Amy is desperate! Her boyfriend Aaron doesn't remember her anymore after a car accident! Will you be able to make him remember again? Or perhaps it's time to move on. Maybe Amy will fall in love with someone else? It's up to you to decide. Play this life simulation game with dating sim elements and shape Amy's destiny.
User reviews: Mixed (179 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 17, 2011

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"A very simple and sweet dating sim. 4 love interests and a cute MC who has to choose leaving true love behind or finding it in the future"
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I've added the new Ren'Py Steam API, so achievements should also work under Linux. In addition I've also enabled the cloud saves. They're cross-platform so you can save and load from / to any OS! :)

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About This Game

Amy is desperate! Her boyfriend Aaron doesn't remember her anymore after a car accident!

Will you be able to make him remember again?

Or perhaps it's time to move on. Maybe Amy will fall in love with someone else?

It's up to you to decide. Play this life simulation game with dating sim elements and shape Amy's destiny.

Featuring a very detailed life simulation game. Explore the town using the map, find what actions you can do on each location and at which day of the week and time of the day.

It's a real living world, where you must find the right strategy to raise the skill needed to win the heart of each of the four dateable boys: Aaron, Lawrence, Eddy and Hugh.

GAME FEATURES


  • Detailed simulation: available actions change based on time of the day and place
  • Lots of stats: money, culture, creativity, discipline, romance, energy and morale
  • Relationship system: each character has a relationship value that affects gameplay
  • High replayability: normal and special ending for a total of 9 different endings!

Theme song composed by Matthew Myers and performed by Cristina Vee

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
As a huge fan of dating sims, I've already experienced many different types of Otome Games / Visual Novels and yet, I have to say that I was quite disappointed by Always Remember Me. I had some expectations before playing this game since the visuals seemed fairly appealing and I actually wasn't disappointed by the (few) CGs - they were drawn well and the character designs weren't bad either. But that's it, everything else made me - bluntly said - dislike the game.

The characters' sprites during the cutscenes looked weird (e.g. when Amy cried her posture/gesture didn't change at all, her posture stayed the same throughout the game and the same with the other characters). Additionally, the game seemed to focus more on the stat raising mechanic than the romance plot itself, leading to some annoying and boring "save & load" back and forth since you want to raise your stats as soon as possible in order to get both endings easily. Lastly, the endings to every route in this game. Briefly said, they were also very disappointing. A short cutscene with CG as a reward and during those cutscenes, you couldn't really feel the love between the protagonist and her final love interest - you just couldn't feel this achievement which you want to have as the player in every dating sim.

All in all, I'm glad they took another step forward to localising dating sims in the west and I don't regret buying ARM since it helped supporting the localisation. Still, I probably wouldn't have bought it for another reason.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I recommend getting this game on sale. It's fun, but I wouldn't pay full price for it mostly because it lacks replay value. However, all the boys are adorable and it's a very heartwarming dating sim! So, I recommend playing it, just when it's on sale :P
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35 of 57 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Because I never had a gf before and am a kissless virgin, I needed this game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I've only played through both endings with Aaron and I had a blast playing through it. A good strategy to this game is developing a pattern, but before it gets too repetitive (for me at least), I end up either with a new event or having to work on getting Amy's energy back up. Even when I get held back by Amy's energy, I could easily get both routes finished in time. This game was extra fun playing while on Skype with someone as they did male voices and I did female voices, so if you wanna make this game extra enjoyable, get a friend to help with the voices. Also, some of the dialogue is a bit weird a certain points, but when you're doing voice overs, it's a ball of hilarity.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
As far as dating sims/otome games go this is a simple one ( For those who are wondering there is NO +18 Content.)
+ sweet story
+ catchy soundtrack
+ two possible endings a special and normal ending.
+ Skills / Parameters determine outcome.

Some of the things I didnt enjoy about this game are :
- It becomes repetetive way too fast. (click after click of doing the same thing )
- The random event are sweet but they lacked visual aspects to them to make them satisfying.
- The options (at least for me) hardly changed the outcome or made a big significant change.
- Feels like a flash game.

Overall it is a sweet game, and would recommend it for casual dating sim players or anyone who is 13+ (teens) there is no explicit language or content as far from kissing and hugging so pretty pink and sweet.

