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Parents' Guide to

No Time to Explain

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Inventive, puzzling platformer could frustrate some players.

Game Windows , Xbox One 2015
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Complicated and Graphic Game.

This Content Contains: Cartoon Violence, Common Cartoon Blood, Intense Complication and Mild Strong Language such as; Oh, Christ! Other mild bad language can be present.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1 ):

This 2-D, side-scrolling action game is inventive and invigorating, especially if you like such platformers as Super Meat Boy, Braid, and Trials Fusion. Using guns to propel yourself upward and sideways -- the shotgun, for instance, sends you flying in the opposite direction in which you aim it -- players have to avoid such hazards as high cliffs and fields of spikes, as well as destructible bricks you can carve your way through, hopefully to make their way to the next time portal ... which brings you to a slightly different version of the level you just survived. You then repeat the process until you reach the giant shark or huge crab that killed your future self and, using your guns, try to take out the beastie. But though the game is inventive and creative, it also get really tough rather quickly, and there's no option to change the difficulty, which may bum out younger gamers.

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