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By Alex "Scorpidvenom" Adriaens on November 13, 2019

Somewhere in the world, there is a town called Clocknee. This town is a very special one, seeing as how it manages to run on its own time. For a while, everything was peaceful and quiet until, one day, things start to shift for this pretty town as machine-like creatures come into play, who seem to have a waaaay different plan than the Clocknee people. And that is where Sherry comes into play!

Sherry, who is our female protagonist for this adventure, is a girl that lives in Clocknee, together with her mom. Her dad is not at home; he has been out for work for a long, long, loooong time. As the story starts, you will get acquainted with mom and the house you live in. It seems that good ol' dad had some major secret plans in store for Sherry...

The main story begins with Sherry visiting a strange crash site that suddenly spawns some robotic machines. It's in that instant that you learn the machines are not friendly at all! Now, I'm all for robotics, but when machines start attacking you, that's where I draw the line! Incidentally, that is exactly what happens to Sherry; after suddenly appearing, the aforementioned machines turn and attack her... how rude! Well, there's nothing for it but kicking their metallic behinds, I guess!

When coming back into town, suddenly time stops during a big event. Everyone inside Clocknee freezes with the exception of you and your mom. You are the only ones left who can move. But oh jeez! More machines spawn into town and come after you and your mom. This makes you run like mad women in a desperate dash to get home. Back at the house, the story takes a whole different direction. It is here that you meet Isaac; a time-travelling robot who is actually an invented by Sherry's father. Isaac has one sworn duty, and that is protecting Sherry. This is, of course, a very good thing, but can also cause problems. Why? Well, sit back and I'll try to explain.

Isaac is your personal protector robot and fights to defend you. Are you with me so far? Good! That's the good part. The "problem" part of this equation is the fact that when Isaac is game over (out of health), so are you. The game is turn based and has a cool retro feel to it. It gives you the opportunity to plan ahead and fight your battles accordingly. Pick your move! Will you attack? Maybe a defensive action will be your next move? You can also plan a powerful spell to attack the enemy or heal up your team as a countermeasure.

The choices you make during any battle will determine if you make it to the next round or not. I must say that the game forces you to keep your head in the... well, game... the entire time and think before you act. And make sure you have thought your strategy through, because Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers is definitely not an easy game! The mechanical robots can be quite hard to destroy and you can't just attack all the time, because you'll also have to defend at certain points. If you feel low on health, make sure to heal up by using some of the items you can buy in town or gather by winning battles. You can also heal by using skill spells, which are quite powerful!

My Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers adventure has been a pleasant one so far. The graphics are cool and the game feels as if I was playing a modern yet retro game. The attacks feel powerful and the weapons are very unique! Hair blower blaster, anyone?? I don't know what I expected when I received this title, but certainly not a game that plays so smooth as this one. Hey, maybe it's not the best game for everyone out there, but if you're into cool turn-based RPGs, then its pretty graphics, well thought of and amusing characters and fun battle system are guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours on end!

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NIS America
September 22, 2019