Parents' Guide to

Tower of Time

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fantasy adventure has rich, engaging story, mild violence.

Game Linux, Windows 2018
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This role-playing game produces a deep story and unique gameplay to keep gamers playing for hours. Right from the start, Tower of Time strikes a natural balance between the nostalgic feel of classic fantasy role-playing games and the innovative ideas it brings to the table. One of the interesting things about the game is that, in spite of being the main hero, your character is largely absent from the adventure. Instead, you send your party forth to do the dirty work. Combat takes a lot of getting used to initially, as you're dishing out orders in real time, with enemies approaching and attacking constantly. The "Arrow-time" feature lets you slow down the action to allow for more time in making decisions, and if you're still having trouble, you can even completely freeze time to think over your strategy a bit more. The game's story is rich in lore, but to get the most out of that, you'll have to work for it by collecting artifacts, reading journals, and so forth -- pulling the lore from the items you find. Tower of Time doesn't just hand things to you on a silver platter. You need to work to get the most out of it, but the end reward is a deep and engaging experience that, like a good book, is easy to start but hard to put down.

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