**For anyone who is experienced with Otome/ Dating Sim games this is not your game. You will ended fairly quickly and will get bored from it quite fast and just get really annoyed at some characters in the game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Decent enough game, I enjoyed it, even if it was a little simplistic at times.
Art is gorgeous, and storylines are nice enough, but sometimes endings don't entirely make sense/ gives no reason for ditching Aaron most of the time.
I actually liked Hugh's storyline the most, even though I disliked his character initially, with his events his storyline feels the most complete and his endings make sense and don't go OTT.
Good game all in all c:
(I bought it on sale)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Always Remember Me is a nice dating sim, starring a female protagonist.

As those familiar with the genre would expect, after a brief set of introductory events the game gives you nearly complete freedom of what to do and whom to meet. There are only four potential romantic partners, though they are fairly well-detailed and likable. Protagonist herself, Amy also gets a lot of characterization rather than just being a stand-in for the player. And your every action, successful or not, gets a description of how it went, done in Amy’s quirky style!

Also as expected of a dating sim, your character has several stats, and doing your daily job for money as well as variety of activities to increase one or more stat is integral part of the gameplay.

Storytelling-wise, there are some lovely moments, but nothing truly touched me as some moments in other visual novels and dating sims did. Overall, I enjoyed the story well enough, although I wouldn’t call it that great either.

I can recommend Always Remember Me to all fans of dating sims. And those unfamiliar with this genre but interested in a nice casual game may consider giving it a try as well.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
One of the easiest games I`ve ever played, nice for beginners, but nothing new under the sun.
Since the beginning of the game you do know which character likes which stat, you just have to visit them every day and learn the required skill to get a 100% romance.
Decide, if you want to fight for your love (and stick with the one who forgot about you), or if you like to flirt with a doctor, a designer or a shy ice cream vendor.
Love has never been so easy, yet so predictable as in this game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
At first there's a variety of things to do and plenty of dialogue, but once that's over you're simply playing a game to slowly increase a girls morale and skills by reading books, writing a blog, buying more books and going to work.

It's... it's really boring.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Game about Red Haired Lasseh. 10 out of 10!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
This... I don't even .... argh!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Half-past twenty and the feelings are getting weary.
Once upon September said you'll always remember me.
Farewell young heart the sky won't shine brighter.
Twenty more years and later will you still remember?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I really liked this game. The soundtrack is amazing it has a nie story for a dating sim. Of course it may get repetitive but that's wat makes it good it makes it seem like you are really living it by having to work. Also you do fun things and study to raise your levels, and make conversation to raise your relationship with guys. Also the game is casual so you can just relax and play this game. This is one of my favorite pc games by far and I would recommend buying it and te soundtrack. I'd give this game a 9.5/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
A pretty nice decent dating sim with pretty cute artwork. The story is a neat premise, the main character's boyfriend has amnesia so she can either stick it out with him or pursue three other dudes. The characters themselves aren't annoying, but they don't really stick out that much either. That's unfortunately because you don't actually get to see most of their personality unless you pursue them as a love interest and even then you only get a few choice-related events with them. Then again, maybe it was meant to be that way since they're suppose to be simple characters and not soap opera cliche characters. Although, its neat how the game incorporates morale and energy levels in it, and its pretty simple to figure out how to best balance out those stats.

As far as this review goes, I've only played through Aaron's and Lawrences's normal and special endings. Aaron's special ending was the only ending from those four that had a smooth transition for its end relationship. The other four endings just pop up abruptly once you max out the guys' love meters, almost as if they were an after-thought in the story designing process. And I'm unsure if those endings take place right there or later on in the future. Don't get me wrong, I still had fun playing the game, but those ending transitions needs a bit of work.

I'd recommend picking the game up when its on sale if you want a nice short dating sim.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Meh. MEH.
This game was literally meh, in every sense, in art, story and love interests. Or, well, the town map was impressive looking.

It's a fully working dating sim, but that's really all there is to it. The plot is really weak and unimpressive, sometimes even cringe-worthy to the point that I'm suffering secondhand embarrassment. It feels greatly unbalanced and repetitive. Wake up. Raise your stats. Go and earn some brownie points with the boyz. Go back to bed. Repeat the routine till you eventually get a small plot scene without CG.

Endings are usually the essential part of a dating sim, it's the goal of the game. You usually have these expectations of them, for them to feel like the wrap up the game and give you closure. This game didn't just didn't manage to achieve that. It felt tedious (even the special ending), and it did not make me want to replay the game to unlock another ending.

