Game release: “Read Only Memories” (PC)

Futuristic cyberpunk adventure games aren’t particularly new, but MidBossRead Only Memories still looks interesting enough to warrant a play.

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I’ve never been a fan of the anime art style (Studio Ghibli doesn’t count), and with games it’s even more difficult. However, this point-and-clicker piques my interest, mainly due to the references to Hideo Kojima’s Snatcher. I haven’t played this early adventure game, but with the right sense of humor, this could turn out quite nicely. With a robot called Turing who’s the first ROM (Relationship and Organizational Manager) and a journalist who has problems with his job, this duo is interesting enough to make for memorable dialogues.

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Of course it remains to be seen how the anime art style influences storytelling, but I’m enthusiastic about it when a game like Gabriel Knight is mentioned for inspiration (although from the first looks of it, it seems far-fetched). It all looks low budget, and the promo voice in the trailer is quite horrible (or maybe intentionally so?). But with the promise of a branching narrative and multiple puzzle solutions in addition to a vibrant world one could get lost in, the game can be something special, even for those who’re sceptical about animes.

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The game is available now for PC on GOG and Steam in a standard edition, but also with an artbook and soundtrack sold separately or in a bundle with the original game.

Buy the standard edition on
GOG
Steam

Buy the deluxe edition (upgrade) on
GOG
Steam

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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