Remember Me made its appearance at the recent Tokyo Game Show, its purpose being to show off its unique combat system. In a new video, Capcom showcases Remember Me’s main protagonist brawling with the best of them, utilizing a customizable combo system known as the ComboLab, which can create and adapt to many situations.
The ComboLab’s main function and Capcom’s focus while presenting it, is the creation of the player’s own unique combos by using moves and button combinations unlocked through progression and the recovery of the hero’s memories. A player can access the ComboLab at any time by pausing the game, allowing for combo creation on the fly.
Combo creation in Remember Me is further deepened by the inclusion of four different types of attacks. These types are:
- Regen: These attacks regenerate health, but deal low damage.
- Power: Like their name, these techniques deal a great amount of damage and trigger finishing moves.
- Cooldown: These attacks deal low damage, but reduce all cooldowns of other techniques.
- Chain: Chains the together the combo just performed, doubling its power.
These different types can be mixed and matched to create many combos (around several thousand as the video reveals). Combos can range from strictly healing in order to gain some footing in a fight, to only power, dealing massive amounts of damage and ending it quickly. Perhaps you want to mix and match – deal heavy damage, with an occasional jab to keep your health consistent. Maybe you’ll finish it off by chaining it all together and doubling for massive damage. The possibilities in Remember Me seem numerous, to say the least.
A good fighting system stems from good variety in what is available to the player. Remember Me, though still a little early to tell, seems to be heading in the right direction. It will be difficult to grow tired of the fighting style when you can change it to however you see fit while on the fly.
ComboLab is discussed in detail in the video below. The screenshots also give a nice view of what the combos in Remember Me look like in action.