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Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature episodic apocalyptic adventure has abrupt ending.

Game Linux , Mac , Windows 2015
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Story is key for adventure games, and in this tale, it's expertly conveyed through good writing and interesting dialogue. Thanks to this and good vocal casting, conversations are both moving and message-heavy (in a good way) while also being well-supported by the simple, angular artwork. Cranking the emotional aspect even higher is the dramatic musical score from Spanish rock band Kovalski.

Though some puzzle solutions might require more thought, all are interesting and none contrived. This makes it easy to get on board with the game's troubling and emotional narrative, which makes it particularly irritating when it unceremoniously dumps you off. For a first installment, Tomorrow Comes Today is surprisingly long at around three or four hours. The pacing throughout is great, and it's easy to get sucked in by the rich, multilayered story, but just as things are really getting juicy, they're done. This is meant to be the first of multiple episodes, but a better balance between cliffhanger and resolution could be struck. Even with this disappointment, Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a very worthwhile adventure game. Its mature concepts, well-written dialogue, and singular artwork make it a good example of the narrative complexity that can be achieved within the point-and-click genre.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Linux , Mac , Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid (This is only the first part of a multi-part game. Subsequent parts will be sold separately.)
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Fictiorama Studios
  • Release date: April 10, 2015
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Description
  • Last updated: November 10, 2016

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