LEGACY OF TIMEReviewed By: Paul Gilchrist
VOLUNTEER GUEST REVIEWER
Genre: Real-Time Strategy (RTS)
The premise behind "The Journeyman Project 3: The Legacy of Time" is simply that time travel has been harnessed by a man seeking to change the course of history. Through his experiences in various time periods, he has gained an intense distrust of the Cyrollans, a seemingly peaceful alien race who allied with Earth in 2038. In the previous title, Dr. Elliot Sinclair attempted to assassinate the Cyrollan ambassador, but you, being the protagonist, captured him in time and hauled him back to the Temporal Security Agency in the present to live out his days in a prison colony.
“JP3” begins just as the TSA is about to be shut down. The Symbiotry, a governmental institution cooperatively controlled by the humans and the Cyrollans, has seen to this. Right before it does, you learn of a temporal distortion which suggests that Agent 3 is alive. With the help of a friend, you hijack an experimental chameleonic time suit and leap into the past, searching her out. When you discover her abandoned timesuit, you are reunited with Arthur, who accompanies you with advice and commentary throughout your journey. Thus, the story begins.
The Good: As I said before; great gameplay, music, graphics, and storyline. If you like roleplaying games you are sure to love this one. It has extremely good graphics due to the fact that it isn't totally 3D--you can look in every direction but you can stand in only special spots you are allowed to walk to. Basically it feels 3D, only with better graphics.
The Bad: The aliens and some of the people you visit i.e.: Atlantis, El Dorado, Shangri La, have ancient forms of religion often contrary to Christianity (such as Buddhism). In conclusion, I would have to recommend this to absolutely everyone unless you find the presence of non-Christian religions offensive.
Year of Release—1998
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