Přidáno: 27. června
TimeShift succeeds in being one of those games where it's required of the player to pay attention to detail if they want to understand the ending. Because the ending can be confusing if you weren't following along with the cutscenes or any of the dialog spoken by Krone during various instances.
Before I get into the game itself, a few things you should know if you want TimeShift to run properly on your system:
1. Find the TimeShift.exe in the install folder and change the compatibility to Windows XP (SP3)
2. Find and install patch 1.2 for the game as Steam/Activision only have it updated to 1.0 and you'll have a slew of problems.
I'm pretty sure those two cover it, the game will run much more smoothly and won't/shouldn't freeze on any loading screen or when paused.
I can't say I enjoyed the overall story in TimeShift, the whole stop a madman from ruining everything in a dystopia seemed rather generic. I did like that the protagonist stays unnamed and has ulterior motives when he jumps into the past to save the future. The gameplay was rather repetitive, running and gunning, going through vast buildings, pushing buttons, sometimes driving, using a turret, climbing up and down ladders. That's pretty much it. The saving grace with the gameplay is the time manipulation ability that comes with the Beta suit that the protagonist has. It's really cool, being able to stop time and seeing rain just frozen in mid air. Or reversing an action if you messed up. Or slowing down time/being able to move really fast.
I guess my biggest complaint was how uninspired the story seemed at times. There's hardly any background as you're just thrown into a situation. I would compare the whole situation of a dystopian world and you're the hero to Half Life, but at least in Half Life, there's context given and side characters that explain the situation. The side characters in TimeShift are so minor that I actually thought they were expendable and was surprised when the small crew you're with for a large portion of the game survives. Granted, you're not actually with them; most of the time, they'll stay behind and let you do all the work.
At least the graphics are still pretty good. Obviously a bit dated being 8 years old now but the whole world had an atmosphere of 'wow, this place is really falling apart' and added so much to the overbearing dystopia. Sound design was pretty great too.
Anyway, while it has a number of flaws, TimeShift still proved to be fun after I got it working.