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Bright Memory

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Total Reviews: 32
VSG Recommendation: Skip It
Critics Consensus: Despite the score, Bright Memory is a rare good-bad game that’s enjoyable and features surprisingly decent gunplay in a short, janky blast of fun.
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Critic Reviews: 32
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 32

Despite the score, Bright Memory is a rare good-bad game that's enjoyable and features surprisingly decent gunplay in a short, janky blast of fun.

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Critic Reviews for Bright Memory

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32

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High Score - 85/100
85%
Average Score - 60/100
60%
Low Score - 40/100
40%

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5/10
Metro GameCentral (GameCentral)

One of the few games that can accurately be described as so bad it’s good, with a gleefully bizarre mix of bad voice-acting, appalling console optimisation, and surprisingly decent gunplay.

November 11, 2020 |

Bright Memory has the potential to be great once Infinite arrives, but for now, it gets a very light recommendation with some provisos. It’s not technically impressive even as a Series X launch title, but Bright Memory is worth pursuing either way if you grew up on classic action romps.

November 9, 2020 |
7/10
Chris Carter (Destructoid)
55/100
Alex Everatt (COGconnected)

Bright Memory is a very, very short game. I played through it twice, each time the total game time was between 30-40 minutes in length. There isn’t a lot of reason to replay the short campaign either, save for earning Achievements – they even included an Achievement for finishing the game three times. You can dress Shelia up in four different costumes, including the ever-popular school girl outfit, but you really only see them during cutscenes. The game hits a lot of high notes visually, but some design choices, like the bizarre water drop issue and the screen tearing issues, detract from the overall presentation.

November 18, 2020 |

Metro GameCentral (GameCentral)

5/10 - (Read Review)

One of the few games that can accurately be described as so bad it’s good, with a gleefully bizarre mix of bad voice-acting, appalling console optimisation, and surprisingly decent gunplay.

Chris Carter (Destructoid)

7/10 - (Read Review)

Bright Memory has the potential to be great once Infinite arrives, but for now, it gets a very light recommendation with some provisos. It’s not technically impressive even as a Series X launch title, but Bright Memory is worth pursuing either way if you grew up on classic action romps.

Alex Everatt (COGconnected)

55/100 - (Read Review)

Bright Memory is a very, very short game. I played through it twice, each time the total game time was between 30-40 minutes in length. There isn’t a lot of reason to replay the short campaign either, save for earning Achievements – they even included an Achievement for finishing the game three times. You can dress Shelia up in four different costumes, including the ever-popular school girl outfit, but you really only see them during cutscenes. The game hits a lot of high notes visually, but some design choices, like the bizarre water drop issue and the screen tearing issues, detract from the overall presentation.

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Game Description / Storyline:

The 1000-year-old relic swords known as “Kanshou and Bakuya”, discovered through SRO research, have been found to comprise a unique multilayered structure, containing a mysterious substance in their cores. This substance, known as the “Soul of Jiu Xuan”, possesses the ability to reanimate the dead. In an attempt to take possession of the substance, the “SAI” – a massive terrorist organization controlling its own army – has used a cutting-edge piece of technology known as a “Quantum Transporter” to infiltrate the SRO research facility and steal top-secret and incredibly dangerous data. To make matters worse, while attempting to calibrate coordinates on the Quantum Transporter, Shelia mistakenly activates the device, immediately transporting everyone in the vicinity to the Floating Island – an airborne continent near the North Pole, undisturbed in its slumber for over 1000 years. It is soon discovered that the various beasts and corpses of those who once populated the island have been reanimated by the “Soul of Jiu Xuan”, and they’re coming for Shelia…

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