Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Reviews

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is ranked in the 9th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Scarlet Bell
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2020

Disaster Report 4 is a game like no other. Undeniably flawed both technically and mechanically, I cannot in good nature recommend it to anybody, and yet I find myself recommending it to every person to ask.

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50 / 100
Mar 31, 2020

With disastrous graphics and performance, not to mention a story that doesn't take itself seriously for the wrong reasons, my report is that Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories fails in almost every aspect, with its only redeeming point being one of the few games in its poorly competitive genre.

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5.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

But this one, there are just too many things that got on my nerves. Some people will still have a good time, and for sure there were moments where I went from delighted to dumbfounded and back in seconds. But the best I can say is proceed with caution, falling debris ahead.

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Apr 1, 2020

It's not necessarily fun, in a traditional sense, but it's culturally insightful and intelligent, and that makes it valuable.

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5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2020

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is a mess of a game.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2020

At best, Disaster Report 4 recalls the mundane and absurd human dramas seen in Yakuza and Deadly Premonition, though shares more of the latter's rough low-budget execution. Ultimately, it's an acquired taste but might just scrape through on its peculiar charms to be a cult favourite.

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GameSpew
Chris Mc
Top Critic
4 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2020

There are a few highlights, but Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories has so many rough edges, broken mechanics and frustrating, counter-intuitive elements that it’s anything but memorable.

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BaziCenter
Danial Karimi tar
Top Critic
5 / 10
Apr 24, 2020

Disaster Report 4, as it name suggests, is nothing more than a disaster. There are some good here and there throughout the game, but they are not enough to overcome the many shortcomings that the game is suffering from.

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4 / 10.0
May 3, 2020

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories starts with a promise to let us experience a massive disaster first hand, and challenge our sense of morality in the face of such a catastrophe. However, the game almost immediately reveals itself to be shallow and underdeveloped in almost every aspect—from game mechanics and graphics, to story and performance. Perhaps a less ambitious and more focused development could have produced a unique game, but as it is now, we cannot recommend Disaster Report 4 to anyone

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5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2020

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories isn’t quite a disaster but it does have quite a few things wrong with it you need to keep in mind before jumping in. Getting to visit a Japan hit by disaster and have the opportunity to interact and choose whether to help people can be fun. It’s just a shame that the game looks and performs poorly and has some questionable design choices and writing in it.

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6.6 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2020

If you can look past the aesthetics of Disaster Report 4, there's a bunch of fun to be had escaping the broken city and helping out the residents as you struggle to survive and hopefully make your way home.

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47 / 100
Mar 31, 2020

The idea behind Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is pretty good, but it can't unfold its potential: On the one hand it's telling you that your choices matter, on the other hand it's just a linear game without any real consequences. It seems that even it's techniques are from the olden days, especially on the scripting part and the uninspired NPC who are still doing what they were doing before the world collapsed. Nonetheless, the design of the characters is great and the soundtrack is amazing, but none of these two things will help Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories to become a blockbuster.

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65 / 100
Mar 31, 2020

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is quite a special game. Belonging to a very specific niche in the market, and to a franchise considered cult in that market, it is a fairly continuous part, which also suffers the consequences of having gone through a tortuous development with a change of platform included. Apparently but technically fair, and with a chaotic and irregular narrative that will take us from situations of great harshness to others of continual shame. At least it's entertaining and it has his audience.

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3.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2020

There are very small hints of a brilliant game in Disaster Report 4, but they’re quickly overshadowed by terrible graphics, controls, characters, and one of the worst framerates I’ve ever seen in a PS4 game.

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GameSpace
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2020

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is a unique, sometimes earth-shattering experience. It doesn’t get everything right but it’s the nearest you’ll ever want to get to an earthquake and that works for me.

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6 / 10
Apr 6, 2020

Pity. I was really looking forward to the release of 'Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories'. The title lured me by the exciting premise of not being a hero who defies a supernatural threat, but simply a man who faces a devastating natural disaster. Basically, 'Disaster Report 4' delivers exactly that and in its best moments, the title knows how to make your pulse race. Unfortunately, these moments are rare, or they are undermined by the poor technique and presentation. Far too often I found myself thinking that a sequence could have been potentially outstanding if the antiquated game mechanics hadn't gotten in the way. All great approaches are thus nipped in the bud, which I regretted painfully when testing. Not only the playful rays of hope suffer from this deficient technical framework - the entire game ailments from dusty mechanics. In all regularity we wander aimlessly through the shattered areas of the city, with no clue as to how to proceed. This helplessness also runs through various other game principles, which often leads to frustration. Nevertheless, especially sensitive scenes drew me to the controller again and again and made me sigh, how unfortunate it is, that such promising potential remained untapped.

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2020

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories was so much bigger and more in-depth than I originally thought it would be. Try and find your way home as you abuse desperate people or try to help those in need, the way you react and deal with the various situations all comes down to your own personality. Although the core narrative is set in stone, only deviating at set waypoints, the comedic and down-right silly interactions you can have are all rather unique and special. I’m very grateful that we were able to experience this fantastic game, easily one of my favourite games of the year so far.

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Apr 6, 2020
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4 / 10
Apr 7, 2020

BAD - No. Just…. No. Find something else to play. Terrible controls on top of poor writing on top of confusing and boring gameplay makes Disaster Report 4 a game I wouldn’t pick up in the bargain bin where they give you 99% off.

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Liked
Apr 7, 2020

I found it quite difficult. This was due to the fact I couldn’t understand some of the logic behind why this triggers that, or that triggers this. I thoroughly have enjoyed the time I have spent on this game and I will definitely be continuing until I finish it! And then, perhaps, play again and see what I missed or could do differently this time!

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