Story - 95%
Graphics - 91%
Audio - 92%
Gameplay - 84%
Replayability - 89%
Time is Power
An Action-Adventure Third Person Shooter where the decisions you make turns the tide of the game. The game is developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios exclusively for the Xbox One and PC.
The game feature digital episodes that will play off between Acts and will be different depending on choices you make in your gameplay. The episodes get streamed from online, so although the game is a single player game you need to be online to play it. A lot of outcry was received when this was announced so Remedy listened to the masses and made the episodes available to be downloaded as an add-on with the game. This is a great idea but because the episode differ from choices you make the download is a whopping 75GB to download and if you buy the game digitally which is 46GB that means you will have to download over a 100GB to be able to play the game without streaming. Now this was a bit upsetting for me especially with our local internet limits but I’m happy to report that with my 4MB ADSL I streamed the episodes without any problems.
Now to talk more about the game itself, you play as Jack Joyce, returning to your home town after 6 years of being away. You get a message to meet one of your old friends Paul Serene wanting to show you something amazing. When you finally get to Paul he shows you their great invention. Your brother William Joyce and Paul has created a time machine. Yes a time machine, and guess what all Sh#t happens from here with butterfly effects and time travel consequences all over. At the end of the day you have to help stop the end of time.
Soon you find out that you have developed some “time” powers being able to move, block, dash and cause damage in different ways. The game is quite short and you can finish it in about 10 hours of play but the game is definitely worth re-playing over to see different outcomes with the choices you make.
The story is deep with interesting characters even apart from the main 3, Jack, Paul and Will there is also Martin Hatch, Liam Burke, Charlie Wincott and Beth Wilder to name but a few. You will feel drawn to each of them as you experience and see how this time event affected their lives. The cast playing these characters are some great A list actors that you will recognise from movies and TV series like X-Men, Fringe, Warehouse 13, Lord of the Rings, The Maze Runner, True Blood and more.
The graphics are superb catching the environment setting and switching to the live-action episodes look just as amazing bringing the environment to life. The time effects also looks surreal with glitches enhancing the look. The music and audio fits in well to the theme of Quantum break and sound effect really emphasises the gameplay.
The controls of the game is easy to get hold of and pulling of combos with powers will feel like a breeze. There are some movement glitches especially when climbing and jumping, but Remedy is working on game updates to rectify this.
Now I will not tell you more about the story itself because you have to experience it for yourself, it is definitely worth playing through. There will be some videos out already cover Act 1 of the game that you can check out but if you already pre-ordered the game do not spoil it for yourself.
A great Xbox One and PC exclusive that you need to own, especially if you love this type of genre and if one of the actors is one of your favourites. I hope they will bring out some extra DLC missions or campaigns as I think this game can go so much further.
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Available on: Xbox One, PC
Genre: Third Person, Action Adventure
Age Rating: Mature
Publisher/Developer: Microsoft / Remedy Entertainment
Estimated RRP: $59
Release Date: 5 April 2016
- Great Storyline and Espisodes
- Fantastic Acting
- Need to be online
- Download size of Episodes