[PlayStation 4] Still Time Review
Still Time is a time travel puzzler on PlayStation 4 in which play as yourself and against yourself and with yourself. Learn more in our Still Time review!
This indie game is all about solving puzzles that revolve around the paradox of time travel and is the handiwork of solo developer Alan Zucconi. He did outsource support for the music, which I think you will like, but he ended up doing pretty much everything else, giving us a quirky and interesting PS4 release.
The game’s art style goes for a minimalist look, giving it a very clean and polished presentation. It’s not overly colorful and bright, going for a more low-key approach. The game is definitely designed to give players a headache thanks to its puzzles that will sometimes force you to think outside the box. At the start of the game, you are all alone, pressing switches and activating levers. There will eventually be two of you… and then more. The puzzles will get very complex as you progress in the game, so be ready!
Along with yourself, your future you and your past selves will help each other to solve a myriad of puzzles, escaping the many traps, hazards and locked doors in your path. Once you have completed a level, you are shown your results, and you can see exactly how well you did so that you can improve your skills as you go. A little bit of practice certainly goes a long way for this one!
Still Time is a difficult game to explain since we’re in the realms of temporal mechanics. You’ll get confused, and it’s not a bad thing since there’s a lot of things going on. There are many timelines to mess with, and you’ll end up harnessing the power of time during your adventure. Some puzzles will seem to require two players, and the tricky part is using time to be in two places at once!
I was very impressed by the ingenuity of the game. The developer clearly knows what he is doing and has done it superbly. The game is very polished, not just in its graphics but in its gameplay, and offers a solid workout for your brain. Still Time is a cross-buy release, so you’ll end up getting it for PS4 and Vita with a single purchase, and I have to say it’s definitely worthy of your time and money! I loved this game, and I look forward to seeing what Alan Zucconi does next!
This Still Time review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Alan Zucconi.