Achievement Preview Spotlight: Remember Me

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
It's time once again, for us to crack the rough shell of expectations for next week's hot game release and examine the tasty kernel of the achievements therein. In this week's Achievement Preview Spotlight, we're taking a look at Dontnod Entertainment's upcoming sci-fi action title, Remember Me. Let's hope the achievements don't make you forget that it could be fun.


Let's start with the bad news about Remember Me: a whopping nineteen of the game's fifty achievements are "Secret", which has to scream "red flag" to the the spotlight's completionist fans. One could reasonably deduced that a solid handful of these are story-based, but with three difficulty based achievements (beat the game on "Script Kiddie", "Errorist Agent", and "Memory Hunter" modes) one has to wonder just how many of these secrets are tied into the story. The rest of the achievement list, on the whole, is rather uninspired, but we have a few that might be of interest.

Let's kick things off with one that should be as easy as falling off of a horse... or log... or simile of choice.

Droning by numbers in Remember Me
Get hit 5 times by a drone during a playthrough, on any given difficulty

I'm not sure how arduous these drones will be, but methinks that this ratio should stay pretty close to 1.0.

Like many games under the Capcom publishing banner, Remember Me features achievements for beating certain bosses in certain ways. While we don't know how difficult each of these modifying conditions will be yet, we do have a few examples like this.

Float like a butterfly in Remember Me
Beat Kid X-Mas in under 5 minutes without dying

I'm never a fan of time-based achievements and without having taken on Kid X-Mas, there's no way to know whether or not five minutes is a reasonable time frame for success. With that being the case, this achievement (much like The wheat and the chaff, Leader of the pack, and Out of the friend Zorn) is tough to gauge.

Oh, collectibles, what would a game be without you? Better? Worse? No different? Regardless, Remember Me has them.

It's all in the details in Remember Me
Find all Mnesist memories

Let's hope that these memories are short, easy to recover, and not out-of-the-way.

In even better news, there are FIVE other collectible-based achievements. Have fun!

Combo-based combat is also a staple of many Capcom action-adventure titles, and Remember Me is no different. There are also achievements tied into how well you perform in combat and the multipliers you reach.

Fury lover in Remember Me
Fury lover44 (30)
Reach x14 with the Sensen Fury

As someone who has never quite mastered combo-based combat, these achievements were always the toughest. Seasoned pros shouldn't have much of a problem, though.

With so many "Secret" achievements, it's a difficult task to pick out the one that will reign supreme with the highest ratio. In the case of Remember Me, I'm going to go with the following achievement due to its high base score and oddly "low" number.

400 in Remember Me
400111 (50)
Beat 400 enemies

400 doesn't seem like that many enemies, which (along with the 50G base score) leads me to think that this may be harder than meets the eye.

The trouble with Remember Me is (and I'm beating a dead horse here, I know) that we just don't know how many of these achievements will behave until the game is released next week. Consider this "wait and see" advice for hardcore completionists.

If there's an upcoming game or DLC pack that you'd like to see featured in the Achievement Preview Spotlight, be sure to let us know in the comments!
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.