Memories Off 5: Togireta Film is a Japanese romance visual novel developed by KID and published by CyberFront for the PlayStation 2 console. It was released on October 27, 2005 and is the fifth game in the Memories Off series. A port for the PlayStation Portable handheld developed and published by 5pb. was released on January 29, 2009. A sequel named Memories Off 5: Encore was released for the PlayStation 2 on July 12, 2007. Its PlayStation Portable port was released on September 17, 2009. The gameplay of Memories Off 5 follows linear plot line, which offers different pre-determined scenarios and events, and focuses on the appeal of the five female main characters.
The story of Memories Off 5 has been adapted into novels and a one-episode anime OVA has also been released. Memories Off 5: Encore has also been adapted into a novel.
The gameplay of Memories Off 5 requires minimal interaction from the player as much of the time is spent in reading the text that appears in the bottom of the screen. The text that is displayed represents either the dialogue between the characters or the inner thoughts of the protagonist. Once in a while, the player will be presented will arrive at a "decision point". The game pauses at this point and lists some choices for the player to pick. Based on the choices that are selected, the plot will progress in a specific direction. There are five main plot lines in the game, each corresponding to one of the main female characters. The player will have to replay the game multiple times to experience all of the endings.
MEMORIES OFF 5: ENCORE is the sequel to Memories Off 5 and was released on July 12, 2007 for the PlayStation 2. The limited edition PlayStation 2 release included a soundtrack for the game. The scenarios for Encore were written by Masashi Takimoto, Naotaka Hayashi, and Haruhisa Kujira. The music for Encore was composed by Takeshi Abo who also composed the music for Memories Off 5. Encore, and 12Riven, another game that was under development by KID, was originally in danger of not being released after KID filed for bankruptcy in 2006. However, both games were resurrected after CyberFront purchased KID's intellectual properties in 2007.
The game was later ported to the PlayStation Portable and was released on September 17, 2009. For the PlayStation Portable's limited edition, a postcard set and a drama CD was included. The PlayStation Portable release of Encore includes screen capture feature that allows the player to save images onto a memory stick.
Encore introduces a new character named Akina Ichijo (voiced by: Minori Chihara). She comes in contact with the main characters after bumping into Kazuki Mishima at a video rental store. The character designs for Akina was done by Yukihiro Matsuo. Encore takes place in December, about half a year after the events of Memories Off 5, and ends in the following February. In this game, the player is able to experience the story from different perspectives besides that of Haruto Kawai. Encore also only focuses on three heroines whereas previous titles in the Memories Off series tended to feature four to six heroines.
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- First person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- Romance & Anime themes.