Memory Recovered achievement in Observation

Memory Recovered

Recovered and/or combined all Data Drops.

Memory Recovered0
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How to unlock the Memory Recovered achievement

  • R4GINGFOXR4GINGFOX645,759
    16 Aug 2020 25 Jun 2020 25 Jun 2020
    21 5 12
    Thanks to BinkUncia from the playstationtrophies.org forum
    (https://bit.ly/2VcDg3e)

    This achievment is missable.

    There are 86 Data Drops in total, and you can look at which collectibles you have at any time by pressing the and navigating to "Data Drops" using .

    All credit to Fuzzy Bearbarian who has created this wonderful video guide showing how to get all of the Data Drops, however don't panic if you can't get the collectibles in the same order he does since you will get to free roam around the ship as you progress.



    The video sequence is as follows:
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    Alternatively, see below if you would like the Data Drops (with their corresponding number in the menu) grouped by location:

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    HerrRolfWell crap. I'm missing two audio logs and few others. Currently at 69 of 86. I'm at the point in game where I don't think I can go back. Bummer.
    Posted by HerrRolf on 01 Jan at 22:37
    Darthchewee@R4GINGFOX if you want to update the ALT station locations, I just went through and noted them down. Even tho the in-game map is not available during this, if you look at doors and along the frames it usually says what module you are looking at/facing.

    *Enter from CN arm*
    26 UN-04
    10 UN-03
    4 UC-01
    5 UN-06
    31 RUS-1
    55 RUS-3 DOOR
    17 between RUS-1 and RUS-4 (same "room" as 55)
    30 RUS-4
    22 RUS-5
    "Cutscene" in RUS-6 happens
    11 UN-05
    Mainframe events in UC-02
    18 ULA
    Exit is EAS-3
    Posted by Darthchewee on 05 Jun at 20:06
    LauKinMingmiss 2 on eas 10, need find all or only 2 miss in 2nd walkthrough ?
    Posted by LauKinMing on 09 Jun at 17:22
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  • TheWelshHuntTheWelshHunt931,287
    13 Jul 2020 17 Jul 2020 17 Jul 2020
    13 1 2
    Here is my 100% Achievement Guide for Observation (Including ALL 85 Collectibles)

    So then this is the big one, collecting all 85 Data Drops.
    Below the video is a timestamp of every single collectible in an order which i found to be the quickest way of getting them all whilst still going through the story.

    From where you start on the original ship, you will have up to 54 to collect.
    To make life a lot easier, make sure to get all 54 collectibles BEFORE jumping to the alternate station with Emma. These are easier as you are able to jump from camera to camera collecting them all.

    When you get to the alternate station, you have no minimap so will have to rely on a good sense of direction (Even though for the most part, the collectibles are in your direct way as you follow Emma through the station) & there are actually FOUR Points of No return for collectibles which means, if you miss one and go too far into the story, you will need to a start a completely brand new game. These are 55-68.

    The timestamps below show on the left, the order of the collectible i got, the name of it, the timestamp and the actual Data drop Memory number.

    Points of no return - On the alternate Station, get memories 10 & 26 BEFORE responding to Emma about the Laptop in Central.
    2. After you find Jim on the Alternate Station, your sent to look for Josh around the area. Make sure to get memories 17, 22, 30, 31 & 55 before leaving the Russian Arm.
    3. When you enter the Universal ring, Memories 5 & 11 are only available until you make contact with Alternate SAM in UC-02. So get them BEFORE you talk to SAM Alternate.
    4. Once you finish chatting with your alternate SAM, you can then get Memory 18 but get it BEFORE you trigger the final scene by entering the EAS Arm with Josh.

    The Final lot (69 - 85) are obtained when you get back to the original ship from the alternate ship.
    For the majority of this time you are playing in the Sphere so be careful when going around.

    With my timestamps, if you feel you are missing one, press the Start button, scroll right until you get to the "Memory Core" Tab. From there, you can actually see what number Data Drop you are missing.
    You can then take a look at which ones you are missing from the timestamps below and figure it out from there.

    Hopefully this guide will work well for you, i have tried to make it clear and not have any confusing parts in there.



    Hope This Helps!




