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Monday, 3 June 2013 08:41 GMT By Dave Cook

Remember Me reviews have started spilling out online, and as always we’re there to scoop them up in our critique net.

Dontnod Entertainment’s Uncharted clamberer meets third-person fighting romp releases on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 June 4 across North America and June 7 across Europe.

Got a score we’ve missed? Hurl it into the comment box below and we’ll add it when we can.

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63 Comments

  1. JebusF

    http://www.godisageek.com/2013/06/remember-me-review/

    9/10 from GodisaGeek.com

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mithrandir

    93, Gaming Trend http://gamingtrend.com/game_reviews/you-will-never-forget-remember-me/
    PSM UK has the same review as CVG http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/review/remember-me-ps3-review-your-mind-and-neo-paris-is-the-scene-of-the-crime/

    3,5/5 Gamesradar http://www.gamesradar.com/remember-me-review/

    #2 2 years ago
  3. gamemax

    Reviews not so good but i already preorder for this game on Amazon xbox 360 version

    #3 2 years ago
  4. POOP CRUSTY

    http://m.ign.com/videos/2013/06/02/remember-me-video-review

    IGN-5.9

    #4 2 years ago
  5. seagull

    NextGengamingBlog 8/10

    http://nextgengamingblog.com/blog/remember-me-review/

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Edo

    VideoGamer 4/10
    http://www.videogamer.com/reviews/remember_me_review.html.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    ShopTo Review

    http://www.shopto.net/news/42954/Remember-Me-Review – No Score :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Malmer

    So, a good game with some flaws. Usually in the end that means a better game than something streamlined to be flawless. Personality many times can be found in the flaws.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dave Cook

    Tell you what, I really love the game’s world. Best thing about it. Neo Paris has real character, but the game is basically a corridor with fights every so often.

    As a Streets of Rage fan, that’s brilliant to me, but if I were a paying customer I’d want more.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Valky3it

    Games.it (Italy) – 8,2/10
    http://www.games.it/microsoft/xbox360/recensioni/remember-me-video-recensione.html

    ;)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. pennyman

    we have some Remember Me gameplay here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZmgpLlUxo0

    #11 2 years ago
  12. hosseincode

    PSM3 Magazine – 8 out of 10

    http://baziwood.ir/1392/03/02/second-remember-me-review-score/

    #12 2 years ago
  13. hives

    If you don’t like linear games, you won’t like it.

    World is great, music is just awesome (cyberpunky+classical music).

    I hate that even on harderst dificulty game isn’t hard at all and there’s no option to turn off the signs that shows you where to jump during platforming.

    Combat will feel shallow for everyone who played Arkham Asylum/City.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. mkotechno

    Some 3/10 others 8/10, paid reviews everywhere.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ShoryuDan

    Ready Up – 8/10
    http://ready-up.net/reviews/remember-me/

    #15 2 years ago
  16. R1chardTM

    GamersNET – 7.8/10
    http://www.gamersnet.nl/reviews/remember_me_review/

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ArekkzGaming

    Arekkz Gaming Video Review – 85/100
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFoFv2IR290

    #17 2 years ago
  18. machy

    yet again Ign gve another shity score while they gve COD year after year 9+

    #18 2 years ago
  19. TheLastDodo

    Hmmm scores all over the place.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Sylrissa

    everything from 5-9, critics are across the board on this one.

    IMO, as long it has an interesting world with a good story, I couldn’t care less how easy or linear it is, but that is just one womans personal interest in games like this.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Edo

    @Dave
    Yeah,I know,this game simply put begs to be open world.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Edo

    Edge 8/10
    http://www.edge-online.com/review/remember-me-review/

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dave Cook

    @22 yeah it really does. The world is brilliant though. Very intriguing :)

    Thanks, adding Edge in.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. actuallyisnotafox

    id still buy it :p

    #24 2 years ago
  25. djhsecondnature

    One Hit Pixel – B+

    http://onehitpixel.com/review/remember-me

    #25 2 years ago
  26. viralshag

    Another one I might pick up when it hits 75% off, some of those reviews make it sound awful and it doesn’t sound like it’s worth picking up right away.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Sneak-Out

