The most calming and relaxing gameplay and music, amazing puzzle designs and the story… oh my… Fallen Tree Games have developed a fantastic game with a beautifull theme behind it.
In Quell:Memento we got multiple styles of puzzles as you can see in the image above. Just one out of 48 levels you will find in this game if you reach this far into the ending. And if you are really into this genre, there are hidden levels to discover.
The difficulty increases by a whole lot pretty fast so sometimes if not most of the times you will find yourself stuck… but worry not! If you have completed enough levels before there is a hint mechanic that you can always rely on to help you in a time of need. This makes it much more available for everyone to play and enjoy the experience Quell:Memento has to offer.
The puzzles alone should be a very good reason to play Quell:Memento already if the gameplay appeals to you but what really left a mark in me was the story it narrates and ilustrates to us.
Dusty old paintings spread out inside the levels that slowly show us the story of a man. His strugles to achieve his dreams and ambitions, how he served his country leaving it all behind, how much he fought to get his old life back after his return and then… how he looks back at himself near the end.
I would also like to mention the name Donald Pelmear, a known voice actor that gave his voice and soul to the narration of Quell: Memento and the game would just not have the same impact on me that it did without him in my opinion.
The songs and even the sound design as a whole, it is just beautifull. I even felt sort of melancholic myself during most of the time playing it, reminicing about my own past experiences. Every track had deep meaning behind them and I loved all of them.
Coming from someone that hardly ever pays attention to puzzle games in general, I played every level in it and honestly I wanted to play more, I wanted to know more and I wanted to hear even more stories.
My experience with Quell:Memento is something that I won’t forget and the stories told to me will be kept close to my heart because I’m sure it rings true to so many out there.
Thank you so much to the developers at Fallen Tree Games for trusting us with this review.