    Collectible 1&2/85 -System Link Reset & Spheres Best Practise (#46 & #44) - 12:10
    Collectible 3/85 - EAS Hatch Schematic (#65) - 32:50
    Collectible 4, 5, 6 & 7/85 - Sphere Upgrade Procedure, Sphere Upgrade HVC A, Sphere Upgrade HVC B & Sphere Script Compiler HVC (#51, #53, #58 & #49) - 40:40
    Collectible 8/85 - Sphere Firmware Flash Log (#72) - 41:15
    Collectible 9/85 - JR - EF - In My Suit, Heading Out (#15) - 42:45
    Collectible 10/85 - Experimental Fusion Reactor (#45) - 47:45
    Collectible 11/85 - Coolant Network Schematic (#48) - 53:00
    Collectible 12 & 13/85 - JR - EF - Date Night & Coolant Network Schematic (#13 & #57) - 53:10
    Collectible 14/85 - Coolant Network Schematic (#70) - 53:50
    Collectibles 15, 16 & 17/85 - UN Hatch Schematic, JE - ALL - Almost There & Decryption Protocol (#66, #7 & #47) - 54:30
    Collectible 18/85 - JR - JE - Reactor On Standby (#14) - 1:03:40
    Collectible 19/85 - Experiment Order #244 (#36) - 1:06:00
    Collectible 20/85 - JR - Home - All Good Up Here (#12) - 1:06:15
    Collectible 21/85 - Crew Tracker Emergency Protocol (#50) - 1:06:50
    Collectible 22/85 - RMS Data Log (#63) - 1:07:10
    Collectible 23/85 - JR - MM - Sphere Use Cleared (#16) - 1:07:30
    Collectible 24 & 25/85 - RU Hatch Schematic & JE - ALL - Thank You (#9 & #68) - 1:09:00
    Collectible 26/85 - SL - AY - Survey Data (#28) - 1:11:30
    Collectible 27/85 - Graduation Photo (#34) - 1:20:00
    Collectible 28/85 - Marker Observstions (#35) - 1:20:35
    Collectible 29/85 - JE - HOME - Good Luck (#6) - 1:20:50
    Collectible 30 & 31/85 - Corrupt Audio Data 1 & 2 (#54 & #59) - 1:27:10
    Collectible 32/85 - Cleaned Audio Message (#73) - 1:27:55
    Collectible 33/85 - MM - JE - Uneccessary Rotations (#21) - 1:29:20
    Collectible 34/85 - Mae Spacewalk Photograph (#38) - 1:29:50
    Collectible 35/85 - AY - HOME - Bad Day (#23) - 1:30:25
    Collectible 36/85 - Landmark Research On Observation (#39) - 1:31:00
    Collectible 37/85 - Sphere Experiment Notes (#37) - 1:31:45
    Collectible 38/85 - EF - JR - Personal (#2) - 1:32:15
    Collectible 39/85 - JE - GC - Event Marker Approach (#8) - 1:32:45
    Collectible 40/85 - Biomedical Results: Jim Elias (#32) - 1:33:10
    Collectible 41/85 - MM - SL & AY - Emma & Josh (#19) - 1:33:45
    Collectible 42/85 - Stanislav Sketch (#41) - 1:34:10
    Collectible 43/85 - Toru Data Log (#64) - 1:34:40
    Collectible 44/85 - SL - EF - New Orbital Path? (#29) - 1:35:15
    Collectible 45/85 - Station Functionality Review (#42) - 1:35:45
    Collectible 46/85 - MM - JE - Emigrating To China (#20) - 1:36:15
    Collectible 47/85 - AY - CCI - Data Drop Uploaded (#24) - 1:37:00
    Collectible 48/85 - Climatology Thesis (#40) - 1:37:30
    Collectible 49/85 - CN Hatch Schematic (#67) - 1:37:45
    Collectible 50/85 - LOSS: CN Arm (#83) - 1:38:00
    Collectible 51/85 - MELFI Unit Log (#62) - 1:39:20
    Collectible 52/85 - EMU Calibration Unit (#61) - 1:39:40
    Collectible 53 & 54/85 - EMU Suit Information & EF - ALL - Weeklies & Gym Times (#52 & #1) - 1:40:25