    PlayFront (German) – 9/10

    http://playfront.de/test-remember-me-wenn-technologien-leben/

    thx for posting :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. eddy27

    Very average scores (some below average) by the better known sites, not one I will buy until at least few price drops.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Digital Bamboo

    I’m still getting it. The world & music alone.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. EvilGost

    PS3Gen.fr (http://www.ps3gen.fr/remember-me-dontnod-entertainment-capcom-test-review-impressions-verdict-article-33806-1.html) – 7.5/10

    #30 2 years ago
  31. YoungZer0

    Gametrailers 6.8/10:

    http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/bb5cd3/remember-me-review

    #31 2 years ago
  32. TheBlackHole

    This had ‘not bad’ written all over it from the start.

    Not surprised by these scores at all.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Gekidami

    “As a Streets of Rage fan, that’s brilliant to me, but if I were a paying customer I’d want more.”
    Damn Streets of Rage fans never paying for their games, they’re tearing the industry down!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Dave Cook

    @33 Hah :D

    #34 2 years ago
  35. get2sammyb

    Morning all. Our review’s up:
    http://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps3/remember_me

    7/10. :)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. roadkill

    Similar to the Madness Returns reviews. Some loved it while others hated it. I’ll check it out then.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. SplatteredHouse

    Watching the GT review, to get some gameplay in with my first glimpse of opinion on the finished game, but I would like to find out: melee combat comparison: Sleeping Dogs/Remember Me/Batman Arkham where does RM fit in terms of fun/playability?

    They state that the strikes do not vary greatly between one another, and it’s painted as a negative “very little functional difference between a red X and a purple Y”, but to me, that just means I can get more creative with my combo building – any eyes yet on what difference the pre-order special attacks make? Are they balanced, op, or basically more a novelty compared to the base set of attacks?

    How do attacks work? You build combo chains in the lab…But, does that mean you can ONLY do those strings, and you trigger them one after another – do the ones you build grant bonuses when pulled off, whereas free-form ones do not – or is there something else at play, in RM’s moves list?

    oh no. If you screw up and get defeated before a checkpoint, any and all progress including any Combo Lab customisations since the last checkpoint get wiped. That’s just silly. It fits narrative (Nilin “forgets” the error and takes another shot at it) but…
    “Whatever you might say about it, this curious and ambitious game is not without personality or interest. It’s up to you to decide if your mind has enough room to hold this curious oddity” they conclude.
    The script sounds very hit and miss, where the misses are noticeable, but the game looks promising.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. backup

    mixed review better wait for christmas sales :P

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Clupula

    I’m not paying attention to IGN’s review, because IGN reviews are ALWAYS wonky. That said, I have still yet to see a single thing for this game that convinces me it is something I should pick up. Looks very generic, to be quite honest.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. KineticCalvaria

    @39, obviously Capcom didn’t pay up for IGN’s review.

    Scores look fairly good for a new IP.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Tavarish

    10 minutes from TotalBiscuit, limited to 10 minutes by embargo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YukHxeAchzI Full “WTF is…” dropping as soon as limits, given my laughable embargo, lifts.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. salarta

    I find this variety of scores means the review scores themselves are far more trustworthy and the game far more indicative of genuine quality than a lot of so-called “masterpiece” games that have come out, especially in the past few months. As I’ve said before, flagship or heavily promoted games from major companies like Squeenix are pretty much guaranteed to get rave reviews regardless of actual quality. A game getting good scores that isn’t a major franchise or being marketed out the ass shows it’s bound to be good.

    Looking forward to playing a game with a strong female protagonist again, once Remember Me gets here.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. YoungZer0

    So in conclusion:

    Too much shallow combat that is more drag than fun.

    A shitty main protagonist that might as well be an antagonist.

    Original gameplay ideas not fleshed out and only used a handful of times.

    Bad writing.

    Bad voice acting.

