T.I.M.E.S. is a very cool CryEngine 3 Powered first person shooter set within a Hunger Games/Running Man-Style reality show, where you play a lone gladiator sent back in time to fight entire armies from another era.
You’re massively outnumbered, but being from the future, you have a nice selection of futuristic weaponry and gadgets to aid your progress, including a nifty robotic attack dog. Your aim is to defeat the enemy army be breaking their morale, you can do this by killing, incapacitating and scaring them, with the loss of high priority targets such as generals having the largest influence on morale.
The T.I.M.E.S. Prototype sets you loose in feudal Japan, with you battling against an army of samurai and soldiers. While it’s pretty obvious that the AI has a few flaws at the moment, they can still be deadly when alerted, and you’ll have to be careful with your ammo as rations are low The CryEngine 3 rendered feudal Japan looks very nice, though we did notice some issues with textures and frame-rate – but this is to be expected from a prototype.
Although there are some rough edges at the moment, T.I.M.E.S. really does show a lot of promise and the reality show theme fits well (especially when you see ‘tweets’ from viewers and previous combatants). With a few more time zones, gadgets and a little more polish, T.I.M.E.S. could be a real blast in the past.
Watch us bring a gun to a sword fight HERE
Download the Prototype HERE (Press ‘E’ to Move your Dog & ‘Q’ for Doggie-cam)