- Master the ability to stop, slow and reverse time to become the ultimate weapon
- 9 Weapons, each with 2 functions that allow players to completely annihilate the competition
- 16 person multiplayer featuring 14 maps to create time stopping chaos and massive destruction to an already devastated world
- Multiplayer includes 6 unique heart-stopping, time-crunching modes.
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- Platform: PlayStation 3
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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.
- Harness time as the Ultimate Weapon: Slow, stop and reverse the flow of time to destroy your enemies
- Unleash a powerful arsenal of weapons and vehicles in 24 combat missions
- Up to 16-player multiplayer, featuring the use of time grenades in 14 different maps, allowing for unique style of slow, stop and reversal of time
- Completely customize your multiplayer experience with over 40 different features to fit your style of gameplay
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 Sometimes its simply an indication of a problem production that ends up looking out of date before its even released.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.
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This is most obvious during the games opening hour; anyone who's played HL2 will immediately recognise the streets and propaganda screens. Everything feels a like an inferior City 17, the fact your character is a mute physicist really doesn't help the comparisons much.
In fact, it's only when the time-shifting abilities are available that Timeshift has an identity of its own. They're a lot of fun, and give the ability to slow, pause and rewind time. The carnage it creates never gets boring. The abilities are also well balanced against the player's health, and fire fights nearly always feel tense and challenging.
The levels have little interaction, the plot quickly becomes a confusing mess, and most weapons are pretty boring, so these powers really save the game. However, all puzzles or situations require is a press of the auto-button which selects the most suitable power.
This means levels are breezed through and there is no overall sense of achievement. This would have worked better as an optional feature, or just on the easy setting.
Timeshift isn't worthy of its RRP, as these are much better shoters out there.
Although this is fun, it is just a shooter with a gimmick, and poor graphics.
For those wondering im running it on my bravia 37 via hdmi and its the only game which does this.
Although there is this problem the graphics on the game are incredibly sharp and detailed, one of the best i've seen on the ps3 so far.
I haven't finished the game so far but my initial thoughts are that it is indeed a great deal of fun. The ability to time shift is fun and it isn't entirely eye candy or a gimic.
the weapons are pretty sterile as far as fps goes, but they are functional which is ultimately what its all about.
The story is a little confusing at times, every now and then it seems to switch to a semi naked cgi women in bed, kind of like subliminal porn, very confusing but i figure in for a penny.
Overall i think this is a highly underrated game.
Don't be discouraged by the problems listed at the start of this review, it tends to be in areas of very heavy graphics/particle effects etc.
I give it 4.5/5 it would have been a solid 5 if the graphics fault wasn;t there but although it doesn't spoil the game it does distract a little at times.
Gameplay is fun, if a little fiddly at times. The timeshift button combinations sometimes don't work quite how you want them to, which is frustrating in the middle of a fire-fight as this can lead you to waste your ability.
The story. Well, I have to be honest, and say, you have to guess parts of it, as it is very disjointed. Occasionally you get a 5 - 10 second FMV cutscene (I thought nextgen games didn't do this anymore) that tries to explain what is going on. I was never really involved with the story. But maybe thats on purpose for the next installment.
On a plus though, blowing up the bad guys in slow-mo or time-freeze is great fun. But I don't think Sierra should have based a game around this alone.
Overall, I was confused, a bit bored and only finished it because I spent £50 on it. Your choice, but I wouldn't recommend it. Buy COD 4 or Uncharted instead. Both are more enjoyable and have a longer lifespan.
Here are some of the highs of the game:
You are in an advanced Beta suit capable of time travel and you travel back in time to stop a madman who has taken the Aplha suit and changed time.
There are a good selection of weapos as you progress through the game and some have a secondary fire, i.e. increased fire rate, grenades, etc...
With the suit's time control you cannot regain ammunition due to the dampening of time around your body so yu cannot waste clips shooting at people then just get them back if you change your mind
There are three ways you can affect time, you can slow down time, stop time and reverse time, the time stop and reverse use more suit energy than the slow down time but at some points they are cruical, be it rewinding a train hurtling towards you are using the time options to get through certain obstacles.
You can stop time when e.g. a missile is being fired at you and blow it out the air!
The time controls are what makes the game inovative, and you cannot use it all the time as you need to let the energy recharge in your suit to do it again.
There are no health bars, as you get shot up the screen will start to splatter with blood at the edges so you will need to find cover in the big fights.
With the reverse or time stop options, you can get past enemies without them knowing you were there so it isn't always just a case of going in guns blazing.Read more ›
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second time bying it lol don't ask it was that long ago I forgot I had played it but still playing it freeze time reverse time can be very funnyPublished on 24 April 2014 by moodymark
I thought this would be a good buy but was sorely disappointed I would not even consider this game NeverPublished on 26 Nov. 2013 by Osprey001
this game is a brilliant classic game, had it on xbox a while ago and when switched to ps3 i could not find it anywherePublished on 31 Dec. 2012 by tony
Timeshift is one big mess of a game. With Average Graphics and medicore sounds, Timeshift is not a fun game, and has some serious problems. Read morePublished on 28 April 2012 by Ivan
this game is awesome. proper. graphics r cool . wish i could find another game like this. completed twice over. buy itPublished on 1 April 2012 by tango