    Bad story.

    Great environments.

    Great music.

    Saw a lot of those points coming a mile away to be honest.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Tavarish

    @43 So… basically any AAA game from past 5 or so years? :D

    #44 2 years ago
  45. salarta

    @44: Accurate statement is accurate. :D Though there are a few rare cases where the voice acting isn’t quite so bad because the company paid extra for it, and where the bad writing fits the franchise or style of game it was written for.

    I’m hoping that changes in the future, and that within the next decade we start to see games that prize quality and show understanding of and respect for what was previously established about already existing franchises and their characters. With the exception of Mortal Kombat and the debatable exception of Metal Gear Rising, we haven’t seen pre-PS2 franchises treated well with sequels or reboots this generation.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. TheWulf

    Okay, now that’s weird. Edge tends to be an incredibly harsh magazine and they rarely give anything over 7 for a game. This time though they’ve given the game 8/10 which means they really liked it.

    That makes me question the other scores. Then again, it’s not the first time an unusual game has scored lower just because it isn’t the same old rot, so I’ll still be picking it up.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. TheWulf

    @43

    In fairness? Anything that isn’t Space Invaders bullshit is a “bad story” to the mainstream media. You could have given them Citizen Kane and they’d be asking you why you’re not a spotless good guy mercilessly carving up hordes of bad guys in a plot that would have worked for a Saturday morning cartoon. I don’t exactly have a lot of faith in what the mainstream media considers a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ plot. Most of them just want to kill shit, they don’t want to have to think.

    Edge is a little better in that regard, which makes me wonder about their score. Let me think… who do I trust more to let me know whether something has a good story or not? IGN or Edge? See, I don’t think that’s a hard decision. I think mostly the story just tends to be one of those that goes over the heads of the mainstream. Usually anything philosophical and symbolic will catch hate. People have been too pre-programmed to love literal stories.

    Conversely, most of these outlets would have claimed that Tomb Raider, Call of Duty, and God of War had sparklingly brilliant stories, just to drive my point home. I honestly can’t trust most mainstream journalists to tell me what is or isn’t a good story any more. Most of them are just too bloody thick, and you know it’s true. I’ve been craving more philosophical stories, lately, so Remember Me will likely help fill that void.

    —Edit

    Also, considering how blue collar that mainstream review parlours tend to be, I wouldn’t mind betting that misogyny played a role in this. I say this because the character isn’t sexualised and/or vulnerable (thank you for that, Tomb Raider), instead she’s actually independent, strong, and probably a good deal more intelligent than the person playing her.

    That has to make some gamers insecure. It’s happened before. :I

    #47 2 years ago
  48. TheWulf

    Hang on a minute… it also just occurred to me that #43 just listed story twice with story and writing, just to try and make the game look worse. See, that makes me question his motives, now, too.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. nilo

    Gameslife 4.5/5

    http://www.gameslife.gr/reviews/remember-me

    #49 2 years ago
  50. YoungZer0

    @44: I disagree. Apart from the environments and the memory-changing ability (which seems to be rare in this game) nothing else about this game looks interesting. The environments look great, but there’s no exploration since it’s all linear. You can’t compare it to games like the Arkham series.

    @45: Broken record is broken.

    No one here even scratched the topic of reboots, yet you felt the need to mention them. Again. And we all know what you meant by “strong female protagonist”. Just go ahead and cry a little bit more about Lara Croft and Aya Brea again while you’re at it.

    Are you even a human being? For all we know you could be a bot.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. TheWulf

    @18

    Exactly my point. This is why I don’t have much trust in mainstream reviews any more. I put more trust in tumblr to tell me whether a game is good than a review site, and that’s the honest truth. Why? Because amongst the pictures of cats, there are actually some damned intelligent people there who play games and have interesting opinions. Whilst gaming “journalism” just churns out the same crap.

    “God of War: 10/10! Call of Duty: 10/10! Assassin’s Creed: 10/10! A strange, new IP with a story that I can’t wrap my mind around, and a female protagonist that makes me feel uncomfortable: 5/10 I guess.”

