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Read Only Memories

Oct 5, 2015 - PC

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8 / 10
Game Revolution
4.5 / 5
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4 / 5
Paste Magazine
7.5 / 10
Pixel Dynamo
7.1 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Read Only Memories

Read Only Memories is an eye-catching, cyberpunk-themed adventure that cleverly presents and explores important societal issues.

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Read Only Memories started out as a project for the inclusion of LGBT characters, but regardless of where one leans on the political spectrum, it's so much more than just a good-intentioned story of equality for all. You'll have the option by way of your answers to tailor your own issues of identity and throughout the game's ten-hour length you'll encounter plenty of gay and straight, trans- and cis-gendered people.

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I would recommend Read Only Memories to anyone who enjoys point-and-click adventure games, as it's an excellent addition to the genre, borrowing many of its key elements while ditching some of the more obnoxious ones. It's also a great choice for anyone who is looking for more diversity in their video games, as it does a wonderful job of promoting inclusion without making it the sole focus. Plus, there's an awesome, adorable little robot friend to hang out with, and who doesn't want that?

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Read Only Memories is a fantastic cyberpunk game whose biggest strength is its writing.

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A polished cyberpunk graphic adventure with themes other developers rarely handle with this much finesse.

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Read Only Memories manages to frame current issues in a neo-noir light, and excels in many ways at that. I'm still thinking about Turing's notion of the social contract, and how that relates to the way we interact with others.

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Unbalanced, but accomplishes what it set out to do.

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The story and characters are written so well that when I think about the other endings I may have missed I want to go back and play again so I can see what else happens. It even has me thinking about the way that we treat players' thoughts about characters and how that isn't something that we should ignore.

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