I Am From The Future; No Time To Explain
By Charlotte “Charlie” Humphries
I need to tell you, but there’s No Time to Explain.
You’re dancing in your house.
Your window explodes inwards, showering you with glass.
That’s you! That’s you leaping over the wreckage!
“I am you from the future. There’s no time to explain!”
That’s when the giant crab claw swoops in, grabs Future-You and away you go.
Armed with a high powered beam rifle and a basic jump mechanic, you must negotiate each level. When you die, spawn back in the last spot. Try again. Beat your head against your keyboard as you change angles and timings and hats.
Back to the giant crab.
There really is no time to explain. Pursue this bright orange crab claw that grips Future-You. Jump into the portal at the end of each scene and carry on going.
(You can turn off ‘Screaming Guy’ in the options menu if he starts to grate on your nerves.)
“My insides and outsides hurt!”
Things get shaken up; different futures are presented for a split second before you jump into the portal and BOOM! A similar scene, but oh-so-different.
This game is fast-paced, leaves you to learn the ins-and-outs of the mechanics by yourself, but does not punish you for dying. Dying is encouraged, even. This is the best bit of No Time to Explain. Because you re-spawn so quickly, it’s like you never died in the first place! Embrace death and conquer the level through trial and error.
“My lips are in my eyes! They’re in my eyes!”
The simple artwork means that No Time to Explain will not overclock the graphics card or slow you down. Remember: There’s no time! The artwork also helps keep the aesthetics simple and uncluttered, so there will be no rage-inducing environment glitches that send you plummeting to your death.
Also, it is well worth exploring the level. Go as high as you can, and as far as you can. Maybe there will be a hat waiting for you at the end of it all.
No Time to Explain is fast-paced, addictive, silly fun. It will be one of your favourite games to sink hours and hours in to, especially if you have chores to be getting on with or need to switch off your brain for a while.
And if you were excited about the giant crab, wait until you find the shark.
What are you waiting for? There’s still time to buy! Go!
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[author image=”http://cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/charlotte.jpg”] Some say that Charlotte can smell incorrect spelling from three miles away. It is actually four and a half, but let’s not split hairs. When she isn’t proof-reading or playing games, Charlotte spends her days at community events cosplaying as Deadpool, or cat herding. Her favourite video game character is Patricia Tannis. If you want to read more of her ramblings, head over to http://www.humphriesck.wordpress.com.[/author]