    I don’t even pay attention to Rock, Paper, Shotgun any more as even they have their imbeciles (Quinns’ review of New Vegas, et al) and ever since Kieron left they’re more about puns than smarts, anyway. They’re just like Kotaku 2.0 at this point. Sigh. What happened, there?

    Well, like I said, I’ll be waiting to see what the folks on tumblr have to say about it. Those who aren’t afraid to have more unorthodox opinions. I think tumblr has been my go-to for opinions for the past year or more, now. That just shows how shit of a state the whole gaming journalism thing is in regards to reviews, doesn’t it?

    I’ll stop rambling about this, now. But really, I just can’t shake the feeling that this was slammed because A.) the story went over their heads, and B.) the female protagonist made them feel uncomfortable, making it easier to slam. I’m looking forward to what sexually secure, intellectually minded people have to say about it.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. salarta

    @47: I like your post, I agree with it, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. :) It’s really sad to see how a little more than ten years ago, I was so excited for the potential of the medium to become a great way of presenting powerful experiences full of intellectual and artistic value. And now, we have… the industry. Where even the games from the past that had such value, or elements of it present, have had those things ripped out just to make their games into whatever popular trend kids are into these days.

    @50: Record record is record. :D

    As a robot, I appear to have been programmed with standards that humanity paradoxically claims to pursue while actively working to snuff out. Hey, now I know where politicians come from!

    @51: I miss the strong female protagonists we used to have. I mean, to think in the 90s we had the likes of Jill Valentine, Aya Brea, Samus Aran and Lara Croft in video games while television gave us Xena and Buffy. Today we have… Chell. And I would hesitate to say Bayonetta or Juliet Sterling because while they have self-sufficient personalities, they’re hyper-sexualized, which is something the female protagonists of the past didn’t need (though Eidos foolishly, stupidly put too much emphasis on Lara’s sex appeal over her toughness, intellect and skill).

    #52 2 years ago
  53. YoungZer0

    @47: “Most of them just want to kill shit, they don’t want to have to think.”

    Interesting assumption. I guess that’s why The Walking Dead, Flower, Thomas was Alone, etc. had so many positive reviews.

    The game seems to have a lot of killing and none of the thinking. Hell, a lot of the reviews criticise the game for having too much combat.

    “I say this because the character isn’t sexualised and/or vulnerable”

    Right, she totally didn’t spend the first few minutes of the game in a tight-ass outfit leaving nearly no room for imagination. And she has the perfect model body.

    You really fell for that PR bullshit they pulled, didn’t you?

    @48: Story and writing is not the same thing. You can have a good story that gets the important things right, but still feature bad writing. See Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Interesting (if a little bit predictable story) but terrible writing and voiceacting.

    @52: You never disappoint, I give you that. We could talk about the war in Iraq and you’d find a way to talk about your obsession with Jill Valentine and Aya Brea.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. salarta

    @53: Hey, Imagine Party Babiez was the shit! 8/10 would play again, much better than God Hand. /sarcasm

    Yeah, complain about the tight-ass outfit exaggerated as supposedly leaving no room for imagination… while also having supported other games that show much, much more skin. Even the games lately that people claim supposedly have strong female protagonists, but really don’t, leave less to the imagination than Remember Me has done, at least as far as I’ve seen (I still need my copy of the game to get to me so I can play it).

    And perfect model body is par for the course, it’s done with every single major female character that stars in a video game. It’d be nice if we didn’t have “perfect model body” as a rule of thumb, but baby steps. Having a woman that doesn’t suck as a protagonist is more important than how she looks and what she wears. Though unfortunately, it seems like a lot of people are suckered into the notion that how much you see of a character’s body has more worth than their personality, intellect and skill.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. TheWulf

    I have to add to what I said previously that many non-British European sites are praising Remember Me for having a brilliant narrative, for being a well-told, original Sci-Fi story, with an unusual premise. Just look up the Metacritic reviews for the three platforms.

