Yeah i remember now it was a launch title for series so i thought it was on gamepass. Maybe ms didnt want to pay for a 1 hour demo for gp.
Honestly I don’t have any strong opinions either way on this one. I enjoyed it. I think as a budget title it succeeds. If you enjoyed CrossfireX then you should like this game. I preferred CrossfireX a little bit more because I feel Remedy has a bit more polish and more variety in level design. Also CrossfireX had a more defined plot. That said Bright Memory Infinite does have a style and gameplay that is fun. I’d say, if it was a day1 Gamepass title, gamers would crucify it. I remember how “gamers” called CrossfireX ‘trash’ so I imagine that if Bright Memory Infinite had been a Gamepass title all those same gamers would just groupthink hate on it in the same unfair exaggerated way.
It’s a budget title; It’s short… but also it’s competent and fun. $20 is basically a “day1 tax”. I’d say it’s true value is closer to $10. With all those caveats I recommend this game. That said it’s probably not even in the top three games of the week. By years end it will be lucky to make the top 50 Just remember that it’s a budget title so that should matter when giving criticism.