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Rememoried (Xbox)

Developed by Vladimir Kudelka, Rememoried was released on PC back in 2015 (£6.99) and has now been released on Xbox One for £12.49.

Rememoried is essentially a first-person, adventure puzzle game where in order to progress you must forget… It is a surreal, dreamlike game where memories and dreams collide as you try and find out what is going on. In many ways, once I finished the game I was left with more questions than answers.

My first impressions of Rememoried were that it was absolutely stunning, the water effects and the bright colours contrasted against the endless black surroundings were quite frankly, breathtaking and for a little while, I just took my time to enjoy looking around. Moving around the world was effortless and without any framerate issues which ensured a wonderful and enchanting experience.

Rememoried is a relaxed and generally quiet game featuring classical music which is only interrupted by a mysterious voice with curious phrases which I think are supposed to be subtle hints as to what is expected of you in the current scenario. I often found that I was asking myself “what does that mean?” a number of times throughout the entire game so if they are supposed to be hints then they certainly don’t give much away! Rememoried is without a doubt, not the kind of game that is going to spoon feed you all of the answers which I actually quite liked as there was a sense of accomplishment when I finally figured it out.

The controls are very simple, simply move with LS, look with RS and jump with RB, the controls are responsive and do what you need them to do.

In order to progress through the game, you are required to solve a series of puzzles. To begin with, you will find that you are able to advance without any real issues and then suddenly you’ll find yourself walking around (or dying) for ages wondering what on earth you’re supposed to be doing.

There is quite a jump in difficulty at various points in the game without any really obvious signs to help you which can get a little frustrating at times, especially when the voice keeps saying phrases like “The memory creates a landscape from your changing reminiscences.” It will likely be through trial and error that you will find the most success with regards to finding the solutions because, with some puzzles, something you may have already tried once unsuccessfully may miraculously work the second time. On the whole, it seems to be that whatever worked for you in solving the previous level will undoubtedly be useless in the next level so keep trying something new until eventually, you succeed. I have found that on some of the levels I have managed to progress by simply walking around in circles until I accidentally stumble upon the answer, I guess that could be symbolic of real life for many of us!

I managed to play through the entire game in just a few hours which makes me think that the price point is slightly too high, especially if you consider that the PC version is almost half of the price! I appreciate that the PC game is two years old and there are obviously costs involved when releasing a game on console but I feel that many people will be put off by such a huge difference.  

Overall, as a fan of puzzle games, especially ones where you can wander around a little, I adored playing through Rememoried, my only request would be for there to be more in the way of content. If I had to give it a score it would be 7/10. I would say that Rememoried is a game worth playing especially if you are into puzzles and beautifully designed games.

Rememoried has 10 achievements available for a total of 1,000 Gamerscore. The achievement list is a little short and I’m sure there could have been a few more achievements implemented somehow but as it stands, all of the achievements are progression related and will be unlocked through natural gameplay. For those of you who are achievement/Gamerscore hunters, you will be glad to know that Rememoried is a fairly straightforward completion. If you need any help or guidance with any of the achievements then head over to True Achievements where you will find plenty of useful information.

A game code was provided for the purpose of this review. Thank you!
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