    France, especially, seems to be able to keep an open mind for unusual Sci-Fi settings. Most of the reviews there have been glowingly positive. To me, this just adds to that sinking feeling I have that the Western, English-speaking press was simply just too bloody stupid to enjoy it, barring a few examples.

    It’s just maddening and saddening to me that a game can get ruined by games journalism, because apparently we have too many insecure clods and anti-intellectuals handling reviews. Also, for all the bluster about bad storytelling, I’ve yet to see one review tell me why.

    But yes, the evidence is there, if you care to see it. And this is exactly why I’ve gravitated away from the mainstream gaming press for reviews in general. I think they should stick to news.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. KineticCalvaria

    @55, France eh? Anything to do with the neo-Paris setting? Oh my…

    #56 2 years ago
  57. salarta

    @57: London, France, underpants, the jokes write themselves! :D

    #57 2 years ago
  58. YoungZer0

    @54: “while also having supported other games that show much, much more skin.”

    Please enlighten me, which game did I ‘support’ that show much more skin?

    To be clear I’m not having a problem with that, I’m just saying it’s not different from other games. The developers were apparently too busy to see that from all the patting on the backs they gave each other.

    “Even the games lately that people claim supposedly have strong female protagonists”

    … but you wouldn’t know much about that.

    “I still need my copy of the game to get to me so I can play it”

    I wish you’d be mature enough to do that to all the other games you complain about. But hey, you already formed your opinion about Remember Me, so why even bother checking the game out? :)

    Why not linger in the believe that the game features a strong female protagonist? What if you play the game and the main character turns out to be utterly useless? That would be terrible. You’d lose all the arguments you had made about the game before.

    I wonder if you were actually ready to admit that you were wrong if that would be the case.

    “perfect model body”

    About that, yeah, she looks like a model and I mean that in the most negative way possible. She tall, skinny and … damn look at her long arms. You usually only see that on models. Her shallow face doesn’t help. Neither do her cheap highlights.

    I don’t think she looks attractive. I do think they tried to make her attractive though.

    @55: “I have to add to what I said previously that many non-British European sites are praising Remember Me for having a brilliant narrative, for being a well-told, original Sci-Fi story, with an unusual premise. Just look up the Metacritic reviews for the three platforms.”

    Yeah, I think 3 reviews mention that the story is ‘different’, but even then they all seem to agree that the game falls short on a lot of other aspects.

    “It’s just maddening and saddening to me that a game can get ruined by games journalism, because apparently we have too many insecure clods and anti-intellectuals handling reviews.”

    Another baseless assumption blown out of proportion, you really do sound like a tumblr.

    “the evidence is there”

    Yes, all the evidence points at Remember Me being a forgettable game (Oh zhe irony!). It’s there, if you care to see it.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. salarta

    @58: Tomb Raider, but if it counts for anything, I did do a quick check of FFX-2 articles as well and found your name wasn’t in any of them for even one comment, so that’s a good thing. :) But I’ll drop that matter since you followed up by saying you don’t have a problem with Remember Me’s level per se.

    I’d say I’m mature enough to not waste money on games I don’t want to play when the sole reason in existence for me to do so is to “win” arguments on the internet, while I’m also mature enough to know that not speaking up about what I care about is in effect saying “I obviously don’t care as much as I think I do, please take it away.” Buying or renting games I don’t support is even worse, because doing so means I just told the company with my wallet that I somehow DO support what they did no matter what I say. Even used is a terrible idea, because that’s a used copy someone else might have bought if I didn’t buy it.

    I didn’t arrive at my approach to dealing with games I don’t support yesterday. It’s the result of learning my lessons from past cases.

    You’re right that I HAVE formed my opinion of Remember Me already. For all I know, there could be some abysmal scenes in the game I haven’t seen yet simply because they aren’t up on Youtube and I haven’t played the game yet. But I CAN go by what I’ve seen, and what I’ve seen tells me that so far, this appears to be everything I wish video games were mature enough to accept in female protagonists, particularly ones that used to be just as admirable a couple generations back. In a sea of shitty games where female characters under “amnesia” or “during a fresh start” are portrayed as scared, weak and/or dumb, what I saw of the opening moments for Nilin in a past video showed she was still a tough badass deep down even with no recollection of who she was.

