No Time for this
Upon seeing this game's preview way back when a certain show previewed it, I was quite interested. The idea of beiing able to stop (or slow down) time in order to slip past enemies or just annihilate them seemed like an intriguing concept in a shooter. However, I quickly became bored with it. The sound, graphics, and gameplay are just lacking. Don't get me wrong, it's not on the same level as terrible games such as one that rhymes with "Luke Pukem" or overhyped to the point it was an "Epic Fail", but this is definitely not one I recommend.
Yet Another Good Game Goes Under the Radar
When I got this game, I first thought that it sucked because of not having any trophies (Yes, I am a trophie junkie), so then I thought that since it's only 5 bucks, why not keep it? However, the more I played it, the more exciting I found it to be. Like, u get to control time!! Who wouldn't want to have godlike powers while fighting a war? I REALLY want Timeshift 2!!
Great game, unique style.
To start off this game is kind of hard. Its has ALOT of puzzle elements. You can control time for brief periods by slowing, reverseing, or stoping time. There are a few times where you must make split seconed descions, and chances are you'll die a few times because you can't figure out how to save yourself. In one of the early missions a "tank like thing" starts blowing up a hallway you MUST get across... took me 5 mins to realize I needed to reverse time, then stop time, and run like a monkey on crack to get to the other side (and the hall way gets blown up behind you). You can save allied forces you come across in simaler ways. EXAMPLE: You notice an allied soldier about to get executed.. you can stop time, walk up behind the enemy, steal his gun, and kill all his friends while your at it. Giving the enemy someone else to shoot at instead of just you. Don't get there in time? Simply reverse time and you'll get another shot. Each power lasts about 2-5 seconeds tops. And then you enter a cool down period. The guns are pretty useful, even the pistol kicks but, but you can also be killed in one or two shots if you arent careful, so your best ally is time manipulation. Each gun also features a "special" attack. The assault rifle has a grenade launcher, the pistol a 3 round burst, etc etc. The story was pretty good, not the best, but enough to keep you intrested.. in the weird case the gameplay doesnt. The graphics are a little dated, but not terrible.. it still looks like a ps3 game (I'd say about average for a shooter). The multiplayer is fun, but not alot of people play (not alot of people have this game considering it doesnt have the overrated "Call of Duty" tag on it). Sci-fi gamers along with Call of duty, Medal of Honor, DOOM, etc lovers will FREAK over this game... even if you don't like shooters this game could change that. Its like a violent version of portal, you have to use your wits to surrvive. TRY IT, what do you have to lose? Don't like it, return it.
I've heard that this game is good. I got the demo and it looks pretty good. The graphics are amazing, the guns are good and the lasting appeal.
Ignore the NEGATIVE Reviews
I'm into huge hardcore games like COD, Bad Company, & Crysis. This game did very well to put the time control scheme on. I'm a type of gamer that RESPECTS games with high potential, and this game is full of it and they try to use it to the max. Graphics are very well designed and the sound has its good times, but the gameplay is fantastic! It is like a part puzzle and action game, it actually reminds me a lot of Half-Life 2 because there are tons of logical thinking and puzzles involved. The movement is okay but certainly can be better, but the player can get very used to it. This game is for PATIENT gamers that respects games like these. The multiplayer is also okay but needs some more features like mics and leveling up or customizing characters or guns. I am looking forward to (if) they make a sequel. Overall great game for a good price :)
Good game, bad timing
TimeShift unfortunately got lost among the sea of shooters released in the months before, during, and after it. For the more hardcore gamers who don't miss a release, TimeShift is a good game that presents some neat ideas that unfortunately never are fully fleshed out like they could be. The story is more or less a forgettable war-torn futuristic affair, nothing that will challenge you or stick with you for that long. The graphics are good, with some nicely detailed, crisp textures (albeit, just as many dull, washed out low-quality ones as well), and fun gore physics (though nowhere near the level of detail of Gears Of War), and the game is surprisingly colorful. The sound is average, with generic music and B-quality voice acting that get's the job done. The pacing is fine, the level design works, and the game is surprisingly challenging at times. The only thing that saves TimeShift from being a completely forgettable affair is the gameplay, which is actually pretty cool. You are given the ability to manipulate time, to stop it, slow it down, or rewind it. This is really the core of the game, and it works, providing some neat opportunities and a few interestingly smart puzzle-like situations. It's just a shame that it wasn't as fleshed out as it could have been. The campaign is a decent length of 8-10 hours, but has little incentive for replay. There is an online multiplayer component which is actually neat, speeding up the gameplay to resemble Unreal Tournament and maintaining a solid performance, but it's nothing that will have you hooked for weeks. TimeShift is a solid rental or discount purchase, but never overcomes its mediocrity to truly shine and stand out.
Timeshift is an ok game. It was one of the first games to go out for playstation 3 so the graphics are normal but the storyline is very good. It does have some challanges and it is a good fps game. The total playtime of the games is maybey 5-6 hours ONLY the campaing mode. The online mode is fun but if you play it a lot you start to get borde. Obouisly it isnt like COD4 but it is surley a good game. The controls are somewhat unconfortables but you can get used to it and you have a short but cool variations and list of weapons you can use. As i said the graphics arent that great...but the blood is showen pretty cool not too gorey but cool. It is similar to prince of persia in a way because you can control time you can slow it, freez it, reverse it or the contrary fasfower it. So nice game and i do recomend it if you like fps games and an good online game.
This game is INSANE!!! totally awesome you have to buy it! I don't quite understand the story line, I am only half way done with it, but I think you learn as you go. this game has an amazing challenge to it, you can put it on easy, skilled or elite. Easy really isn't extremely e-z so if you don't like challenges don't buy it. very good graphics, the sound isn't the greatest, a little overdone, kind of gory, but they did a really good job on it, if you just ate, and you are kind of sensitive, I would recommend turning the gore off. The Multiplayer is really fun also. you can play on 14 maps with up to 16 dudes! you can also pick between like 50 guy (or something like that) to play on multiplayer, and change you color to just about anything! yah, so totally buy it!
I liked Time Shift. I thought it was a very cool game. It's not a Call of Duty or a Resistance but still a very cool game. I hope they come out with a Time Shift 2 and make it even better. It would be cool to see it as squad based, to time shift or freeze time as a unit would be cool. It kind of reminded me of the first Matrix game when you would hit the focus button to fight or shoot. At first people shied me away from this game and some of the reviews turned me away from buying this game. So I downloaded the demo and I actually liked it. So I went to GameStop near my house and asked if they had a used copy and they did so I bought it. Not a bad deal for $*****. If you like first person shooters I guarantee you will like this game. If you don't want to spend the $***** for a new copy, see if they have it used, you won't be disappointed.
I had a lot of fun playing this game at first but then it got really repetitive. The game is really fun but there's not much of a difference between the missions. A lot of the game is stopping time, slowing time, reversing time, and fast forwarding time to get through secret passages hallways full of lasers ect. The other part of the game is the shooter which is pretty fun but 1- all the guys look the same 2- there's only like 8 guns throughout the whole game. Also when you get to the mountains you can ride ATVs and the controls on the ATVs isn't that great. I mean you can go fast and all but the steering could use some work. The sniping worked really well. The other thing i really like about this game was there was always a way to work stealth and strategy into the game. Over all I would DEFINITELY recommend this game.