Saturday, April 16, 2016

Game review: Quantum Break

Quantum Break is set at and around Riverport, where, due to mistakes made by Paul Serene. A time travel experiment goes wrong. Doused in chronon radiation, the material that makes time travel possible, protagonist Jack Joyce and antagonist Paul Serene are granted time-based abilities. For example, both can freeze time and move at higher speeds, whilst a higher dose of chronons means Serene can see into the future to decide which choices to make in the present. Additionally, the collapse of the machine damages the structure of time, causing a "fracture" that means it sporadically freezes for all without time-travel abilities or the correct equipment. Joyce and his ally, Beth Wilder are pursued by Monarch Solutions, a corporation founded by Serene. Additionally, the rules of the arc enforce that time cannot be changed through traveler actions as per Novikov self-consistency principle, Paul Serene gives an example of remembering finding a dead vagrant along with Jack Joyce, and heads to the location of his death, only to startle him and accidentally cause the fall that killed him. Additionally, another enforced rule is that travelers can only move between machines located in different times using the relevant core. It is impossible for the characters to travel back before the first power-up of the core, nor would they be able to travel between different time machines as the cores would be different. This game is very well made it has one of the best stories and has something different. It has a kind of TV show to go along with it and is very interactive. You make choices throughout the game and those choices not only affect you but also affect everything around you. This is one of the best games I have played I would rate this game 9 1/2 out of 10.

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