    I’ll say this that we can agree on, I don’t think Nilin is particularly attractive either. She has real derp face in the picture above. And that’s not what matters. Why should I care how “hot” she is? Did I buy RE5 because Chris looked like a steroid abuser, or RE4 because Leon has nice bangs? Of course not. Likewise, I didn’t buy Remember Me for Nilin’s ass, I bought it because everything I’ve seen so far suggests she’s the awesome female protagonist I miss seeing in this medium, the type of character that all these other companies lost sight of in their desperation to follow the latest popular trends. As far as I’m concerned, they’re more guilty than the people that believe only male characters are viable as video game protagonists.

    I think it’s important to add, since I rarely do, that I’m certainly not demanding the heads of anyone that ruined an old once-great female character, especially if they had good intentions. The only time I go so far as pushing for someone to be demoted or fired is when they’re as unapologetically terrible and disrespectful as Motomu Toriyama, and so far the number of cases that fit that bill come to just him. The rest of the time, I think it’s a matter of the people behind the character simply not getting what made the character not suck before, and trying to do like all the “cool kids” by forcing things that don’t fit the characters for the sake of shallow sales gimmicks. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to shrug off bad directions either. I know very well what happens when you give bad directions a pass on the merit of good intentions with this industry.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. TheWulf

    This is really starting to infuriate me as I’m sensing shenanigans.

    Okay, so IGN tagged it with (you’ll love this):

    “A cult classic one day, but forgettable today.”

    And then they removed it because they realised that that was an incredibly stupid thing to say. That about sums up the problems with the Remember Me reviews. There’s an undertone of ‘if only I were smart enough to actually appreciate this.’ Whereas other, smarter, reviewers have scored it higher, calling it more of a thought experiment in game form.

    This is really creating a divide, here. I think that Remember Me is going to be remembered for outing the most witless of the gaming press. This is a good time to be writing down names of people whose reviews not to follow, because by god, some of these people are morons.

    That IGN statement… I mean, really? It almost says “Well, at some point we may actually have gotten over our fetish for completely unchallenging action entertainment and misogyny to be able to appreciate a game like this. But not today, this game can’t succeed because its philosophical nature won’t be remembered alongside games with bigger explosions and dimwitted male protagonists.

    Projecting much, IGN? Fucking hell.

    I’ve been annoyed at IGN before, but never quite this much.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. YoungZer0

    @59: I still don’t understand how you think you can criticise something you have not seen/played. That’s simply not how adults do stuff, you know.

    You can say “Hey, I don’t think the game is for me, I don’t wanna play it.” but you can keep writing rant after rant after rant on what the game did wrong without knowing its content. Multiple people have said multiple times that you’re flat-out wrong with your speculations and you still argue against that!

    That is the freaking opposite of mature! That’s childish!

    Context is important here. Most male protagonists are shallow machines with little to no humanity. Making female protagonists the same is the opposite of progressive change. I want my main characters to be flawed, to be human to have even a little bit of an explanation as to why they are the way they are.

    If I play a female ex-marine, I don’t doubt for a second that this woman can get the job done. If I play a former student who has no experience with survival and killing people, I want a real arc that shows me how she gets there.

    The same goes for male characters as well. Most games don’t bother with that. Being against games that do bother with all of this (DmC, Tomb Raider) is just a shitty attitude. You punish people for caring.

    And renting works different. You don’t actually pay the publisher nor the developer, you pay the guy who rents it to you. So that argument is invalid.

    “opening moments for Nilin in a past video showed she was still a tough badass deep down even with no recollection of who she was.”

    And you understand this doesn’t make sense, because she doesn’t know who she is, right? Every single movie with a protagonist suffering from amnesia shows him/her off as vulnerable first before the instinct and training kicks in.

