Bright Memory, also known as Bright Memory: Episode 1, came out in 2019. Being a first-person hack and slash game with both melee and ranged combat, it was created by a single developer from FYQD Personal Studio in his spare time. Bright Memory: Episode 1 only gave players a glimpse of the game’s story and combat. Yesterday, Bright Memory: Infinite was released as a sequel to its first episode for only $19.99 in the US Steam Store. The even better news is that players who purchased Bright Memory will automatically have Bright Memory: Infinite in their Steam Library. While some game critics have been conservative in their reviews about Bright Memory: Infinite and giving out mediocre ratings, the reviews are actually very positive(93% out of 3,536 users) on Steam alone, which is decent for games of its genre.
Bright Memory Infinite looks gorgeous. And it’s not just the raw visual power. There’s a part where you’re running toward a firefight in an alley, and a giant black hole is centered in the sky: showcasing some of the wonderful level design and the framing. It also has a few action set pieces that are straight out of over-the-top ’80s and ’90s flicks, and things get even wackier once ancient troops come into the mix that look like they came right out of a Harryhausen film.
Chris Carter‘s review indicates some of the main reasons why the game is getting so many positive ratings. Even the reviewers who gave mediocre ratings admit that the visuals of Bright Memory: Infinite are stunning and breathtaking. Most of the concerns seem to arrive from the narrative of the game. Chris Carter says, “It’s a pure shooter, without much regard for a narrative. There’s an agent named Shelia, a black hole, and an evil general named Lin is involved. Oh, and some supernatural stuff. That’s pretty much all you need to know, as much of the plot is nonsense, not explained, or truncated.”
Although Bright Memory: Infinite has its flaws like any other game does, it would still be worth it to check it out. With only so many developers, being able to bring a game to this level is already amazing. Who knows what they will bring us in the future?