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  • Summary: 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 adventureBright 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...

    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Dec 1, 2020
    70
    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.
  2. Nov 9, 2020
    70
    Bright Memory has the potential to be great once Infinite arrives, but for now it gets a very light recommendation with some provisos.
  3. Nov 11, 2020
    68
    As one of the few exclusively next-gen games for the Series consoles, Bright Memory is a bit of mixed bag. It runs excellently, with super smooth frame rates and crisp, 4K visuals and some lovely looking (if slightly over-done) effect’s work. The combat is fast and satisfying, and the extra powers can make the whole presentation look like Doom X Crysis on some kind of strong drugs. That it is so short, the character models look decidedly 00’s arcade era, and some bug and glitches rear their heads means it’s not the must play new title it could have been though. Here’s hoping the full fat Bright Memory: Infinite can use this test bed to launch a truly kick ass, next-gen shooter.
  4. Nov 15, 2020
    56
    Bright Memory is a title with a very solid and fun gameplay but its rushed pace, technical problems and confusing setting make it a rather mediocre title. Keeping an eye on what Bright Memory: Infinite has to offer, this first episode falls short in every way.
  5. Nov 9, 2020
    55
    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.
  6. Nov 16, 2020
    50
    Plagued with a plethora of issues, but still occasionally fun, Bright Memory is one of the most confusing games I've played in some time.
  7. Nov 13, 2020
    20
    While Bright Memory: Infinite may end up being a more well-rounded gameplay experience, Bright Memory in its current state is arguably the worst title in the Xbox Series X launch lineup and even though it's available at a budget price and only lasts a couple of hours, it's still difficult to recommend to anyone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. Nov 18, 2020
    10
    As I heard, this game was developed by only one person and the first impression is just like “omg, it’s kinda bad, weak game design and e.t.c”As I heard, this game was developed by only one person and the first impression is just like “omg, it’s kinda bad, weak game design and e.t.c” but I gave this game a chance and completed it three times. And after that I really liked it, yeah, different bugs and other weak points remained the same, but I think that the concept is great, and “infinite” (full game) will be really good, give this guy a chance. Very surprised how I got from “0/10” to strong 7-8 (for a demo/concept), I will set 10 just to support the developer, stop review bombing guys and start give honest rating (I’m not saying that it’s 10/10, but not 2 or 3!) and give useful information about improvements that developer can make, peace. Expand
  2. Jan 27, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Очень помне хорошо ,игра не лагает и все в норме. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2021
    8
    Bright Memory
    A great Peek into whats to come
    Bright Memory is a proof of concept for the upcoming bright memory infinite, theres not a
    Bright Memory
    A great Peek into whats to come
    Bright Memory is a proof of concept for the upcoming bright memory infinite, theres not a whole lot of content here, only taking about 50 minutes to clear, I’m not sure if this content will be included in infinite, but the 50 miutes here is a blast, this is vanquish meets byonetta meets god of war meets doom, its crazy and so fun, you have 3 guns, and abilities to throw eneimies in the air, or youll yourself towards them as well as a sword attack, youlll be clearing waves of enemies in hectic fights that are made fun through juggling your different abilities, go forward through these linear sections, solving a puzzle here and there, taking down bosses.. its an absolute thrill.. I cant wait for the full game to be released..
    The only thing Im not a fan of however is that while you do gin xp that can be spent on new attacks and upgrades, pulling up this menu to upgrade your charcter does not stop the battles, so you can find yourself in a tough situation realzing wait I can upgrade this, but you cant because youll die trying to do so…
    This is an annoyance I thought only existed in online only games, and for some reason that annoyance is here..
    Otherwise I loved my hour with bright memory and its awesome that by buying this you get infinite for free, I cait wait to see whats next
    I give Bright Memory
    a 7.5/10
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  4. Nov 14, 2020
    3
    Ok ce jeu est fait par une seule et même personne, toutefois il faut avouer qu'il est techniquement à la ramasse avec son clipping à gogo.Ok ce jeu est fait par une seule et même personne, toutefois il faut avouer qu'il est techniquement à la ramasse avec son clipping à gogo. Durée de vie courte et gameplay très classique. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2020
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not a good game at all, buggy as hell, just not interesting. I appreciate this was done by one developer but still, not something to show off my Series X Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2020
    1
    This was a terrible cash grab bait & switch; "Bright Memory Infinite" was likely on many gamers "must have" lists as it was on mine afterThis was a terrible cash grab bait & switch; "Bright Memory Infinite" was likely on many gamers "must have" lists as it was on mine after watching the gameplay demo of it... I was shocked to see "it" apparently so inexpensive and immediately available after getting my Series X! Who could turn down such a great deal for such a great looking game and support a lone developer at the same time?! Unfortunately though, this is NOT "Bright Memory Infinite" and I do not recall there EVER being any sort of hint that the "Infinite" version was any kind of "sequel" or something... most alarming is this game also comes fresh on the heels of the Xbox game store now seeming to have given game developers the option to disable reviews and comments for certain games, and this is one of those titles! Amazing coincidence that this clear imposter game disables reviews that would likely warn others before wasting their money that this is not the title they THOUGHT they were buying.

    Props to a single dev being able to make this game on their own, but this is a truly SLEAZEBALL move, like those movies that would try to make crappy knock-offs of hollywood blockbusters and try to release them on DVD around the same time and make their name, cover art and even font as similar as the real movie as possible to hopefully swindle people into buying or renting the wrong movie... except this is the first time I have seen this tactic employed by the creator of the actual higher quality product... for shame.

    Hope the $8 was worth it, because whatever the price is of the ACTUAL game when it comes out, I won't be buying it now due to being swindled like this (and on a side note I probably would have shelled out a full $60 for it if if it weren't for this absolutely DESPICABLE money grab act from the games own creator)
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  7. Nov 15, 2020
    0
    El juego más nefasto que visto en mi vida errores de pantalla gráficamente increíble dioss

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