Bright Memory is a first-person shooter with melee elements. You play the role of Shelia, an agent who is tasked by the Science Research Organization (SRO) for which she works to prevent SAI, a military organization, from acquiring a legendary ancient power that can reawaken the dead. The game is set in 2020 and takes place in a 'Land of Sky' located above the Arctic consisting of levitating land masses which are home to ancient creatures. Bright Memory is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. Take a look at our tips to get help in the game.
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How to Unlock the Dark Forest Achievement
To get the Dark Forest achievement you must kill the Lost Forest Lord. Although it is stated otherwise you will find that headshots against this boss will do damage. Mixing a combo of the Light Sword (and blast) + Machine Gun headshots is also effective against this boss. If you use these attacks while continuously dodging around inbetween sword uses and reloading in a circlular motion around the arena you will eventually take him down. The Forest Lord does spawn in regular enemies but they should not pose too much of a problem and the fight in general is pretty easy on the first two playthroughs.
On the third playthrough the Forest Lord will deal a lot more damage and bullets will not be as effective. You should at this point have every skill unlocked. If you now continuously spam Release Limit (LS + RS) whenever it is available and then Throw Down Lightning (left on D-pad 3 times) and Light Forcefield (right on D-pad) you will eventually take down the boss. While you are waiting for Release Limit to cool down you will need to spam the Light Sword and Shotgun as you run around dodging and Throw Down Lightning.
To get the Killer Combo achievement you need to float an enemy in the air for 15 seconds. The easiest way in which to do this is when you have unlocked Release Limit and Time Freeze and during your 2nd or 3rd playthrough when you fight against the lion enemies in one of the first outdoor fights.
Target the 2nd enemy and start your attack with a Slash Blast ability (RB then D-Pad down) to make the enemy airborn. Then use Release Limit (L stick + R stick clicks) as the enemy falls to put it into the sky. You will be able to keep it in the air by using your ammo and shooting a few bullets at it. Then as it begins to drop, use Time Freeze (left D-pad for EMP, left D-pad to select Time Freeze) to freeze the enemy in the air again. Once the enemy begins to fall use Slash Blast once it has recharged and let the enemy drop to gain the achievement. At no point kill the enemy, they must be kept alive. If your attempt fails you can simply restart the checkpoint and try again. The video below will show you how it is done at 30:01.
To get the Master of Operations achievement you must maintain SSS Rank for 30 seconds. In Bright Memory there is a rank system that is displayed in the top right corner of the screen. The ranks go from C (lowest) to SSS (highest). When you ascend ranks they will colour orange and will drain to white over time if you don't attack another enemy quick enough.
The easiest way to get this achievement is to first reach SSS by using your abilities and the SMG then during the first of the boss fights against the Lost Forest Lord put together a good combo of hits with weapons, the sword and other cast like attacks so the combo meter does not go down.
In Bright Memory there are 7 collectibles which you can pick up across multiple playthroughs which will earn you the secret Grave Robber achievement if you find them all. To get all 7 collectibles requires three playthroughs, play the game naturally on the first playthrough and pick up what you missed on the subseqent ones.
Collectible #1 - War Storm Package Version You will find this collectible at the beginning of the game. After you have dealt with a few enemies with your pistol turn around and go to the back left corner of the map to find the collectible on the ground.
Collectible #2 - Rusty Copper Pot You will find this collectible in the next area with the mountains. You need to turn around and go up the stairs. After you take out the enemies, go into the cave on the right. The collectible can be found on the left wall next to some pieces of wood.
Collectible #3 - Disc fragment After the previous collectible, you will go through a barrier, slide down a hill, and fight several more enemies. Once they have been dealt with go down the hill and keep moving forward until a rock ledge comes into view. If you look forward from this, you Will see a waterfall and a turtle at the bottom. Jump off the ledge and walk toward the waterfall, the collectible will be next to the turtle.
Collectible #4 - Air Serpent Statue After the section where you are prompted to turn off your flashlight and walked through some water you will jump up a ledge and walk up some stairs. There will be some planks covering the exit in front of you. Before you go through the planks, turn to the left and pick up the collectible from a pedestal.
Collectible #5 - SAI Dog Tag After you have gone through the planks, you will enter a cave where a couple of enemies will be waiting to attack you. Once they are defeated go through the fire grapple maze and find the collectible on the waypoint's left next to the corpse of a soldier.
Collectible #6 - Jade Statue After the previous collectible, you will cross a bridge and see some planks covering a doorway ahead. Go through that to find a secret pathway of wooden planks you can walk across. As you step on those you will hear 'This looks like a secret passage'. Once you have crossed the pathway and jumped over a wall you will see the collectible on the left.
Collectible #7 - Ritual Wine Vessel Later in the game you will have to climb up to a wooden platform where a ritual vessel will emerge from the ground protected by a purple shield. After you have killed all the enemies in this room walk over to the center of the room to claim the final collectible.
To get the secret Too Damn Busy achievement you need to snuff out six candles. The candles that need to be snuffed out are found towards the end of the game. In one of the last rooms you will need to turn a lever to create a bridge which you then cross. Sitting just to the left of the bridge is a group of red candles which you need to shoot at to extinguish the flame of six of them in order to gain the achievement. The time to attempt this achievement is before the portal spawns below and starts summmoning out enemies.