Excerpt: As I started playing Time and Eternity I was not sure I would make it one hour in this game, let alone the twenty-one hours it took to beat it on easy. The installation of this game took forever. Can someone write an article about playing off of disc? Oh the EIC did, well there you go.
Summary: I really wanted to like
Time and Eternity.
The game is quite anime-like in look and design, and hey, I love both anime and RPGs. What I
like is grinding. What I
like is every frigging game, cross genres and styles, trying to be
Pros: Interesting and unusual plot, Very nice, fluid anime style animation, Well done voice acting, at least in the original
Cons: Can you say grindfest?, Zach the Drake or Zach the “knight” is little more than an effeminate, perverted loser with few if any redeeming qualities. Sounds a lot like the dating scene these days, from what I hear.
Summary: Time and Eternity is a brand-new style of hand-drawn animation RPG where you witness your own death at your wedding before traveling back in time with your wife-to-be to track down your killer!
Excerpt: After playing Namco-Bandai's Time and Eternity , I feel dazzled by its beauty, but mostly empty... except for my disgust at the alleged protagonist. Still feeling full of that. To set the scene for this Japanese role-playing game (JRPG), a group of assassins bust in and kill Princess Toki and her...
Pros: The hand-drawn character designs seem straight out of an anime.
Summary: Went wrong somewhere along the line. The original idea might have promise, but in practice the game has failed. Threatens to be interesting sometimes, but rarely. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: Time and Eternity is a new RPG that does things just a bit differently from your standard RPG. Some of these differences I like, but others I find deter from game enjoyment. Time and Eternity is a mostly 3D world where you can explore if you want to but all the characters and enemies are 2D.
Excerpt: When I first heard about Time and Eternity a while ago, I found the idea rather intriguing. Sad as it might sound, you get assassinated at your own wedding in the opening act only to spend the rest of the game figuring out who did it and why.
Excerpt: Most stateside gamers are not strangers to the cultural differences in the themes, storylines and character designs present in Japanese titles and anime. Some of us even find the differences refreshing; a stark contrast to the same old styles present here in America.
Conclusion: Time and Eternity is rated T for Teen with ESRB descriptors of Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Partial Nudity, and Suggestive Themes. There is only a small bit of blood in the animated cutscenes, and it’s really just small blots and stains.