    I don’t have a problem with Nilin’s attractiveness or lack there of, what I have a problem with is a developer acting like the fucking ‘killed’ sexism by doing the same fucking every other developer did. It’s not worse, but it’s definitely not better. It’s the same thing.

    Haywire. Now that’s a movie that shows you a tough as nail female protagonist. You look at her for a second you know that’s a woman you don’t want to mess with. If more female protagonists would look like that I wouldn’t have a problem with it all.

    @60: You’re the one who seems to be projecting. They don’t like the game, big fucking deal. Your reaction to is just insane. You accuse them of being dumb and misogynistic. On what evidence exactly? What did they write that leads you to believe that they gave the game a lower score because the main character is a woman?

    What makes you think the other reviewers are smarter? How do you even know that?

    What is about this game that makes you shed all your sanity? Last time someone complained about the writing you called him a racist. You’re fucking nuts.

    Go back to tumblr where baseless accusations like these are the norm.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. salarta

    @61: Seen, not played. Though I’ll admit, as it’s what a person should do, that I have not seen everything in such cases. I think I’ve seen enough. In the same way you don’t need to read all of a book to know if the writer writes poorly.

    Some of the things people have said, I was wrong about… and other things are pretty obviously their personal take. Which is common. You only have to see all the people that SWEAR certain characters “sucked” before they were redone to realize that. If not playing a game but judging it by videos, pictures, summaries and other material put out there is childish, then what does it mean for people to not even try in the slightest to understand why a person admired and respected a character as they used to be?

    I quite enjoy female protagonists that are not empty shells. But it doesn’t take demolishing a character and everything that defines them for a bullshit excuse of “making them more human” (read: making them acting weak and scared into who they are at their most natural) to not make them empty shells.

    I want the characters’ history and identity to be respected. I want characters that were icons to remain icons, not bastardized to make them more “relatable” and more “human” in the eyes of people that can’t seem to respect a woman the way they respect a man as a protagonist unless she’s acting pathetic and getting beatdowns in ways a man never requires and never will. Because apparently, women need to be the dog being kicked ad nauseum for people to think their tits and vaginas don’t get in the way of being something worth respecting.

    I punish bad projects for being disrespectful to the good elements of the past. I especially punish bad projects that go out of their way to ruin, insult or flat out throw away the very things that made them admirable enough in their time to still exist today as franchises in the first place. This is why I bought Mortal Kombat 9 day one, but will never touch DmC. One gave a shit about the past and staying true to its roots while evolving and developing in meaningful ways. The other, came with a lot of bashing the franchise and its fans in the process of radically changing the franchise by the self-professed “genius” of the people behind the project that thought their “genius” was oh so much more valuable than the past.

    Will these companies care what I say? Fuck no. It’s unlikely anyone from these companies even sees a single thing I say, and even if they did, they’re certainly not going to give a shit next to the millions they rake in from people that aren’t me. That’s not the point. Even if I’m the only person in the world that cares about these things, at least there’s me. At least my voice still exists. I may be alone, but it’s better than nothing.

    Renting either means the company gets some residual amount from each time it’s rented, or support for the number of copies the store bought. I don’t know how rental stores go about getting their copies of such material, but I know it has to be one of those two. In worst case scenarios, renting could result either in the store buying an extra copy to satisfy demand, or a person that WOULD have rented the game deciding to go buy it when the rental store turns out to not have any copies available.

    Last I saw from the developer of Remember Me, the people behind the game were actually trying to disavow any suggestion that they were trying to be some big conqueror of sexism, in the exact same way that Rhianna Pratchett said in interviews that her goal was to make a “human character” rather than focusing on how Lara’s a female protagonist.

    I’ll look into Haywire.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. SplatteredHouse

    Rev3Games: 3/5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_885515&feature=iv&list=PL221B2F579F5E074F&src_vid=NnzeBEsB-2w&v=YuPDyhzrlHg

    #63 2 years ago

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    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

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  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

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  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

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  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

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  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

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  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

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  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

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  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

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  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

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