Doctor Who has a dreadfull history in the gaming industry, just about every game has been pure crap and before the release of the Eternity Clock game everyone was hyped as the previews looked good and the developer was the guys behind the awesome Tumble! and Start The Party! games.
Preorders on Amazon exploded, the Playstation 3 and PC game sold out months before the release and they had to produce more copies before release to have the game available in shops.
The release day came, reviews was held back and people knew something odd was happening, history repeated itself yet again and the game smelled like a flop from day 1, reviews poured in and the metacritic silently ended on a 39 out of 100.
The VITA version got delayed and most thought it would never be released due to the bad response the PS3 game got, the game finally came out from the dead last month and while they had fixed a lot of the problems and bugs aswell as adding some VITA features , the reception was still very harsh and negative.
Now over to the game, its a puzzle plattformer game with below par sound and graphics and the controls could have been much better but since i am being both a VITA loyalist and a DrWho fan, well i find this game hard to ignore and hate even tho i really should do just that.
You guide 2 persons through the game, the Doctor (ofcourse) and the girl River and its all about plattforming/puzzling and stealth.
The game is played in 2 time universes , 1 in the past and 1 in the present/future and you have to go back and forth to progress and its a great twist and a nice way to try and make the game better than what it really is.
The game can get really frustrating at times and while i play this on Hard i still bet its just like this on all difficulties due to odd game designs , like STEALTH!.
The puzzles is very cool at first but after 2 hours when you realize that they have just recycled everyone over and over again and towards the end its just boring to solve them.
Story wise, not much to say except that its the best thing about the whole game and every DoctorWho fan should play this game or atleast watch a walktrough!.
The game supports Dual touchscreens and Near application and various tidbits but i found em all to not work as they should or just “hmm, why did they do this?”.
The cloud save system, i can save on the vita and load on the vita if its the vita version that is stored on the cloud but if i try to download it on my ps3 i get a error and if i try to download the ps3 cloud save onto my vita it also fails.
Near is supported but nothing happens when i send the package out, i havent recived a single one and my friends havent either.
So, i know it sounds like i totally hate this game, Yes at times its beyond crap but sometimes its quite nice actually but its far from anything above average and the game can feel like a grind though the story is/was worth it.
Not much else to say about the game really…..
Not the worst game on the VITA to a doctorwho fan or one that loves simplistic platform games but to 90% of everyone else this game is most likely a turd and one to stay away from.
Buy it when it goes cheap or FREE (it is actually quite cheap now, 7 quid or so on PSN), like below 5 GBP or somethingor stay away.