Αναρτήθηκε: 29 Ιανουαρίου
A solid single player experience to pick up during a steam sale.
The gunplay is decent, although the enemies are bullet-sponges at times. The selection of weaponry is varied and interesting.
Whilst the graphics are obviously dated for a PC title, this being a 2007 release, it's not to the degree of being immersion breaking - with the possible exception of the in-engine cut-scenes that features so much cheese they should come with a baguette and some wine.
The premise of the story is interesting, but for me, the pay-off wasn't there in the end. This on account of the developer stripping story elements (mainly concerning the protagonist) out of the game to make people "identify more with the protagonist" (see interviews written around launch, or alternately wikipedia). Either way, there are some quite interesting CGI cut-scenes that are sprinkled throughout the game that give you a degree of insight in the storyline of the game - all of which become unlocked and viewable from the title menu of the game after completing it.
The star of the show here is obviously the very interesting mechanics revolving around manipulating time.
Freeze it to get the jump on enemies and take out a handful of them before they can even realize you're there - slow down time to dodge incoming fire, or take advantage of it by sprinting up to an enemy, disarming them and bludgeoning them to death with their own weapon - or reverse time, to correct your mistakes, or choose another path to get away from that grenade that absolutely positively would have blown you to bits.
There are a few physics puzzles involving the timeshift mechanics, many of which feel gimmicky and as though they were lifted straight out of Half-Life 2. They aren't overly prevalent over the course of the game though, so while not extremely interesting, they aren't detrimental to it either.
Solid six hour single-player experience that's worth a look during a Steam sale.
The plot is interesting, but the story isn't properly wrapped up, and may leave you dissatisfied in the end.
In it's own right, the time-manipulation mechanics of Timeshift are more interesting than most stuff we see in shooters these days, and I wouldn't at all mind if we got a remake that brought the game up to date graphically, as well as a slight retooling of the story.