Tokyo Dark: Rememberance
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Tokyo Dark Remembrance doesn't get everything right. For a visual novel with point and click adventure elements, its game design and the way it flows puts a lot of limits on the player's options and its art style seems somehow mismatched from its well written plot and involving soundtrack. Nonetheless, the game has a lot of potential and very good ideas, it could have simply benefited from a better execution and design.
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The psychological terror of Tokyo Dark: Remembrance bothers and forces accurate decisions regarding levels of sanity and professionalism, making the game interesting and worrying, as the protagonist suffers throughout the entire story. The soundtrack is abundant, making the suspense atmosphere more evident, and the animations are clean. In the end, the game is a good option to buy.
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I enjoyed my time with it, about 10 hours, and Itō's quest to find the truth at great personal cost is compelling. That said, if you're looking for a solid point-and-click, I can't really recommend it. It's just too thin on that front.
Like the very best horror, Tokyo Dark takes a look at real-world issues and tensions in a way that's memorably shocking. There's a strong subtext to Tokyo Dark's story, and its told in a nuanced way, with memorable characters and intense imagery. Cherrymochi is a unique developer that has created a unique thing here, and for that the team has certainly earned my attention for whatever it has coming next.
Tokyo Dark -Remembrance- tells a compelling, albeit disturbing story and gives players a pretty strong handle on how it will all unfold. There are a couple of visual issues, but they’re not so unforgiving to make you avoid the game. If strong storytelling interests you, and you like making choices that will dramatically shape the outcome of a game, then this one is definitely worth your time.
Tokyo Dark is so bizarre and mangled that it is difficult to pin down where it falls off the rails. It can be both deftly thoughtful and entirely distasteful within the same scene, as if two different games were stapled together and forced to fight to the death.Tokyo Dark is so bizarre and mangled that it is difficult to pin down where it falls off the rails. It can be both deftly thoughtful and entirely distasteful within the same scene, as if two different games were stapled together and forced to fight to the death.
Any players who enjoy visual novels, choose your own adventures, or supernatural murder mysteries would enjoy this title. As the game itself can be played through to one ending in just a few hours, Tokyo Dark: Remembrance is a great casual game with minimal time commitment. Playing through multiple endings on New Game Plus is still enjoyable, though a bit tedious.
Walking the line between a visual novel and classic adventure game, Tokyo Dark: Remembrance succeeds in telling its story while having players question their decisions.
Overall, I really loved Tokyo Dark Remembrance. The feel of having your choices permanent with the constant autosave really gives weight to your choices, and the story and characters are really interesting. The artstyle is well done and the backgrounds are really well done. The story was engaging and with more than ten possible endings, there’s a lot of replayability value. Tokyo Dark is a game I almost instantly got hooked on, and with good reason too. I had a great time delving into the depths of Tokyo, and I hope you do too.
These foibles were there, and noticeable, but I still loved the game. This speaks to the storytelling, which I would think is paramount in a visual novel game. Sure some of the character models were a little … off, but this is not some huge project. This game started as a Kickstarter, and I thank the people that supported it. I should also mention that there were improvements made to the base PC version to bring the game to the Nintendo Switch.