By Alex Walker on June 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm
Remember Me’s tale of caution about the ultimate advancements in social networking is a curious proposition. It’s particularly relevant in an age where concerns about privacy, centred around citizens’ willingness to share personal information without a second thought, are rampant.
It’s a wonderfully thought-provoking premise from French studio Dontnod Entertainment, although the game never quite gets out of second gear. The plot focuses almost entirely on the personal rehabilitation of memory hunter Nilin, forgoing the opportunity to explore the real concerns about the growth of social networking for unfortunate cliché.
In fairness, Remember Me was never engineered for a wider message about society — but by the time the credits roll, and particularly throughout the entirety of the last chapter, you can’t help but apply the game’s themes to a broader context.