It's been a rough couple of weeks -- what with the school year starting, my house still not really finished, and my mom's restaurant opening -- so I decided to pick up a new game and take a breather.
I've played a couple of games on-and-off since finishing Bioshock Infinite, namely Kerbal Space Program and UVHM in Borderlands 2, but I hadn't started a new single-player game. Nothing really felt right.
I had GTA5 in my hands, ready to rent, when I decided to pick up something else instead. Remember Me is a game I've been wanting to play since it came out, but I just hadn't found the time.
I really wish I had now. I'm only about an hour in so far, but, wow, the visuals in this game are surreal. It's the same kind of reaction I had when I was walking around Columbia for the first time, filled with awe. The soundtrack's also going to be stuck in my head for a long time, too, which is good; I needed something to replace Tron Legacy. (Trading dubstep for trace.. at this point, I'll take it.)
I do have to agree with the one or two reviews I'd seen before playing, though. Combat is extremely repetitive. Then again, the last game I'd played with hand-to-hand combat like this was Oni, and I've been wishing for a remake of that game for about forever.
Also, Neo-Paris? For the love of.. come on, game. That's just terrible.