Boy are licensed games a tough one, especially when the attempt to bring solid production values to them is there with the right voice cast and a desire to honor the essence of the original material. Though perhaps the move from 2D animation to 3D isn’t quite ideal in all cases Battle Through Time does seem to have an essence of the cartoon about it, especially since this is a hacking and slashing action adventure of sorts… it would seem to be a home run. Well, yes and no. It does deliver a good time and the variety in the boss battles, in particular, typically delivers the goods. To a fair degree there are sections of the connective platforming and mowing through mobs in between that also have a good feel to them, but unfortunately it falls into being a bit stale and repetitive the further you go. Yes, you can customize your skills and go with what weapons and combat style suits you, which is a nice touch, but outside of the boss battles it tends to get a bit mechanical as you move around, hit a spot where you’re attacked, defeat a bunch of foes that only have a handful of varieties, and then lather, rinse, and repeat until the next big fight. It’s not a bad game by any means but the premium cost of the license may bump it out of being a great buy for anyone beyond hardcore fans, for everyone else it would probably be a better game to grab on sale.
Justin Nation, Score: