Did reviews kill Remember Me?

Remember Me from Capcom launched last week and entered the UK charts at number 3. One week later and the game has slipped massively to number 20. The question is raised whether some less than favorable review scores affect the initial interest in the game.  IGN one of the largest and well known gaming websites posted their review early on and was as low as 5.9/10.  Currently the game has a Metacritic rating of 70 which is around average. What’s interesting to note about early low review scores is how they can affect a purchasing decision. What we’ve seen is gamers proclaiming they will buy the game once the price lowers. Had the scores been more positive, then it’s likely some gamers will have purchased the game full price on its release day. Take a look at the video which explores the reviews of Remember Me.

Written by: Robert Cram

Robert Cram has hundreds of video game reviews and thousands of articles under his belt. He aims to remain objective and fair in his analysis. With years of experience, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement is entirely optional.

  • Lorelei

    Great game, maybe Campcom did not pay to review websites like Activitsion and EA does.

  • Krypto

    I too believe publisher pay gaming websites. I wouldn’t think so, except the recording industry did/does the same thing. I wouldn’t have ever listened to a Ja Rule or Young Jeezy song if the record labels didn’t pay to put them in heavy rotation on the radio.