concept of time travel has been a sci fi staple since
H. G. Wells wrote The Time Machine during the 19th
century. Who hasn't wanted to manipulate time for
their own gain? Would you go into the future and check
winning lottery numbers or would you go back in the
past and stop your mom from marrying that creepy Crispin
Glover? I guess if you were Crispin's kid, we'd sort
of know your choice, but that might mean ceasing to
exist in the present - which still isn't a bad alternative
considering your dad is Crispin Glover.
Saber Interactive is working hard (we're assuming
this as we can't actually see them) on Timeshift,
a FPS with a time twist that sets it apart from all
of the other FPS on the market. Actually we don't
care if it's all that different from other shooters,
as long as it strives not to suck like Blinx the Time
Cat 1 & 2.
Timeshift your character will be able to stop, slow
and rewind time. This allows Saber to sprinkle the
enviroments with all sorts of delightful headscratchers
(ie: puzzles) that the player will have to solve using
their powers to manipulate time and space. For example,
during one level you might come across effiminate
fitness guru Richard Simmons, lying unconscious in
a pool of raspberry yogurt wearing nothing but a party
hat and you'll want to rewind time so that you can
return home and pick up your digitial camera. Please
note the previous scenario may not be featured in
the finished product.
you might discern, you can't just use your powers
of time all willy-nilly like (until you get your hands
on an "infinite time" cheat code courtesy
of CCCP). Saber explains that the ability to screw
with time will involved the use of "cells".
One cell to slow time, two to stop time, and three
to rewind time. The "cells" will recharge
over time so you won't be able to rely on your powers
to get out of fighting bad dudes. Consequently Saber
hinted that during the second half of the game, something
will be introduced that will significantly alter the
way you approach enemies. Please be Richard Simmons!!
Please be Richard Simmons!!!
Timeshift is looking extremely promising right now,
so at the very least you'll have a pretty game to
look at. Stay tuned until E3 when we expect to unearth
a few more details.