This is one of those titles where I feel a bit torn on where I land with it. On the one hand there’s no denying that the overall production value, including the great stylized artwork, voice work, and general story are great… and the hook with being able to manipulate time in order to solve problems and sometimes force decisions is a smart one. On the other hand, if you’re looking for some excitement it’s slow to deliver on that promise and the abundance of time lost to load screens which feel almost constant can absolutely be maddening. Enjoyment will likely end up being a function of what you’re looking for, whether a well-told story with a variety of interesting characters and great aesthetics, or a turn-based RPG with smart and engaging combat and satisfying character building. If the story and characters are your focus it should be a solid match, if your preference is the combat and excitement this will probably be better to pass on though, at least unless you have quite a lot of patience to wait for those moments when they arrive.
Justin Nation, Score: