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  • Summary: Memoranda is a 2D point and click adventure game inspired by author Haruki Murakami’s surreal short stories.The game tells the story of a young lady who gradually realizes that she is forgetting her own name. But is she really losing her memory?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Feb 15, 2017
    78
    Memoranda is a unique and interesting game. There is something both beautiful and sad to this story which draws you into its surreal world. With over 30 different characters and locations there is plenty to explore, and I definitely enjoyed it the more I played it. However, just make sure you have a pen and paper handy for those puzzles!
  2. Jan 26, 2017
    70
    Point and click adventure game inspired upon Haruki Murakami´s short tales. Good story and fresh and beautiful hand drawn visuals, but the game is extremely difficult due to it´s twisted and fuzzy logic and abuse of pixel hunting. Enjoyable game if you have the patience enough to face it´s huge challenge.
  3. Mar 16, 2017
    70
    Memoranda is an enjoyable game that simultaneously benefits from the exploratory nature of the adventure genre whilst being held back by the inevitable repetition that puzzle-solving requires. It stands as a beautiful and literary engagement with an important genre of contemporary fiction that gently interrogates our sense of self identity. If that sounds a little dry, it also has an opera-singing cat and a puzzle that involves cleaning up vomit. Quirky and charming, I would recommend it to players looking for something different, but be prepared to fall back on a walkthrough during its more obscure moments.
  4. Jan 28, 2017
    60
    Teeth gnashing frustration prevents Memoranda from being the great game it appears to be, despite its wonderful story and puppet-like art style.
  5. Feb 15, 2017
    55
    Memoranda means well, but fails to execute by relying on verbatim Murakami references and contrived logic.
  6. CD-Action
    Mar 6, 2017
    50
    Memoranda’s art style is wonderful but the game has huge problems with communicating what and why you should be doing. Most of the time I simply didn’t know where I should go and who I should talk to. [03/2017, p.54]
  7. 40
    The word "illogical" has always been the bane of adventure games, but Memoranda takes it to new extremes by extending it to its setting and narrative in addition to its gameplay.

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  1. Jan 31, 2017
    10
    Memoranda is a great and pleasant detour from your regular adventure game style, presenting hoards of bizarre and funny characters, eachMemoranda is a great and pleasant detour from your regular adventure game style, presenting hoards of bizarre and funny characters, each pursuing their own story lines. The narrative may look confusing at the early stages, but after a couple of hours you get the knack of solving puzzles and following clues. In the wonderland made up by bits of Murakami story scraps, few things are what they look at the first glance, and this is where the party begins: let your imagination wander, interact with the surroundings (the designers had taken great care of this), and you are easily haunted by the magic of this game. Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2017
    6
    this game is not too bad but it have some problem in game design. help system can be better and also first game puzzle must be easier becausethis game is not too bad but it have some problem in game design. help system can be better and also first game puzzle must be easier because it is unreasonable hard for game beginning. Expand