Plenty of emphases were put on atmosphere and mood with the intent of producing something cinematic in retro aesthetics.
Play I Remember The Rain Online is a short game, that, frankly, is not much of a match. So, um, why am I suggesting that you have a look then? Well, it’s an excellently educated, superbly illustrated and touchingly narrated story and I believe most people will savor the experience it offers.
Taking just a couple minutes to play, however, you play with the grieving spouse of a loved one who dies in an auto accident, playing out key scenes in the events around and after their death. This story is complimented perfectly with the muted pixel artwork presentation and exceptional audio. A somber, brief and psychological little narrative.
Using rain to evoke memories and despair of a happier past is not exactly new. Who has not stared out the window in a thunderstorm or brooded through a long, wet walk home at night? The memories that come always appear to be the saddest, also. And the most disturbing memories cope with a loss.
Play I Remember The Rain Online is just one of those games which straddle the line between brief visual narrative and game. Honestly, however, something about the camera work and light surrealism lends it a cinematic quality so that it reads and feels more like a short film than anything else. Gameplay consists mostly of walking around and talking to people to be able to activate a melancholic monotone narration. The catastrophe that has stricken the game’s protagonist is not fully articulated, but does it have to be? Within the first few minutes of this game, you can guess it’s going to deal with loss and death.
Play I Remember The Rain Online is extremely short but intense nonetheless. It will only take a couple of minutes.