Reviewed on PC


Reviewed By: Paul Gilchrist

Computer Platform: PC
Produced by: Red Orb Entertainment
Price Range: $11-20
Learning curve time: under 30 min.
Age level: All Ages
ESRB Rating: Kids to Adults

Genre: Real-Time Strategy (RTS)
Christian Rating: 4 of 5
   (slightly offensive)
Gameplay: 5 of 5
Violence: 4 of 5
   (barely present)
Adult Content: 4 of 5
   (barely present)

Box art for 'Legacy of Time'
"Legacy of Time" is a great game with an intricate storyline, awesome graphics, and almost no “questionable” material.

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.

Screenshot from 'Legacy of Time'
Also prior to this title, Gage Blackwood (yes, that's you) was framed by another agent of the TSA. Michelle Visard, aka Agent 3, was swayed by Sinclair's argument and tried to manipulate the balance of power once again. You caught up with her, however, and your Artificially Intelligent companion Arthur re-wrote himself into a virus and leapt into her timesuit. Both were lost and presumed dead. As I discovered, though, such is simply not true.

“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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