[Nintendo Switch] Bright Memory: Infinite Review
Bright Memory: Infinite from FYQD-Studio and PLAYISM is an action-packed sci-fi first-person shooter on Nintendo Switch. Check our Bright Memory: Infinite review!
Bright Memory: Infinite from FYQD-Studio and PLAYISM is an action-packed sci-fi first-person shooter on Nintendo Switch. It follows up on Bright Memory, which was released on PC a couple of years ago, and was developed by a single indie dev – Zeng. It’s now 2022, and the game has been remade, improved, and expanded, which is why we’re now getting Bright Memory: Infinite on Nintendo’s console after its 2021 launch on PC. The game places you in the role of Shelia, who is tasked by the Science Research Organization (SRO) to prevent military organization SAI from acquiring a legendary ancient power that can reawaken the dead.
Bright Memory: Infinite launched last year on PC, and for its Nintendo Switch debut, the version we’re now getting includes all of the cosmetic DLC released on PC, available at no extra cost. The costumes are Cheongsam (New Year), Cheongsam (Blue Flowers), Skinny Jeans, Energetic, Youthful Days, Black Kitten, and Bikini. Along with the costumes for changing the look of your character, there are also a variety of skins for changing the look of your weapons.
And before I continue, yes, the game does look as good when playing it as it does in the above trailer and on the screens in this Bright Memory: Infinite review. When played in Docked Mode, the game supports up to 1080p running at a very steady framerate with multi-sampling of TAA anti-aliasing. When playing in Tabletop or Portable Mode, the resolution is lowered to up to 720p, which was to be expected. Of course, the game does not look like the PlayStation 5 version since that one is presented in 4K resolution with Raytracing, but it does a lot on Nintendo Switch by squeezing every drop out of the console.
Since this is played from a first-person perspective, you’ll be moving Shelia with the left analog stick as you look around with the right one. Press in on the left analog stick, and you’ll be able to sprint. Do the same on the right one, and you’ll crouch. Shelia will aim with the ZL button and shoot with the ZR button. When you need to reload, press the Y button. To change firing mode, press up on the D-Pad, and see if you have some special ammo on you to us. If you press left and right on the D-Pad, you can switch between weapons. You’ll gain access to an assault rifle, a shotgun, a handgun, as well as a sniper rifle. You can also make good use of the Joy-Con gyroscope for motion control when aiming.
The R button is for defending, and if you time things just right, you’ll be able to parry attacks, deflect bullets back to enemies, and stop melee attacks from dealing damage to your character. The B button is for jumping and double jumping, while the A button is for dodging and sliding. Shelia can also wall run by running towards a wall and pressing the B button, to then jump off from said wall by pressing the B button a second time. The X button is used for a light melee attack. If you press and hold down the X button, you’ll be able to launch an enemy to then combo it in the air. The L button can be used to activate the Exo Arm skill, which will allow you to launch a tractor beam to pull enemies towards you. You’ll also be able to use the grapple from your Exo Arm at specific spots to overcome some obstacles and hazards.
The game can be played in one of four difficulty settings. Easy is for those of you who want to take on an action game that is not too demanding. Violent offers the standard FPS experience for those of you who know what they’re doing. Revenge bumps up the challenge considerably, with every mistake you make hurting your odds of survival. The last difficulty option is Hell, but it’s locked until you manage to clear the game in Revenge. Hell does its name justice since enemies will deal a lot of damage and will be even more aggressive.
Make sure that you explore every section of a level so that you can find special boxes that contain Relics. If you manage to collect ten Relics, you’ll be able to create a Reliquary, which can be used to upgrade your Exo Am, blade, and weapon skills. Once you have a Reliquary, press the – button to distribute the available points as needed. You could power up an Electromagnetic Pulse for your Exo Arm or unlock a mighty Shock Punch that can deal a ton of damage at close range. There’s also the option of boosting the damage dealt by your blade, having it unleash energy waves with every slash, or even unlock a ground slam. You can also increase the damage dealt by your weapons by adding new ammo types.
Bright Memory: Infinite is a great-looking, action-packed, and fun first-person shooter that shines on Nintendo Switch. While there have been some concessions made in order to keep the framerate going strong, with a dynamic resolution, some effects dialed back – as is the case for the water -, and elements such as Shelia’s hair not being as defined, Bright Memory: Infinite is one of the best-looking games on Nintendo Switch. Sure, the game can be completed in 2-3 hours, but the game is all killer and no filler, packed into a 1.8 GB download – witchcraft! Do know that the console’s fan will go into overdrive in Docked Mode and that in Portable or Tabletop Mode, the console’s battery will last you around an hour and change at most. Bright Memory: Infinite is out today on Nintendo Switch with a $19.99 asking price, and it’s one you should definitely check out.
This Bright Memory: Infinite review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by PLAYISM.