For those currently unaware, the sequel to Another Code: Two Memories (Trace Memory in North America), Another Code R: A Journey Into Lost Memories, lands in European stores later this week.
Set two years after the events of the original, a now sixteen-year-old Ashley is invited by her father to visit the campground of Juliet Lake. On her mysterious journey, many memories are dug up, including the origins of her mother's death.
Like past games in the series, Another Code R is a point-and-click adventure developed by Cing. The game plays a lot like its spiritual predecessor, Hotel Dusk: Room 215, and as a result, doesn't have an abundance of puzzles like the original.
Best of all though is that this isn't a short-lived game. From dawn to dusk, you're looking at approximately fourteen hours of stellar gameplay. Cing has been known to give amazing graphic adventure titles that last quite awhile, and by the sounds of things, Another Code R isn't an exception.
The game bombed hard in Japan compared to the past game and other first-party titles, but that didn't stop us from reviewing the Japanese release. Earlier this year, we gave the game a glowing score of seven.
And it's not just us either who seemed to enjoy Another Code R. Famitsu, a very reliable Japanese magazine, gave the game a score of 28/40 (7,7,7,7), while IGN UK gave the game an impressive score of eight. Topping everything off though is the Official Nintendo Magazine's score of 84%. It should appear quite clearly by now that this is one game you don't want to miss.
Finally, if you're wondering if you can play this game, the answer is yes. Seeing as Another Code R is part of Nintendo's Touch Generations line, anyone can pick up a Wii Remote and follow Ashley on her adventure.
Another Code R: A Journey Into Lost Memories launches in Europe on June 26th. Remember to pick up the game and tell your friends about it. The last game sank into obscurity pretty fast and we sure don't want that to happen to this one! The game can be purchased at Amazon for a discounted price of £27.96.