Bright Memory is a lightning-fast fusion of the FPS and action genres, created by one-man development studio FYQD using Unreal Engine. Combine a wide variety of skills and abilities to unleash dazzling combo attacks.

Publisher: Playism
Reviewed on: Xbox Series X
Also available for:
Xbox Series S, PC

Cast: Hannah Grace, Kelvin Burnes, Jack Merluzzi

Developer: FYQD

Remember back when Xbox did their Xbox Third-Party Event in May? It was our first look at some next-gen gaming, and the game that opened that showcase was Bright Memory: Infinite. It’s still in development and scheduled to release sometime next year. What you do have to play on your brand new Xbox Series X|S at launch is Bright Memory. The game was initially released on PC earlier in the year, and it’s a nice taste teste for what Infinite will be. Here you have a blistering 40-60 minutes of some very video-game-ass-video-gaming that shows solo developer Zeng “FYQD” Xiancheng flexing their skills and showcasing what influences them from games to anime. 

I’m not touching the story here: I have no idea what is going on even though I’ve played through the game twice. You play as some secret agent named Shelia who gets transported to a fantasy world where there are dragons, wolves, zombies and other creatures. Some bad guys are transported with you who shoot you with guns, but for the most part, you’re fighting fantasy creatures.