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So it's such a galling shame that the game lets itself down so badly. A collection of poor puzzles is frustrating (one in particular required me to email the developer to get past), but forgivable in this lovely daft genre.
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a solid point and click adventure game on the Nintendo Switch that feels right at home in this hybrid console. Having played the game once on PS4 and taking it for another spin on the Nintendo Switch allowed me to pick up on some details and nuances I didn't notice during my first run, so you should definitely take things slowly as you absorb what is going on in this post-apocalyptic adventure.
The graphics are great and feature a dark yet cartoony art style with fully animated cutscenes. The amount of love that has gone into the game is very obvious- The story is well written, and the graphics, animation, and gameplay are absolutely flawless. I highly recommedn that you purchase Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today on PlayStation 4 as it is bound to become part of the great point and click classics!
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a relatively short game. You're looking at 4 to 6 hours at most before you're done with the game depending on how much you explore and with how many NPC you talk to. The game also ends on a cliffhanger that sets up a potential sequel. I loved playing the game for my Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today as I'm a big fan of point and click adventure games. Hopefully, the sales for the game have been good enough for the studio to work on a new episode of the series because I can't wait to see where the story continues!
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today arrives to Nintendo Switch keeping alive its essence. It does not have any new content for those who have already played the game, but it is perfect for those who have not tried the amazing Fictiorama adventure.
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Dead Synchronicity is a love letter to the genre from developers clearly influenced by those 90's adventure classics the genre grew up with. Spinning an engrossing post-apocalyptic narrative encased within a beautiful art style and simple animation, permeated with some smart game design choices allowing a smooth experience for console gamers, with the only seams being some spotty voice performances and an ending that leaves you wanting more. Point 'n click titles may have seen a short hiatus on console, but that changes now with Dead Synchronicity, a game that every fan of the genre should experience, to retread nostalgia once more.
Dead Synchronicity is back one year later, and keeps the original experiencie unaltered. A great adaptation to the pad controls and a good oportunity for the PS4 players to go inside this distopic tale.
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A surprisingly strong adventure game with a plot that will push you through some of its more ambiguous puzzles, perhaps the biggest downside to Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is that there needs to be more of it. This story ends just as it's getting started, but while it persists, you'll be pulled into its haunting landscape, where every person you encounter runs the risk of being reduced to a puddle of matter on the floor.
All told, Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a fun, worthwhile point-and-click adventure that tells an engaging story. Though there are some issues with voice acting and length, this is a tightly driven narrative that you'll want to see through to the end, and ultimately be glad that you did. We'd give this one a recommendation to anyone who's interested in this niche genre of games. Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today isn't the game that's going to win over those who don't have much interest in this more deliberate kind of experience, but it's still a strong example of the genre and is certainly worth the price of admission.
Dead Synchronicity tries to stand out from the crowd with its aesthetic style and succeeds in almost every area, despite starting off somewhat slow, confusing, and even a slight bit frustrating. With a stellar voice cast to drive home the weight of the macabre story at hand, a delightfully dark setting, and a slew of impressive puzzles further into the journey, any initial concerns over navigation confusion and a shorter than expected length given the price-tag are overcome, resulting in what is actually a superbly fresh take on the genre that deserves the attention of any traditional point-and-click adventure fan.
A nice throwback to old school point and clicks, with an interesting visual design and some truly hard hitting plot points. Stumbles a bit with its dialogue and bizarre ending/episodic decision, however Dead Synchronicity remains a great adventure.
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Dies Today doesn't have particularly innovative gameplay, but it does have a compelling story and interesting characters. Some slightly odd design choices mean it's probably not for everyone, but point-and-click fans should definitely enjoy it.
As far as living up to its Kickstarter promises, DS does an admirable job bring that to life. However, the substantial hurdles that hold it back make it a less than pleasant playing experience.
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a game that is quite hard to judge. On the one hand the art style, atmosphere, and interesting story premise are things that are worth experiencing. However the pacing of the puzzles can be frustrating, especially when what would appear to be the obvious solutions don't work in a world where regular logic usually applies. It is a very well crafted title and the effort of the team can be seen. At the same time the puzzles are as infuriating as the atmosphere is brilliant.
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today doesn't try to reinvent the wheel or fix some of the genre's frequently occurring, yet small, flaws, but that's not a problem, as point-and-click adventures are mainly about the story and presentation. In that regard, this will surely offer a fun, and heavily dark, ride in the few hours that it will last. The only problem? It strongly feels as if it is missing its final chapter.
The gameplay mechanics and presentation values in Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today are solid, but the puzzles will frustrate a segment of the audience. Worse yet, the end does not pay off the effort to get there. There is an interesting narrative at play that makes this dark, depressing world worth exploring, but I cannot fully escape the feeling that this is an incomplete, but valiant effort.
Overall Dead Synchronicity is a solid point-and-click style adventure. The story is something unique, the setting is certainly unfamiliar, and the imagery and tone aren’t likely to be quickly forgotten. While the voice acting isn’t uniformly excellent for the most part it manages to help pull you into the world rather than being distracted by it and for this sort of game that’s a plus. Unfortunately the warning to people intrigued by the game’s premise cannot be overstated, even though the game is interesting be aware of what you’re buying into and that the story is very much unfinished. If you can overlook that and just want to enjoy the ride credit to the developers it does deliver something unique.
Dead Synchronicity isn’t a terrible game, and it may be better suited for PC than the PS4. But it just didn’t click with me, with its sometimes obtuse puzzles, lengthy exposition and laughable voice acting.