Time Rifters is a pretty unique game in it’s own. Pick a gun, upgrade that gun, and destroy different types of cubes in the process, pretty straight forward huh? Well look at all that, and add the fact that you can Play with 3 other bots that replay exactly what you do. Time Rifters implemented what I like to call, the ghost play. In this you play the first round with one of your bots, Shoot some cubes and lets say, destroy half of them. Round 2 is the same, you play as a new bot, but along with your new bot. when you start the round your previous recorded bot for that level will do exactly what it did round one, and with your new bot you can destroy the other cubes your previous one didn’t. Pretty cool isn’t it. Well personally, I think that is a pretty awesome feature. It is definitely a feature I haven’t seen in any other game (that I know of). But this is where you can really enjoy the game, because you can create a tactic and then switch it up on the following arena round leaving your ghost to do what you prepared it for like flanking one way while you go the other to shoot down cubes and cube monsters to try to achieve higher completion points.
And if one tactic doesn’t work then you can think of many different ones to use and have your ghosts perform them while you try different ones. It is definitely a unique game that strays from the normalcy of newer ones. The other cool thing is the music in this game, it is also something to behold. With every level comes a different song that is actually cool to listen to as well as upbeat and rythmatic. There are 3 arenas with 5 stages each, and each stage has it’s own unique soundtrack to it. The game also allows you to use keyboard and mouse, game pad controller, or even the oculus rift to play the game. Now unfortunately I wasn’t able to play with one, but I saw gameplay for it and it looks pretty spectacular on the Oculus Rift.
Other than that the keyboard and mouse seems to be the more optimal choice as the game pad isn’t the best in terms of sensitivity. It felt like when i tried to turn with the game pad it wasn’t as smooth as turning with the mouse, and these cubes don’t make aiming any easier especially when they speed off on you. Now if you can look past the game pad issue, another cool feature is the record yourself feature. In this you can record 2 of your bots, and once done, your friends can use those recordings to help them in a level, sounds pretty sweet right? Well not only your friends can use them, you can too! And once all is said and done you can play each level again, except in an experimental view, where you get infinite gold to test out each weapon to find which one works best in each situation.
Final Verdict: This game is definitely unique, the music is amazing and relaxing, you get to use a unique feature in order to play, and you can record yourself destroying blocks and send the recordings to your friends to aid them. Overall i had a great experience with this game and many should check this game out and try it for themselves.
Overall Score: 9.5/ 10
RGN Rating: Platinum Game
Developer: Proton Studio Inc.
Available On: PC
Review Copy Info: The author of this article received a digital copy of this game from the publisher for the purpose of this review
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