Platform PC Genre Adventure Styles Mystery Adventure Developer Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo (KCET) Publisher Konami of America, Inc. Release Date November 16, 2002 Controls Keyboard /Joystick/Gamepad
1. Intricate, fascinating story, in which the hero struggles to overcome a dark destiny. Very good handling of the complexities of time travel. Plot twists and surprises.
2. Elaborate end game with impressive cinematic cutscenes. Be sure you trigger all five endings plus at least one Extra ending.
3. The inventory system is easy to use. Figuring out which action to take at any particular time is more of a challenge. Nice 3D graphics and music. Mostly good voice acting.
1. The keyboard control system is unusually sensitive. You can use the mouse to pan around outdoor locations, but indoors you use only the keyboard. There are plenty of obstacles on the street that bounce you back from your intended path.
2. Although the cutscenes are fun to watch, you may have to watch some of them over and over. If you hate repetition, this is not the game for you. There is no fighting in the game, but you do see the hero die again and again, which makes the game too intense for young children.
3. The game (played on Windows XP) crashed occasionally. Also, I would have liked about twenty more save-game slots.
Bottom Line: An adventure game unlike any other. Somewhat similar to the movie “Ground Hog Day”, but with darker themes and a compelling mystery at the game’s core.
*Pentium III *128Mb RAM *16 MB AGP DirectX 8 compatible video card
*DirectX 8 compatible sound cared *Windows 95/98/ME/XP
*DirectX 8 (supplied) *700Mb Free Hard Drive Space