Historically, I’ve never really been a ‘console person’. From childhood I was more of a PC gamer (and I still love the classic adventure games on PC) but I’ve recently become a PS3 owner and so have been starting to keep my eyes open for what playstation games are available. This is especially relevant as my PC just doesn’t have the grunt for modern games. To my great excitement, IGN recently released a commentary video demonstrating the game play of their upcoming Doctor Who game: The Eternity Clock. As a big fan of The Doctor I was eager to see what they could come up with.
The story features the characters of The Doctor and River Song (a combination that I greatly enjoy). Not much has been revealed about the plot, but something called ‘The Eternity Clock’ is obviously wreaking havoc with time. Sounds like a job for our fun-loving, fez-wearing, sonic-screwdriver wielding hero.
From a game point of view, there are two points of interest to me. Firstly, this is a side-scrolling platform game – a rather nostalgic concept if ever there was one – except through the creative use of camera angles, you are still able to navigate around a full 3D environment. 3D environments are cool. Secondly, the game will feature the use of time-travel to solve puzzles across different periods in time. The doctor will be doing something in one point of history, while River is in the same location at a different point in time. Changes in the past will affect the future, allowing the two characters to help each other out. This sounds rather like the time-travel puzzles in the timeless classic Day of the Tentacle – perhaps the best time-travel game ever. I am really looking forward to seeing how this all comes together.
To watch the video, see the original article: Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock – Developer Commentary .