There’s no denying that there’s a plethora of games out there for us gamers at the moment – the range spans from AAA block busters all the way to the indie gems. I always keep an eye on the indie scene as you never know what you might just stumble across, it just so happens that I have found an absolutely amazing game in my search. The game in question is My Memory Of Us. How about we take a look at just how beautiful this game is?
The game starts with a young girl on her way to the local book store, you take a short journey and you’re there before you know it. Once the desired book is chosen, it is taken to the store owner, and as it’s handed over, a bunch of photos fall out. The owner says how these “bring back memories”, and now the game begins. Each memory is now a level you traverse through and each has its own story to tell.
As you can see in the photo above, there are two main characters you’ll control throughout this journey. They each have their own special abilities and they make a great team.
You will be ducking and diving through puzzles and challenges in each level but you’ll notice one thing similar while playing; the bond and friendship of these two grows and grows, and you can’t help but begin to love them. Their backgrounds and upbringing are extremely different but the friendship shines through, the fun and laughter they share is infectious and uplifting to even the hardest gamer out there.
The problem is, the fun soon comes to a grinding halt. The Evil King takes control of the city and his army of robot soldiers appear everywhere. The townspeople have been separated, some of them were marked red and forced to move out of their lifelong homes, and live in a place that was segregated off from the rest of the city by a huge wall. Luckily, the children were not alone as they still had one another. Their blossoming friendship allowed them to stay together, even though almost everything wanted to tear them apart.
As mentioned previously, you need to complete each memory in order to progress onto the next. Some levels will make you use each character in sync to overcome the obstacles ahead, other levels will present you with a puzzle that needs to be solved.
The mixture is perfect and each level feels fresh and not a mundane repeat of previous ones. They also have the difficulty right, as they are challenging but not rage inducing. The way you are told how to progress is another plus point, you get enough information to give you an idea of what you need to achieve and it’s up to you and your brain to figure it out. I am also a huge fan of the easy controller configuration, it’s best to keep things straightforward but you will need to be quick on the dancing sections.
Another huge plus point is the environment you’re in, the breath taking sketch like design will suck you in completely. The attention to detail is second to none and, in an odd way, captures what a memory would look like if you could see them on a screen.
The side scrolling set up is a nice touch and the puzzle scenes will always give you the best view. It’s clear a lot of work has gone into this and it’s not been rushed out – a digital tip of the hat for the hard work that shines through. The music and sound effects are the icing on the cake, it compliments the design to give you the full experience that the game offers you.
Now to summarise my thoughts – it’s always difficult to review a story based game without giving away spoilers so I’ll keep it short and sweet. What we have here is a beautifully told story of friendship and sticking together, you’ll experience wonderful highs and bitter lows. Your emotions will also be stretched to the limits at times, I won’t say why but you’ll be forgiven for shedding a tear at the end. You’ll also hear a very familiar voice narrating the story, I couldn’t have foreseen a better choice.
My Memory Of Us is an amazing addition to any gaming library, I really enjoyed it from start to finish and can’t recommend it enough. If you’re still unsure if it’s for you, check out the trailer below:
My Memory Of Us is available on Xbox One, Steam and PlayStation 4 – A release is planned for Nintendo Switch but is to be confirmed. Please check your preferred supplier for pricing and details.
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- Overall - 8/108/10
A beautiful story of friendship and love told through memories, you’ll go through wonderful highs and terrible lows on a rollercoaster of an adventure which taps in on almost every emotion.