Its never obvious what to make of delays in video games. Sometimes its simply an indication of a problem production that ends up looking out of date before its even released. Other times though its simply evidence of ruthless perfection: thankfully TimeShift seems to be the latter. At first glance it seems like any other first person shoot em-up, with some technically impressive but artistically ordinary visuals. What makes it unique though is the gameplay, with the best use of time travel in a game since Prince of Persia.
The story of the game involves the unlikely named Aiden Krone go back in time and changing history to suit him kind of like a more evil version of Back to the Future, Part II. However, the time travelling doesnt end there as the special suit youre strapped into to chase after him also allows you to stop, rewind or slow down time whenever you want. Since Krone has got his own version of the same kind of time suit many of the enemies cant even be properly seen under normal conditions because theyre moving too fast, but there are more subtle uses for the rewind and stop powers. Slipping past guards or running through a burning building becomes childs play, while stopping time, running up to an enemy to grab his gun and then nipping back to cover to shoot him with it is just one of the games unique pleasures. Even if Doctor Who wouldnt approve.
Dr. Aiden Krone is a former professor of Applied Physics at MIT, notorious for his unrivaled brilliance and obsession with Thermodynamics, Advanced Propulsion, and Quantum Electrodynamics (QED). Despite his increasing tendencies to demand control and secrecy, he became the Founder and Lead Physicist of a classified Time Travel research program.
Over a decade later, Krone`s program had successfully developed the world`s first time-traveling suit technology. However, as the program`s equally secretive decision-makers demanded this technology be adapted for military applications, Krone`s feelings of self-entitlement and anger grew. He secretly desired a new existence, a new world where his scientific endeavors could be shaped and experienced without outside interference.
The combination of Krone`s mind and his suit technology gave him the ability to create and control another existence - an existence where a man of science could finally operate without restrictions and do so within a place where science itself was properly respected regardless of the effects on humanity.
It is now up to you to trace Krone`s last known appearances and stop his tyrannical rule over Alpha District. In a twisted world where scientific accomplishments reign, its up to you to don the Beta Suit and Master Time to Become the Ultimate Weapon.
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