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post #1 of 21
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Continuing my reviews of recent games, I decided to pick this one up. It's got a guy in a shiny new suit on the box (No, not Crysis.)


Lets begin.

Installation went smooth. Game runs fine and I get the game started up. Set all the detail levels to high and set everything up. Game looks pretty good and runs easily on my system while delivering supreme performance. Kudos on the easy flowing game.

Story: Your thrown into a world where your not sure whats going on, or why. But you know your counterpart with a time suit is there and you need to get to him to get home. Your apparently in a parallel time line because your counterpart went back in time and changed something. Now it's your job to stop him as you play through the game.

Gameplay: This is where the game shines. There's nothing better then stopping time, firing an explosive crossbow dart into someones head, then watching their gibs fly apart in a glorious display in slow motion....then rewinding and watching it all happen again :-) The game does a good job of incorporating puzzles with arenas and has you use time to get to your objective. It really makes you think outside the box in some areas. There was one notable that was an exhaust fan sucking air down when you need to go up. You reverse time so that you will travel with the now up flowing air.

Audio: 5.1 ftw. But the audio did seem lacking a bit. When I fire a huge honkin electricity gun and all I get a fizzle, it doesn't seem appropriate. At the same time it doesn't blow my ear drums out but there needs to be a bit more to the weapon to reflect the damage or what they are. The shotgun sounded a little weak as well. Voice acting was well done, not the whole "I'm reading this off a card" kind of thing. This area is where I felt the game needed the most improvement.

Final Thoughts: Ok so we've crossed F.E.A.R., Prince of Persia, and Half-Life 2 to produce this. Not a bad mix if I do say so myself. In all the game does offer a lot and is definitely worth the play through. I got several fun hours of stopping time, grabbing someone's shotgun out of their hands, blowing their head off, then resuming time to watch their corpse splatter all over their team mates who now scream in horror at what just happened. In all it's a well coded game with some good features in it. Pick this one up if your looking for something to do without venturing into the unknown of FPS's.

Side note: G15 supported and did I mention sticky nades?

8/10 - Well done!



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post #2 of 21
indeed, ii love this game, its got awesome graphics, i dunno if you looked, in the beginning when you walk outside ans its raining
when you get to the ground during the rain look at the ground
post #3 of 21
Hmm, I might go and get this. It looks pretty cool.
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ive had this game sitting next to my tv unused for months now maybe i'll actually play it
    
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truth be told i didnt think that much of it way to short with the most disjointed boring storyline i have come across just my 2 cents looks good but so does half life 2 100 times better game i dare say.
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I really enjoyed the game. BTW you should change the title of this thread, you have it as Timshift, should be Timeshift
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I know what I'm going to buy later this week

Whoa crap, I just realized how far behind I am on this! hahaha.
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lol, I love my how my reviews are getting resurrected from the dead :-D
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Freezing time and taking weapons is fun.
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lol, I love my how my reviews are getting resurrected from the dead :-D
Well, I read your review on Blacksite and kicked myself in the arse for not reading it prior to my purchase. Then you threw in some links to other reviews
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