With so many indie and retro games being released these days and not much time or space to cover everything, one shouldn’t miss AAA games like Remedy Entertainment‘s time-bending action-adventure Quantum Break that recently received its PC version and a Timeless Collector’s Edition.
I’ve been a fan of Remedy Entertainment’s games since the first Max Payne, and even Alan Wake didn’t disappoint me. There was always this cinematic presentation with storytelling that would often be better than most horror or action movies, even if the gameplay lent towards repetitiveness. When I heard about their newest game, I was very excited, although a pretty bad Gamescom presentation in the public area made me question what I saw, i.e. rather unspectacular cover shooter action. But it seems that the end product is more than worth the wait.
While the idea of a man who can manipulate time in order to stop an evil corporation isn’t very original and the shooter and puzzle segments aren’t, either, one should still expect lots of action set-pieces, well-written dialogues and a suspenseful story. What’s especially enticing about Quantum Break is that there’s a live-action series that is influenced by the players’ decisions in-game. In how far this actually works in reality (especially on Steam) remains to be seen, but it’s nevertheless a great idea to mix both media in a progressive way.
The game has already been out on the Xbox One for quite some time, but with the recent release of the PC version, the retail box is another reason to dive back in. The premium box includes 5 game discs (that still require a Steam key), a making-of blu-ray, a making-of book, a soundtrack CD, and two A3 double-sided posters. THQ Nordic again shows that physical boxes aren’t dead yet if they’re handled with such care.
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