No Time to Explain
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Regardless of length, No Time to Explain was a treat to play, and I'm not talking about a chocolate chip cookie here, but rather a pop-rock covered chocolate habanero.
No Time To Explain is a gamer's game.
In the end, No Time to Explain is hurt by inconsistency. The laser gun physics produce platforming that relies on luck more than skill, and the boss fight pacing, with the limited lives in tow, sucks away some of the joy you'd get from the battles. That's a shame since there are some pretty good puzzles present, and the sections where you don't use the laser gun are very enjoyable. If you're really craving the Super Meat Boy caliber of difficult platforming, you might want to give the demo a shot before committing to No Time to Explain.
No Time to Explain is a nice blend of teeth-grinding frustration and nutty humor that platforming fans should enjoy.
No Time To Explain Remastered definitely improves upon the original and makes for a better experience overall. The laser rifle/jetpack mechanic is still fun and its dialog is still hilarious. However, some of the levels and platforming require a huge amount of trial-and-error before getting through and this certainly weighs the game down. Even so, provided you have the skills or friends to play in the co-op mode, you can have quite a bit of fun with this title.
In the end, it's hard to recommend No Time To Explain. While its cutesy visuals and ridiculous plot are infectious from the offset, the punishing and unfair repetition of its gameplay will leave many players hard-pressed to find any enjoyment out of it.
Is No Time To Explain fun? Yes. Is it a very challenging game? Yes. Are you going to die a lot as you try to get to the exit? Yes. Is No Time To Explain worthy of your time? Certainly. I recommend that you give this one a go on PlayStation 4 so that you can see what you're really made of. Also, if you like hats, even just a bit, then this is a must-have title for your collection.
The bosses of No Time to Explain are he highlight of the game. Wonderfully designed, these boss battles are an accomplished throwback to platform games of old, where you had to study their attack patterns to work out your strategy for defeating them
'No Time to Explain' has promising gameplay, and perhaps tinyBuild will be able to work it into something more manageable with future releases. As a precision platformer it struggles greatly on the Xbox One. It's not a bad game, and that just about sums it up.
Overall, No Time To Explain is one of those games you can pick up for a couple of minutes or play for hours. It's a great way to kill some time and if you like platformers I can definitely recommend it.