Remedy Entertainment/Microsoft Studios
Iíve got to get to you first, itís just a question of - BZZTDT!
...keeps on slippiní, slippiní, slippiní - BZZTDT! You may have broken
a watch, you may have broken a clock, but itís a reasonable
certainty that youíve never broken - BZZTDT!
...is on my side -
Quantum Break, the latest
from the Alan Wake people who arenít actually Alan Wake,
and couldnít be anyway as heís a fictional entity, is an on-rails
sci-fi combination of seek íem up adventure and third-person shooter.
Imagine if latter day Lara Croft shagged Nathan Drake and their baby
plopped out in TVís Fringe and youíll have an inkling as to
what kind of - BZZTDT!
When you canít find the music to get
down and boogie, all you can do is step back in - BZZTDT!
description back there Ė or possibly forwards - BZZTDT!
running out, you canít push it underground, you canít stop it
screaming out - BZZTDT!
...is apt, especially as Quantum
Break stars TV people youíve actually seen before, be they
Shawn Ashmore (The Following), as the main protagonist Jack
Joyce, Dominic Monaghan (Lost) as his brother, Aidan Gillen
(Game of Thrones) as a briefly controllable interlude
or Lance Reddick (The Wire). You play a section, you get a
20 or so minute TV episode that varies depending upon your
in-game choices, then get playing again and again and again and aga-
Outbreaks of shooting, which use standard weaponry as
well as various bendings of - BZZTDT!
me for a reason - BZZTDT!
...are slick and intuitive as
you battle corporate arseholedom. But balancing is uneven throughout
Ė none worse than in the final confrontation, where difficulty
suddenly spikes ridiculously in a miasma of utter WTFiniess -
...and I know that Iím the most inept that ever slept
This patchiness diminishes Quantum
Breakís impact as an otherwise quite spectacular experience.
In - BZZTDT!
...we could have been so much more, but - BZZTDT!