Because I’m going to talk about T.I.M.E. Stories, I have to say: there will be minor spoilers in the article ahead, but nothing that will affect the playing experience of the game.
If you follow this blog, then you probably know how much I enjoy T.I.M.E. Stories. Yes, it’s not a perfect game. There are some drawbacks to it, and certainly it won’t be for everyone. However I find the immersive experience, and the narrative flow more than make up for whatever shortcomings it has. Whenever a new adventure is announced I get super excited. Which is why it’s a bit odd it’s taken me so long to pick up and play my third adventure, A Prophecy of Dragons.
If you don’t know, T.I.M.E. Stories is a cooperative game, where players are sent back in time to stop some anomaly that could threaten the balance of the universe…or something. All you need to know is that each adventure is different, and offers an interesting twist. You can see the full review of T.I.M.E. Stories here.
Because of the nature of the game, I’m not going to say too much about POD. I can, however, give you my impressions. Like all other iterations you will be sent back in time and placed into a ‘shell’ of a person who lived back then. There are a wide variety of characters to choose from, which I really liked. Finding the right combinations of skills in your party is really important. POD also introduces magic as an element. This can come in handy in a number of different situations.
POD has some very interesting elements to it and a twist I genuinely didn’t see coming. I really enjoyed working my way through the story with my regular time travel crew. The art, by the amazingly talented Vincent Dutrait, is beautiful as always and his style fit the theme of the game perfectly.
Playing my first T.I.M.E. Stories adventure in over a year, I was reminded how much I enjoy this game. For me, it recreates the feeling of being in an escape room, as you work with your teammates to logic your way out.
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on some of the other titles that have slipped past me like Under the Mask, Expedition Endurance, and the recently announced Lumen Fidei.
If you’re a fan of the series I would definitely check this chapter out. The original Asylum story remains my favourite, but I’d consider POD a close second.