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  • Summary: 11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front… They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their humanity for their loved ones in the face of disastrous events… If they can come back. At 11am the 11th Day of the 11th Month of year 1918, they will face the biggest decision of their lives… This is the moving story of the end of World War One. [Bandai Namco] Expand

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11-11: Memories Retold - 17 Minute Gameplay Trailer | Gamescom 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 26, 2018
    90
    A performance masterclass, coupled with impeccable artistic direction and a gripping humanitarian narrative, 11-11: Memories Retold stands as one of the greatest anti-war games to ever grace the medium.
  2. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    Remembering those who fought, died, and lived through the First World War, 11-11: Memories Retold captures your imagination with vivid artistic presentation. Despite not being an action-packed or violent war game, it manages to pack a hefty emotional punch.
  3. Nov 11, 2018
    84
    The adventure 11 - 11: Memories Retold is little game, but it tells an emotional war drama that resonates for a long time.
  4. Nov 9, 2018
    75
    11-11 Memories Retold focuses on two different fates and is more intimist than Valiant Hearts: the Great War. It takes some distance with historic reality to tell a well written and luminous tale. Maybe too luminous, though.
  5. Nov 23, 2018
    70
    Conceptually this is an interesting remembrance artwork for the first World War. The challenge level is low though and there is a lack of ruthlessness. Entertaining nonetheless.
  6. Nov 19, 2018
    70
    Fanise’s new game feels like an interesting way of remembering the Great War, but it does not take full advantage of the possibilities offered by the video game medium.
  7. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    40
    11-11 is neither an example of good impressionist art, nor a good war movie or a good video game. It’s unbearably pretentious and so shallow it does not reach beyond simple platitudes (“not all Germans were evil”, “global conflicts affect ordinary people too”). It’s sad that brushing against a mature subject and going for an artsy feel is enough to make many people overlook obvious flaws of a game (in this case poor gameplay, among other things) and the fact that games as a medium are light years behind movies in terms of storytelling. [01/2019, p.74]

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  1. Feb 14, 2019
    7
    En uno de los pasajes, Harry explica su temor a preguntar cosas demasiado obvias sobre los procedimientos de la guerra. 11-11 Memories RetoldEn uno de los pasajes, Harry explica su temor a preguntar cosas demasiado obvias sobre los procedimientos de la guerra. 11-11 Memories Retold no le hace caso: casi todo el tiempo hay obviedades, sobreexplicaciones, giros predecibles o un sentimentalismo que no logra escapar a la tradición del hombre que recuerda las penurias del conflicto armado.

    No obstante, también existe delicadeza y sinceridad en la búsqueda de una narrativa que salga a flote. De a poco, lo consigue. De las fotografías se pasa al horror de la guerra química, del estereotipo del comandante galán se desprenden esos grises nacidos del matar o morir. Y lo bueno es que no hay brusquedad, sino una escala como las que recorre una persona que está aprendiendo a tocar el piano. El mismo piano que surge a medida que avanzan las memorias de dos enemigos tan imaginarios como reales.
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