I covered this game as part of my coverage of the Xbox Game Pass for April 2022
An emotional journey.
Hopefully, I can play that song without issue because I think the music in A Memoir Blue is a good sign. If that song can make you feel something, no matter what it is, this might be the game for you. This is a game fully driven by visuals and music, with no dialogue at all. You play an award-winning swimmer, who hears a song on the radio and enters a surreal dream. Or maybe it’s just a person who has magic abilities to fly off the couch and her room falls apart. That’s the problem with no dialogue.
A Memoir Blue though is a dive into this character’s life through multiple point-and-click scenes, and it’s a journey that connected with me. There is a very cathartic release by the end. It’s also a game that doesn’t overstay its welcome, running about forty minutes long, and ending on the perfect note.
Pick this up if you liked Gorogoa, Unpacking, or just want to play a short point and click game. This game is fantastic and worth a playthrough, at least on Xbox Game Pass. Even if you go for all the achievements you’ll probably burn through this game in a couple of hours, but it’s also a game that is worth a quick playthrough because it will reach you. I’d probably put this title above Unpacking and I know people went crazy for that one, I just think this one is better.
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