    Alternate Station Start - 1:54:55
    Collectible 55/85 - JE - ALL - Get On With It (#10) - 1:46:45
    Collectible 56/85 - AY - JR - I'm Stuck (#26) - 1:48:20
    Collectible 57/85 - Help! (#4) - 1:50:50
    Collectible 58/85 - EF - JR - Get SAM Online (#5) - 1:52:40
    Collectible 59/85 - SL - ALL - Josh Injured (#31) - 1:53:20
    Collectible 60/85 - Toru Data Log (#55) - 1:54:50
    Collectible 61/85 - JR - ALL - Anyone Seen Jim? (#17) - 1:54:10
    Collectible 62/85 - SL - GC - Emergency (#30) - 1:54:30
    Collectible 63/85 - MM - MM - Storm On Saturn (#22) - 1:55:05
    Collectible 64/85 - Mae Morgan Bio (#78) - 1:55:25
    Collectible 65/85 - JE - ALL - Suggestions Welcome (#11) - 2:01:10
    Collectible 66/85 - Jim Elias Bio (#75) - 2:01:45
    Collectible 67/85 - JR - ALL - Bring Her? (#18) - 2:09:40
    Collectible 68/85 - Josh Ramon Bio (#76) - 2:10:00
    Collectibles 69, 70 & 71/85 - SL - JR - Experimental Boosts!, Experimental Boost HVC & Experimental Boost Compiler HVC (#27, #43 & #56) - 2:18:05
    Collectible 72/85 - Experimental Firmware Flash Log (#71) - 2:18:45
    Collectible 73/85 - Loss: RU Arm (#82) - 2:19:35
    Collectible 74/85 - Stanislav Leonov Bio (#77) - 2:20:05
    Collectible 75/85 - AY - SL - What Is Going On? (#25) - 2:24:50
    Collectible 76/85 - Ailsa Yang Bio (#79) - 2:25:15
    Collectible 77/85 - Command Terminal Schematic (#69) - 2:32:35
    Collectible 78 & 79/85 - Josh & Emma, ??-?? Error ??? (#33 & #3) - 2:44:40
    Collectible 80/85 - LOSS: EAS Arm (#81) - 2:45:15
    Collectible 81/85 - Emma Fisher Bio (#74) - 2:45:55
    Collectible 82/85 - The Crew (#85) - 2:46:30
    Collectible 83/85 - Jettison Protocol (#60) - 2:54:50
    Collectible 84/85 - LOSS: UN Arm (#80) - 2:55:50
    Collectible 85/85 - The Loss (#84) - 2:56:25
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    UNeakOneappreciate the guide! thank you.
    Posted by UNeakOne on 20 Jul 20 at 01:53
    ObiOneiKenobiOnly missed two collectables on my first playthrough, followed your video exactly for the second and it worked perfectly. Definitely a great guide!!! Thanks so much
    Posted by ObiOneiKenobi on 18 Nov 20 at 09:37
  • Hoarder23Hoarder23337,707
    01 Jul 2020 01 Jul 2020 26 Jul 2020
    8 0 3
    For those people that prefer a spoiler free text based guide I found this awesome one from user Innocentive on Steam. I've copied some of the information over the here.

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=21078...

    It lists all the points of no return that make the achievement missable and some other helpful hints without having to watch a hour long video.

    To view with Data Drops you already have you can use cn_start and go to the Memory Core tab. 1-69 are collected, 70-85 are constructed from the ones you have collected. 60 will be the last one you collect and then you can combine the final ones needed.

    Below are the missable data drops with the last opportunity to collect them.

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    segagamerI know it's not in the video but could you incorporate the location of the "Another Emma, Dead" achievement into your lists? I missed it on my first playthrough because I was treating this as a spoiler free collectable guide.
    Posted by segagamer on 10 Jul 20 at 08:12
    BAMMphilThe last missable data drop should be #18 i think, not #15 again, which was the first one.
    Posted by BAMMphil on 26 Jul 20 at 17:24
    Hoarder23BAMMphil, you are correct, I updated the solution to fix that error.

    segagamer, this is designed specifically for the data drops. For a more complete spoiler free guide you can see my forum post here Single play through order
    Posted by Hoarder23 on 26 Jul 20 at 18:47
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