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  • Summary: 11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their humanity for their loved ones in the face of disastrous events… If they can come back. At 11am the 11th Day of the 11th Month of year 1918, they will face the biggest decision of their lives… This is the moving story of the end of World War One. [Bandai Namco] Expand

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11-11: Memories Retold - 17 Minute Gameplay Trailer | Gamescom 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 26, 2018
    90
    A performance masterclass, coupled with impeccable artistic direction and a gripping humanitarian narrative, 11-11: Memories Retold stands as one of the greatest anti-war games to ever grace the medium.
  2. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    Remembering those who fought, died, and lived through the First World War, 11-11: Memories Retold captures your imagination with vivid artistic presentation. Despite not being an action-packed or violent war game, it manages to pack a hefty emotional punch.
  3. Nov 11, 2018
    84
    The adventure 11 - 11: Memories Retold is little game, but it tells an emotional war drama that resonates for a long time.
  4. Nov 9, 2018
    75
    11-11 Memories Retold focuses on two different fates and is more intimist than Valiant Hearts: the Great War. It takes some distance with historic reality to tell a well written and luminous tale. Maybe too luminous, though.
  5. Nov 23, 2018
    70
    Conceptually this is an interesting remembrance artwork for the first World War. The challenge level is low though and there is a lack of ruthlessness. Entertaining nonetheless.
  6. Nov 19, 2018
    70
    Fanise’s new game feels like an interesting way of remembering the Great War, but it does not take full advantage of the possibilities offered by the video game medium.
  7. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    40
    11-11 is neither an example of good impressionist art, nor a good war movie or a good video game. It’s unbearably pretentious and so shallow it does not reach beyond simple platitudes (“not all Germans were evil”, “global conflicts affect ordinary people too”). It’s sad that brushing against a mature subject and going for an artsy feel is enough to make many people overlook obvious flaws of a game (in this case poor gameplay, among other things) and the fact that games as a medium are light years behind movies in terms of storytelling. [01/2019, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 4, 2020
    9
    Oh my god, what a game! I never would have bought this but it came in a Humble Bundle and I'm so glad it did!
    The game-play isn't all that
    Oh my god, what a game! I never would have bought this but it came in a Humble Bundle and I'm so glad it did!
    The game-play isn't all that exciting but wow, this is some serious story telling! I love it!
    The graphics are a bit getting used to in the beginning but once get used to it it's actually rather beautiful. Some scenes are almost like they're painted by van Gogh and it's actually really beautiful.
    Voice acting is perfect. you really hear the emotion in the voices and there's more than enough emotion in this game. I didn't expect anything else though, with class A actors doing the 2 main voices.

    If there's one thing I don't really like about it, it's that the narrator for the German speaks English. Having him speak German with English subtitles would have contributed to the immersion. But that's just nitpicking. It's a wonderful game with a well thought out story in a harsh environment.

    It is however, not an action game.. don't go in expecting that
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  2. May 13, 2020
    8
    This and This War of Mine are the best anti-war games out there. The gameplay is not the best but the story makes it up for it!
  3. Feb 14, 2019
    7
    En uno de los pasajes, Harry explica su temor a preguntar cosas demasiado obvias sobre los procedimientos de la guerra. 11-11 Memories RetoldEn uno de los pasajes, Harry explica su temor a preguntar cosas demasiado obvias sobre los procedimientos de la guerra. 11-11 Memories Retold no le hace caso: casi todo el tiempo hay obviedades, sobreexplicaciones, giros predecibles o un sentimentalismo que no logra escapar a la tradición del hombre que recuerda las penurias del conflicto armado.

    No obstante, también existe delicadeza y sinceridad en la búsqueda de una narrativa que salga a flote. De a poco, lo consigue. De las fotografías se pasa al horror de la guerra química, del estereotipo del comandante galán se desprenden esos grises nacidos del matar o morir. Y lo bueno es que no hay brusquedad, sino una escala como las que recorre una persona que está aprendiendo a tocar el piano. El mismo piano que surge a medida que avanzan las memorias de dos enemigos tan imaginarios como reales.
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  4. Aug 13, 2019
    6
    It's a rare treat to get a WWI game, sadly some aspects of this fail to deliver. It has a very good overally story which is interesting andIt's a rare treat to get a WWI game, sadly some aspects of this fail to deliver. It has a very good overally story which is interesting and engaging. However the actual game play mechanics and the pacing of the game just fail to match it, and at times you're just pushing through to the next cut scene. Still worth playing if you're a fan of the time perioud and WWI. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2019
    3
    Good:
    - The transitional effect that appears between scenes is halfway decent
    - Using different colored text to convey what can and cannot
    Good:
    - The transitional effect that appears between scenes is halfway decent
    - Using different colored text to convey what can and cannot be understood by the player character is a smart way of tackling the dialect challenge
    - Pretty solid twist in the third chapter
    - There are a fair amount of endings to cycle through if you're intrested in seeing some different outcomes

    Mixed:
    - The camera mechanic is a neat idea for this kind of game, but quickly becomes stale once you realize they're not going to do anything intresting with it
    - Stupid bugs and performance issues kept me engaged and wondering what I could break next to keep myself entertained

    Bad:
    - The visuals look like hot diarrhea throught the entire game. What is supposed to be a unique water color style became a ineligible, blurring mess that seems to be masking half done environments and character models
    - The puzzles are brain numbingly simple and an absolute chore to work through
    - Half of the gameplay is just walking about until you find an item or the right person to speak to, which is difficult when games "aesthetic" makes it neig impossible to tell what you're even looking at most of the time
    - The story is boring and full of cliches, the characters share the same problems
    - Collectibles are integreated horribly and are hardly worth seeking after
    - The bird segments are god awful and require absolutely zero input from the player; consist solely of watching it fly for about 3 minutes over **** smeared landscapes
    - The story is full of baffling decisions made by the two main characters. A few examples are risk thier own life to track down a cat because they promised their daughter they could meet it, getting stuck on stage and improvising a dance, and building a hot air balloon, to name a few
    - The card game they have you play multiple times throughout the story is ridiculously easy and is zero fun
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