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Bright Memory

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Available on:PCMar 25, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: FYQD-Studio

Publisher: PLAYISM

Genres: Action, Adventure

Bright Memory is a lightning-fast fusion of the FPS and action genres, created by one-man development studio FYQD using Unreal Engine. Combine a wide variety of skills and abilities to unleash dazzling combo attacks. SRO (Supernatural Science Research Organization) agent Shelia's adventure is about to begin. This game depicts the maiden adventure of a woman named Shelia in the year 2020. 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... GAME FEATURES Rack up points and enhance your various skills to freely create your own original combinations Employing an FPS-style POV, discover and solve the various puzzles throughout each stage to advance A mesmerizingly beautiful world combining science fiction and Chinese culture and created using Unreal Engine 4 MAIN CHARACTERS Shelia: Hannah Grace The female main character. 21 years old. Her parents were in the military. After losing both parents in a sudden tragic accident at the age of six, she was raised by Professor Richard Carter, founder of the SRO. Having spent years undergoing various types of military training and shining among her peers in virtually every field, her near-superhuman abilities landed her a spot as a member of the ultra-elite "SRO Emergency Inspection Team". Carter: Jack Merluzzi Founder of the SAI. Male, 35 years old. Taking advantage of his influential status, he struck it rich by buying and selling vast numbers of ancient artifacts on the black market. After learning of the existence of the "Soul of Jiu Xuan", he immediately infiltrated the SRO in an attempt to steal top-secret data.

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Metro GameCentral

5 / 10
Metro 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.

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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.

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Bright Memory is a rare good-bad game that's enjoyable partly because of its oddities and flaws, but there's signs that its sequel Bright Memory Infinite could actually just be good.

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The technical razzle-dazzle and the interesting gameplay proposal can't hide a flawed, graphically simple experience. Although it feels poor at the moment, it has the potential to become something really better.

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Bright Memory Is The Latest Game to Join the Xbox Series X/S Launch Lineup

Bright Memory Is The Latest Game to Join the Xbox Series X/S Launch Lineup

The Xbox Series X/S launch lineup just got a bit bigger. Bright Memory, once a PC-exclusive, is now heading to Xbox for the launch window and looking to be there on day one, November 10.

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