While I never keep up with gaming news, the guys at my favourite game shop consider it their duty to expose me to interesting-looking trailers whenever I walk in to make a purchase. It was during one of these visits that I saw the first trailer for Remember Me. I had no idea what to make of it, but it looked pretty good. But is it?
Remember Me takes place in the not-too-distant future, where a large corporation called Memorize has figured out how to copy, delete and transfer human memories like computer data. There are all kinds of services they offer using this technology, like erasing painful memories, or even giving you the memories of someone else. Like, say you’re a serious gaming nerd and you know you’ll never get laid, you can pay for the memories of a suave ladies’ man and at least remember what it is was actually like – just think for a second how weird that concept is. That’s not an obvious joke either: if you wander around the game taking in the ambience and details, you’ll see characters doing this exact kind of thing at memory vending machines.