DONTNOD Entertainment believes their first game Remember Me was just misunderstood and the release of The Last of Us overshadowed it.
Remember Me was a sci-fi action-adventure game developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Capcom, detailing the journey of protagonist Nilin in 2084 Neo-Paris. It was a game that garnered much attention in its initial reveal but was met with mixed and average reviews upon its release. Creative Director Jean Maxime Moris feels the game was misunderstood, and despite the reviews and sales DONTNOD Entertainment is still "extremely proud" of their product.
"I think it was not perfect by any means, but to some level it was misunderstood," Moris explains, "It was our first game. We got totally buried under the hype for a very big game that came out directly after." The Last of Us was released one week after Remember Me. "These are not excuses because it was not perfect, it had flaws."
However, Moris has recognized several instances when the game has been appreciated for what it was, "But people are still writing about it today. Every once in a while we see a piece popping up and people actually showing the game some love." DONTNOD Entertainment announced at Gamescom it's working with Square Enix on a new episodic game titled Life is Strange, "Even the announcement of Life is Strange, we've seen many comments about DONTNOD as a studio, about Remember Me. So even though right now our life is Life is Strange, we're definitely happy to see Remember Me live on in people's memories. That's great."
The Escapist gave the game a 3 out of 5, citing that its interesting elements never came together.