Bright Memory

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

10%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews
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GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 1, 2020

It's hard to actually review Bright Memory, as it's not a game you can easily recommend, even for its relatively small price. But what we can definitely rate is a passion the developer has put into this project, while trying to give a new life to a slowly withering genre. We can only wish luck to the FYQD studio with their next game, which we will judge accordingly.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

5 / 10
Nov 11, 2020

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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7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 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.

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53 / 100
Nov 11, 2020

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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5 / 10
Nov 9, 2020

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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6 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2020

Good initial sensations that don't hide their technical and control problems that we hope will be solved in the complete work.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2020

If you like stylish FPS with action-platform elements, Bright Memory could give you more than a surprise, even if between a very low longevity and a confusing narrative.

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5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2020

Bright Memory is a short, janky blast of fun that almost makes up for in ambition what it lacks in execution.

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55 / 100
Nov 18, 2020

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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5.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2020

Bright Memory isn't inherently bad, but it feels like a demo for a game that promises to be bigger and better. In addition to that, it's not the best showcase for the new features of the Xbox Series X|S. Regardless, it's a fun romp, but you shouldn't go in expecting this to feel like a full-fat action shooter, because it's not that, not yet.

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