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Before I Forget

Plug In Digital, 3-Fold Games
Jul 16, 2020 - PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

82

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100%

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Guardian
4 / 5
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
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7 / 10
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8.5 / 10
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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Before I Forget

A brilliant woman's life is centre-stage in a game filled with insight and generosity.

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Mystery and melancholy combine in this affecting exploration game in which you navigate through a life unravelling

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Before I Forget is a short, beautiful experience that nevertheless approaches a challenging and rather sombre subject. It takes creative bravery to share a game that represents the impact of dementia, and to do so sensitively and as accurately as possible; it achieves this goal. We not only suffer the disease with Sunita, but engage with the successes and joys of her life. Before I Forget finds a careful balance that is to be commended.

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Beyond a simple, yet expressive artistic presentation and a nostalgic tone, this narrative, subjective, hence immersive experience addresses dementia issues with such authenticity that Before I Forget not only proves unforgettable, but ultimately useful.

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Before I Forget examines an extraordinary life, told through the mundane and profound details scattered throughout a home. Players get the chance to understand the debilitating effects of neurocognitive disease through a story about love, loss, and living on.

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Before I Forget is a strong, concise story tracing a woman suffering from dementia as she slowly uncovers pieces of herself as well as the story framed within this mental health journey. It doesn't waste players' time with a run-time that doesn't overstay its welcome, helped by a protagonist that doesn't divulge too much information when she speaks.

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Before I Forget is a highly emotive tale about one woman's struggle with dementia, and a story that everyone should experience.

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A sensitive, beautiful and emotional glimpse into what it might like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease, Before I Forget feels as important as it is excellently-executed. It’s not exactly a ‘game’ in the traditional sense, but it’s an experience that will stick with you and perhaps make you look at the world in a new light. You’ll certainly never take your most treasured memories for granted again, that’s for sure.

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