Summary: Although Memento Mori does make some questions choices with how the game ends, its use of SecuROM and provided us with some issues in terms of downloading and installing, but when all is said and done it was also a fun little title. Although not as good as several releases from 2008 like The Sinking Island , Nikopol , Theresia , or The Lost Crown , Memento Mori IS the best Adventure game I’ve played this year and those of you looking for a title for your PC with low...
Excerpt: Memento Mori is a third-person perspective adventure dealing with art theft and international intrigue. In it, you control an Interpol detective named Lara Svetlova and an ex-forger named Max Durand. After some paintings get stolen from the Hermitage Museum in Russia, you’re put on the case, and your inquiries take you all around Europe, including France and Finland.
Conclusion: This review may sound negative to you, as most of it has been spent griping about what is wrong with Memento Mori . This is simply because I cannot divulge the details of the plot, the complexities of the story, the masterful way in which the player’s choices impact the course of events, or the clever puzzles that will challenge even the most experienced player, without spoiling the fun for you.
Excerpt: Memento Mori (also known as Memento Mori: The Secret to Eternal Life) is an aptly named game. A Latin phrase originated circa 1585 C.E., memento mori means literally "remember to die"—a reminder of death or mortality, especially of our own, but also a reminder of human failures or errors. This phase lends itself well to both the title and the theme of the game ("the secret of eternal life can be murder" as the developer claims).
Excerpt: "Remember that you will die." Sounds pretty interesting, right? A game that follows secret societies, intrigue, art theft and conspiracy, Memento Mori has all the fixings to make a prime game. Unfortunately, it falls rather short in many areas. I'm going to come out and say this right now: this game is for someone who's very new to puzzle games. If you're looking for a challenge or a real brain bender, look elsewhere.
Summary: Point-and-click adventure games aren't exactly known for their high levels of action, but Memento Mori is so slow paced that you want to bottle it and sell it to insomniacs. This tale of forgery and mysticism in the art world is a plodding affair packed with a mystifying plot and dreary puzzles that are about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Conclusion: Even in a single playthrough, Memento Mori is a pretty long game by current standards, as I clocked my experience at roughly fifteen hours. It’s a fairly easy one, however, and it’s unlikely that an experienced adventurer will become stuck, unless perhaps during the last segments of the game, when the puzzles become more complicated and the required exploration more thorough than the streamlined early sections.
Excerpt: As Memento Mori opens, the voice of a scientist announces a new technology that will reveal evidence of forgeries in famous masterpieces of art. The technology will be used first in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, which funded the research. The scene changes, and a voice on the phone informs a shadowy figure that an assassination must take place, and soon. Who does this new technology threaten, and why?
Excerpt: Um welches Adventure handelt es sich hier: zwei spielbare Protagonisten, eine rothaarige Schöne mit russischem Namen und ein Freund namens Max; die Bösewichter finstere Kuttenträger und eine Geschichte, in der es von apokalyptischen Mysterien nur so wimmelt? Wer jetzt an Geheimakte 2 denkt, der liegt leider daneben. Abgesehen von solch kleineren Ähnlichkeiten zu Konkurrenzprodukten, haben sich die Macher von Memento Mori auch noch reichlich beim Da Vinci Code bedient.
Pros: gut erzählte Story, glaubwürdige Charaktere, tolle Atmosphäre, beeindruckende 3D-Grafik, guter Sound, für Einsteiger perfekt, viele sinnvolle Hilfen
Cons: zu einfache Rätsel, wenig originelle Story, unausgegorenes Dialogsystem