Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories PC review

Jari Välimäki

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories

The Disaster report series was somewhat unknown for me, I’ve heard of it
with my left ear over the years, but never got to try it, since it was
a playstation exclusive for PS2-PS3-PS4, once I saw that DS Report 4 was coming
to PC I was intrigued to try out the series that had gained a cult following
from the previous games in the series.

What Disaster Report 4 essentially is, is a game about escaping a natural
catastrophe, in this case a major earthquake hitting Japan. So yeah, your task
is to escape the city ravaged with an earthquake during your visit for an job interview.

This entails a lot of encounters with people, finding things, saving people.
Played out in a different way to most games today, almost like a cheesy soap
opera show, and to be honest it’s not too cheesy of an opera to follow along
during your venture, because there will be twists and turns not even the big bang
theory writers could have written towards the end, and I won’t spoil it,
this is for you to find out.

And like I said the game itself plays out differently, in designated
areas / squares so to say before you can advance,
It’s a different approach to today’s games, where you really can’t compare
to too many titles.. actually only Resident Evil comes to mind, by exploring
a certain area before you can make an move to the next area.

But then also you will be overwhelmed with aftershocks from the earthquake,
eating up on your stress levels, as the game progresses.

I can give you a few examples from the beginning of the game without spoiling
too much of what you will encounter as you progress, You will have
to find students lost from their teacher, to advance, help out an injured
man with water, and bandages, this also can lead to you flirting with the
person in question…

The game offers plenty a customization options in the game,
beginning from that you can play the game as a female/male
character, and during the game you will find plenty of items (compasses)
(backpacks) (food) to change your look, clense your thirst, hunger,
and even toiletry needs, these all playing a part to advancing,
and staying “calm” from stress during your playthrough.

The game also features plenty of save points in each area you enter,
making it comfortable to take in, in chunks as you progress.
The only thing I haven’t figured out really is gaining Moral Points,
This might have to do with the choices of what kind of person you
want to be in the beginning of the game, but I am not entirely sure.
Though receiving Moral points for doing what obviously seems right,
feels good. So I’ll just accept these points, that I did the right
thing.

You’ll be escaping around 10-15 hours depending on how much you want
to explore during your playthrough, there’s plenty of people to poke
and talk to… you will meet, nice poeple and you will meet weird people
You will be shocked by some scenes, and pissed off at certain people.

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is a game that is that between
low bugdet and high budget, I’d call it an AA title, and if you have a
liking for something different, DSR4 is definitely not the worst thing
you could spend your money on, approach it with an open mind and enjoy.

Here is the Trailer for the game and above you can find screenshots for the game.

The minimum specs for PC are as follows.

Dual core AMD or Intel processor @ 3.0ghz or faster
GTX 950, AMD R9 280 or newer
4 GB of Ram
27 GB of Disk Space.

Thank you to the Developer/Publisher for the review code.

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