Timeshift: Any user's opinion?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Soulstorm, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

    Soulstorm

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    I played Timeshift Demo on the PS3, and I found the game great. However, I am reading reviews for this one and it seems it got bad reviews, except from GameTrailers, which gave it a generally good one. However, it seems all reviews fail to give a good reason of why they gave it such a bad review. I find the game interesting and I ordered it from Amazon.

    However, I think I should hear opinions from you, guys. Have you played this game on PS3, XBOX360 or PC? What's your opinion about it?
     
  2. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I just played the demo too. It's a nice twist being able to rewind the game, if something is about to happen, and take a different route/different action. It looks like a decent shooter. Nothing I would call incredible but still something quite fun. I would actually buy it, myself, but I already have a huge backlog of games to get to.
     
  3. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    Ditto.

    I am too damn busy. It's a cool demo.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I bought it for the 360 (because I found it cheap) and its basically an average shooter. The demo gives you an indication of what the game has, but there are long sections where 'timeshifting' disappears into meaningless and it's just boils down to a generic shooter territory.

    An ok game, a good rental, just don't pay full price.
     
  5. Vigilante macrumors 6502a

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    I have it on PC, the single player is decent. After a while the puzzles start to diminish until there are none at the end really. Also, there are no boss fights-- the last fight is a joke. The rewinding time is a cool idea, but you can only use it for ~3 seconds for 95% of the game until you have to wait 15 seconds for it to recharge. The multiplayer is fun, but after a while it all feels the same.
     
  6. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    I liked the demo but it's a rental or a bargain buy IMO...
    there are other games out there with similar "powers" but better stories (F.E.A.R.) so I think TimeShift has largely been panned by critics as 'average' because of this.

    Granted, I'm a huge shooter fan (unlike most), I'll get it one of these days...but there's better stuff out there to get first, basically. ;)
     
  7. Soulstorm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    f.e.a.r. is a disaster on PS3. No solid framerate, no good graphics, and big load times. Horrible port. The letters seem too small, and it suffers from bad anti-aliasing.

    Actually, I pre-ordered it but now amazon tells me that their supplier changed the supply dates, and I will be getting it in March! So, I cancelled the order. I will wait for Haze and UT3 to be released, and I will rent timeshift.

    I just hope Haze is worth the wait...
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I watched a big feature on HAZE the other day on GamerTV Extra. Can't say I was remotely impressed. It just screams of generic to me.

    This was a near finished version and graphically it isn't striking, it's shocking, the amount of pop-in and draw in when in outside areas was appalling.

    Vehicle sections seemed ridiculously broken and a complete copy of Halo, however your sidekick has to sit on the vehicle (quad bike) facing backwards and yet they can still manage to shoot enemies in front them ? I mean WTF is that supposed to be?

    No despite the hype this is getting, I suspect we will see very average review scores for this game come January. Another one to add to the LAIR & Heavenly Sword piles.
     

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