Trace Memory


Title: Trace Memory
Type: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T
Available Files: 2
Special Notes for ESRB Rating: Mild Violence
Summary: As 13 year old Ashley Robbins, you find out that your father, who was presumed dead, is alive and wishes to meet you on your 14th birthday. What ensues follows the memories of Ashley and a mysterious ghost by the name D. You must find the truth of each characters’ past utilizing puzzle solving skills.

My Ratings:

Graphics: 8.5/10
The surroundings are well done, and the illustrations and animations are well done as well. However, the bottom screen, in which you play with an overhead view lacks the refined touch (no pun intended) that the still image areas you investigate have.

Story: 10/10
Really, this is the best aspect of this game. The more you play into it, the more you want to continue. I started playing at night and proceeded til I finished.

Gameplay: 9.5/10
The usage of the DS’s features is nearly unparalleled by other DS games as of right now. The microphone, touch screen, the fold cover… Everything was utilized. However, it is minimal, because the game is fairly short. Though fun, it doesn’t last long as the game doesn’t last long.

Music: 5.0/10
Not very impressive. At times, it is quite… annoying. Kind of distracting sometimes. There are points where the music suits the moment, but most of the time, it’s just… “there.”

Overall: 8.0/10
A slight brain teaser. Something that most games lack nowadays. Although the game would have been one of the best games out there, it was sadly rushed too much. The game is barely even 3 hours long. Way too short for a game of its potential.

Disclaimer: Trace Memory and the pictures associated are properties of Nintendo and Cing Inc.

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