Looking for something to get on Steam? Having trouble sorting through everything that’s in the store? We have you covered through our Steam curator list, where we post recommendations of games we’ve reviewed here on DieHard GameFAN or have played through on our own time. Additionally, once a week we’ll be posting recommendations for games on our list, highlighting one of the many games we’ve played and loved. This week we’re highlighting Read-Only Memories, a game I supported on Kickstarter and wrote about a few years ago, and even interviewed lead engineer Ted DiNola to find out more about the game and the creative process going into it.
In Read-Only Memories (reviewed by our own Aaron Sirois) you play as a young investigative journalist trying to make it in Neo-San Francisco. One day, a hot lead in the form of a robot breaks into your house. This robot, Turing, claims they are the first ever example of sapience in a machine. Turing tells you that their “father,” Hayden, has been kidnapped, presumably in order to gain access to the technology that powers them. Turing asks for your help to find Hayden and get to the truth of the matter. The game is set in a futuristic dystopia not unlike that found in Snatcher, to which the game pays homage. If you’re a fan of retro adventure games set in a rich environment with great music, this game is for you. Still not sure? Watch the trailer below.
Have you played Read-Only Memories? What did you think of it?
Crystal is a graduate student in psychology. She started playing video games on Atari 2600, PC, and Super Nintendo and moved on to own a Playstation 2, Wii, DS, 3DS, and XBox 360 among others. Her favorite franchises are The Legend of Zelda, Team Fortress, Metroid, Ace Attorney, Left 4 Dead, Final Fantasy and Pokemon, though she likes to branch out into anything can hold her interest. She spends most of her time reading, doing research, exercising and playing video games.