Review: 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL (Nintendo Switch)

2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL features all of the original content featured in previous releases, enhanced and expanded with a host of brand new content and features exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 1.36GB Download size.
  • Visual novel gameplay with point and click interactions.
  • Simple controls.
  • Low fi soundtrack.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • The game is set within a Neo-San Francisco.
  • Save when you want.
  • HD rumble support.
  • All-star voice cast.
  • Character creator- Name, Set pronouns, and preferred diet.
  • Best played with headphones.
  • A huge amount of extras exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version- Movie gallery, Main cast bios, Sights of Neo-San Francisco digital artbook, Sounds of Neo-San Francisco soundtrack with a jukebox and Turing recolor names.
  • PUNKS- Remastered side story that can be played when you want.
  • A diverse and entertaining cast of characters.
  • Endless Christmas- Extended epilogue.
  • Cyberpunk atmosphere.
  • Very engrossing.
  • Treat the game like a book.
  • Very thought provoking story.
  • A lot of replayability thanks to multiple endings and a branching “many possibilities” conversations.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Slow paced.
  • Menu structure is awkward. You can see a menu but you cannot use it until you press this button to do this or press this button to go there.
  • At times I felt like my answers/choices didn’t really matter.
  • Not a fullscreen game, A lot of dead space.
  • This type of game is not for everyone.

The Numbers:
  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessability - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9/10

Summary

A strong game that will wrap you up in a strong story and sprinkle a lovely yet catchy soundtrack with the simple point and click interactions. Originally I approached the game as just another point and click game, Big mistake as it is definitely more of a visual novel, A game you kick back with a cup of tea, Headphones on and just forget your surroundings. The cast of characters, (Voiced by many all-stars like Jim Sterling and Xavier Woods) is full of charm and charisma and you will lose hours just learning about them all. Basically, if you want a visual novel with a strong game with an equally strong vocal performance and soundtrack then this is the game for you. The fact you get a whole load of extras like trailers and bios will do nothing but add a cherry on top of an already awesome cake.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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