Nilin can regenerate health or deal extra damage to enemies. It is also worth noting that there are no guns in this game, as controlling memories is a more effective way for the government to eliminate its enemies, which will be delved into next.

The concept of modifying memories is Remember Me‘s selling point. Throughout the game, Nilin takes the memories of others and modifies them for either money or to further her goals of revolution and finding out her past. For example, Nilin must modify the memory of an assassin out to kill her so that she will join Nilin in the revolutionary effort. As for the sequences themselves, Nilin can search through the memory for “glitches” that will change how the memory plays out. However, if Nilin causes something in the memory to happen that couldn’t possibly happen in the real world, such as the memory’s owner dying, then the memory has to be modified again.

Remember Me‘s features may ensure that it will be remembered as something more than just another third-person action adventure gane. It will come out for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in May.

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