[PS4] Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today Review
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a point and click adventure game that was funded thanks to a Kickstarter campaign from Fictiorama Studios back in 2014. The game was later picked up by BadLand Games for a console release, which is why we now have it available on Sonyâ€™s PlayStation 4.
Players take control of Michael, a man who does not remember his past and who must find a way to recover his identity in a world gone mad. It is all because of something called Great Wave, an inexplicable chain of natural disasters that wreaked havoc. Soon after this, a pandemic hit that turned people into Dissolved, infecting them with a weird disease that seems to grants them bizarre and almost paranormal skillsâ€¦ before their sick bodies give into the disease and end up dissolving into blood.
Michael wants to find out what happened to him, why he canâ€™t remember anything, and who he is. But to do this, heâ€™ll need to exit the refugee camp where he woke up so that he can make his way into the city. When he gets there, heâ€™ll need to find if itâ€™s true that a new but expensive cure has been found for the Dissolved. He needs this so that he can trade it for all the information he needs about his former life. Can you help Michael before it is too late?
The gameâ€™s controls are as follows. You can move your cursor around either with the left analog stick or with the touchpad in the DualShock 4. You can interact with things and people with the face buttons. The X button us used to pick up something or to move to the spot where youâ€™ve placed the cursor. The Square button is used to examine something. The Circle button is used for dropping items. As for the Triangle, it shows and hides your inventory. If you want to see all hotspots (areas and items of interest) in each location, you can press the L2 and R2 buttons. On top of this, the D-Pad can be used to cycle between all available hotspot to speed things up.
You’ll interact will plenty of people during your time with Dead Synchronicity, each more desperate than the one before it. The Great Wave certainly did a number on the world, and nothing is as it seems. You’ll learn this early in the game when the army ends up shooting someone who used to work as a mole inside of the refugee camp. If the army is ready to shoot someone who works for them, imagine how they treat everyone else!
As a bonus, you should definitely check out Dead Synchronicity: The Longest Night. This is a text-based graphic adventure game that tells the story of Michael before he wakes up in the grim and deadly world of Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today. Itâ€™s available for free, and you can play it before or after enjoying the PlayStation 4 game.
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a relatively short game. Youâ€™re looking at 4 to 6 hours at most before youâ€™re done with the game depending on how much you explore and with how many NPC you talk to. The game also ends on a cliffhanger that sets up a potential sequel. I loved playing the game for my Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today as Iâ€™m a big fan of point and click adventure games. Hopefully, the sales for the game have been good enough for the studio to work on a new episode of the series because I canâ€™t wait to see where the story continues!
[review pros=”Bizarre and interesting story.
Solid old-school style gameplay.” cons=”Might end up being too dark for some.” score=83]
This Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is based on a PS4 copy provided by BadLand Games.