Overall, if you don't have too high expectations and/or you've never played at dating sim/Otome game before, you might enjoy it. There is a lot of room for improvement in this game, but honestly even if it was improved there is few things that could make a cliche plot like this interesting.

Other than that, this game shows off a lot of different functions that it's engine is capable of. Which is quite interesting (and good I guess?).
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229 of 286 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
What if the person you planned to spend the rest of your life with suddenly, abruptly, really soon like, forgot who you are because of a car accident? Same here, I don’t have no money for doctor bills. It’s time to dump em’ and find a new squeeze.

You play as this red head chick who is hella randy and it is your job to make her experience “true love.” That’s right guys, no knockers, no hooters, no lady berries, and no love buttons. This chick keeps her shirt on the whole time and the guys don’t pressure her to put out. Not only does this take away from the realism (‘cause the libido of anime dudes IS real) but one potential love interest is a shy guy with glasses. THE SHY GUY WITH GLASSES DOES NOT GET FRIEND ZONED BY DEFAULT. I couldn’t believe it either. I did everything in my power to put this fool in his place, but then I… fell in love with him.

His long hair glistened in the sun and this was accentuated by his inability to shower because his hair retained its natural oils. When his baggy bloodshot eyes met mine I looked away of course. When I looked back to see if he was still staring at me, he was. It was like his eyes never left me. That he would never leave me.

This game completes me. 10/10
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99 of 130 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2014
This game has its flaws, but if you can look past them it's a nice playing experience. Great art, nice characters, dramatic, but realistic enough backstory and 9 different kind of endings (if you count 'alone' ending to be one). Music is also nice, but for my taste maybe a little too repetitive. After all, it's a really beautiful and kind of cute game.

How ever there is a big problem with this game. After a little while playing it really starts to repeat itself, like REALLY repeat. When you become familiar with how all of it works you're just basicly waiting for some random events to trigger and your friendship to increase with your chosen character. Also you have to know who you are going after from the day one in this game. Otherwise you'll just run out of time and end up getting alone ending. I can't say much about endings, because I haven't played all of them yet. But from what I've seen... they're not that strong and feel kind of flat.

But well, after all I still must say that it's okey game. I've played better visual novels before, but can't really say it's bad either. If you like visual novels then I'd say give it a try.
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88 of 115 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
Eat, sleep, work, read your amnesian boyfriend books - repeat

This has to be the first Winter Wolves game which really annoys me.

For a Visual novel the story/characters are really thin, your progress through it is nearly non existant, which in the end makes a repetetive grind through the always same few stations you have in the game with always the same actions and nearly no story progress.
Mix to this a similiar annoying music background and you have a really bland gaming experience.

Short review, but there isn´t much more to this game.
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92 of 123 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
I am not gay but this game made me want to flirt boys.

P.S.
If only they wore helmets while riding, this game will not happen for sure.
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64 of 86 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
All my other reviews are jokes, but I really can’t joke about this game. It’s a dating sim that seems like a cute way to pass the time but in the end just feels like a whole repetitive exercise about how much you can read into non-existent conversations and relationships with little foundation.

Always Remember Me is quick to use all the big heart-tugging elements, with a somewhat forbidden relationship, a protagonist with dead parents, an amnesiac boyfriend, a manipulative ex-girlfriend, and even a struggling humanities student who is just trying to pay her tuition. The story is all very heavy-handed, never really bothering to get into the "why" or "how" of anything or anyone. But that doesn't really matter anyway, since scenes are so few and far between – and so incredibly brief when they even happen – that the story barely exists. It's not uncommon for Always Remember Me to just skip scenes altogether, passing over entire conversations and evenings out, and swiftly arriving at the ending, leaving you to fill in any romance or, well, anything at all that happened.

The sim elements feel pretty unnecessary. On easy difficulty you can spam the activity that gives you the most stats, while on harder difficulties you scramble around to figure out a strategy. The emphasis seems to be more on the “sim” element than the “dating”, and for that it’s not too fun. The relationship building part of the game doesn’t feel substantial, and if the overall aim is to grind numbers for those parts then I have to ask what purpose it serves, or if the result even makes up for the grind.

At the end of the day, Always Remember Me isn't a bad game, it just falls flat on effort in the wrong places. The plot relies on shallow dramatic backstory to give characters a false sense of depth while the gameplay is a pure grind and almost without purpose. For me, there’s not enough payoff to justify grinding through numbers to reach an ending, and that makes this game a really dull experience.
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