Geplaatst: 26 februari
This turned out to be a pretty fun action game, though it took a while to get going and I didn't like it as much as, say, Marlow Briggs.
Ayumi has, unfortunately, only one basic melee attack that you just keep spamming to work up your "rage meter", which then lets you fire off spells. There's also a Dash move for dodging and closing the distance, and you can switch to a ranged weapon which significantly slows you down and makes you unable to Dash. Once an enemy is at low health, you have the option to perform a finishing move - or just keep wailing on them until they go down. There is also "kick" to break blocks that you rarely need to use. All in all, it's pretty uninspiring until you get enough spells to spice up the combat, and really start using the Rewind Time ability.
Rewind Time is actually pretty interesting - it rewinds the world around you, while leaving your character alone. Your character's position and any damage you've taken still stays, so you can't "undo" fatal mistakes like you could in the Prince of Persia games. Rewinding Time creates a "time clone" of you, that then proceeds to go through all the actions you've taken during those "rewound" seconds. So you could unload half a rifle clip at a charging enemy, rewind time as they get close, and then continue shooting. Their health will be back to where it was at the beginning, but they'll start taking double damage because there will now be two of you shooting! This is actually required for some enemies who are surrounded by magical force fields that can only be broken by extremely concentrated hails of bullets. Rewind Time is also used for some basic puzzles, such as when multiple pressure plates/switches must be triggered at the same time
Most bosses require some strategy to defeat, but it's usually not hard to figure out, and serves as a nice change of pace.
You start with the double-jump, which is always appreciated. As you proceed in the plot, you unlock new spells & abilities, find new equipment (a magical compass pointing the direction of any nearby equipment chest is very useful), and demolish boatloads of enemies.
TL;DR - Fun game once you get enough spells/abilities to make the combat less boring, just don't expect something on the level of Devil May Cry, God of War, or even Marlow Briggs.