Review: The MISSING J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories (Steam)

J.J. scours Memoria Island to find her best friend, who has gone missing during a camping trip. In order to save her best friend, she puts her own body and life on the line, reviving infinitely, as she presses forward. Why did she go missing? What is going on in this world?

Pros:

  • Beautiful vibrant graphics.
  • 5757MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics- Quality preset, AA, resolution and fullscreen.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and the controller.
  • Puzzle platform gameplay.
  • The tutorial is drip fed to you along the way.
  • Collectibles- Donuts.
  • Chilling atmosphere.
  • Solid platformer.
  • An engrossing story that hooks you in.
  • Generous checkpointing.
  • Simple controls.
  • Clever puzzles.
  • Your body- You can take damage from objects and it will affect how you can do things. Ok, so an example is you have to hit a barbed wire fence multiple times to lose a load of weight and mass so you can get through a small gap. A quick button press and you are healed.
  • The story is very dark.

Cons:

  • slow animations.
  • Runs a bit choppy on all presets.
  • No real guidance or help.
  • One and done experience.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

This game is a dark game tackling a lot of subjects that make it sound like it could be a daunting experience. Luckily the devs tackle it very well and instead you can focus on taking in the world and listening to the excellent soundtrack. Yes, its a puzzle platformer with few tricks but you stay as it has bags of charm and is actually a lot of entertainment.

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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