For one, the use of time travel is a fun and interesting way to expand and explore the game’s “universe.” It also makes for an interesting band of characters who show the influence of their time period in personality and speech. Ayla speaks in broken “Prehistoric” language, while Frog provides a caricature of the Medieval knight. Then you have Robo with the vocalization of a machine in an imagined future.
An explanation of time travel for those who have never seen Back to the Future.
One of the best parts of the game is how much the player’s decisions affect the progression and outcome of the story. For example, the testimony from witnesses in the kidnapping trial all depends on actions you chose towards the beginning of the game. Didn’t help the little girl find her kitten at the fair? You’ll pay for it later. In fact, there are several different endings, giving it strong “replayability.”
Don’t steal this guy’s lunch either
Another interesting facet of the game is the nature of random encounters with enemies. While players are forced into some battles, others are easily avoided. In fact, while in the world map, random battles don’t exist at all. This factor decreases frustration if the player accidentally travels to the incorrect time period, location, etc. On the other hand, it removes an opportunity to farm for experience.
Overall, no one should miss out on this game – especially RPG fans. It’s entertaining, interactive and gives the player the opportunity to go through it several times with a fun and different experience with each play-through. Give it a shot.