gamers (95%) found this review helpful
it's not a bad game. Although I guess really w/o those it would be just another generic FPS so if that mechanism doesn't have any attraction for you then you might want to give this one a pass.
The graphics at the beginning of the game (the outdoor rain effects) looked really good. Later in the game when you go inside I don't know if it was just me or if the textures changed but it took on a very "animeish" quality IMHO. It didn't effect the game at all, it was just a little distracting while trying to figure out what looked different. Even with that it was still a great looking game. It seems to make pretty decent use of the surround sound as well.
The controls, minus the time stuff, are pretty standard and therefore easy to pick up. As mentioned, I think the time abilities (slow, stop, reverse) take a little while to get used to, as far as figuring out which to use when and then timing it appropriately. For the most part though the game itself chooses which it thinks is best for the situation so all you have to do is hit the button. There are times however when you'll probably want to do your own thing so figuring out what the different effects are early on in the game seems to be a good idea.
It's a shame to hear some people are having problems w/ the game, but if you have the nice setup (HD tv & 5.1 surround), and don't mind a little learning curve, I think you wont be disappointed.
posted by GAMCritic2 (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) Jan 19, 2009
Member since May 2008
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
I had played and beat the game TIMESHIFT. POSITIVE: this game is INCREDIBLE!! The graphics are excellent!! The controls are simple. The weapons are great. In this game you can pause, reverse or slow time! I have nothing negative to say about this game. This game is AMAZING!!!
This game has a ton of potential, however by the time I made it to the 14th level or so, I found that a lack of interest prevented me from pursuing the rest of the game. The story line is poorly portrayed, even if they want it to be mysterious, and the levels seem a bit repetitive. My rating is due the games providing of challenges, and I'm not talking about what they consider "puzzles". Even though you are equipped with a special time shifting suit, you must fight an entire army. This makes the fight more than difficult sometimes, so get used to dying and trying countless times again, and blowing up enemies in slow motion is always cool. This game is definitely worth a play, even purchase, but I find myself disappointed at the end of each day I play. Some may love it while I see it as a way to pass the TIME...